suggestions for an inexpensive distortion pedal
I have an acoustic/electirc and lately I've been wanting to mess around with a heavier sound....I went to the beginer Q&A forum and someone suggested to check this out so...here I am...
does anyone know of a distorion pedal thats some what cheap, will mix well with an acoustic/electric, and give me the heavy metal feel I'm looking for?
thanks and any suggestions would be really great
Oh, you're looking for heavy metal? That SD-1 is more of an overdrive pedal than a Distortion pedal. Some of the metal heads around here should be able to suggest something like the DS-1 or MetalZone pedal. I'm over my head when it comes to metal.
As far as cheap goes, I went Guitar Center and they had some used pedals (Boss & others) that were like half off the original price.
What every someone here says that would be a good pedal for you. Take that info and look for them used in your local shops. You should find some good deals.
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thanks Wes and Tracker....looked around the sites and found a couple that look good (and cheap)
I like the boss sd-1 a lot but the only worry I have is it might not be as versitle as i'd like.... is there a pedal that can sound like "Crossroads" and "master of pupets" on different settings???
You can hear sound clips of the SD-1 at the boss site which is right here http://www.bossus.com/index.asp?pg=1&tmp=116
You can listen to all of them while your at it. Just go to the Compact Pedals area.
...I listened to it online and overall -it's nice....but I was talking to a friend and he said sometimes distortion pedals don't sound good with an acoustic/electric.."very boxy compared to the sustain of an electric"to be specific (in his opinion at least)
I'ld like to say, I would advise you, to stay away from cheap plastic multi-effects pedals if possible, (such as Zoom) as they don't seem very reliable at all.
If you are looking for a heavier distortion try the Rocktron Rampage. I bought one a few years ago and it's an amazing pedal, so heavy yet so clear at the same time. The scoop on this pedal is just massive! Perfect for getting really heavy. :twisted: Also, it cleans up very well when you roll the guitar volume back a little. (But I don't know why anybody would ever want to do that. :lol: )
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