Good Pedal for Heavy Mesa type tone?

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  1. speed00kills

    speed00kills Member

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    I have a bad cat hot cat with el 34s and I get excellent distortion tones for our originals. But for some heavier cover songs we do i need a distortion with a little tighter bottom end, etc. anybody have any suggestions?

    Also was looking for a good lead boost for the distortion channel on the hot cat?

    Thanks,

    John
     
  2. Red Suede

    Red Suede Member

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    Get the pedal they built.
     
  3. Moe45673

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    Best mesa tones I've achieved are my Hot Brit followed by a scooped mids EQ pedal. Honestly able to keep up with my ex bandmates mesa with no problem (I preferred mine, to be honest).

    For all in one, the MI Audio tube zone gets rave reviews. On the cheaper end, I love the Monte Allums sustainia modded Boss MT-2
     
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    Soldano Supercharger or Mesa V Twin
     
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    +1...great pedal, a lot of headroom, built like a tank. I only got rid of mine because I prefer a Marshall voicing rather than a Mesa these days. You can do so much shaping with it and it has PLENTY o'gain on tap.
     
  8. hurleysurf

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    I'm sure the Tube Zone is going to the popular response here. What about the Toneczar Openhaus? It's supposed to work way better on a clean channel though. Just a thought.
     
  9. eclipseall

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    The MI Audio Tube Zone does very convincing Mesa tones, but the V Twin just nails it with and eq after it. Both are great pedals.
     
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