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OD/Distortion Help

bpstacey

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I tried searching some threads about this, but came up short. I'm currently running a Timmy and a Barber LTD SR for my low/medium gain drives into a Morgan AC20 Deluxe. I'm trying to find a pedal I can run for higher gain without stacking. It doesn't have to get metal gain just a nice crunch, and have a tight bass response that doesn't cut or get too flabby. Also, low noise is a plus. I've looked at the Riot and the Mantra, and owned a Rockett Animal that I liked but was too noisy. Thanks!!
 

Jules-RM

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The Riot is pretty good for clean, I really didn't like it on my AC30, but on my USA made Crate (don't laugh, it's awesome. Like a Fender with Vox chime) I have no complaints.

I really love the sound of the Pharaoh stacked with my Half Gainer (set to sound like a Barber LTD SR) as well. The Pharaoh is better for leads, but the Riot has better note articulation when playing chords - hitting a barre chord low notes with a down stroke then upper notes with an up stroke is my test. Kind of like the verses on Suede's "Animal Nitrate" if you know the song.
 

Mr. Limbic

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only pedal ive ever played that i didnt feel needed to be stacked was the amptweaker tight rock, check it out!
 






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