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Your Favorite High Gain Pedal?

Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by Last Nerve, Sep 26, 2005.

  1. Last Nerve

    Last Nerve Supporting Member

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    Any suggestions?
    I have a Bogner Shiva 6L6 1x12 combo. Great gain channel, but I'm looking for a heavy crunch, achieved from either the gain or clean channel. Not metal.
     
  2. Moe45673

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    I love my tonebone hot british. Not sure if it's what you're going for, though
     
  3. VanStone

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    If you play humbucker guitars, I would highly recommend the Catalinbread SCO (it doesn't sound so great with SC pups, IMO).

    V
     
  4. Serious Poo

    Serious Poo Armchair Rocket Scientist Graffiti Existentialist Gold Supporting Member

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    My fav high gain pedal is this little guy. Through my Route 66, it's pure Gary Moore.

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  5. Roodboy

    Roodboy Supporting Member

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    Keeley Ds-1 ultra.
     
  6. Big Bob

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    My bud owns a Shiva 1x12 w el34s and the Hot British kills in the clean side.

    +1 on the Guvnor too!

    Bob:dude
     
  7. Tchello

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    Keeley DS1 Ultra.
     
  8. Berlin Chris

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    EMMA ReezaFRATzitz, without a doubt


    :dude
     
  9. smallbutmighty

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    Kaden Brown Creeper. Harmonics galore, but can be a little muddy w/ the wrong rig. Sounds great w/ mine!

    A
     
  10. jpagey

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    Keeley DS-1 Ultra
    Barber BU EQ or DD SS
     
  11. sabbath90

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    i really like those sobbat drive breakers, especially the first one. they can get pretty heavy.
     
  12. Hank Linderman

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    Maxon Distortion Master - cleans up nicely, great feel at the fingers, can go subtle or extreme.

    Best....H
     
  13. gkelm

    gkelm Supporting Member

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    Nice ped...I also like the Shredmaster for a bit more compression and sustain.

    My Barber DDSS hangs in there as one of my favs. MI Audio Tube Zone also sounds great, less compressed, leans slightly to a tighter modern tone, really sweet.

    Greg
     
  14. trinitysun

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    Fulltone OCD

    use just a little overdrive on the shiva and crank the gain on the OCD. I was sorely disappointed with the Keeley DS-1 ultra. It had a huge pedal blanket. The OCD doesnt sound like a pedal on any setting.
     
  15. moodog

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    Man I tell you I've never had a more usable distortion than that Baja Tech Custom Da MOAF. Leads, rhythm, blues, metal, alt it's all in there. Just fantastic!

    :dude
     
  16. fuzzyguitars

    fuzzyguitars Supporting Member

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    I have been through a slew of pedals.

    I have found the Barber DDSS to be the best for me.


    But ..... only after I sent it back to Dave Barber for the PCB Mod.

    I had always wanted a little bigger and looser low end thump with less compression and flatter mids. With all the internal trimmers and adjustments, it sounds perfect with all my blackface fenders!

    Best 60 bucks I have spent.

    I plan on sending in my LTD to have it done too!
     
  17. tonefreak

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    Hitting the 'Channel' switch to get to Channel 2 of my Diezel Einstein. :D
     
  18. gkelm

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    What's the PCB mod?
     
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