#1
I'm a guitarist in a small band and i need a pedal that helps make my solos more full and give them a boost instead of just using the high gain on my Crate GTD65 which doesn't sound to great. We play some new kinda heavy rock and some classic stuff and i was thinking about getting a metal muff with top boost. I just wanted to know if it could help my solos with my Epiphone Les Paul Standard, and if not what would?
#2
The top boost gets pretty shrill quite easilly, its easier to fatten out your sound than boost it, id recomend a clean boost on a gain channel for a lead tone, or an overdrive pedal set up to give a boost
#5
I don't really play metal, but i'll take a look at it. I want the lead kinda squeal tone sorta. I was looking at the tubescreamer TS-9 also, but i didn't know if it would sound good without a tube amp. Any advice on it????
#6
Well u gotta remember that the Metal Zone is just not for metal. People have this misunderstanding.
It is good for a lot of different types of music, u just gotta play around with the knobs to get amazing sounds. Metal zone is excellent for lead and solos too.
#7
That's cool. So it's more than what my Gtd65 puts out from high gain surely lol. I just didn't know how much effect it had on a overall sound of leads or solos.
#8
Well I could be bias only because I've had bad expiriences with boss high-gain pedals.


I would get a new amp though only because pedals will respond better with a tube amp.

And if you could save, the "all in one" pedal is the Visual Sound Jeckle and Hyde (sp?)
#12
alrite, with $300 go fulltone if you can. the Fulldrive is an amazing overdrive/dist pedal, and one of the best out there.

also, the OCD is an amazing overdrive.

for non-fulltone, look at the MI audio crunch box for a british-style high-gain disto. or the blues pro for an overdrive style pedal.

do not buy a boss/digitech/ehx pedal if you have that much to spend
#14
So these would all help my lead and solo tone?? Is that radial tonebone pedal good with a non-tube amp? What does it exactly do?
Last edited by Clearwater1234 at Nov 9, 2008,
#15
first off you should plan on getting a new amp
secondly, a eq pedal could give you a boost in terms of volume and cutting through the mix, its not really a gain thing its a volume thing
and the metal muff is a pretty decent pedal for metal, the top boost is pretty shrill though
and as already stated boss distortions=pain in the ass
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#17
no pedal will really take place of getting the proper amp
what is your budget, styles, what volumes do you need etc.
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#18
Like $300 I play some classic rock and some new heavy rock, and the volume idk, usually pretty loud, but i mic my amp and run it through our mixer to our speakers
#21
i would say probably a peavey classic 30 if you can stretch to it, maybe the crate if you can't get the classic
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#22
Classic 30, or crate v33 would be great for you ts, no point in buying a distortion pedal that costs more than the amp.
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#23
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Classic 30, or crate v33 would be great for you ts, no point in buying a distortion pedal that costs more than the amp.



well said
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