La Grunge: The Top 10 Blues-Approved Overdrive/Distortion Pedals

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PlankSpank

I've been using my rectifier setting on my Cube 30 for gain/distortion. I had an original Dimebag Distortion that actually was two pedals in one but I sold it due to being unemployed. I dig tubes but also dig low/no maintenance. My ears are pretty happy with the BOSS Cube and that's what counts.

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PlankSpank

I've been using my rectifier setting on my Cube 30 for gain/distortion. I had an original Dimebag Distortion that actually was two pedals in one but I sold it due to being unemployed. I dig tubes but also dig low/no maintenance. My ears are pretty happy with the BOSS Cube and that's what counts.

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kerr247

I own the Blackstone and the King of Tone. Both, just awesome pedals. But I also own one of the very 1st Fulltone OCD overdrive pedals made and it's a crime that this pedal isn't on this list! The newer OCD's don't stand up to the original, 1st series OCD. I play Blues and Blues-based-rock. The OCD is one I keep going back to. I also have a 1968 Vox ToneBender...also very cool, on the music I play...leaving the original OCD out is criminal!!!

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treedroppings

Tube Screamer ts9 here w/lite ash strat or firebird into a mesa mark 1. Almost perfect, I traded a Fat Sandwich and $40 for it, because I did not need the gain!

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zedthewizard

I've owned several of these pedals or related models, and I understand you need to have a list and all; but I'd have to say that there are a lot of nice boutique pedals coming out; but rather, than get into a list of newbies, I think the DEMETER FOD-1 should be on here before many of the others. I would add that although, I liked the Blues Driver it seems a bit stale like many of if not all the Boss Pedals even after an expensive modification. I had one of the newer tube screamers and a somewhat mass produced clone; I don't get it other than SRV played one. Not so sure, he used two simultaneously though. I do want a Blackstone Appliances and also one of those new Kazoos; but for now, I'm happy enough with my new Tim Pierce Signature Preamp/OD and some other fairly inexpensive but nice pedals from Vick Audio.

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ceramic_magneto

If you want an OD that you can really tweak, check out the VHT V-Drive. VERY versatile pedal with some killer tones.

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xtrajerry

Kind of curious why the writer had to snatch images from the web for this article. Can I assume he never actually used any of these pedals he wrote about? Wouldn't that mean that the entire article was bogus? Nice job GW..

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krshnakrunch

This originally appreared in the print version of the mag. More likely it was tthe web editor who snatched the images from the internet because it was convenient to do so. Do you really think someone who has reviewed gear for various guitar mags for 20 years (including the Klon Centaur for GW back in the October '96 issue - google it - and once reviewed 100 different distortion pedals in a single review for Guitar School) hasn't played a Tube Screamer or Big Muff let alone a Tim or Blackstone?

You're only an anonymous internet dweeb. Maybe you're the one that's bogus. Nice job Sherlock.

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PamelaMcLaughlin03

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Glenn Kennedy

guitarissts, your hand situation wouldn't affect slide playing at all...it's a beautiful style and one well worth exploring as fully as possible. Best wishes.

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guitarissts

I have two problems in my guitar lessons...First one is when I put three fingers together they are wider than the space between the frets which makes it difficult to play even a chord with three fingers and the other is flexibility in my wrist and fingers that makes me uncomfortable to play....Please show me some way to improve this...Thanks!!

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guitarissts

I have a Fender Strat six string right hand setup , well i had an devestating hand injury to my left hand with a table saw and lost two fingers ,middle and index at the first joint , they were completely severd .I had them reattached but the two are stiffas apencil at the first jointmiddle joints work finewhat is there to do anything, or go lefty. any advici on what i call ahell of a predicktment. Thanks for any inspiration you can send my way for about online guitar lessons. Thanks

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