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post #1 of 27 (permalink) Old 09-10-2007, 02:10 PM Thread Starter
 
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Recommend me a distortion

I currently have a Les Paul with a JB in the bridge and using a Marshall JCM2000 TSL for an amp. I love the amps overdrive when I am playing stuff like Tool, but now I need a pedal to get that good (actually lofi) industrial/goth distortion.

I dont like playing things in stores so I figure Ill just get what you guys recommend and if I dont like it Ill sell it.

Would the Boss metal zone accomplish this? Something else?
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post #2 of 27 (permalink) Old 09-10-2007, 02:14 PM
 
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I don't remember its name but that mesa boogie tube distortion pedal is awsome.Better than any other distortion pedal.Plus it's a mesa !
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I don't remember its name but that mesa boogie tube distortion pedal is awsome.Better than any other distortion pedal.Plus it's a mesa !
Will it give me a distinctly different sound than my Marshall?
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post #4 of 27 (permalink) Old 09-10-2007, 02:45 PM
 
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It's a mesa,you will have mesa's tone.Awsome.
To my tastes mesa's tone is the best !!!
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Re: Recommend me a distortion

I play just that, industrial/goth techno-ish metal
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the distortion I use is a Line 6 Uber Metal, and its just great, hands down the best distortion pedal I have owned, it has its own noise gate, so you don't get that annoying squeals when you mute your guitar, and its versitile as can be.

I definetly suggest you try it out,

good luck.
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Re: Recommend me a distortion

Doesent the guy from Tool use a Big Muff pedal for a lot of his distortion sounds?

If you want a really heavy, quite rectifier ish pedal, try the H&K Warp Factor, i got one for just 18 Euro from Thomann and its pretty good, if my TriAxis or JVM didnt have such great dist tones, i'd easily be using it.

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What about an old DOD Metal Maniac or DOD Thrash Metal?
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post #8 of 27 (permalink) Old 09-10-2007, 11:48 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: Recommend me a distortion

The guitarist in my band has a ubermetal. Ill have to play around with that a little bit. Maybe Im a snob but I just figured it would be lame because its a Line 6, but I could be wrong. Ill check out that H&K. I think a DOD pedal might sound too cheap. I have a chorus pedal and its alright, but not great. Its hard to get this lofi sound without sounding terrible...like an Ibanez thrashmetal I have.
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Radial ToneBone Classic or Fulldrive 2 Mosfet. Both are permanent fixtures on my pedalboard

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post #10 of 27 (permalink) Old 09-10-2007, 11:56 PM
 
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Not sure what industrial goth is, can you name some bands as references?
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Not sure what industrial goth is, can you name some bands as references?
I guess its pretty broad, but an easy distortion to compare it to would be something like NIN.
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I know around The Fragile Trent was using Pods
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post #13 of 27 (permalink) Old 09-11-2007, 08:20 AM
 
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Pods do work for that sound imo, perhaps better than one would think. Nice pedalboard btw cid, unique, and versatile. how you like the crybaby from hell? Im using the dime custom myself, along with a floor pod and its numerous wahs. They are really quite close in tone too which is sort of freaky.
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CFH rules !!!
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post #15 of 27 (permalink) Old 09-11-2007, 11:39 AM
 
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get a ds-1 and buy the monte allums rectifier mod kit. the best distortion pedal in the world after that. it will get an excellent sound for tool.
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