Distortion Pedal For A Blues Deluxe

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  1. Allroy

    Allroy Member

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    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.
     
  2. Lolaviola

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    I would stay away from the SD-1

    Maybe the MI Tube Zone?
     
  3. Cary Chilton

    Cary Chilton Senior Member

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    THe BJF Rrrr,

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

    Those are the top 2, imo
     
  4. jlagrassa

    jlagrassa Supporting Member

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    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
     
  5. Allroy

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    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.
     
  6. jlagrassa

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    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!
     
  7. acemcguire

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    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.
     
  8. dzeitlin

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    I use a Blues Deluxe RI at practice, and my OCD (in 18 v) sounds killer.
     
  9. sandman

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    can you please compare Blues Deluxe cleans to Hot Rod Deluxe's for me?

    is there much difference?
     
  10. Allroy

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    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.
     
  11. Allroy

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    By the way, can you use the standard BOSS daisy chain to power it or does it need it's own wall wart?
     
  12. Allroy

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    I bought the Crunch Box from a place called www.GuitarEffectsPedals.com. I just wanted to let everyone know that the customer service there is great. I highly recommend doing business with them.
     
  13. dzeitlin

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    The BD has warmer and more organic cleans IMHO. Almost sounds like a HRD with a tube rectifier.
     
  14. Mullet Kingdom

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    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.
     
  15. Allroy

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

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    I have an LTD, and they are pretty close. I think the BD breaks up a little quicker, and with more edge.
     
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    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!
     
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    I use the Seymour Duncan Twin Tube with my Fender BFSR and love it.
     

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