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FDP Forum / Fender Guitars: Telecasters / Which distortion pedal is best for Tele single coil

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AnalogPackrat

California

If it is to be it is up to me.
Jun 21st, 2011 05:31 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Well, I've also got an early-mid 80's Tube Screamer (no mods). The DLS covers a lot of that tone and much more. DLS also has a lot better dynamic response--very much like an actual amp. For the money I think the Catalinbread pedals are some of the best out there .

Hope you find something you like.

TweedDogSteve

Canada

Jun 22nd, 2011 07:14 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

For distortion (ie metal/hard rock tone) , you can't go wrong with these classics;
RAT2 as already mentionned
Boss DS1
BOSS SD1
MXR Distortion+

For modern tone, MXR Distortion III

The key to getting a good distortion tone is also in the EQ pedal that you put in front or after it, check the MXR 6 or 10 band EQ. For 100 to 120 bucks new, you can get both dist + EQ and will never look back.

(This message was last edited by TweedDogSteve at 08:13 PM, Jun 24th, 2011)

jimijamfan
Contributing Member

W.Warwick R.I.

I brake for 'da blues baby!
Jun 23rd, 2011 10:43 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Still lovin' my Boss SD1.

fredocaster

USA

Jun 23rd, 2011 08:19 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

+1 on the sd-1. I also use a blues driver. Tried a bunch of boutique stuff and all kinds of others, then came back to these two Boss pedals. Go figure.

jesse1d

canada

Jul 11th, 2011 07:16 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

+1 on the blues driver, although mine has the monte alums h20 plus mod.

stinger22

USA

Aug 7th, 2011 09:43 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Sounds great with my Zen drive that's for sure.

Webfoot

US

Aug 7th, 2011 10:45 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Two things...

1) I found that using 12AY7s (EH) in V1 can really make dirt pedals sound a lot better.

2) Also stacking your dirt pedal into a Timmy pedal (light overdrive pedal by custom pedal builder Paul Cochrane) is a real plus. It can EQ, boost and add dirt. The Timmy can really help EQ/shape your upstream dirt pedal like an extra set of tone knobs on the amp.





3 chord

MT/USA

I don't have anything clever to say
Aug 25th, 2011 05:48 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I use a PV classic 30 so I don't need pedals!

(This message was last edited by 3 chord at 05:48 AM, Aug 25th, 2011)

Coral Head

Sunshine State

Groupies needed
Aug 25th, 2011 07:01 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I use a Danelectro CO-1 Drive with my Tele and a clean amp. It works well but is an overdriven not highly distorted sound. I also use the Danelectro Transparent Overdrive CTO-1 and combine them at times.

Good pedals.

teleman55

Chicagoland

Aug 27th, 2011 11:01 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Boss SD1
Tone at about 10-11 o'clock.
Can't beat that.

Unless you want more extreme.
For that I use a Keeley DS1 or a Big Muff.

keto9

Edmonton

Sep 6th, 2011 08:56 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Gonna get lotso laughs with this one but I swear it's true.

For crunchy JCM800 with an edge distortion, the OD side of the Marshall Jackhammer just.cannot.be.beat. The actual 'Distortion' side is totally unusable (by anybody, I hear and I believe it). But I've been trying to kick that Jackhammer off my board for *years*, it never ever leaves. Has a great tweakable EQ, a great range of dirt (from 'just a bit' to 'wayyyy too much'), stacks well with virtually everything, is in a bulletproof metal housing...and they're relatively cheap.

It's not everybody's thing, I get that, nor for every application. But for that 1 thing, I haven't found better. I know a lotta people hate it...but it's sounded good with every amp I've owned, and thatsa lotta ampsa.

Oh, and my #1 is a '62 AV RI. #2 is a CV Squier Custom that I put a 'bucker in the bridge (yes, bridge. Yes, full sized.) position.

Tele295

St. Somewhere

RG
Sep 11th, 2011 05:42 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

A Rat is a good pedal, because it has all the gain/drive you need, even with low output pickups.

andrewd41

USA

Sep 17th, 2011 09:35 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I am totally in love with Analogman's King of Tone. I play a stock 78 Tele through a Marshall SLP 100. It gives me the ability to play through the Marshall at lower amp volume for smaller rooms. But for larger rooms, I plug streight in.

lox

Columbus, Ohio

Docofrock
Sep 21st, 2011 10:01 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I sold my King of Tone because it didn't have enough "grit" and the boost on it was not loud enough. I bought Gristle King which solved both of those concerns.

JohnS

USA

Sep 27th, 2011 05:49 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Pardon my ignorance, but what is this DLS you speak of?
Dano Transparent Overdrive V2 works well. See Germandude's demo.

Bluesdoc1952

usa

workin' on a highline...baby
Oct 12th, 2011 05:42 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Keeley modded Boss SD-1. My friend's Fulltone OD and Plimsoul pedals sound rather nice as well.

AnalogPackrat

California

If it is to be it is up to me.
Oct 12th, 2011 07:10 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

DLS = Catalinbread "Dirty Little Secret" which is one of the better Marshall-in-a-box type pedals out there.

DPH

Massachusetts, USA

Oct 13th, 2011 12:51 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

What tones are you looking for? Examples (eg. "Crazy Train" or "Tax Man")

I've got both an MI Audio Crunch Box and a ZVEX Box of Rock. I love 'em both, but much prefer the BoR. They both turn my TRRI into a cranked Marshal Plexi at will, but the BoR can better replicate a cranked AC30, which is awewome.

I think the BoR is better at adding color with a very slight distortion than does the Crunch Box.

(This message was last edited by DPH at 12:54 PM, Oct 13th, 2011)

RWRP

USA

Oct 14th, 2011 01:47 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I love my DS-1 with my H1 Tele.

super mario
Contributing Member
****

USA

tone to the bone no other way
Oct 15th, 2011 06:11 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

For distortion w/single coil tele tone (PV Reactor w/Fender P'ups) I resort, please don't laugh, to either the Marshall ShredMaster or the DriveMaster. Usually I will stack either in front of the CMatMods Signa Drive....gets me there. It tends to not matter which amp I use - the SFDR (6V6), PVC30 (EL84) or the PignoseG60VR (6L6/5881)- I get to where I need to be. These pedals are largely overlooked here and the DriveMaster can be typically had off the 'bay for about a 1/3 of the Shredder.

Just my $.02 worth....

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