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Apr 12, 2012
would mind trying some out..whats worthwhile
stay away from anything digital also, esp those cheap boss pedals that are yellow and say distortion.
Anything tube related is great. If you do this make sure you have a console though or some sort of mixer with a send channel. Provides best resides and you will find that an over driven console provides amazing results also
don't know about distortion, but t-rex are the best basic pedals i've ever heard (dat comp)
I like the Russian Big Muff personally. Really thick and fuzzy.
Prefer the 'Metal Muff' as you can up the gain if ya' need to.
Any of the boss metal/overdrive pedals would be good too. Pick 'em up for peanuts on ebay.
Also, depends on how much you want to spend. If you want tube warmth, but a heavy distortion - have a look at the Blackstar range. HT-DISTX I used that on my guitar quite a bit has an actual tube inside it.
I still prefer my Metal Muff tho', and it's a lot cheaper.:teef:
PS - I wouldn't ever use a 'cab emulation' feature if it's on any of the pedals (like the blackstar or digitech stuff). That real 'oomph' will come form MICing the Amp after the pedal.
I've got some standard Russian Big Muff variant, which does indeed sound big and metallic and angry. I love running the entire bass buss through it, recording that back into Logic, and mixing a bit of the distorted signal under the dry. Effortlessly pisses all over Guitar Rig.
Damn straight man... Emulations are okay, but you can't beat the real thing!
There's a reason that nearly all guitarists, who want proper distortion don't use emulations.
two RAT's l/r.
looking for pedals to go between the emu and the mixer ..will search for some of those recommended thanks!
Any distortion pedals by AMT are well worth checking out too.
to whoever said no to boss/yellow pedals , i seen a picture of one of those in an image for an Autonomic Podcast . so........ but one thing to mention about these guitar distortion/overdrive pedals is "transparency" , each one has a certain eq/sound shaping circuit that is mostly meant for guitars, so if you are using it for drums or bass, it will add a certain eq/ freq boost/cut . i think most transparent pedals are modded ones for example Keeley's Ibanez Tube screamer mod and boss blues driver mod.
"ehx bass big muff" looks common,any one tried that ?
im guessing i dont want guitar pedals as someone mention it would distort the higher freqs more? not sure if im wanting "screeching" distortion?
im sure ive seen a caylx teebee interview with a yellow and a red boss? or gridlok? can i have what gridlok has
thought i read once that gridlock used one of these http://www.amazon.com/ART-Tube-Studio-Mic-Preamp/dp/B0002E50MC for distortion
if you can find one the old tubescreamers are absolutely fantastic also I cant remember the names but the orange and yellow boss pedals are good also, try and get older models if you can!
Boss Metal Zone was my favorite pedal in my grind core band. I then switched to a much harder to find Boss GL-100 rackmount before we recorded. Fucking brutal sound and its analog!
what was your band + any links to sounds?
don't even bother using pedals in a studio environment without one of these: PIGTRONIX KEYMASTER. The difference in warmth is night and day. learn about impedance!
We're called Deprecated. Been around since 98. Have a listen
Looks like a nice piece of kit, if a little expensive... I'm thinking there must be a cheaper way of turning a line level signal into a instrument level one... any electronics heads on here ever have a go at building a re-amping box? I'm thinking the circuit could be simple enough, though it would have to be built in such a way that it didn't suck all the tone out of the sound.
found some stuff... might have a go at building it someday, though there's more to it than i thought
sometimes diy stuff winds up costing almost as much as something like this pigtronix box, and isnt nearly as good, so you might be better off just buying it. pigtronix makes quality stuff.
My #1 fav pedal is the DigiTech Grunge. It can produce some real grime with a rich, full sound.
It's cheap and dirty.