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04-27-2011, 04:15 PM
Not a metal guy by any stretch as I rarely max out the gain on my OD pedals but I have a few tracks to record that require a Vai/Petrucci tight, higher gain type of sound. I am not going to throw mad dollars at an amp but I might consider a few bucks for a pedal that can get me in the neighborhood. Suggestions?
04-27-2011, 04:16 PM
MI Audio Tube Zone and Suhr Riot are both good options. I love my Riot!
04-28-2011, 01:45 AM
TZ is good suggestion. It's great, versatile pedal, but it can be had quite cheap used.
04-28-2011, 06:03 AM
Mad professor mighty red distortion. High gain, somewhat scooped mids, tight high gain, and is in the Marshall amp vein.
The Tube Zone or better yet the Openhaus ( both i didnt care for ) may be a better fit if you want the mesa amp sound.
04-28-2011, 06:09 AM
+1 on the Riot.
04-28-2011, 07:55 AM
I appreciate the advice. I don't doubt they are quality pedals but I am not sure I am ready to shell our 2 bills for a pedal that does a sound I usually don't use or need just for a 1 off session. I think I will need to work some more with what I have and see what I come up with.
04-28-2011, 10:06 AM
Try to find an mxr doubleshot
04-28-2011, 10:13 AM
how much do you want to spend??
I have a hardwire metal distortion that is very versatile, great range of gain, has mids control...a toggle switch that gets you 2 distinctive tones...and its only $100...find it used probably for 1/2 of that...really A GREAT PEDAL
04-28-2011, 10:15 AM
Barber Dirty Bomb.
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