Great metal-lead distortion pedal

Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by trinitysun, Feb 27, 2006.

  1. trinitysun

    trinitysun Member

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    I really like what I have heard of the BJF Dyna Red for some heavier lead riffs and rhythms, but they are impossible to find. I am playing a Hamer Studio into a single channel clean John Nau amp. So, I need a distortion pedal that can get some serious modern gain, but still sound like a quality pedal. Suggestions?

    Please don't recommend a Metal Zone or something, the DD-20 is the only exception to my "never again" policy with Boss.
     
  2. TheGrooveking

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    Check out the Maxon DS830 Distortion Master, great pedal.

    TheGrooveking
     
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    I'll keep pushing my new favorite High Gain pedal, the T-Rex Mudhoney. Loud and good, and fuzz in a pinch...

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    DNA Gainfxxer, monsterous gain and very usable EQ's.
     
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    Please don't recommend a Metal Zone or something, the DD-20 is the only exception to my "never again" policy with Boss.[/quote]

    uh ok! why? Keeley MT-2. Digitech DF-7
     
  6. gitpicker

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    Please don't jump on me for suggesting this, but I was listening to some clips of some Digitech X-Series pedals on thier website and was a little stunned by the tone, features and versitility of these boxes. I checked on eBay, and most can be had in the $50-$60 range. I think I will check out a few just for a hoot. If they sound ANYTHING like they do on the clips, they could be alot of fun!
     
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    I haven't tried any of the digitech ones, but Im afraid that they'll have a lot of background hum and sound very "pedal," which im trying to avoid. Im pretty happy with the rest of my setup and would hate to ruin my chain with one bad buffer or whatnot
     
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    this is an expensive option, but running my hot british into an eq pedal (with scooped mids) gives me to-die-for metal tones. Give that a shot.

    The line 6 uber-metal also sounds great, though it's lacking in feel IMO
     
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    The emma seems to have survived strong through the original hype, so I'll have to give it a shot soon. My rat has been off my board for about a year, but I could try putting it back in the mix.
     
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    Nothing has beat my stagehog to date.
     
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    I run a stock DS1 into an RC Booster and it has that tone. Alone, the DS1 is blah for usre, but stacked with the RC it screams.
     
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    +1

    For fat smooth tones the DS830 is hard to beat, and is the most transparent distortion unit I've owned.
     
  14. sage97

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    Wow! Exactly same set up as mine! I've experimented putting the HB (level and gain at 3 o'clock) in front of the Ubermetal and turning off my EQ pedal.

    Sounds awesome! From ACDC's "Thunderstruck" to Godsmack's "Awake"

    I do want to try that DNA Gainfxxer and another pedal called the Demonizer.
     
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    Wow! I just borrowed a friends RC Booster to A/B with my super chile picoso. I'll definitely try it out with my stock DS-1 in front as well. What settings do you have the RC on?
     
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    The tonebone hotbritish or the the classic would do the trick for ya!
     
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    or the tonebone plexitube ;)
     
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    The plexi tube sure looks interesting. :)

    However I have found that with "tube" pedals, if you get a nice setting for your bridge pickup, switch it to neck pickup and you get an almost half cocked wah pedal type tone when playing low notes. Am I the only one experiencing this?
     
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    I run DS1: level a little above untiy, gain around 3, and tone around 11. Rc gain off or wee bit on. Level around 11-1, bass around 3-5, treble 12-1. Start with these and taylor from there. I run my Budda amp dark to begin with though. Seriously, the RC can make ordinary pedals shine.
     

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