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Mallcore Mosher

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Post Distortion Pedals
Hey I'm using the Boss DS-2 right now for metal distortion. Just wondering if anyone has a better suggestion for getting a good extreme metal tone through a Peavey tube amp. I was researching various pedals on the net and I found the MXR Distortion which seems to get really good reviews. Has anyone played this pedal and what do you think of it? Should I buy it?


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Sat Nov 03, 2012 10:12 am
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Post Re: Distortion Pedals
What's wrong with the Peavey amp? What model is it?


Sat Nov 03, 2012 8:45 pm
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Mallcore Mosher

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Post Re: Distortion Pedals
It's a valveking 100. There's nothing wrong with it, I just like to have some extra gain during solos which is when i use the distortion pedal


Sun Nov 04, 2012 8:26 am
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Post Re: Distortion Pedals
The guitarist in my band uses the same amp. I haven't tried the MXR pedal, but I do know lots of guitarists use Tubescreamers as lead boosts. There's a crap load of pedals designed for this, but Tubescreamer is probably what I would recommend.

Another option is getting an EQ pedal set to a flat tone but max out the level, so you get a volume boost. Chorus and/or delay can fatten up your tone to make leads cut through nicely as well.


Sun Nov 04, 2012 9:18 pm
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Mallcore Mosher

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Post Re: Distortion Pedals
Nice..thanks for the reply... I will check out the tubescreamer for sure.


Mon Nov 05, 2012 7:17 pm
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Mallcore Mosher

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Post Re: Distortion Pedals
The never ending distortion pedal hunt.

Try Fulltone pedals. I am using the Plimsoul. It has overdrive and distortion in the same pedal. You can mix the two together to get your sound. Mine has the distortion cranked with a little overdrive mixed in.

I have also had marshal govenor produce some thick tones.

Also over the years I have gone back to the DS-1 many times. A really great trick for the DS-1 is If you are using a power supply that can dial down the voltage like the battery is dying the pedal gets real fat.


Sat Nov 17, 2012 12:08 pm
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Trashmetal Titan

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Post Re: Distortion Pedals
I currently use a Tubescreamer variant as a boost. It makes an unbelievable difference. Have used the DS-1, a Keeley modded DS-1, a Metal Zone (if you turn the gain almost all the way down, that 4 band EQ is very useful), and a boutique clean boost as well. They all have their benefits and pitfalls, but the TS-808 circuit with a true bypass switch is the one that made me happy. Try 'em all, though. Your ears are bound to be different. I gotta say, I was skeptical about the Metal Zone as I had hated it as a sole source of distortion, but as a boost, it was very impressive.


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