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FDP Forum / Miscellaneous and Non-Fender Topics / Best pedal for Classic Rock?

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PapaDave
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Mar 15th, 2012 10:16 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Leftymeister knows.

I always come back to the venerable Blues Driver. The plus for me is it cleans up extremely well with a quick turn down of your guitar's volume knob; push the volume up and KERRRANNNG.

And no, not all "tube screamer" type pedals do this, or do it as well as the BD-2.

The Keeley version is icing on the cake, I do fine with my stock one. (Helps to have a sweet tube amp for this, of course)

LeftyMeister
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Mar 15th, 2012 10:48 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

"they are know to bush you ramp"

You do know this is a family forum, right?

LeftyMeister
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Mar 15th, 2012 10:51 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I agree with Dave, except the BD-2 is not a tube screamer clone. It's a different circuit.

Some OD's sound as if the effect is riding ontop of the dry signal, whereas the BD-2 tends to blend with the signal.

(This message was last edited by LeftyMeister at 11:02 AM, Mar 15th, 2012)

yellowrubberduck

Vancouver, Canada

Mar 15th, 2012 11:04 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

"You do know this is a family forum, right? "

ooops

6L6
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Mar 15th, 2012 06:27 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Hot cake.

professor
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Mar 15th, 2012 08:26 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I gotta say I'm really liking the range of the Hoof Fuzz I just got. Russian Big Muff without the muffledness, more clarity if that makes sense.

Diogenes232
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Mar 15th, 2012 10:38 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

The amp you are plugging it into makes all the diff!

The pedal you use through a silver face deluxe are completely different than what you might use through a JCM800


What amp ya using?

guitarmoog
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I wouldn't say that's excessive
Mar 16th, 2012 02:31 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

+1 on the importance of the amp, but my pedal suggestion would be a Z.Vex Box of Rock, or Distortron. I use these for classic rock sounds through a DRRI, a Vox Night Train, and a Marshall Vintage Modern, and they sound great through all of them.

Mikey_D
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Mar 16th, 2012 12:24 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Radial ToneBone Hot British.

Tony F

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Mar 17th, 2012 07:54 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I like and use the Boss SD-1 with not too much drive but as much level as I can tweak in.

K4
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Mar 17th, 2012 12:20 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Just get a Plexi and crank it up.

That will nail the tones of the mentioned bands.

I agree get an overdrive not a distortion box

Fast Lane Pablo

USA

Mar 19th, 2012 10:39 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

A Maxon or Ibanez SD-9. I had my hands on a vintage one once and it screamed "Classic Rock." More hair then it's brother the Tube Screamer.

Ibanez just came out with a "new" SD-9 that has some added features. Check it out.

syee

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Mar 21st, 2012 02:17 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Agree with 6L6, Hot Cake.

gdw3
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Mar 21st, 2012 09:31 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

If you are leaning toward the RAT (for, say, Sabbath fuzz), I highly recommend the Keeley modded version. Took mine from basically un-useable to a real tone monster. Does much more than fuzz. A very nice meaty distortion now as well.

As far as classic rock in general, yes, overdrive. Stuff like AC/DC and LZ have a surprisingly low amount of distortion in their tones. Put a boost in front of it for heavy-ness.

agaveman

howell n.j. usa

Mar 21st, 2012 04:48 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I just picked up a Joyo British Sound for playing classic rock.This pedal does 60s and 70s Marshall to a tee. Best $45 bucks I've spent in a long time

scott4911

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Mar 23rd, 2012 07:56 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

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MacReverb II
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Mar 24th, 2012 10:55 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

What "sound " are we talking about? Classic rock is not a sound. What a silly thread.

CyberSpy

Denton, Texas

Mar 24th, 2012 01:08 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Yeah, I've been confused. I think of Classic Rock as being a genre of radio station, not a genre of music.

(This message was last edited by CyberSpy at 01:42 PM, Mar 24th, 2012)

Fritz_D_Cat
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Mar 24th, 2012 02:19 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Modded SD-1 on 'mild' and an MI Audio Crunch box on 'wild'.

yellowrubberduck

Vancouver, Canada

Mar 26th, 2012 01:59 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

MacReverb II, CyberSpy , read my first post.

so far i've been getting some good tones from a Crunch Box.



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