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Allroy
11-28-2006, 10:57 AM
I have a Fender Blues Deluxe Reissue and play an American Fender Fat Strat and an Ibanez RG320(Tone Zone bridge and Air Zone neck). I am looking for a good distortion pedal and I would like some suggestions from people who know alot more than I do. I like the sound of Paul Gilbert when it comes to distortion. Also, I like the sound of Stephen Egerton(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stephen_Egerton) who is the guitarist for the old punk bands The Descendents and ALL. I was thinking of a Monte Allums(http://www.monteallums.com) mod for a SD-1 or an MT-2.

Lolaviola
11-28-2006, 11:07 AM
I would stay away from the SD-1

Maybe the MI Tube Zone?

Cary Chilton
11-28-2006, 11:33 AM
THe BJF Rrrr,

THere is nothing else but a Stage Hog for that amp.

Those are the top 2, imo

jlagrassa
11-28-2006, 11:33 AM
For a good high gain Marshall sounding distortion box with out draining your bank account I would highly recommend the MI Audio Crunch Box ($109) I use one with my Blues Deluxe RI and it works great with that amp!
Here is a clip of my pedal with the BDRI Crunch Box/Blues Deluxe RI (http://home.comcast.net/~backflash/crunchboxv2.mp3]Crunch Box/Blues Deluxe RI)

Allroy
11-28-2006, 12:01 PM
For a good high gain Marshall sounding distortion box with out draining your bank account I would highly recommend the MI Audio Crunch Box ($109) I use one with my Blues Deluxe RI and it works great with that amp!
Here is a clip of my pedal with the BDRI Crunch Box/Blues Deluxe RI (http://home.comcast.net/~backflash/crunchboxv2.mp3]Crunch Box/Blues Deluxe RI)

Your clip sounds amazing. Thanks for the suggestion. I had thought that the Tube Zone might be the better choice but the Crunch Box sounds great.

jlagrassa
11-28-2006, 01:21 PM
Your clip sounds amazing. Thanks for the suggestion. I had thought that the Tube Zone might be the better choice but the Crunch Box sounds great.

The Tube Zone is more versatile and very tweakable but it is more Mesa sounding and an excellent box as well and you can get close to the CB, but I like the simplicty of the Crunch Box!

acemcguire
11-28-2006, 01:56 PM
I had a Blues Deluxe for a while in the mid 90s, before there were SO MANY dirt boxes available and I was a lot poorer. I used a Boss Blues Driver with good results. The key though was to turn the tone knob on the pedal almost all the way down. About 8 or 9 o'clock. Any more would be too bright.

dzeitlin
11-28-2006, 02:04 PM
I use a Blues Deluxe RI at practice, and my OCD (in 18 v) sounds killer.

sandman
11-28-2006, 03:26 PM
can you please compare Blues Deluxe cleans to Hot Rod Deluxe's for me?

is there much difference?

Allroy
11-28-2006, 07:58 PM
For a good high gain Marshall sounding distortion box with out draining your bank account I would highly recommend the MI Audio Crunch Box ($109) I use one with my Blues Deluxe RI and it works great with that amp!
Here is a clip of my pedal with the BDRI Crunch Box/Blues Deluxe RI (http://home.comcast.net/~backflash/crunchboxv2.mp3]Crunch Box/Blues Deluxe RI)

I went with the Crunch Box. The reviews for it were all great and the sound clip that jlagrassa provided was excellent. Thanks for everyones help.

Allroy
11-28-2006, 08:08 PM
By the way, can you use the standard BOSS daisy chain to power it or does it need it's own wall wart?

Allroy
11-29-2006, 05:51 AM
I bought the Crunch Box from a place called www.GuitarEffectsPedals.com (http://www.GuitarEffectsPedals.com). I just wanted to let everyone know that the customer service there is great. I highly recommend doing business with them.

dzeitlin
11-29-2006, 07:08 AM
can you please compare Blues Deluxe cleans to Hot Rod Deluxe's for me?

is there much difference?The BD has warmer and more organic cleans IMHO. Almost sounds like a HRD with a tube rectifier.

Mullet Kingdom
11-29-2006, 07:36 AM
can you please compare Blues Deluxe cleans to Hot Rod Deluxe's for me?

is there much difference?

The BD sounds more like a vintage amp than the HR -- it's warmer and it will actually break up at higher volumes. The HR stays clean no matter how hard you push it.

Allroy
11-29-2006, 11:22 AM
can you please compare Blues Deluxe cleans to Hot Rod Deluxe's for me?

is there much difference?

I have read that the Blues Deluxe is based on the Bassman.

dzeitlin
11-29-2006, 11:33 AM
I have read that the Blues Deluxe is based on the Bassman.I have an LTD, and they are pretty close. I think the BD breaks up a little quicker, and with more edge.

jlagrassa
11-29-2006, 01:15 PM
I have an LTD, and they are pretty close. I think the BD breaks up a little quicker, and with more edge.

Yeah I would say the Blues Deluxe breaks up a little quicker, I have a 59 Bassman RI not the LTD version but still a good sounding amp. I havent used it much since I got the BDRI....may have to break it out soon!

David_Gerald
04-17-2007, 10:45 AM
I use the Seymour Duncan Twin Tube with my Fender BFSR and love it.