What's a good/great distortion pedal?

JSeth

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:joI know i'm asking for it here, lots of opinions, I'm certain, but I'm wondering what distortion pedal is a really good one? A friend has a klon and likes it a lot - and I've heard of some others... a Zachary?
I have a Deluxe Reverb, 1974-ish, and play a hot-rodded 345 thru it.
Any help? Price is part of the deal, but so long as it's not prohibitive I can swing it...
Thanks, in advance,:dude
John Seth Sherman
 

koa

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I can'tsay enough good things about the MI Audio Crunchbox, and you can get em for around 85.00 shipped here on the emporium :AOK
 

iualum

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...just one distortion box?...gimme the DS-830 & its sledgehammer gain, thank you very much :AOK ...
 

MajorLedhead

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Do you want distortion, boost, or overdrive ? 70's, 80's or modern tones ? You using humbuckers or single coils ? All of these variables should be part of the process in choosing whats best for you. For the money some of the Keeley or Analogman modded Boss pedals sound pretty good. The Crunch Box is crunchy but I wasn't impressed with the tone if you back off on the volume knob.Its like a mullet in a box.
 

tzamosti

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Well...my favorites are: BJFE EGDM, White-Face Rat, Reezafratzitz. But it depends on the sound, more vintage, more raw or more modern...what are you going for?
 

89strat

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I play a DRRI with a strat and a Les Paul. Currently use an OCD as my main dirt with a sparkle drive for a solo boost. My other favorites that I routinely switch from time to time is a Jekyll and Hyde, and my always fabulous 80's Rat2.
 

kingpinboogie

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Lovepedal Eternity, but they is expensive!! Best deal goin' is The Firefly- booteek goodness for around $135.00:BEER
 

SFW

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Depending on how much gain you are looking to get, I would recommend the Hughes & Kettner Tube Factor. It does a nice OD and the Distortion side of the pedal will get to a nice JCM800 + levels of gain. It also takes boost pedals very well.

Clip of said pedal-

http://soundclick.com/share?songid=6206027
 




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