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PostPosted: Fri, May 04, 2018 10:31am 
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Starting a new project with a friend, and going to use a modded 50 watt plexi reissue (has a mv and a bassman tranny), as a pedal platform. Sounds killer with the pre almost maxed and hit with a tubescreamer, but kinda kills the clean I can get with it. Would like to get a dirt pedal that doesn’t sound fizzy, but capable of more modern levels of gain if possible. Been looking at the jhs @ Andy Timmons pedal and the wampler pinnacle. Also tried the wampler triple wreck a couple years back and didn’t hate it.
Any luck on using pedals y’all?

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Also tried a suhr riot that was pretty sick. Did not get along with the be-od. (Really needs a mid knob).

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PostPosted: Fri, May 04, 2018 10:43am 
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mchn13 wrote:
Also tried a suhr riot that was pretty sick.


This probably answers your question.

Very subjective question that you have asked. But, if you liked the Riot, it is a good choice to start.


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fek wrote:
mchn13 wrote:
Also tried a suhr riot that was pretty sick.


This probably answers your question.

Very subjective question that you have asked. But, if you liked the Riot, it is a good choice to start.


You’re right. I didn’t actually give a description at all lol. Kinda like tool meets corrosion of conformity, Pink Floyd/sabbath. Trippy atmospheric meets big grindy riffs. I did try the suhr and the wampler but on others rigs. I’ve never used anything but boosts in front of my marshAlls. The whole pedal platform really escapes me but makes sense for what I’m going for right now, and I like the clean I get out of the Marshall.

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I like the BB+ with mine. I run the amp with a touch of dirt, like AC/DC. You have to fight it a bit, but when the pedal hits it, tight raging. You then have the other side if you want even more for solos. It doesn't color the tone which is cool.

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The new Friedman DP-OD will be out this year, and it has a mid knob. The Suhr Eclipse looks pretty awesome too.

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I like the BB+ with mine. I run the amp with a touch of dirt, like AC/DC. You have to fight it a bit, but when the pedal hits it, tight raging. You then have the other side if you want even more for solos. It doesn't color the tone which is cool.



Heard. Having the extra for solos is a plus. Will look up the bb.

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Robert Keeley El Rey Dorado it Absolutely kills for plexi distortion. smokes my Surh Riot reloaded.
I sold my BE-OD about 2 weeks after I got it, when they first came out. One of the best, if not the best, I have ever heard IMO.


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Nitrobattery wrote:
The new Friedman DP-OD will be out this year, and it has a mid knob. The Suhr Eclipse looks pretty awesome too.

It also has a Low Gain channel and both channels have the adjustable internal knob. The Buxom Boost is pretty sick. Also the Maxon 808X is rad.

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I been through a few and the Wampler Pinnacle has always stayed on my board.


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REVV G3 OD Pedal
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Boss DS-1 or Rat2


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Marshall Law wrote:
Robert Keeley El Rey Dorado it Absolutely kills for plexi distortion. smokes my Surh Riot reloaded.
I sold my BE-OD about 2 weeks after I got it, when they first came out. One of the best, if not the best, I have ever heard IMO.


You're killin' me dude!!! :rock:

When I met up with Rob last year, he had brought me one of his "D&M" pedals. I love that pedal!! Has distortion and overdrive and just a great tone to it. I can't wait to get his El Rey Dorado soon!

I have a BE-OD pedal too and that is a great one as well.


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Starman22 wrote:
Boss DS-1 or Rat2

Boss DS1X. About 70 used, does not rob low end and can actually add some, not flubby at all.

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So for the last year or so I have been slowly building my board to use with a clean pedal platform amp. I have gone through a few distortion pedals and the AMT R2 is the one. It really is pretty awesome and versatile. I run the gain knob low, like 10 O’clock, and boost it if I need more.


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stephen sawall wrote:


Whoa that sounds crazy! Gonna look and if I can find it in a more rock context. Wow.

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stephen sawall wrote:



that thing sounds good, I was going to say this as well. shawn tubs does a good demo.


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https://youtu.be/7kxULnRUDNE

He does some guitar volume stuff on this one.... There is about a dozen videos.

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stephen sawall wrote:
https://youtu.be/7kxULnRUDNE

He does some guitar volume stuff on this one.... There is about a dozen videos.


That is crazy. Does not sound like a pedal to me. I picked up an amt drive pedal cheap for now, and already have a rat2 that someone mentioned above. Using pedals for your main distortion is new to me. Even the rat I used as a dirty overdrive. That revv is really impressive.

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Rat...I love mine. It was my favorite pedal in the 80's.

A other personal favorite of mine is the Zvex Distortron. By itself or after other overdrive, distortion or fuzz. I'm not into stacking pedals but this one just works for me. My favorite Marshall in a box.

Anyway I think Revv might be on to something. That or people are getting much better at doing clips.

I want to hear it with my Deliverance 120 and 4x12.
I don't usually buy gear without trying it first.... But pretty sure I'm picking one up. The Revv amps look very interesting also.

From the videos it look like it is at home with a clean or distorted amp. From what I read they spent a lot of time making sure the feel is right. I watch several of the videos last night and like these two.

https://youtu.be/uWZXCnoLXVM

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Rockbox Boiling Point "The handmade one with swirl". The only overdrive pedal that has stayed on my pedalboard along with a BOSS SD-1. Sold all my other overdrives...about 30 of them over the years. Think I’ll get the Suhr Eclipse and the Friedman Dirty Shirley pedal again just for variation though.


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Sleeper alert!! Barber Direct Drive Compact. Sounds REALLY, really good. More importantly, it FEELS great. Also highly tweakable.


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Try a Weehbo Bastard

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Sleeper alert!! Barber Direct Drive Compact. Sounds REALLY, really good. More importantly, it FEELS great. Also highly tweakable.


Another Sleeper is the Barber Dirty Bomb, for more of a Mesa flavor. Hard to go wrong with Barber pedals, they are very nice.

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