Looking for a higher gain "heavy" pedal

zmobley84

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I want something heavy, but I don't play metal (although some occasionally palm muting does occur).

I'm more into alternative/grunge/indie rock.

I already have a Hoof, a Plimsoul, and a Fat Sandwich on my board. Not looking for anything redundant.

Not really looking for something based on a RAT either. I have one, and I felt like I could get RAT sounds I liked better from the pedals already on my board.

FWIW, I play fairly high gain humbuckers into an Ampeg V4.

Any recommendations?
 

zmobley84

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Soothsayer or LSTR.
I feel like having a Hoof and LSTR on my board would be a little too redundant.

The Soothsayer does sound good, but I wasn't really satisfied with my stock RAT on my board, so I'm hesitant to buy something based off the RAT, even though the demos sound killer.
 

theroan

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The Bogner Red is the best high pedal I have ever played and I've tried them all. The new Carl Martin Plexitone is good runner up.
 

R.C.Moran

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Boss DA-2.
Definitely a great option. How heavy though? Check out the Rivera Metal Shaman. I know you don't play metal, but some of the best rock in history was made with the Boss HM-2, so hey, don't knock it till you've tried it right?
 

Bieling3

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I think I've read somewhere that the Plimsoul is basically a RAT with some different clipping options so you're probably right that it'd be redundant. What you need is a Fuzz Face variant, although for the life of me I can't think of anyone in those genres that used one except maybe later Pavement with Stephen Malkmus using a Fuzz Factory. There is also the Edward Collins "Girl Like You" Tone Bender type fuzz. Spacehog, Kula Shaker... maybe it's be easier if you named some specific bands?
 

Serenity

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Maybe have a look at something like the Ramble FX Marvel Drive. It's a plexi in a box pedal, won't to do the full-on metal thing, but it does have a lot of gain on tap when both volumes are dimed. If you need more gain than this offers, then maybe the Wampler Sovereign.
 






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