Recommend me a Distortion pedal....

Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by terrapin, Mar 3, 2012.

  1. terrapin

    terrapin Member

    Messages:
    4,072
    Joined:
    Aug 13, 2009
    Location:
    Oceanside, Ca
    Looking for something tight, articulate, bright, chimey and with the ability to get nasty, but still clean up well with the guitar volume.

    I am considering the Skreedy Top Fuel, Suhr Riot, Durham Crazy Horse.

    I already have a HBE Germania and love it.

    What do you guys use?
     
  2. tjinca1

    tjinca1 Member

    Messages:
    1,398
    Joined:
    Jun 21, 2011
    Location:
    San Diego, CA
    Wampler Pinnacle Deluxe.
     
  3. br91

    br91 Member

    Messages:
    502
    Joined:
    Dec 24, 2011
    Vt-Drive
    Tight Rock
    Plextortion
     
  4. kbshakedown

    kbshakedown Member

    Messages:
    9
    Joined:
    Jan 23, 2012
    "tight, articulate, bright, chimey and with the ability to get nasty" describes a Pro Co Rat to me.
     
  5. dysorexia

    dysorexia Senior Member

    Messages:
    2,576
    Joined:
    Apr 19, 2010
    Was about to post just this.
     
  6. effcee

    effcee Member

    Messages:
    175
    Joined:
    Sep 4, 2011
    Here's a fantastic pedal that excels at clean boost, overdrive, distortion, and even fuzz: the Lovepedal Amp50. It would make the perfect desert island pedal for most people. It sounds amazing, and the price is right, too. If I was absolutely FORCED get by with one stomper, it could easily do the trick.
     
  7. Abandoned

    Abandoned Member

    Messages:
    7,313
    Joined:
    Nov 2, 2010
    Bearfoot Model H (3knob or 4knob) fits your description.
     
  8. wenbinbin2010

    wenbinbin2010 Member

    Messages:
    337
    Joined:
    Mar 19, 2009
    Location:
    Chicago, IL
    XTS Atomic Overdrive, take a listen:



    Or a Skreddy Lunar Module.
     
  9. leonardrock

    leonardrock Supporting Member

    Messages:
    218
    Joined:
    Aug 6, 2011
    Location:
    East Haven, CT
  10. coldfingaz

    coldfingaz Member

    Messages:
    11,214
    Joined:
    Jan 28, 2008
    +1 on the Bearfoot Model H
     
  11. sick1982

    sick1982 Member

    Messages:
    935
    Joined:
    Mar 6, 2010
    Location:
    Belgium
  12. Tito83

    Tito83 Member

    Messages:
    2,426
    Joined:
    Jan 13, 2008
    +1 Rat! It won't clean up THAT good as a nice amp would IMO, but it seems to be the one that fits your criteria the best.
     
  13. SouthernShred

    SouthernShred Silver Supporting Member

    Messages:
    3,544
    Joined:
    Jan 7, 2003
    Location:
    Lawrenceville, GA
    What he said
     
  14. JTJ

    JTJ Supporting Member

    Messages:
    116
    Joined:
    Aug 1, 2011
    Walrus Audio's Iron Horse
     
  15. spookyelectric

    spookyelectric Supporting Member

    Messages:
    1,841
    Joined:
    Aug 13, 2007
    +2 for the Model H.... shameless plug: I happen to have one up for sale in the emporium ;)
     
  16. muhd85

    muhd85 Member

    Messages:
    30
    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2009
    atomic overdrive is good too but you could also try have a listen on AMT M1.
     
  17. therealzeke

    therealzeke Member

    Messages:
    282
    Joined:
    Oct 1, 2010
    RAT! Whiteface reissue rocks!
     
  18. Jet Age Eric

    Jet Age Eric Member

    Messages:
    7,577
    Joined:
    Jun 4, 2007
    Location:
    Silver Spring, MD
    Blackout Effectors Mantra could work (you'll want to crank the treble, but it sounds great and chimey when you do).

    Solidgold Synergy, but you can only get it from PGS.

    I don't like either of these pedals, but a Tim(my) or Eternity might work. -E
     
  19. motorchang

    motorchang Member

    Messages:
    137
    Joined:
    Jun 2, 2009
    Certainly cleans up with the volume knob very well.
     
  20. nevernamed

    nevernamed Member

    Messages:
    407
    Joined:
    Feb 8, 2012
    Location:
    Toronto
    mxr doubleshot. good price, lots of options
     

Share This Page