..so what's the good 'Bad Monkey' deal of the higher gain pedals?

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  1. Paul Conway

    Paul Conway Member

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    Self-explanatory question, I guess. The Bad Monkey is, at the very least, not bad at all as a tubescreamer sub. So - what out there has a bit more gain, sounds good with single coils (i.e. not the Screamin' Blues) and is a really good deal? (I'm putting together a 'doesn't matter if it gets nicked' live setup.)

    Cheers

    Paul
     
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    thiscalltoarms more gadgets than Batman. Gold Supporting Member

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    hmmm, I'd like to hear an answer to this too. I just got given a hm-2 heavy metal pedal which inspired some vai style riffing, but left me wishing for a cheaper (ie- not tubezone or MRD, both which i am lusting for) higher gain pedal for rocking out.


    good question...
     
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    ...it has a pretty decent noise gate for those nasty singlecoils too
     
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    Rat for sure, also the Crunchbox and a BYOC Shredder sound great and you can get em for under 100 bones.
     
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    MXR Dist III gets good reviews.
     
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    Its not bad, but I would definitely pony up the extra 50 bucks or however much for a Crunchbox. the Dist III is kinda mushy and lacks dynamics. At least when I played it in Guitar Center it seemed this way.
     
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    Little big muff.
     
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    Digitech Grunge.

    You may need a TB looper for it though.

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  11. HereIGoAgain

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    I have the Dist III. It's actually a very responsive and touch-sensitive pedal. It (depending on settings) can clean up well with the volume knob of your guitar. However, the Dist III will not get that "chainsaw" sound and doesn't even approach fuzz territory. Some have actually said the Dist III is closer to an overdrive than a distortion as far as distortions go.

    Now, if you want real bang for the buck.... Boss DS-1. Can't beat it for $40, and it can go from crunch to chainsaw. I used to have one, and might grab one again if I feel the urge.
     
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    DS-1 with either a free resistor clipping or a $2 LED mod.
     
  14. Paul Conway

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    I suppose the sound I'm after is a bit closer to 'Jimi through Plexi' than 'SRV + tubescreamer'. Not 80's metal, I would say.
     
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    Agreed!!!!

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