High gain distortion pedal?

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  1. Legion

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    Hey, yeah I am in the US.
    I bought both my AMT pedals (M2 and D2) used off reverb :)
     
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    Thanks, I tried and wound up at one of their 7 sites that required Flash or something....I think I found the right one at amt-sales.com :)
     
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    You don't like the distortions inside the Kat? They sound good to me so far. Go Fortin, if you can find one. Sounded juicy on my Kat head.
     
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    Clearly the answer is to pair your Boss Katana with a Boss Metal Zone.
     
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    I think the biggest question would be how much of a budget do you have ? Prices range from less than $100 for the Mooer Micro pre-amp pedals to over $200 for something like the Diezel or ISP Theta pedals.

    I too have heard nothing but good things about the AMT pedals but they can be a bit tricky to get a hold of.
     
  6. Deadpool_25

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    I do like them quite a bit. With that said I like the BE-OD better at what it does than any distortion I’ve found on the Kat so far (it’s better than a lot of other amps too lol). I’m just messing around really. You know...spending cash for no good reason other than “because it’s fun.” :)

    Budget isn’t really a concern for this. I mean, I’m not trying to go buy a Klon but not to worried about pedal price usually. I actually ordered a couple of AMT pedals. An R2 (because @kindsage made me...and because if I can’t have my GoT reference I may as well have Star Wars) and a P2.
     
  7. HeHasTheJazzHands

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    The R2 and P2 are killer. The P2 is tighter and more scooped while the R2 is growly like a motherfucker.

    I think the Bogner is actually based on the Halfer Triple Giant (go figure), while the E2, judging by the clips, is either based on the Powerball or Fireball judging by the really scooped nature.
     
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    :agreed: Use an OD out front and be sure to use the preamp-out jack into a poweramp/effects-return!
    Using it as a distortion is nowhere near the same as using it as a preamp
     
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    HeHasTheJazzHands greg rulz ok

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    I actually though the R2 was plenty tight without a boost. Was like an already-boosted Recto.

    Fuck, now I wish I didn't sell mine. :lol:
     
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    Has anyone besides gushing Youtubers had a chance to try that newish purple Revv pedal?
     
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    branchdavidian and a few other people on here have tried it. all of them said it's a really good distortion
     
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    I did. Very good distortion box I think. It just seemed overly noisy to me. I felt like it could benefit from a built in gate. Or at least an external gate after it.
     
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    I own one, and am quite happy w/ mine. It can do 70s crunch up to high gain. Very versatile pedal, although a bit overpriced.

    Defo more of a preamp style pedal than a traditional distortion though.

    Bear in mind I've only used mine with IRs and not with a real amp, but if there's anything you'd like to know and I can help out I'd be glad to share.
     
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    Can it do Back for the Attack and Under Lock and Key? Or Invasion of your Privacy, Dancing Undercover, and Detonator?
     
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    there's probably better options if you're chasing 80s metal tones dude :lol:
     
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    I'm not, but it is purple, so what the hell? Where are the purple plexi tonez!?
     
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    Wampler?
     
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    Yeah, the Pinnacle or Plexi Drive would probably do the job. For now, I just use a TS + Rat combo or a JHS Angry Charlie that get some pretty cool tones going.

    EDIT: Oddly enough, though, I have a Charlie Brown (the latest version, v4 maybe?) and I find it really undergained. My Two Notes Le Clean is on the verge of breakup, I use EMG 85s and 60As, a boost of some sort, and typically hit the strings pretty well with a heavy hand, and still find the CB to lack gain. Even with it cranked up. In fact, the Morning Glory on the high gain mode has more gain. Strange pedal.
     

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