Recommend a high gain pedal for my setup.

Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by jcmark611, Feb 26, 2009.

  1. jcmark611

    jcmark611 Member

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    Here's what I have so far....

    Strat with '69 pups-->Classic Crybaby-->Tubescreamer-->Blues Driver-->Dunlop Univibe-->Boss CH-1-->DL-4-->Blues Junior

    I'm debating between a Turbo Rat, BYOC Large Beaver Ram's Head and the new MXR Classic Fuzz but, I am open to suggestions as to what would work best with my rig. Not looking to sound like anyone in particular.
     
  2. nibus

    nibus Supporting Member

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    All three of those pedals are completely different.

    The Rat is distortion with a fuzzy edge. The Beaver is a Muff fuzz and the MXR is more classic ala Hendrix fuzz.

    So really it's a question of what sound you are after. For versatility, I would go with the Rat.
     
  3. xntrick

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    i have only tried a basic Rat, but when i compared it to a sansamp gt2, modded metal zone, and damage control metal pedal..the Rat was quite lame
     
  4. jcmark611

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    A nice big lead sound is what I am after.
     
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    Is there a way to buy a pedal with the mods already done? I'm horrible with a soldering iron.
     
  7. Moe45673

    Moe45673 Member

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    yup. cmatmods will do it for you. You'll have to get the pedal yourself and ship it to him

    http://www.cmatmods.com/mods.html#mt2

    Even the plain vanilla Sustainia mod without the tri-gain option is killer (if you want to save 20 bucks). In fact, that's the one I used to have. The tri-gain gives you extra versatility though
     
  8. nibus

    nibus Supporting Member

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    Not all Rats are created equal. Trust me, a good Rat is a very decent distortion device.
     
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    Lovekraft Chupacabra or Barber's Dirty Bomb
     
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    You could just get a cmatmods Brownie, it's the best distortion pedal I've ever played. Barber's got a new one called the Dirty Bomb which is pretty sick too.
     
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    Love my MI Audio Tube Zone...but unfortunately, I like my older 3-knob version better than the newer 6-knob one. Don't know if they're easy to find anymore...

    The pedal does great high gain, cleans up nicely with the volume knob and has a great warm, tight chunka-chunka. Great definition with no muddiness at all.
     

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