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Posted Aug 31, 2003 07:37 PM
What kind of box should i use? That question pops up alot with the guitar players of a band. You could get the metal zone, a muff, or mesa-boogies. First of all you have to know what kind of music you want to play. Each box goes with a different style. If you want a punkish kind of sound you could try the mesa-boogies. This helps get that rich crunch you want out of your guitar. This works great with rythme and blink 182 kind of likes like in dammit.
Another option is to use a metal zone. Personaly i like these boxes but they dont go good live. When you use these live they create a real shrill kind of sound. Even if you adjust it a million times you wont get it right. These boxes are really good for practicing on a practice amp. You can get a quiet heavy power chord but not loud. Also with these boxes you have to be carefull of the distortion volume setting. You dont want to turn it up too high because you will damage your amp. I blew out a fender 15 in. speaker with one of these. Now every time i use it on my jazz chorus i get nervous.
One more choice of destortion pedal is a muff stage presence. This works like a panadoris box but you can use it as a stomp pedal. This goes great live. At my bands past gig we used it and had a good heavy solid distortion with no feed back sound. You can also get any sound out of it just with one stomp. It is like having a fender twin deluxe settings but in one box.
So when you are in the store looking for any kind of pedal know what music you want, know what speakers you are going to run it through, and get ready to have a loud time. Thank you. Rember there is no right box or pedal, there is only a right decision.
O ya if you have any questions comments or want to know about more destortion pedals email me at Lordofthestrings@verison.net