Blackstone: Stonesy overdrive?

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  1. bubblygum

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    Hi there everybody. My idea of rhythm guitar tone nirvana (or one of them) is Keith Richards tone on "Get Yer Ya-Ya's Out". Having read some posts on here about pedals such as the Blackstone that are designed to give amplike tone running into a clean amplifier and the fact that I will rarely have the opportunity to deafen people with a 400 watt Ampeg I wondered whether the Blackstone Mosfet pedal could get me in this tonal ballpark. Any other suggestions, including amps/amp+pedal combos, gratefully received. Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Big Bob

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    I can't coment on the Blackstone but the old SIB Varidrive has Keef written all over it.

    Bob
     
  3. onemind

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    I actually think the blackstone is a bit too smooth to get that type of Rhythm OD. That said, it's a killer OD, and I've yet to tweak some of the internal controls, perhaps that tone is in there somewhere.
     
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    The Vox Valvetone 810 does a good job of dirty Stone's vibe.
     
  5. bubblygum

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    Thanks for the words guys. Anybody else?
     
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    :BEER Ahh, jeez yah - that's a cool little pedal. kinda dark, but edgier than your average TS type clone.

    Hadn't thought of that one in ages..

    Now, where did I put it?
     
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    I'd +1 this; the Blackstone can do a ton of stuff, but it'll take some tweaking and listening to know for sure. And if I can get it with my rig and hands, that doesn't mean you will... or vice versa. Just sayin'.....
     
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    I think the Cot50 could do a pretty good job as well - to me it sounds great through a clean amp (not that it doesn't do a great job hitting an already breaking up amp too)
     
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    really? i recall that one as a very warm smooth compressed OD and not very "spanky". Similar to a FD2 but more meat.
     
  10. Big Bob

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    My bad...I meant to type the old SIB "Fatdrive" instead.......doh!:jo

    Bob
     
  11. JKoeth

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    BJF Honey Bee does a great Keef to me. I LOVE IT! Get one and if you don't like it you can sell it on the Emporium for most of what you paid. It is one of BJF's hottest pedals.
     
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    +1.
     
  13. bubblygum

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    Thanks for the extra advice guys, I will do some investigating.
     

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