I'm going to try and make this as brief as possible! lol
My amp is a Mesa Boogie Mark IV, and I love it, however, the Rhythm tone has left me wanting more.
My leads are nice, smooth and liquidy, just like I want, but without trading my nice lead sound for a Rhythm sound, I'm left with a Rhythm tone that lacks some crunch.
So I went ahead and made the mistake of buying an MXR ZW-44 Wylde Overdrive pedal to accompany my amp and add some crunch.
Well, it worked, and I got some additional crunch, BUT, I also gained endless feedback. I could actually walk out of my room, and still have feedback until I turned the pedal off. I looked up some reviews and have noticed that apparently, this is a common problem, along with noise.
So now I'm going to ask all of your opinions on some pedals. I'm not a rich man, so I can't go out and drop $300.00 on a pedal, however, I'd still like opinions on various pedals and prices.
I'd like to buy one pedal to add some extra gain/crunch to my rhythm tone, and I think in the future I'd also like to buy another pedal to boost my lead tone a little bit. Maybe fatten it up just slightly, and make it stand out a little more.
Thanks in advance for the help guys
Let the opinions commense!