a good metal pedal that's not fuzzy or grainy

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  1. rumblebox

    rumblebox Member

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    what's a good tight punchy high gain pedal that's not fuzzy or artificial sounding? i've never really used any before.

    i love the classic/hard rock tones i get from the classic 50 with the bad monkey, but i miss being able to get metal when i want to.

    examples of heavy sounds i like: XXX, JSX, 3120.

    examples of sounds i dont like: diezel, dual rectifier, krank
     
  2. kingnimrod

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    Marshall Shredmaster maybe??
     
  3. semi-hollowbody

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    barber dirtybomb
    hardwire metal distortion (has a toggle for loose/tight)
     
  4. thekeefus

    thekeefus Supporting Member

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    I'm not a metal person...but the amptweaker pedals sound great in the demos.
     
  5. shakeshakeshake

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    lovepedal purple plexi might be worth a look
     
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    I am loving the japanese boss DS1 at the moment
    Les Paul, DS1, clean loud amp.
    80's metal heaven.
     
  7. cap217

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    dirty bomb... it beats out the mesa distortion for me
     
  8. dramaticrunner

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    This is only judging from clips, but I thought the Emma piydauwat (i have no idea how it is soelled) sounded Incredible for beefy high gain.
     
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    +1 purple plexi
    good choice for thick gain
     
  10. cap217

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    I will say it one more time...

    I have spent thousands on pedals and the dirty bomb is the top pedal for hi-gain. Its not a marshall gain but more of a mesa/peavy but cleaner and tighter. No feedback and I can crank the gain up and it sounds amazing. And its less than $100 used!

    Trust me on this, dont search anymore.
     
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    Stone Grey distortion is nice and simple.
     
  12. rumblebox

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    Last night i ordered an AMT E1. Judging by testimonies and how many youtube demos actually sounded good. I had a hard time choosing between that and the P1.
     
  13. Championguitar

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    Dirty bomb! Thats my high gain pedal ofchoise
     
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    MI Audio Crunch Box.
     
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    I don't play metal, but the OKKO Dominator seems great to me. (I play an OKKO Twinsonic, fantastic pedal, too.) Here's a metal style demo of the Dominator by Mr. Kayzer:



    But it's very versatile, suitable also for non-metal, as here in a vid by Gregor Hilden:




    You also might want to check out Kayzer's shoot-out of 8 highgain pedals:


















    Bonus video:
     
  18. Lifewithoutpain

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    I've got the PisdiYAUwot. I really like it, so that's what I have to recommend.
     
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    The tone freak severe sounds awesome and is not fizzy or grainy sounding. It is more in the Bogner type tones though. Works great as an overdrive too.
     
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    Tech 21 Tri-OD is incredible as is the GT2
     

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