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What is your favorite/best "Heavy gain" pedals? Photo?

Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by Tomo, Jun 7, 2006.

  1. Tomo

    Tomo Member

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    I am looking for really heavy, shred tone.
    Not usual overdrive tone. More high gain. Shred screaming tone?

    Which pedals? Hope it not too noisy. Photo? I would to see it.

    or which amps? I prefer smaller amp(not too loud).

    Thanks for your opinion.


    Tomo
     
  2. Cary Chilton

    Cary Chilton Senior Member

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    I would call BJF, add a DRD to your PLC.
     
  3. Scott Peterson

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    Personally - MI Audio Crunchbox or for that tight low end Mesa-thing - Zoom Tri-Metal.

    Amp? Doesn't matter. It's high gain after all! :D
     
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    Origanal Rat. It Rocks!!
     
  5. Moe45673

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    Tonebone Hot British. Without a doubt. Whenever I play that baby, the only word that comes to mind is "juicy".

    The IG plexidrive looks incredibly cool as well, and doesn't have the hassles of the Hot Brit (namely the tube and different power supply)
    http://www.indyguitarist.com/plexidrive.htm
     
  6. afterburner

    afterburner Supporting Member

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    +1 on the MI Audio Crunch Box. I was searching for a good high gain pedal for a long time so as to achieve decent screaming shred tones. Though I didn't test many out, few pedals out there are designed for such tones (in comparison to the many TS clone types that flood the market).
     
  7. Mullet Kingdom

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    I have a Tonebone Classic for that. It does low gain sounds too, but I mainly use it for high gain crunch. It sounds great in front of a clean Fender combo too. Try one and see what you think. :)
     
  8. Tomo

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    Thank you guys!

    I have so many od/boost type pedals. Got to learn about "Heavy one"

    New BJF "Red Dis" (not Dyna Red) was at Chicago ToneFest.
    .... giving me really nice feedback and made my body move.

    Hope I can hear more from people.

    Thank you for your time!


    Tomo
     
  9. cvansickle

    cvansickle Supporting Member

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    Homebrew Electronics Big D.
     
  10. enickma

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    Monte Allums modded MT-2

    Although Scott Peterson really has me wondering about those Tri-Metals
     
  11. Gordon_Gecko

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    Tomo,
    Plug up the Boss MT-2... it gets no heavier than this. :D
    GG
     
  12. whitehall

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    +100 on the Zoom Trimetal- TM-1.
     
  13. Moe45673

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    I will give a hearty +1 to this! I love my sustainiac modded MT-2! It's no Hot British, but for the price it is an excellent pedal.
     
  14. Tomo

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    Thanks for the info. I am writing all down. I am clean player
    so I am learning to get dirty.

    Thanks,

    Tomo
     
  15. Powderfinger

    Powderfinger Gold Supporting Member

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  17. Ben C.

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    EMMA ReezaFRATzitz. You've got to at least check one out.

    It's got an 'overdrive' characteristic that makes it suitable for semi pop-n-blues with the gain down, so it can be familiar sounding in some ways. Open the pedal up (sonically speaking) and go ahead on into Vai, Yngwie, or Lane territory. And there is a TON of gain in this without getting too 'hissy'. Can really give you a 4x12 'thump' out of a 2x12 combo.

    I think the familiarity / versatility of the pedal makes it the OD that has stayed on my board the longest. Well, not the original one I bought... I sold that after I bought a true-bypass version direct from Jan at EMMA.

    Good luck with your hunt, there are some great high-gainers out there to try!

    Here's a pic of it on my pedalboard... it's the red one ;) :

    [​IMG]

    -Ben
     
  18. ajric

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    Mi Audio Tube Zone or Crunch Box.
     
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    Landgraff MO'D

    Other good choices: MI Audio crunchbox or tube zone, Tonebone Classic or Hot British.
     
  20. Craise

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    what what what??
    Red Dis ? Please tell us Bjfe freaks more!!
    :dude:dude:dude:dude:dude:dude
     

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