Which pedal for cranked amp sound through clean amp?

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  1. JDW3

    JDW3 Member

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    This sounds newbish, but I have run cranked amps for overdrive forever. Marshall and Tophat.

    I have a sweet '66 Pro Reverb that I'd like to use. I do not have a pedal that will give me a realistic cranked amp tone that I can actually play rhythm with. Right now I have a Barber LTD, which I use for boosts with my Tophat. I also have a Keeley Rat and a Keeley SD-1.

    The LTD would be fine as a lead boost I would think with the Fender. But I need a pedal that will be a dirty rhythm tone and still sound good boosted by the LTD. The SD-1 and Rat are great for metal. I'm looking for a blues/classic rock tone. Shutting off all pedals I would keep the great Fender clean.

    Would a Timmy somehow fit into this equation? I have never bought/traded many pedals.
     
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    Z Vex Box of Rock would give you a cranked Marshall tone (in particular the JTM-45). I'm not too sure how it will sound through the Pro Reverb (i hear the BOR is a little picky with amps), but i think it sounds great with my Bassman. Plus it has a great boost section (its a modified Super Hard On if i remember correctly).
     
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    An original Marshall Bluesbreaker pedal?
     
  4. Phil M

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    I like the Eternity, especially with bf amps.

    It seems there are about a million choices for your app. The Carb is nice too, though lower gain.
     
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    Check out menatone.com

    Brian Mena's pedals are designed to work well with BF style amplifiers

    Some other choices would be Xotic pedals(AC Booster, BB Preamp), Lovepedal Eternity, Fulltone OCD etc.
     

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