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Currently i own a Kustom Tube12A and its nice amp with good cleans and bluesy distortion but i need a bit more distortion for 90's alternative rock like mudhoney and nirvana. And to play some black flag and other hardcore punk bands. I also enjoy playing soundgarden, queens of the stone age, foo fighters, RHCP and loads of classic rock. Ive had a look into a Little big muff that looks pretty good for nice fuzz and distortion (Plus mudhoney used muffs) good idea? Any more ideas? I dont really have a budget (just not too much) yet im just weighing up what is hould look into.
#2
tubescreamer?
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tubescreamer?


TS7 or are they no good? The usual TS9? Bad monkey ive heard their like cheap tubescreamers.
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Problem I live in Britain So there pretty hard to find.... which is annoying
#7
I have this

It gives an amazing boost and really tightens up your tone. I recommend that website over Thomann for 3 reasons.

Based in UK (better range of paying methods)
More reliable
Cheaper delivery.

They also do the Maxon 808 on there
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#8
If you're looking at the muff, I suggest either the Russian muff or the NYC muff. The LBM doesn't have true bypass.

A TS won't give you fuzz, if that's what you want.
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Quote by USCENDONE BENE
I have this

It gives an amazing boost and really tightens up your tone. I recommend that website over Thomann for 3 reasons.

Based in UK (better range of paying methods)
More reliable
Cheaper delivery.

They also do the Maxon 808 on there



ummm....how is that better than thomann price wise??? did u CHECK the price comparison???
#10
If you're into the Nirvana tone and stuff, perhaps you should try a Boss DS2. I think he used a DS2 by the end. Cheap too, you can pick them up second hand for nothing.
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Can't beat a TS808. If you're going to get a Tubescreamer don't get a TS9, they're not bad but the TS808 really is better. It's worth the extra $50. It's more transparent, and has just a smidge more gain.
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Currently i own a Kustom Tube12A and its nice amp with good cleans and bluesy distortion but i need a bit more distortion for 90's alternative rock like mudhoney and nirvana. And to play some black flag and other hardcore punk bands. I also enjoy playing soundgarden, queens of the stone age, foo fighters, RHCP and loads of classic rock. Ive had a look into a Little big muff that looks pretty good for nice fuzz and distortion (Plus mudhoney used muffs) good idea? Any more ideas? I dont really have a budget (just not too much) yet im just weighing up what is hould look into.



There actually is a pedal called Grunge that Digitech makes. IT's worth a look. It's a little fuzzy, but the thing is like indestructible and really powerful...

Just don't turn your amp up.
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There actually is a pedal called Grunge that Digitech makes. IT's worth a look. It's a little fuzzy, but the thing is like indestructible and really powerful...

Just don't turn your amp up.



I hate to blatantly disagree, but the grunge pedal is just an excuse for out of control muddy drive in stompbox form. It's not great.
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#15
Ive looked into the digitech grunge it has bad distortion as VoodooCow said above. I've got kinda of a budget now upto about mayb £50 or so (is that roughly $100?)

And im leaning toward the russian muff.
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Quote by georgakis187
ummm....how is that better than thomann price wise??? did u CHECK the price comparison???

Well, it was cheaper from there when i bought mine. They have gone up in price since. But considering how much cheaper postage is for the uk one, theres not a lot of difference.

Plus thomann is gay, too renound for messing up orders
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Can't beat a TS808. If you're going to get a Tubescreamer don't get a TS9, they're not bad but the TS808 really is better. It's worth the extra $50. It's more transparent, and has just a smidge more gain.


I really have to disagree. The difference between the the 808 and the 9 is two 5 cent components that you could swap out yourself in about 5 minutes. Hell, it'll take long for the soldering iron to heat up.

TS: If you want something fuzzy then a muff might be right up your alley, if not, some sort of Tubescreamer clone would work well.
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#18
the muff would think do great for mudhoney i think, also most grunge and alt rock. then just the OD on your amp would work great for any classic rock you want to do.
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If you're looking at the muff, I suggest either the Russian muff or the NYC muff. The LBM doesn't have true bypass.

A TS won't give you fuzz, if that's what you want.


LBM does have true bypass, i own one, and i like it more than the russian (NO TB) and NYC

It works great for 90's alternative if you like that fuzzed out sludgey sound
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Look at danelectros
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another option you should definately look into is the ProCo Rat 2 pedal, an extremely versatile, moddable pedal and really good value for money.

With a bit of tweaking it can give you dirty fuzzines, good clean classic rock distortion and everything inbetween. And with mods like the one Keeley does, well it can only improve. Often overlooked but sorely underestimated.

Plus, some of the bands you mentioned, or leading bands in those genres used it. You should at least check it out
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another option you should definately look into is the ProCo Rat 2 pedal, an extremely versatile, moddable pedal and really good value for money.

With a bit of tweaking it can give you dirty fuzzines, good clean classic rock distortion and everything inbetween. And with mods like the one Keeley does, well it can only improve. Often overlooked but sorely underestimated.

Plus, some of the bands you mentioned, or leading bands in those genres used it. You should at least check it out


Thanks may i ask is their any difference at all/much of a difference between the turbo rat and just the basic proco rat 2?

I know people like dave grohl, kurt cobain, thom yorke, jeff beck have used the pedals in the past.
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They're not cheap, but Blackstar are great! £100 or so though...
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Dirt cheap, I would say BOSS DS1. That would be quite dirt cheap. And not that good. But maybe a Marshall Guv'nor to shove over a distortion channel. It's only about £40, but it really does kick major arse.
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#27
I own one. Sounds GREAT with a dying battery or voltage knob
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Thanks may i ask is their any difference at all/much of a difference between the turbo rat and just the basic proco rat 2?

I know people like dave grohl, kurt cobain, thom yorke, jeff beck have used the pedals in the past.


I believe its simply a difference in gain stages, but don't take my word on that. The regular rat 2 is the most often used one of the two, but if you can try them both out, why not?
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Quote by Johnonon
I own one. Sounds GREAT with a dying battery or voltage knob


So does it get a fairly good distortion/overdrive? The pedal looks intresting
Has it got a good muff tone?
#30
It's not really like a big muff

It's more of a fuzzy OD. Cool garage rock/classic rock/punk tones
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