High gain distortion pedal?

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  1. Deadpool_25

    Deadpool_25 SS.org Regular

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    I’m playing around with distortion pedals in front of my Katana 100 and am looking for a good high gain distortion that is a different flavor from my BE-OD. My initial thought was the EVH 5150 OD but it seems quite similar to the BE-OD. Now I’m thinking Wampler Dracarys. It seems to have a nice modern high gain sound. And I have to admit, being quite the nerd, I like the GoT connection. :) Dracarys good? Other options? Oh and I tried the Revv G3 and while I liked the tone, it seemed reallllly noisy in my setup.
     
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    airis savage drive is pretty dope.
     
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    Empress heavy.
     
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    I think he's looking for a distortion, not a TS style overdrive.

    OP, give the AMT D2 a shot, I got it recently and I LOVE it. Maybe a bit more than the VH4 pedal.
     
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    KnightBrolaire grossly incandescent

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    the savage has a shitload of gain and distortion on tap. it's a distortion as far as i'm concerned.
     
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    S&K VHD
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    ISP Theta Preamp Pedal
    Mesa Thottle Box
    Lots of great ones these days. Get a small poweramp a cab and you got a portable rig.
    Also try running some of these in the effects loop return
     
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    Check out the Iron Pig from Earthbound Audio along with the Throat Locust.
     
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    It sure about the distortion, but have to considered the Pussy Melter pedal?
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    Too soon?
     
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    My understanding is the AMT pedals are better as preamp pedals? Or...hm...they have a different output for that don’t they? More research needed! What is the D2 based on? Those damn names don’t seem to mean anything lol
     
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    Hey!

    The D2 is based on a Diezel VH4. The D2 has a drive-out (for use as a pedal), a preamp out (use as a preamp) and a cab sim out (use for direct to FoH/PA). The Cab sim out is nice, but I prefer the Preamp out the most. It sounds AMAZING, to my ears anyway. And I like it ever so slightly better than the Official Diezel VH4 pedal (which I also have). The three outputs on the D2 do have different outputs depending on what level the target needs. They also have different EQ curves depending on what the target needs.

    Hope that helps!
     
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    Thanks for the response (actually applies to everyone who’s posted so far!). I’ve always been intrigued by the AMT pedals but haven’t looked all that closely.

    I see they do have the 3 outputs. That’s a sweet feature. I also see the names are at least a little intuitive. D for Diezel, M for Marshall, C for Citrus (?)/Orange, R for Rectifier, etc. So I’ve been checking out a few demos of the P2 since the 5150/6505 is my preferred modern high gain tone. This is looking like a fantastic option right now and is tops on my list. Thanks.
     
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    C is Cornford actually.
    Orange is the O2.

    :)
     
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    thanks
    OK, we almost have this mapped out:
    E-?
    S-Soldano?
    B-Bogner?
    SS-(preamp, if it means anything)?
     
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    E is Engl I believe

    @Legion are you in the US? I’m wondering about how much import fees might be.
     
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    E is Engl.

    All of this info is on their site.

    The SS amps aren’t based on anything. They are AMT’s take on a high gain preamp.

    On the Legend 1 and Legend 2 series preamp pedals are based on other amps.

    Also if you haven’t tried the AMT R2 into a poweramp/effects-return, you are missing out.
     
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    Suhr Eclipse or Riot, Friedman Dirty Shirley, Wampler Pinnacle Deluxe are cool options. I REALLY like the Wampler Tumnus Deluxe. It actually has a fair amount of gain, and if you stack it with something like a TS808...it'll do a really cool high gain thing that will be very different than the BE.
     
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    Mixing a low gain overdrive with my Matthews The Architect v2 does produce quite a bit of gain.
     

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