Favorite pedal for lead work?

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  1. partsocaster

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    The OKKO Diablo+ is a pretty sweet lead pedal...
     
  2. DavidG

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    Another vote for Fetto. I use a nord 70 with boost and drive in-gauged at all times and just use my volume on my tele. It works for me. It cleans up so great and cuts really well in a band mix. I want a Gramps really bad!!
     
  3. sabby

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    FuzzFace (maybe backed by a Rangemaster).
     
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    My usual go to dirt combo for lead is a Blues Pro stacked into a Shredmaster.
    I dug out my original Sansamp the other day though & I'm really liking it as regular dirt box into my amps clean channel. It's got the mids & sustain i want all by itself.
    With the gain backed of a bit, it stacks well with either of the other 2 also.
     
  6. TexMax

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    I second the Plimsoul.
    Very organic and fat sounding. It has two types of clipping on hand - With Stage One, you dial in your sustain/gain, and with Stage Two you dial in your grit.
    I was shocked at how beautifully voiced the pedal is, and that added gain/grit capabilitiy makes it very versitile.
     
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    +1, also maxon tbo-9 works well for fattening yet still cutting
     
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    Kingsley Jester, other things fall far short once you hear one and directly compare as I have.
     
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    RAT, definitely, for heavy, gainy, piercing cocked-wah style tones.

    I use mostly an OCD, though, and a Catalinbread n°5 when I need a tweedy type of tone.
     
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    Lunar Module with a bit of reverb, and some delay...sometimes.
     
  11. ThePenwellCrash

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    :agree

    Seriously, I waste so much time playing the same lines with different OD's/Fuzz's to "listen" to the sonic differences - but once I step on the Treble Booster (into a cranked amp or stacked in front of an overdrive) it's over, baby! I get lost in that sound! Then I just roll the volume knob back for some rhythm work and roll it up for some lead. I love it. It's so rock 'n roll :rockin
     
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    Into an overdriven amp I really like a Red Rooster, but any good treble booster will do.
    Into a clean amp: DAM Drag'n'Fly stacked with Ecstasy (or other OD). The Drag'n'Fly is a germ/si hybrid fuzz that sounds like the child of a Fuzz Face and a Vox Tonebender. Dynamic lead tone with amazing sustain!
     
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    Analogman Sun Lion
     
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    The same one I use for everything else, except that I turn the guitar volume all the way up. ;)

    But really, the last time I used an additional pedal for leads, it was my Double Muff.

    Part of the reason for that was that it has volume and gain in monstrous abundance. Still, it sounded excellent.

    I think these days, now that I use amp overdrive and guitar controls, I'd probably do best with a good boost to stack with my SD-1. I have my eye on a Timmy...
     
  15. leonardrock

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    I too am a believer in the modified Boss boxes. You get a durable enclosure, a cheap price on the stock pedal, and then the magic of the mods and upgraded components.......for a fraction of the cost of the boutiques.

    Currently, I'm using my amp for clean and channel switch for chunk and then my Monte Allums BD-2 for leads. I also have a Keeley DS-1 on my board and an SD-1 in the mail from Merv Jones with Monte's GT mod.

    Umm, Umm, good.
     
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    Nothing beats this live with a band:

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    The best I have for lead is a a Keeley-modded Rat 2. That thing just kills for lead tones.

    I also use 2 TS9s with a compressor for that I-wannabe-like-Trey lead tone.
     
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    TS SILVER!

    The only thing better than one, is 2.
     
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    Hermida Mosferatu!!!
     
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    Suhr Riot with the Foxrox Octron.
     

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