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Versatile mini distortion pedal?

jrw32

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Looking for recommendations for a versatile mini distortion pedal. I've got enough dirt already but just enough room left on my board for a smaller distortion that can go from Plexi-type tones to more compressed, liquid type lead tones (think 90s Collective Soul). Budget around $150 or so. Thanks!
 

Buzzard Luck

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One control anodized brown distortion is a really nice higher quality unit, that will definitely do those tones. Plus it can run on a battery.
 

Buzzard Luck

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The SL is also great, but much more vintage sounding than the anodized brown distortion. The OP mentioned the 90's. The SL has a Ritchie Blackmore setting. Blackmore is great, but not 90's, bro,~~
 

Dave_C

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Looking for recommendations for a versatile mini distortion pedal. I've got enough dirt already but just enough room left on my board for a smaller distortion that can go from Plexi-type tones to more compressed, liquid type lead tones (think 90s Collective Soul). Budget around $150 or so. Thanks!
Xotix SL
 

Dave_C

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The SL is also great, but much more vintage sounding than the anodized brown distortion. The OP mentioned the 90's. The SL has a Ritchie Blackmore setting. Blackmore is great, but not 90's, bro,~~
But, the OP's looking for "go from Plexi-type tones to more compressed, liquid type lead tones", which the SL does incredibly well, irrespective of decade, depending on how you set up the dip switches.
 
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your guitar adjectives dont really match what youre describing. collective soul is mesa 100%. that wierd lower midrange fizziness. basically nickeback tones 10 yrs earlier.
id look at mesa in a box pedals, not marshall.
 

Dave_C

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your guitar adjectives dont really match what youre describing. collective soul is mesa 100%. that wierd lower midrange fizziness. basically nickeback tones 10 yrs earlier.
id look at mesa in a box pedals, not marshall.
Agree...so, I chose to go with the adjectives instead of the band and decade reference.
 

jrw32

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Thanks for the recommendations all. I'll check some of these out. Versatility is definitely key, so if I can find Marshall & Mesa inspired tones in a single enclosure I'll be set.
 

anuj

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The SL definitely goes far beyond plexi levels of drive once you get the drive knob past like noon.
 






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