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Recommend a high gain pedal for my setup.

jcmark611

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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.
 

nibus

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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.
 

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
 

Moe45673

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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
 

nibus

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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
Not all Rats are created equal. Trust me, a good Rat is a very decent distortion device.
 

dstinkyb

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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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