How to get this sound? [with OD/Distortion pedals]

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  1. i51423

    i51423 Member

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    [This was copied directly from a post I made on Harmony-Central. It recieved no responses there.]

    For a while, I have been considering going a mostly pedal route for my tone. I'd like some suggestions to get into the area of what I'm looking for.

    My current setup is: Fender Tele > Boss TU-2 > Ibanez DE-7 (used only for a noise floor between songs.) > Boss DD-3 > Carvin X100B

    I use both channels on the Carvin currently. While I don't mind the distortion on the Carvin, it's very raw and compressed sounding. I guess this isn't a bad thing, but I'd like to have a more tamed sound. I'm really digging the tone of my friend's Orange and another friend's Mesa Dual Recto Maverick. A mid-gain sound that's just very even and not overbearing. For an example of the Orange, go here: http://www.myspace.com/theprizefight

    I'm not sure how possible it would be to acheive this sound with a pedal, but that's what I'm aiming to do. I have plans to get a Barber Tone Press to even out all the clean tapping and single notes that get lost in a live situation.

    Do you guys have suggestions of pedals I might want to check out for this kind of sound?

    I apologize if it's not clear what I'm looking for. I basically want to get my sound to be: clear, "warm", not ripping ears apart, and still loud.

    I'm getting a 2x12 Avatar cab in the future with V30s, unless there are better speakers to look at. My current speakers are Celestion G12M-70s.

    The tone on Foo Fighters - The Colour and the Shape is pretty similar to what I'm looking for. A really solid rock tone.
     
  2. jamison162

    jamison162 Supporting Member

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    DUDE!!! What Orange amp is that?
     
  3. what?

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    if you got the chance try out the mosferatu by hermida audio. From you description you wanted a mid gain drive that still retain clarity, but with crunch going on as well. The mosferatu is my favourite drive pedal and stays in my board all the time. It's a rare bird right now, but you still see some on the 2nd hand market now and then
     
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    CMATMODS Tube Slammer Deluxe wide realm of possibilities.
    Gaspedal Carb, nice boost to OD range
     
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    Rod Tone is Paramount Silver Supporting Member

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    TRY A Menatone kING OF THE bRITIANS, OR A Timmy, or a Fulltone Ocd
     
  6. i51423

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    It's a G&L ASAT Classic Bluesboy into a Rockerverb 100 head with an Orange 4x12.

    I know he keeps the gain pretty low.

    The other guitarist was using a Fender Esquire > TS9 > Fender 4x10 combo of some sort. I don't know if he used it on this recording. He's the lead guitarist, so I'd imagine it was used on his leads.

    Thanks for the suggestions. I guess I should mention that I'm trying to keep the cost at around $120 or so. Not too much more than that.
     
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    That pedal sounds damn good. Thanks!

    I still need to get my hands on all of these pedals and try them first hand.
     

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