MXR distortion II v.s. MXR distortion III for smashing pumpkins tones?

roadoftravel

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On spfc.org under equipment section it tells about how they used the Mar distortion 2 for leads. I bought a distortion 2 about five years ago it sounded great but had background noise I couldn't get rid of the buzzing so I sold it. Anyone know if the distortion 3 sounds like the distortion 2? On spfc.org it recommends you to buy the distortion 3…....in a few days I all be getting the op amp big muff...anyone know if they used a MXR plus also?
 

stagolee

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When I think pumpkins lead tones I think square wave fuzz. Never looked into the mxr distortions but will check them out. What era is this in reference to, and live or recorded?
 

woolyh

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The Distortion II thing came from this video for anyone who hasn't seen it.


Personally I think stacking a drive pedal like a Tubescreamer in front of a OP-AMP Big Muff gets you there so I don't think the II is totally essential so the III would probably work.

Not sure how similar the II and III circuits even are though.
 




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