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  • Best real tube-sound distortion pedal?

    What is the best tube-sound distortion pedal? Is there anything better than a TS808 in terms of realism?
    Whoso would be a man must be a nonconformist.

    --Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • #2
    Depends on how much you want to spend, like anything else. Radial makes some great tube overdrive pedals but they're pricey. Prices range all over the place, and more expensive or "boutique" does not necessarily mean better. I like these two for less than a hundred bucks:



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    • #3
      the enlgish muff'n is awesome, even though i traded for a TS9

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      • #4
        Depends on how much you want to spend, like anything else. Radial makes some great tube overdrive pedals but they're pricey. Prices range all over the place, and more expensive or "boutique" does not necessarily mean better. I like these two for less than a hundred bucks:





        Are Digitech's pedals all digital?
        Whoso would be a man must be a nonconformist.

        --Ralph Waldo Emerson

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        • #5
          I have to say I honestly wouldnt ever buy a Digitech pedal. Maybe a delay, but as far as dirt. Ill pass.

          What kind of amp do you have? Buying tube-like pedals wont always give you a tube sound if you dont have a tube amp.

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          • #6
            Radial Enginering's Tonebone classic and hot british have tubes. Quite expensive, but I've played one, and they're extremely noiseless and adjustable...
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            • #7
              Outside of the Bad Monkey, Digitech doesn't make a good dirt pedal. I wouldn't even call the Bad Monkey "tube like"..more of a boost.

              Get a Real Tube by Tubeworks...that black and yellow pedal. It is gritty but you can put a 12at7 in it and it sounds better.

              The Boss SD-1 is a good tube sounding overdrive and sound even better with a few minor mods.

              Personally, I like the new MXR Distortion III. I've been buying and trying overdrives and distortions for the last 9 years in the $50-$100 range and it is my favorite by far. It is more of an overdrive, but a very dynamic one and it isn't as harsh as a stock SD-1 can be.
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              • #8
                Are Digitech's pedals all digital?


                The dirt pedals are analog.
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                • #9
                  Are Digitech's pedals all digital?


                  The X-series are all digital. The cheaper dirt pedals like the Bad Monkey, Hot Head, Screamin' Blues and Death Metal are analog.
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                  • #10
                    I'm diggin' MI Audio Gear.... I'd say that sounds rather tube like.

                    But if you want a tube-like pedal, might I suggest a pedal with, say, a tube in it? English Muff'n, SD Twin Tube, Tonebone, Ibanez Tube King, Damage Control, etc.
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                    • #11


                      in front of



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                      Granted, the pedal doesn't have tubes in it, but the amp does.

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                      • #12
                        If you want an overdrive without the mid hump and no bass cut go with the Boss OD-3.
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                        • #13
                          ^^^ What the man said.

                          +1 also for a modded SD-1.
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                          • #14
                            Chandler tube driver, maybe?
                            several thousand dollars worth of gear and about five bucks worth of playing

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                            • #15
                              Behringer BO100 "tone of a vintage and bluesy tube amp"

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