Distortion Pedals..whats your fave?

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pjaydee
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Hey Guys,

Just wondered what your favourite distortion pedals are and why do you like them so much? I have a friend who is in a distortion dilemma..and has spent hours researching youtube..lol! I did point out that it can be a bit of an art trying to nail the tone you want. He is very much a fan of the American rock sound..ala Mr Lukather...any thoughts on what/which pedals to look for will surely help.

Thanks in advance........
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Search and ye shall find.....

http://www.stevelukather.net/Gear.aspx" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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Boss MD-2 (Mega Distortion 2)

sounds good for me, hasn't let me down yet.
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keeley ds1

plenty of gain, fat, creamy
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Boss OD3
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Boss DS 2 , mode 1 ...Good stuff
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I`ve always liked the character of distortion in Tubescreamers but I`ve never liked the compression and the lowcut character of them (the cut is at about 200hz). I`ve tried the original, I`ve tried the reissues, I`ve tried the Keeley modded and I`ve tried a good bunch of clones but nothing struck me for years. About a year ago I got my hands on this little box (http://www.mpamp.com/pedal/pedals-lgw.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;) and I must admit that this one is really, really good. It`s like a TS but without the compression and the lowcut. Add ridiculous amount of boost (if desired) and that "body" knob and I got my dream pedal.

So, my fave DS/OD/BOOST-pedal is Mad Professor "Little Green Wonder".

PS: Check out the sound samples...
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Fulldrive 2 mosfet
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I've always liked my TS-808 (original) & TS-9 TubeScreamers
I'll tell ya what though.... I recently picked up a little practice amp.
It's a Vox DA-15. I think it sounds incredible!
I actually use it as a solo-boost at gigs.
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I really enjoy my OCDv4.
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Definitely Vox Bulldog Distortion!

It's amazing! Tube distortion, 2 channels, separate volume and gain settings for channels... can produce whole bunch of sounds. From nice crunch to agressive high gain. :headbang
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Vox Satchurator....love it and worth every one of the £89 I spent :)
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Keeley TS-808 Tubscreamer

Why? It´s a simple Tubescreamer with true bypass and without its little "Ibanez Factory mistakes", not anything more :). Really great gear!
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VisualSounds Jekyll & Hyde OD/Distortion pedal
OD side uses same Op chip as TS-808 with a bass boost switch
Distortion side is lush with tone and gain!

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