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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 01-31-2013, 11:43 PM Thread Starter
 
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Good Distortion Pedals

After asking about Metal zone and trying out Fullbore metal, there's something lacking in both in the sound I want. I think I'm looking for a more classical distortion, not too weak (metal zone) and not too overbearing (Fullbore metal). I'm looking for a happy middle ground so I can use my TS9DX as a booster (this is a must for I love the TS9). What kind of pedals provide a sort of middle ground between Metal zones lack of power and Fullbore's overbearing power?
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post #2 of 15 (permalink) Old 02-01-2013, 12:55 AM
 
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Re: Good Distortion Pedals

Again, my mods for the Metal Zone will give you what you need.
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post #3 of 15 (permalink) Old 02-01-2013, 01:20 AM
 
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Re: Good Distortion Pedals

How about a rat type distortion? Is 80's style considered classic?
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post #4 of 15 (permalink) Old 02-01-2013, 02:53 AM Thread Starter
 
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Again, my mods for the Metal Zone will give you what you need.
Very true, but I need to figure out how to find those things over here in Japan lol What kind of store would sell those parts in the US? <--Is a retard sometimes lol
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post #5 of 15 (permalink) Old 02-01-2013, 03:00 AM Thread Starter
 
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Re: Good Distortion Pedals

btw LP, could you hook me up with some pics of what exactly you removed and what tools i would need to make these mods? If i can pick this stuff up sunday after my guitar lesson I'll be in the area where there are a few cheap electronics stores so maybe I can find what I'm looking for on my way home.
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It's on my blog. And of course you need a soldering iron, solder, desolder braid, wire clippers, etc. if you're unsure I can help you or even maybe put one together for you. Use the contact form on my blog.
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It's on my blog. And of course you need a soldering iron, solder, desolder braid, wire clippers, etc. if you're unsure I can help you or even maybe put one together for you. Use the contact form on my blog.
Crap, I dont have a soldering iron or anything like that (no room for it either in my tiny apartment :/ ). Just clippers for when i change strings :/
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post #8 of 15 (permalink) Old 02-01-2013, 03:27 AM
 
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Well I might be able to help you out. I can put one together if you like. Send me a message from my blog and we can talk.
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post #9 of 15 (permalink) Old 02-01-2013, 11:49 AM
 
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Re: Good Distortion Pedals

Check wampler pedals, they have superb overdrive/distortion pedals avaliable!
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post #10 of 15 (permalink) Old 02-01-2013, 02:54 PM
 
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They do, but are very expensive.

I'm going to mod the OPs Metal Zone with some tasty mods that are a mix of a couple of Wamplers mods, which I believe put the MT-2 on par with much more expensive pedals. Low noise at high gain, and much more amp-like distortion from the pedal.
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Re: Good Distortion Pedals

Couldn't you just get an OCD and call it a day?

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Love my OCD.
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post #13 of 15 (permalink) Old 02-05-2013, 05:24 PM
 
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Re: Good Distortion Pedals

OCD is a great pedal. Not familiar enough w. the metal pedals mentioned to say how it would compare, but the OCD gets plenty hair, esp on the hi-fi setting using the 18v power source off my VooDoo Labs ISO-5 brick.
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Wampler Pinnacle...
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post #15 of 15 (permalink) Old 04-18-2013, 09:16 PM
 
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Re: Good Distortion Pedals

Metal distortion: Wampler Triple Wreck... expensive but worth every dollar
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