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Foggy1
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Jul 10th, 2017 05:47 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Either the yellow M 104 or the Red Badass M78?

Was wondering if either of those would come close for the lead in Joe Walsh's Turn to Stone. I heard he was probably playing through that damn Leslie recently though. :)

BbendFender
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Jul 10th, 2017 09:08 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I don't but I do have 2 MXR pedals from the mid 70's. A Phase 90 and a Dyna Comp.

Foggy1
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Jul 10th, 2017 09:27 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Thanks Bbend. I had the script phase 90 and the custom comp but sold them. They were the new one's. I also had a MXR Micro flanger and replaced it with the Neo Mistress. The Mistress is nice, but still feel the need for a regular analog flanger IMO. I miss the MXR micro flanger.

I was never really into distortion, until i heard and read about Joe playing the lead in Turn to stone. Now i think i need to add one to the board. Just trying to figure out which one. I have a Wampler Tumnis and a Big Muff on there now, but looks like i need to add distortion as i try and learn more lead.

(This message was last edited by Foggy1 at 01:22 PM, Jul 10th, 2017)

Taildragger
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Jul 10th, 2017 09:55 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

This one is mighty nice...

...but spendy:

Foggy1
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Murrells Inlet, SC

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Jul 10th, 2017 10:56 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

That sure is nice, but looking for a cheapie right now.

Thanks.

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American-made in Oz!!
Jul 10th, 2017 04:41 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I recently got 2 used MXR pedals, a Badass Distortion and a CS il torino Overdrive. Love them both.
What I really like about them is the 3-band EQ. It just gives that extra ability to shape the tone more than the common single "tone" knob.

The Super Badass is also *my* first distortion pedal. I've always gone for OD's over distortion, but I'm really liking it! (however I am setting it to a fairly low gain compared to where it *can* go) (full-on metal sound)

As far as MXR in general, the quality in build and tone is excellent imo. I've had the Carbon Copy and Analog Chorus on my board for 5 years, never had an issue. (great chorus pedal too btw!)

(This message was last edited by Mick Reid at 06:42 PM, Jul 10th, 2017)

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Jul 10th, 2017 06:35 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Find yerself a 2nd-hand MI Audio Crunch Box. These do the Marshall grind very well.

Some pros agree. Scroll down about half way on this page and read a few

Foggy1
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Jul 11th, 2017 03:28 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Thanks for the input guys.


urbtone

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Jim O.
Jul 11th, 2017 04:03 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I have an MXR Distortion+. Nice pedal, pretty versatile. Whether it can do the sound from that record or not - I can't tell you because I use it stacked with other things, so it's almost never used on its own. But I'm glad I have it.

Taildragger
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Jul 11th, 2017 07:17 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Thanks for pointing out another excellent and previously (to me) unknown pedal to help me increase the balance due on my credit card, Peegoo.

;-P

Foggy1
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Jul 15th, 2017 01:36 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

"Thanks for pointing out another excellent and previously (to me) unknown pedal to help me increase the balance due on my credit card, Peegoo."

LOL I hear ya, Peegoo is da man. I'm going to be getting one of those also!


Cal-Woody

USA/California

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Jul 15th, 2017 06:00 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I have the Modified Overdrive and has stayed on my board for a few years. With the ability to adjust the EQ and also has a Mid boost to fatten up single coil pups, it makes for a decent overdrive pedal and use it in conjunction with other overdrive pedals for either more gain and the ability to add EQ to sculpt the tone. As a stand alone pedal, I think it's decent but use my Blues Driver v2. as my usual overdrive pedal and kick in the Modified Overdrive for more grunt.
I also have the Soul Food pedal and use it more for clean boost but can add some nice hair to the mix when needed.
The Soul Food is a really sweet pedal to use with my semi-hollow body guitars. It just adds that nice crunch and is really transparent.My Epiphone Dot with 57's, gets the sweetest tone with the Soul Food pedal. I use it with almost any combo style of tube amp and it is just Fun!!! That hollow woody tone with a slight rasp from the Soul Food pedal is the tone that is usually in your mind and it does it really well!
Oops, carrying on just a little here. .... Sorry. ....

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Jul 15th, 2017 06:50 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I concur with Peegoo (and Elliot)

"M.I.Audio Crunch Box will turn your twin into a Marshall."

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