Suggest 1 sub$100 pedal to get AC15 to cranked Marshall territory

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  1. Fatherflot

    Fatherflot Supporting Member

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    Note: I already own a Basic Audio Futureman, which is my "always on" boost/EQ/tone thickener. I need something to take the AC15 over the top to Zep/ACDC/Ramones level 60s/70s Marshall distortion.

    Note: I've tried and flipped the Joyo UD and Joyo American Dream drives.

    Currently looking at:

    Caline Orange Burst (BB clone) - $30
    EHX Soul Food - $70
    Joyo British Sound - $30
    Biyang X-Drive - $55
    Used Marshall Guv'nor 2 - $55

    TGP Suggestions:

    Xotic SL -- $85 (used -- in Emporium)
    ProCo Rat -- $69
    Fulltone OCD
    Digitech SC-2 - $95
     
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  2. schristie

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    Used xotic sl drive
     
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  4. Fatherflot

    Fatherflot Supporting Member

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    ^Thanks. I'd never heard of the SL, but the clips are great and I like the choice of modes and the form factor. Add that to the list!
     
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    OCD is slightly over $100, but that's what I use for 90% of my DIST sounds
     
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  8. Fatherflot

    Fatherflot Supporting Member

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    Great suggestions guys. Thanks and keep 'em coming.

    Also -- how does a used Radial Tonebone for $65 sound?
     
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    Hard to go wrong with a Rat.
     
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    Rat every day of the week
     
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    EHX OD Glove - OCD clone for like $60
     
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    I don't really associate a Rat with Lep or AC/DC. I would think a used Xotic SL Drive, Dirty Little Secret, MI Audio Crunch Box, Zvex Box of Rock, Menatone Foxy Brown or King of the Britians might be more what you looking for?
     
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    If you can find one in your price range the Catalinbread Dirty Little Secret is absolutely amazing. It takes my Super 17 straight to Marshall land.
     
  14. Fatherflot

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    As I mentioned above, I can get a used Radial Tonebone Classic off the emporium for $65. Already pm'd the guy. He says it works fine and is ready to deal. Any thoughts on that pedal for this job?
     
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    Boss SD-1 can get kind of AC/DC maybe IMHO $35 used

    Joyo US Dream is an amazing Suhr Riot clone $28 new and shipped

    Rat
    $60-70 used or less?

    OCD or Gain Changer
    $100 ish used
     
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    +1 for an SL Drive.
     
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    The Xotic SL is probably what you want, but also consider that the Xotic AC Booster sounds incredible with Vox amps and would give you more flexibility at low/mid gain levels. The Mooer flex boost is a $65 clone.
     
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    Rat or BOSS Power Stack
     
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    OCD worked for me.
     
  20. blues

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    Find a Lovepedal Amp 50. You could probably find one for less than a hundred. Old school Marshall tones.
     

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