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post Jul 16 2008, 12:11 PM
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I already have a Marshall TSL amp, that I am quite satisfied with. But sometimes, I'd like some more gain at riffing.
Does a distortionpedal solve this, or will it just make it muddy?

If it does, which one's nice?
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post Jul 16 2008, 12:20 PM
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I have Boss DS-1 distortion pedal, and I think it's really good. The DS-2 and DS-3 are more heavier I think, but for little gain I would go for the DS-1 smile.gif


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post Jul 16 2008, 12:43 PM
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Some pedals will definetly make your sound more muddy, especially the cheaper pedals.
In addition to the Boss pedals Kyledee mentioned then Maxon and Electro-Harmonics could be worth looking into too.


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post Jul 16 2008, 01:08 PM
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QUOTE (Trond Vold @ Jul 16 2008, 01:43 PM) *
Some pedals will definetly make your sound more muddy, especially the cheaper pedals.
In addition to the Boss pedals Kyledee mentioned then Maxon and Electro-Harmonics could be worth looking into too.


Ok... I don't want mud, I want clear and strong. So a distortionpedal is a "no go" then?
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post Jul 16 2008, 03:24 PM
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SD1 SUper overdrive is a nice booster, specailly for TSL kind of drive.


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post Jul 16 2008, 03:37 PM
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Try Xotic pedals...


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post Jul 16 2008, 04:11 PM
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Thanks for the advice guys smile.gif
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post Jul 16 2008, 05:45 PM
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In my Marshall times I always used an Ibanez Tubescreamer to get more gain.


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post Jul 16 2008, 09:29 PM
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QUOTE (Marcus Siepen @ Jul 16 2008, 06:45 PM) *
In my Marshall times I always used an Ibanez Tubescreamer to get more gain.


Nice! I will get one smile.gif was it expensive?
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post Jul 16 2008, 09:58 PM
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I would recommend that while you are looking at pedals look for ones with true bypass, unless you plan on putting them in the effects loop. True bypass will minimize the loss of tone that tends to happen when you have a pedal in front of the amp that is off.


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post Jul 17 2008, 01:25 AM
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QUOTE (kjutte @ Jul 16 2008, 04:29 PM) *
Nice! I will get one smile.gif was it expensive?


They can be. Depends

There were a lot of different versions out there over the years. Older ones can be expensive. A new one will come in under $100.

Sounds like what you're looking for is more of an overdrive than a straight-up distortion pedal.

I spend a lot of time listening to recordings online of different setups when I'm looking for something specific. Youtube's pretty good for that sometimes.


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QUOTE (Scott Gentzen @ Jul 17 2008, 02:25 AM) *
They can be. Depends

There were a lot of different versions out there over the years. Older ones can be expensive. A new one will come in under $100.

Sounds like what you're looking for is more of an overdrive than a straight-up distortion pedal.

I spend a lot of time listening to recordings online of different setups when I'm looking for something specific. Youtube's pretty good for that sometimes.


Only thing you'll of course have to be aware of on youtube is that they could have different guitars, pick ups, amps etc. even the mic or soundcard etc. might make a difference.

That said, as always, the best thing is to go and try something out. I've seen people take their guitars to guitar shops to try different pedals - even though it may be a little strange, I think that is one of the most ultimate solutions.


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post Jul 17 2008, 02:33 AM
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I'm down with Marcus, Tubescreamer is a great option for boosting, better than SD1 too.

Check if you can find a good 808 one or TS9 modded to 808. The second one is not so expensive.


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post Jul 17 2008, 02:08 PM
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QUOTE (Ivan Milenkovic @ Jul 17 2008, 03:33 AM) *
I'm down with Marcus, Tubescreamer is a great option for boosting, better than SD1 too.

Check if you can find a good 808 one or TS9 modded to 808. The second one is not so expensive.


Thanks ivan smile.gif
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post Jul 17 2008, 10:38 PM
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I needed more gain for my Marshall Vintage Modern, so I bought the Tubescreamer TS9 with a Keeley Mod and WOW smile.gif
Awesome pedal!
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post Jul 18 2008, 09:16 AM
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QUOTE (Trond Vold @ Jul 16 2008, 01:43 PM) *
Some pedals will definetly make your sound more muddy, especially the cheaper pedals.
In addition to the Boss pedals Kyledee mentioned then Maxon and Electro-Harmonics could be worth looking into too.


yeah, I'm thinking in getting one... or more !!!! laugh.gif

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