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> Boutique Distortion Pedals, $150 + distortion ...is it worth it?
zx2blues
post Dec 1 2007, 07:20 AM
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OK after some severe research around the net (harmonycentral mostly and some Youtube vids) I've been debating buying a Tonebone or a H&K or Damage control pedal or maybe even some Keeley pedals... The problem is I'm not sure if they are worth the high dollar... So I'm asking if anyone here has any experience with these pedals especially the Tonebone brand (Classic, Plexitube, Tritrone, or Hot Brit) and what kind of sounds they got out of them. I'm a severe tone freak when it comes to my rig so I'm really not concerned with one pedal doing many different things, in fact I"m all about one pedal being awesome at one sound and buying another pedal for another sound if needed.
That being said I'm looking for a variety of distortion sounds anything from "Slash" to "the Edge" to def leppard (no laughing) tongue.gif to Children of Bodom.


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post Dec 1 2007, 07:23 AM
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Metal Muff with boost= greatness
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post Dec 1 2007, 07:41 AM
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QUOTE (USAMAN @ Nov 30 2007, 06:23 PM) *
Metal Muff with boost= greatness
over and out.


Definitely agree. It's a great pedal, none better.


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zx2blues
post Dec 1 2007, 11:09 PM
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QUOTE (JVM @ Dec 1 2007, 07:41 AM) *
Definitely agree. It's a great pedal, none better.


WelL i like the whole Metal Muff. I definitely think I'll pick one up soon (bidding on one now on Ebay). It seems like it's a bit thicker thatn the MT-2. But I'm looking for a variety of distortion not just metal... Thats why I asked about the tonebones / Damage control pedals. (side question.. if I was to use a tube screamer for more peircing leads would I put it after or before the metal pedal?)
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post Dec 1 2007, 11:28 PM
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I'd get a Damage Control. I heard you can dial in a pretty good Mesa Boogie sound in it. Plus its run on tubes which are always a plus. I'd get it if I have the money.

Also +1 for the Muff. I did a review on the Muff over at the gear reviews.


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post Dec 2 2007, 03:10 AM
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For the most part, boutique pedals tend to deliver. I especially like things from Keeley. The question is, is the sometimes small improvement on sound quality worth it to you?

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