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Foggy1

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Jul 10th, 2017 05:47 AM        

Either the yellow M 104 or the Red Badass M78?<br /> <br /> 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        

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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Murrells Inlet, SC

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Jul 10th, 2017 09:27 AM        

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.<br /> <br /> 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.



Taildragger

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Jul 10th, 2017 09:55 AM        

This one is mighty nice...



Foggy1

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Murrells Inlet, SC

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Jul 10th, 2017 10:56 AM        

That sure is nice, but looking for a cheapie right now.<br /> <br /> Thanks.



Mick Reid

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Jul 10th, 2017 04:41 PM        

I recently got 2 used MXR pedals, a Badass Distortion and a CS il torino Overdrive. Love them both.<br /> 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.<br /> <br /> 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)<br /> <br /> 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!)<br /> <br />



Peegoo

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Jul 10th, 2017 06:35 PM        

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



Foggy1

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Murrells Inlet, SC

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Jul 11th, 2017 03:28 AM        

Thanks for the input guys.<br />



urbtone



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Jim O.
Jul 11th, 2017 04:03 AM        

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        

Thanks for pointing out another excellent and previously (to me) unknown pedal to help me increase the balance due on my credit card, Peegoo.<br /> <br /> ;-P



Foggy1

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Murrells Inlet, SC

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Jul 15th, 2017 01:36 PM        

"Thanks for pointing out another excellent and previously (to me) unknown pedal to help me increase the balance due on my credit card, Peegoo."<br /> <br /> LOL I hear ya, Peegoo is da man. I'm going to be getting one of those also!<br />



Cal-Woody



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Jul 15th, 2017 06:00 PM        

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. <br /> 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. <br /> 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!<br /> Oops, carrying on just a little here. .... Sorry. ....



Sharkie

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Jul 15th, 2017 06:50 PM        

I concur with Peegoo (and Elliot)<br /> <br /> "M.I.Audio Crunch Box will turn your twin into a Marshall."



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