Best overdrive/distortion pedal for Vox?

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  1. Dogwalker

    Dogwalker Silver Supporting Member

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    I know there is a thread somewhere, but I'm having trouble finding it. Any recommendations?

    Thanks
     
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  3. Dogwalker

    Dogwalker Silver Supporting Member

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    Excellent - thanks! I appreciate it..
     
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    marked for a friend...
     
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    I have a number of valve amps - 75 Fender Vibrosonic Reverb (basically a Twin with 15 inch speaker); Trace Elliot Velocette Twin and an old AC30 - one of the real ones made in England.
    - The AC30 takes to pedals SO much better than the other two - I have had great success with the following:-

    - RATS - vintage reissue is majorly undervalued IMO and sounds awesome through the AC30. - mine's a 1991 "woodcutter" version.
    - PEARL OD-050 - I own a number of TS variants (HBE Power Screamer and Menatone Blue Collar - both great) but this old Pearl sounded HUGE through the Vox - regrettably I sold it but really it was just a gorgeous tone....
    - ROSS DISTORTION - much better version of the MXR D+ circuit - tan model kills the black one - this pedal is grossly undervalued - turn up your Vox and push up the level on your ROSS and be totally blown away....
    - IBANEZ OD850 - the legendary orange overdrive - really the best Big Muff pedal ever built IMO - dines`out on my DAM Ram Head!) - pure wall of noise effect - hard to find but nothing beats it.
    - HOT CAKE - enough has been said about this!!!! - Great AC30 match
    - MENATONE TOP BOOST IN A CAN - some say the "Vox on Vox" thing is too much - WRONG - it sounds perfect and much better through my Vox than Fender

    Basically ANYTHING works great through an AC30 - i would go Pearl OD05 for TS stuff; ROSS tan for "distortion" - cheap too - look on e bay - and RAT vintage e-issue for heavy stuff.
    Hope this helps!!!!!
     
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    For OD, I like the Crowther Hotcake with my AC30CCH.
     
  7. Dogwalker

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    Just bought a HOTCAKE tonight. Should be delivered by late next week. Thanks to all who answered
     
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    Overdrive - Timmy
    Distortion to Overdrive - Rat

    I liked the sound of the hotcake, but it's a bit of a one trick deal. You really gotta like the trick to use it.
     

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