i'm giving in..

Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by TwinkleDaddy, Feb 29, 2012.

  1. TwinkleDaddy

    TwinkleDaddy Member

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    I am a guitar play who is ALL about clean tone, especially in my post-rock/math band... but, i am in a surf hardcore punk band too , similar to man or astro-man, and i want a dirt pedal to thicken up that tone for the "hardcore punk" parts. I am all about the boutique pedals, unique tones. I play through a stereo rig comprised of a american G&L ASAT Classic to a 68' blackface super reverb and a 70' twin reverb. I don't know anything about dirt pedals but I want something that will give me some NATURAL tube overdrive goodness. I've heard much buzz about the Tim/timmy pedals but who can point me in the right direction for what I am looking for ??!?!?!
     
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    For OD:

    Hotcake

    VL Sparkle Drive

    Way Huge Pork Loin

    Fuzzier options:

    Fuzz Factory

    Astro-Tone

    Lunar Module

    ScrewDriver

    Scarab Deluxe
     
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    Freakshow Rabbit.

    Man or Astroman used to play Proco Rats.. and that Rat sound would be perfect for hardcore punk. It's more of a distortion than a natural overdrive but it'd get that thick rock sound.
     
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    ^i second this^
     
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    awesome, has anyone ever played with the Man or Astro-Man pedals they used to sell on tour?? I would love to buy some of those to mess around with.

    I am going to try out the Rat or the freakshow rabbit, I am looking for a more "transparent" overdrive because I want to preserve my tone, I'm not exactly look to SOUND like MOA, just along those lines. I am glad there are some fans of this style of music around here... i feel like it is all praise and worship players and classic rock sometimes.
     
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    How much gain do you need?
    When I think of hardcore, I think medium gain.

    Anywhoo, if it's transparency and beefy-ness you're after then I suggest checking out something like a Barber LTD SR, RC Booster, or Timmy.


    Here is what Trace was using in Man or Astro-Man in 1999.
    What he says about the Rat:

     
  7. TwinkleDaddy

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    YES! So I am on the right track. I think a little distortion in my life wouldn't hurt project.. That rabbit is sounding pretty nice right now.
     
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    any other recomendations before i settle?? I found a really sweet "magic rabbit" that has their boost built in with the Rabbit. I'm pretts toked on that. Any others I should check out before dropping cash on that one?
     
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    crowther hotcake and a good ole TS808 dimed always rocks
     
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    Before you part with a wad of cash, try a bone stock Boss SD-1. Crank the volume and keep the gain very low or off. Should work fine for what you want.
     
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    I would but I would rather spend the extra moeny to support and independant pedal maker..
     
  12. Zero G

    Zero G Member

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    Just like the computer you used to post this message was made by an independent computer maker? ;)
     
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    point taken, but you would totally feel like a butt if i had built this computer myself =P. all kidding aside, most of the thigns i buy or own are built by small companies or independant people.
     
  14. Zero G

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    Er, OK....In your OP, you said you have two Fender amps and a G & L guitar, and you also have 5 Boss pedals and a Line 6 pedal in the emporium, so you'll have to forgive me if I don't buy your claim.
     
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    I know this is a little off topic because it's referring to the OP, but I use a TRRI, and recently found that I like using the volume and gain sliders on my EQ pedal to push a thick sound out of my amp more than any of my overdrive pedals . . . for like garage, surf, punk stuff.

    But I also play a dano baritone which has a great natural grit to its sound.
     
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    I love my VFE Old School, and the builder is tops for communication. Love the soft-touch switches as well :) . So... check it:

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    http://www.vfepedals.com/VFE_Pedals/Alpha_Dog.html
     

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