What ODs Are You Guys Using in Front of Your Marshalls

Discussion in 'The Tone Zone' started by tallcoolone, Sep 28, 2019.

  1. WellBurnTheSky

    WellBurnTheSky Well-Known Member

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    It could work though, as long as you keep gain very low. The parametric EQ could definitely help really shape how the pedal is hitting the amp.
    I remember Reb Beach using it that way with Whitesnake a few years ago for instance (more like 15 years actually :lol:).
    But yeah, that wouldn't be the most obvious choice. Definitely worth giving it a try though. And yeah, using a looper to dial in things is a great suggestion !
     
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    Thanks for the heads up on the YT info, I’ll be sure to check it out.
    I will have to try it in the loop as I have only run it through the front of amp so far. I just ordered a DSL1HR / MX112R from Sweetwater today so I’ll try the loop out when they arrive. I just returned a DSL20CR, was just too loud for my liking. I tried to make an informed decision when I bought it but got it wrong. Great forum, glad I joined.
     
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    Thanks for the warm welcome!
    Lot of heavy grinding sounds produced by this box, exactly what I was looking for.
     
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    That’s great brother, if you can post a clip of your tone findings.
    I love to hear all my friends here on the forums clips. :cheers:mitch
     
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    I know this is getting way off topic because the MT-2 is definitely not an overdrive pedal. But here's the Ola Englund vid that sold it for me!

     
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    It IS a great pedal. The parametric mids is quite powerful, which makes it too complicated for beginners and pretty easy to set badly, in which case it can sound godawful. But when dialed in, it sounds killer. And it's super flexible, thanks to the parametric mids.
     
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    Thanks for posting this, that was great. I’ll try some of his settings.
     
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    I'm really hankering after some new sounds. Been thinking of taking the plunge on an Earthquaker Devices plumes, which seems like a Modded TS style OD but with different clipping options. Though I've been a cheap and cheerful pedal-guy in recent years and debate whether £110 is worth dropping on it when i could probably snag a TS style clone on eBay for £20-30.
     
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    Yolo!
     
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    I never use dirt pedals because, well.........Marshall.
     
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    I love my Metal Zone !!!
    And I know how to use it's Parametric EQ...
    I have tried them all , No other pedal matches it..
     
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    I go classic, I have an SV20 head and an attenuator is a must to be able to crank it to get the goods, and doesn't disappoint. Depending on what I'm going for or guitar I'm using (LP's or Strats) I use a BC183 Sunface, Timmy, couple of different flavors of Rangmaster (OC71, Smooth, OC44, angrier) and/or a stock TS9 and /or SD-1 to boost and tighten for solo's Nothing else needed, they just add to what the Marshall gives.
     
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    Maxon OD-9
    Boss BD-2 Blues Driver
    Maxon SM-9Pro+ Super Medal
    Supro Drive
    Homemade Dallas Rangemaster Clone germanium treble booster

    they all sound different so I'll just use whatever I see fit. But the BD-2 is mostly for Strats/single-coils. It REALLY sounds good.
    The SM-9Pro+ is my favorite distortion pedal I've come across. This is pure thrash metal in a box
    The Supro Drive is the newest one. It's darker, but very smooth and reactive to your playing/guitar. I'd recommend everyone to at least try it. It's not like any other overdrive pedal.
     
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    Is your BD-2 stock or modded? Keep thinking of revisiting one.
     
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    In an ideal situation, i'd love to get my attenuator fixed so i could go sans pedals like i did with my orange terror. Just can't get any drive out of the origin 20 without killing the neighbours.
     
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    NOLO!

    (Neighbours only live once)

    Kill em dead, no neighbours no problems
     
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    In front of the major I like the Mooer Pure Boost or a GE7.

    Yesterday I was testing some boosts in the JCM800kk the SD1 and the Pureboost sounded great. DOD250 ok, Lacerate Boost sounded like crap.
     
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