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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 11-05-2010, 07:55 PM Thread Starter
 
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Pedal suggestions please :)

Hi guys, my first topic on here since joining! Anyways im looking to buy a tube driven distortion pedal, and im completely lost...quite simply do people use them are they any good and which ones would you guys recommend me checking out? i have a peavey 100 vypyr which ill just be going into the clean channel on it.
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If it has to be tube-drive, I like the Radial Tone-Bone pedals, but don't fool yourself into thinking that a tube driven pedal will give you true tube amp distortion tone.
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Check out the Blackstar HT Dual and the Seymour Duncan pedals too, you really need to test some and see what you think. Like elcid said it's no substitute for power tube distortion but a single 12AX7 will get you some nice preamp style overdrive.
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Check out the Blackstar HT Dual and the Seymour Duncan pedals too, you really need to test some and see what you think. Like elcid said it's no substitute for power tube distortion but a single 12AX7 will get you some nice preamp style overdrive.
I have an HT Dual and they are very good. They work well in front of a transistor amp, but obviously do their best work in front of a tube amp.
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+1 on the Blackstar Dual HT.
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+1 for the Tonebone Hot British.

For the same money however you can get a Laney LC15R which is a little beast!
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Awesome stuff, cheers guys! got some food for though here, some of them are quite expensive mind! I guess i might subsitute buying one of these and get my dimarzio's instead...with crimbo coming and cashflow looking tight...i guess i could do without one of these for now
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A used Maxon or Ibanez SD-9 then.
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yeah, If you looking for something to take you from the clean channel, the only real option you have is getting a footswitch to change your amp to the lead channel lol. and you can boost that with any tube screamer-like pedal. If you wanna stay cheap and the thing i think would be best at doing the job you describe would be any pedal by AMT, especially the |"california sound" and "platinum tube" so check those out!
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A used Maxon or Ibanez SD-9 then.
They drive tubes but they aren't tube driven. Mesa also has one that is supposedly really good: http://www.mesaboogie.com/Product_In...in/v-twin.html
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They drive tubes but they aren't tube driven. Mesa also has one that is supposedly really good: http://www.mesaboogie.com/Product_In...in/v-twin.html
The SD-9 is very amp-like. I've had a V-Twin and they're not worth the ridiculous prices they sell for.
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Hi guys, my first topic on here since joining! Anyways im looking to buy a tube driven distortion pedal, and im completely lost...quite simply do people use them are they any good and which ones would you guys recommend me checking out? i have a peavey 100 vypyr which ill just be going into the clean channel on it.


I'll sugest you to listen and listen and listen (and don't look, listen). There are lots of videos on youtube showing great pedals.
First find the way you want to sound.

I'll sugest you:

-Tubescreamers
-BB preamp from xotic effect
-Wampler pedals (very cool stuff, this dude make some awesome stuff)
-Fulltone

And Don't expect "tube distortions" pedals to sound exactly like a tube amp and beware some amps don't take pedals easy.

There are plany of youtube material.


My personal favorites: BB preamp from xotic, Wampler Hotwired, Wampler triple wrek (yeah, non of them is tube driven)

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post #13 of 22 (permalink) Old 11-22-2010, 12:30 AM
 
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Fulltone Fulltone Fulltone. The Fulldrive 2 and the OCD are great. I'd recommend one of each. Very versitile and transparent. Check out you tube clips and see what you think.
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post #14 of 22 (permalink) Old 11-22-2010, 09:56 AM
 
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I know you want a tube driven pedal, but listen to the Catalinbread Dirty Little Secret. I've tried many, many tube pedals, and this was very, very surprising.
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post #15 of 22 (permalink) Old 11-24-2010, 10:23 AM
 
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I would seriously consider the Sansamp GT-2, you get a great selection of tones out of that pedal. No, not tube, but it's VERY useful and it's what put Tech 21 NY on the map.
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