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 Post subject: Re: Distortion pedals
PostPosted: Sun Dec 03, 2017 8:20 pm 
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Rats Are Classic Beasts. I've been meaning to get a stereo rat for ages.

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 Post subject: Re: Distortion pedals
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So you need some kind of level attenuators to go before the pedal, right? Any recommendations there?


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 Post subject: Re: Distortion pedals
PostPosted: Mon Dec 04, 2017 6:15 pm 
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nomadjames wrote:
So you need some kind of level attenuators to go before the pedal, right? Any recommendations there?


Technically yes, but..... not really. You can just control the input level via whatever is feeding in.

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 Post subject: Re: Distortion pedals
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Got an instant GAS on that analog drive. It's like old brotha of analog heat.
Though, most of distortion pedals are mono, and I'm not fan of that.


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 Post subject: Re: Distortion pedals
PostPosted: Wed Dec 06, 2017 12:34 am 
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Any thoughts about Deluxe BASS Big Muff?
Looks interesting, as it has wet/dry, and filter, as well as noise gate. Good idea for drums, or forget about it?


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 Post subject: Re: Distortion pedals
PostPosted: Wed Dec 06, 2017 6:35 am 
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Mslwte wrote:
ive got a filterbank, a brenell mark 5 60's preamp, cheap chinese little bear units, a "you dirty rat", a great destroyer and the thing i like the most is the distortion from the machinedrum compressor.


I recently picked up a used "You Dirty Rat" hoping it lived up to the OG RAT... don't bother, it doesn't handle line level well and destroys the low end (not in a good way). My favorite distortion thus far is the Minifooger MF Drive. Lots of room from subtle, warm distortion, to hard fuzz. The Moog 4 pole filter is all sorts of fun, and sounds great on everything I run through it.

I also (try to) play Bass, so I've experimented with a bunch of pedals I have around. The MXR M80 Bass DI's distortion actually sounds damn good on TR8 kicks, but I wouldn't recommend it, due to the cost, unless you need a good Bass DI ;).

The Zoom B1on is another cheap fun toy I've been experimenting with. It handles line lvl fine and has a bunch of distortion and amp/cab sims. I haven't had the time to put the TR-8 through it yet, but I have high hopes after putting the JD-XA through it. This thread inspired me to try it out on the TB3 too! I'll report back.


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 Post subject: Re: Distortion pedals
PostPosted: Wed Dec 06, 2017 10:43 am 
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I have a Proco Rat 2, Big Muff Pi, Boss DS-1, and a Digitech Heavy Metal pedal which are all pretty nice. The DS-1 is lack lustre but it can add some good texture when put in a chain with the other pedals. The Heavy Metal can get real gritty raw sounds out of it, except it's not a type of pedal where you can send through a clean signal and then choose % of effect, it's either all or nothing. That said, for like $40 2nd hand from a thrift shop purchase, was pretty dope.

For distortion/fuzz/similar pedals on my 'to get' list, Sherman Filterbank 2 can get amazing sounds, ZVEX Fuzz Factory (also comes as a Eurorack module now, I think), EHX Germanium OD, replace my Big Muff Pi with a nano Muff Pi, or a Metal Muff Pi or Germanium Muff Pi (or Mod my own), and really want to get a Deucetone Rat after reading an Interview with Perc ages ago. Any of those I'd recommend.

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Early days.. but there is a compressor on the master of the mpc2500. Sounds shocking - Ho Ho Ho!!! :)

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 Post subject: Re: Distortion pedals
PostPosted: Wed Dec 06, 2017 9:52 pm 
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I've been using Basic Audio pedals with guitars since 2010, specially the fuzzes. Since I started producing electronic I felt in love again with those pedals with synths. http://www.basicaudio.net

My favorite is the Scarab Deluxe Fuzz. But this guy makes an awesome sounding Rat based, with more tweaking possibilites and other distortion boxes as well.


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 Post subject: Re: Distortion pedals
PostPosted: Thu Dec 07, 2017 6:56 pm 
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UntzUntz wrote:
Mslwte wrote:
ive got a filterbank, a brenell mark 5 60's preamp, cheap chinese little bear units, a "you dirty rat", a great destroyer and the thing i like the most is the distortion from the machinedrum compressor.


I recently picked up a used "You Dirty Rat" hoping it lived up to the OG RAT... don't bother, it doesn't handle line level well and destroys the low end (not in a good way)..


You should have a look at a mod kit for it. Swap out a few components and you can change / improve the sound.

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