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  • Pedlulz for teh brootz?

    Should have an MI Audio Tube Zone on the way soon, but I'm already looking for something else to put it up against, so I can keep the best one of the two.

    Only cheapish one(if you can call it that) I can think of that gets raving reviews and sounds good in the clips I heard: Barber Dirty Bomb. I REALLY should finally try that one out.

    Anything else new/obscure out there that wasn't already mensioned in the zillion other "high gain distortion" threads? Only <$125 (used) suggestions pleaze.

    Cheers.

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    • #3
      can't say I've ever heard a pedal that can do a passable metal tone.

      For example:



      lol the BOM sounds so bad.
      Breaus, check out my youtube channel. pls.

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        lol the BOM sounds so bad.


        I have to agree (at least going by that clip).

        If you want just heavily downtuned death metal, something like the metal zone will probably work well enough, but if you have ~$350 or so, IMO you'd be much better off getting a used 6505+ 112 combo. Or if you already have a cab, around $500 or so can get you a used 5150/6505 head. And for less, you should be able to get a solid state Ampeg vh140c (either combo or head), which is also a nice amp for metal.
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        • #5
          can't say I've ever heard a pedal that can do a passable metal tone.

          For example:

          lol the BOM sounds so bad.


          Yeah it sounds like they just masked the fizz fest by keeping the mesa in the right speaker and not demo'ing the BOM solo. I agree it's hard for any pedal to come close doing an okay metal tone, they're all kinda fizzy and mimicky...Which is why I don't want to spend $300 on something that'll still sound sound kinda meh. For about half that price though, I'm sure I'll find something that'll do fine for occasionaly ****************ing up Tool riffs in my living room

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          • #6
            Just pick up a used Metal Zone. Why would anyone spend more than $30 on a high-gainer when there exists such a minute disparity between the quality of the Metal Zone and that of the pricier alternatives? No one would be able to tell the difference live, anyway.

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              I have to agree (at least going by that clip).

              If you want just heavily downtuned death metal, something like the metal zone will probably work well enough, but if you have ~$350 or so, IMO you'd be much better off getting a used 6505+ 112 combo. Or if you already have a cab, around $500 or so can get you a used 5150/6505 head. And for less, you should be able to get a solid state Ampeg vh140c (either combo or head), which is also a nice amp for metal.


              I'd just want something to use at home, so 'bang-the-buck' would be the key thing here. If I were a fulltime metal guitarist or at least have a band that's into somekind of brootz, I'd probably go all the way and get me a Diezel or something

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              • #8
                Dirty Bomb works very well for ****************ing up Tool riffs. Pretty versatile, too. -- You'll probably find a function for it other than just high gain.

                Boss HM-2 and dime all the knobs!

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                  Just pick up a used Metal Zone. Why would anyone spend more than $30 on a high-gainer when there exists such a minute disparity between the quality of the Metal Zone and that of the pricier alternatives? No one would be able to tell the difference live, anyway.


                  True. And I won't even be using it live. So Metal Zone it is. Would've been cool if it were good for other shades of gain like the Tube Zone though. Oh well, can't have everything I guess.

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                  • #10
                    I'd just want something to use at home, so 'bang-the-buck' would be the key thing here. If I were a fulltime metal guitarist or at least have a band that's into somekind of brootz, I'd probably go all the way and get me a Diezel or something


                    OOOOOHH! IDEA!

                    Grab a used podxt! They go for around 125 I think. That would be by far your best option, tone-wise.
                    Breaus, check out my youtube channel. pls.

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                    • #11
                      OOOOOHH! IDEA!

                      Grab a used podxt! They go for around 125 I think. That would be by far your best option, tone-wise.


                      Now you mension it, the closest I can come to sounding like I'm playing through say, an Uberschall...Is with the Uberschall preset in GuitarRig 3. It's worth trying to route that to my amp, although I was hoping forward to a new toy, preferably a pedal that could be used for other stuff than just brootalz.

                      I btw also have this Johnson J-Station, which sucks for anything but blackface cleans. Another amp modeler that'll end up gathering dust would have to be my very last option as far as I'm concerned.

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                      • #12
                        the tube zone is a nasty, fizzy distortion pedal that you can tweak millions of nasty, fizzy tone settings from.

                        id suggest searching your own 'thread started' list. youve started dozens of these threads and have receive plenty (100s, probably) of great suggestions.

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                        • #13
                          if you're going to go the metal zone route, i would really encourage you to give the old boss hm-2's a shot. i think they sound better and are pretty cheap. if i remember correctly from other threads, you owned a suhr riot and were not a fan, correct? i have one and think it does a great metal tone, but perhaps we're going for different things. and those are more like $150 used, which is a little above your price range. also, have you tried a wampler triple wreck. i've never even heard one, but i'm interested in wampler pedals and that might do it. i don't even know what those cost.

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                          • #14
                            you need tight for the brootz, isn't an HM2 all loosey goosy?
                            Breaus, check out my youtube channel. pls.

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                            • #15
                              i don't even know what those cost.


                              A lot. 270 new.

                              Not what I'm personally looking for in a high gainer in a box but it sounds pretty good, Wampler makes good stuff, and Burg makes good demos, natch:

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