#1
Hi all!! First post here, so please bear with me.

I have an Ibanez GRX20 and a Behringer GMX110... compulsive buy, I should've read the reviews on the Behringers first, so spare me of the lecture about how unreliable they are. Tone is not bad for the price and if it craps out, I'll pick up a Cube or something alike. The Ibanez is a good, cheap guitar by its own merit, I think. Sounds good, plays unbelievable good but it ain't a Jem.

I want a couple pedals... one distortion and one delay. I'm set on the Electro-Harmonix #1 Delay.

I don't know which distortion pedal I want.

I tried the Behringer a little and while it has a wide tonal variation because of the modeling and the effects, I like only the high-gain and the clean settings.

I'm trying to get a nice and cheap distortion pedal that would be very flexible sound wise. Something good for rock to metal. Something that would clean nicely with volume changes.

I'm thinking to use this pedal with the clean channel of the Behringer.

Like 8 yrs ago, I used to have a Mesa Boogie V-Twin, plugged into a Laney HCM-30R and a Yamaha 120SD with a PAF Pro and a Fred. I miss a thing or two of my former rig

I have a few candidates....

Boss Metal Zone
Electro-Harmonix Metal Muff
Vox Satchurator

I'm positive I can get the first two domestically (Mexico) but I'm not s sure about the Vox.

Also, please feed me on the relationship between distortion pedals and Solid State amps.


Thanks for any pointers and sorry for the long post!
#2
i'd sell the amp you have now, and get a crate v - series amp.

cheap, all-tube

/thread
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#3
Quote by danyellenik
i'd sell the amp you have now, and get a crate v - series amp.

cheap, all-tube

/thread


mmmh.... No go.

Here in Mexico all-tube amps are expensive in all ranges of price.

But thanks for the prompt answer, much appreciated!
#4
i personally recommend the Metal Zone
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#5
Quote by danyellenik
i'd sell the amp you have now, and get a crate v - series amp.

cheap, all-tube

/thread


thats a good recommendation, I love mine

My V-50 with my Deathmetal pedal = killer

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#6
Quote by justinb904
i personally recommend the Metal Zone


Thanks, bro!

Does it clean when you roll back the volume?

Though, metal sounding, can you get some warmer or less distortioned tones?
I don't want it to sound blues like, but you get the idea.
#7
Don't buy anymore Behringer stuff


Don't buy the Metal Zone, I have it, it's way behind the Metal Muff in general, and they're both the same price.

Go for the metal muff, but start thinkin' about a better amp if you're taking playing out of your bedroom!


EDIT: It gets cleaner if you roll back the distortion knob on the pedal itself
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#8
Quote by Tyler Durden
thats a good recommendation, I love mine

My V-50 with my Deathmetal pedal = killer


Then I think I'll wait anxiously for my amp to die and I think I know which will replace it...

Thanks, folks!
#9
Quote by Warpo
Thanks, bro!

Does it clean when you roll back the volume?

Though, metal sounding, can you get some warmer or less distortioned tones?
I don't want it to sound blues like, but you get the idea.


ME-2 metal Zone is actually quiet crap... poor, thin sound, try to get ur hand on a electroharmonix metal muff or big muff
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Quote by CrazehSteve
Don't buy anymore Behringer stuff


I won't. I promise.


Quote by CrazehSteve
Don't buy the Metal Zone, I have it, it's way behind the Metal Muff in general, and they're both the same price.

Go for the metal muff, but start thinkin' about a better amp if you're taking playing out of your bedroom!


Thanks for the input....

1 vote MZ
2 vote MM


Quote by CrazehSteve
EDIT: It gets cleaner if you roll back the distortion knob on the pedal itself


Hard to do it in the middle of a song...

"Hey, Folks wait!! I need to tweak the disto knob!"
Last edited by Warpo at Oct 1, 2008,
#13
Quote by Warpo


"Hey, Folks wait!! I need to tweak the disto knob!"


u know.. its a PEDAL :p just find some nice, clean tone on ur amp, step on the pedal and u go from uber shredz0r to clean
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You have epileptic line dancing.


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#14
Quote by magvol
u know.. its a PEDAL :p just find some nice, clean tone on ur amp, step on the pedal and u go from uber shredz0r to clean


Sometimes the tone you want is in the middle of them both...
#15
Quote by FlyingBeerman
Yeah, as a general rule, you don't spend $200 on pedals to feed into a $150 amp.


True... but you can keep the pedals even if you go to a more expensive amp.
#16
Quote by danyellenik
i'd sell the amp you have now, and get a crate v - series amp.

cheap, all-tube

/thread

hmm. you keep doing that. odd. that really doesn't solve any problems or help at all.

anyway. TS: avoid the metal zone. If you like the high gain on your behringer, why buy something that's geared toward the high gain? I think you'd be better off with a Big Muff or a ProCo Rat.

Oh. and the rolling back the volume to clean up is a tube amp luxury, my friend.
I'm putting my GAS on hold
for a couple months in order to pimp my ride.


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#17
Quote by theoreticmusic
hmm. you keep doing that. odd. that really doesn't solve any problems or help at all.

anyway. TS: avoid the metal zone. If you like the high gain on your behringer, why buy something that's geared toward the high gain? I think you'd be better off with a Big Muff or a ProCo Rat.

Oh. and the rolling back the volume to clean up is a tube amp luxury, my friend.


Thanks, man!

I'll look into those...

I guess the V-Twin left me spoiled....
#18
Quote by xxjacobxx44
for wah go for dunlop for everything else go for boss or Marshall pedals



was that a joke?