Which distortion pedal is currently on your board?

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  1. Flogger59

    Flogger59 Member

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    It kinda is, looking at the confluence of rhetoric and action.

    Back to business at hand.

    Zoom UF-01 Ultrafuzz, amazingly versatile with a good dose of whacky if you want.

    Greer Lightspeed to make it sound like the amp is working hard.

    Catalinbread DLS III because it sounds and behaves like the Marshall I never owned.

    Mix and match to taste, my band covers 50s to today, I have it covered.
     
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  2. G34RSLU7

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    i've checked so many demos of the Catalinbread DLS but it doesn't really sound like a marshall to me, it sounds more like some kind of fuzz into a low gainer :dunno
     
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    I run both the pre gain and master really low, like both at 9 o'clock in metal panel mode at 18v. It gets way too gainy for my purposes beyond that. No one demos it like that.

    Howard's video on how to use it was really helpful for eq adjustments, basically crank treble and mids and dump the bass. I don't go all the way with that, but it gets you on the right track. When I go between a Tele, LP, Strat, ES, or Firebird I only have to adjust the treble control to compensate.

    The internal trim setting for the presence is crucial. I left the bottom off the pedal for a week until I found the spot and stopped dicking with it.
     
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  4. Not Orange

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    That's on my list because of all the praise it gets and whenever I see a listing for one it gets snatched up quickly. :(
     
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  5. sonofspy

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    Heh heh Umm. My Philosopher's Rock has a Germanium Boost, that goes into a Zoom UF-01 Ultra Fuzz, Then I've got three on a looper: Wampler Euphoria, Lovepedal Eternity burst and Tube Zone v3 (from AU) MI Audio. Next a Zoom PD-01 Power Drive and then a Klon clone from Mike Skinner's Rawkworks. :)
     
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  6. BluesBUSTER

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    Subdecay Variac, Lovepedal Amp11, MXR Il Diavolo
     
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  7. Not Orange

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    :eeks

    :omg

    :bow
     
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  8. Not Orange

    Not Orange Supporting Member

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    That makes more sense than "peanut butter and walrus" which is an absolutely terrible sandwich.
     
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  9. Jason UP

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    Bearfoot DynaRed
    Skreddy Screwdriver
    Blackout Effectors Musket
    Friedman BE-OD
    Sweet Honey OD

    All on the board, with no regrets. But getting a Greer Lightspeed for the helluvit, so it might knock out the Friedman which I only use on 2 songs anyways.
     
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  10. desire machine

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    I got a boss DS-2 to cover RHCPs...def nails Frusciante's tone and I'm surprised how much I like that pedal. It's really awesome for playing leads.
     
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  11. LordThurisaz

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    I have a modded DS-1 that I like, and while watching some vids on YouTube, think I might pick up a DS-2 or Hardwire SC-2. I'm surprised that I like a DS-1, since it's pretty meh stock, and also that the DS-2, which I figured would be two versions of awful based on the DS-1, is actually pretty good. Not sure if the Hardwire is a modded/tweaked DS-1, or a DS-2 with low/high knobs. Either way, sounds cool.
     
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  12. GenoVox

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    Let's see... my large board is upstairs in the music room, the small board is down in the family room

    Any combination of the following can find themselves on either board

    80s RAT
    SL Drive (currently on large board)
    Caline Orange Burst
    Caline Blue Sky
    Way Huge Green Rhino mk4 (currently on small board)
    Mooer Blues Crab

    Also have a few floating around, that aren't used much currently (Dano CTO-1, DOD Gunslinger, Tomsline Dumbler, and a couple others)
     
  13. donfrantz

    donfrantz Yo! You stealin’ all the cool. Silver Supporting Member

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    I think Hardwire was a line put out by digitech that they stopped a few yrs ago when they started doing the the DOD pedals and expanding on those.
     
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  15. lefort_1

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    Spiral Yellow
    Spiral Black (fuzz)
    Skreddy Giant Meat Pie.
    Carcosa



    ... dang, I got some talented internet friends!!


    I also use a Hot Chilils Tubester, an old bigbox EHX Hot Tubes, and a Mojohand Rook Deluxe.


    My music room is my board.
     
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    I really liked the Hardwire line... had 3 or 4 of ‘em at one point. The Overdrive was like a true-bypass Bad Monkey with the switchable option for more gain. Every one of them I tried was quality, gig-worthy gear.
     
  17. LordThurisaz

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    I know that, but I'm curious if the SC-2 was based on a DS-1, DS-2, or neither.
     
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    Sure seemed like a revved-up DS style to me...
     
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    Xts Winford Drive - really nails the soaring distortion think Jeff Beck, Gilmour type sound.
     
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  20. Moody Tuner

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    Do you stack the yellow and black spirals? If so, what order? I love my Black Rose and hope to pick up a Yellow Spiral some day. I have no shortage of dirt pedals, but Tom’s pedals really appeal to me. I hope he puts out a high gain monster soon. But was hoping a yellow and black stack could get me there too.
     
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