Using Keeley BD2 and FD2. What should i get for higher gains?

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  1. revelati0n

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    title says it all. i want something cruncy for rhythm. maybe 100-200 bucks to spend. im playing a les paul into a clean amp.
     
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    Perhaps a MI Audio Crunch box if you want a not so midrangey Marshall-type sound or a BB preamp if you want a more midrangey sound.
     
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    get a toneczar. whoismarykelly is selling one now.
     
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    thanks. im interested in the not-so-midrangey marshall-type sound. ill check out the crunch box.
     
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    100-200. im 15 years old and i dont get too much money. D:
     
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    would the crunch box stack well with both?
     
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    The Crunch Box should have more than enough gain all by itself.
     
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    okay sweet.

    i think ill give the crunch box a go... i've been interested in the pedal and its priced really nice. thanks.
     
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    I use a stock BD-2 set to be almost a clean boost that I always have on, and then stack it with a Fulldrive 2 Mosfet. For what Im doing right now, its all I need...love it!


    But for those times when I need a little higher gain, I have an old Rat 2 that I will occasionally throw on the board.
     
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    Another option is the "King of The Britains" made by Menatone, you can find a used one in the $150-$200 range.
     
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    MI Audio Tube Zone. I'm a fellow Keeley user (the BD2 never leaves.) I now use the BD2, a Keeley TS9, and the Tube Zone. I liked the sound clips better than the crunch box. I may get a crunch box just to try it out. The tube zone is more tweakable
     
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    Hi,

    try the Keeley MT-2, I use a Keeley BD-2 for "nearly clean" until "RAWK!" and the Keeley MT-2 for everything Metal. I confess, I love the MT-2 :hide

    All the best,

    silverface.
     
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    Catalinbread Super Charged Overdrive...or a vintage RI Rat.
     
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    I have this setup as well: Keeley BD2 into a FD2 Mosfet

    I thought I might need something crunchy too. I just got an 18 volt connector for my PP2+ to FD2. I can get pretty good crunch with the following:

    BD2 (adding a hair of overdrive):
    Level: 10:30
    Tone: 1:30
    Gain: 9:30

    FD2:
    FM Mode
    Mosfet (on)
    Volume: 12:30
    Tone: 2:30
    Overdrive: 9:30
    Boost: 9:30 (on)

    I find with the 18 volt setup, I get everything I need out of the Keeley BD2 and FD2 Mosfet setup. You can get a Dunlop 18 volt wallwart for less than $20US--might be worth a try before spending more...
     
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    +1 Menatone KotB

    IMO, beats the Crunchbox.
     

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