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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 07-17-2009, 06:00 PM Thread Starter
 
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Help please!! Best Pedal For Shred Tone??

Hi guys.
Any ideas what would be a good pedal for getting a nice thick, creamy shred tone ala Vai, Satch etc. You know the thing, sustain and compression for days... makes legato, sweeps and taps like butter.
I tried a DS1 but not enough gain, Mega distortion no good either. It's for mostly room leval practice so would be going into a pretty clean sounding amp.
Someone said the Boss Metal Zone as there is tons of distortion on it, but I want to sound more Vai than Dimebag. Would the MT2 be 'Too Metal' for me, LOL!!!!!!!
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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 07-17-2009, 06:05 PM
 
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Re: Help please!! Best Pedal For Shred Tone??

Expensive, but a satchurator with a big bad wah, my BBW sustains for like 9 days, i`d grown a full zz top beard when it ran out, and that was only cos of a power cut. ;-)
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Hi guys.
Any ideas what would be a good pedal for getting a nice thick, creamy shred tone ala Vai, Satch etc. You know the thing, sustain and compression for days... makes legato, sweeps and taps like butter.
I tried a DS1 but not enough gain, Mega distortion no good either. It's for mostly room leval practice so would be going into a pretty clean sounding amp.
Someone said the Boss Metal Zone as there is tons of distortion on it, but I want to sound more Vai than Dimebag. Would the MT2 be 'Too Metal' for me, LOL!!!!!!!
Get a BOSS Metalcore pedal. very smooth with vai-ish distortion/overdrive and lots of sustain, though it doesn't get that little bit of "tube saturation" tone.
The MetalZone pedal, is crunchy beyond belief and has not a bit of sustain, but with the right amp, sounds a little like saturated tube tone.
worth the money?
BOSS METALCORE 100% >BOSS METALZONE 0%
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post #4 of 10 (permalink) Old 07-17-2009, 06:57 PM
 
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Either a Keeley DS1, or a Satchurator.
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Satchurator if you just want shred tones, if you're looking for any metal tones than something else.
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Satchurator if you just want shred tones, if you're looking for any metal tones than something else.
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Whoever I recommended the Satchurator to, for classic or instrumental rock, came back to kiss me (but I said no thanks!)
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er..... realistically shred tone isn't all that dirty. So if its your classic gilbert on fire tone or marty freidman ala megadeth a decent compressor with a good overdrive should do it with a touch of reverb. If its thicker tones, then a ds-1 with good overdrive or a satchurator is the cheap way around it with some reverb. For more full on i'm gonna nail your balls to the wall metal shred i use a t-rex bloody mary with an mxr dyna comp, maxon pt 999 and a touch of delay.
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+1

Whoever I recommended the Satchurator to, for classic or instrumental rock, came back to kiss me (but I said no thanks!)
I don't know what you mean, but I love my satchurator.


To the OP I wrote a review on my blog check it out here: http://japanguitarjourneys.blogspot....iew-given.html
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What kinda amp do you have? I have an all tube amp and set the gain to 10, and I use a TS9 with the level turned up all the way and I get a lot of sustain.
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I have a ts-9 modded by Keeley, (baked mod.) love it!
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