Favorite Distortion Pedal For Metal?

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  1. Deadpool_25

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    For going into a clean amp, what’s your favorite? The trick is...MUST be able to be powered by battery. :) And preferably something currently available at retail.
     
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    What sort of "metal"?
     
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    Fair question. Hmm. Think 5150ish maybe? Maybe KSE?
    Ballpark?
     

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    Does your amp have an effects loop? Ola's video of running a Boss Metal Zone into an effects loop return sounded pretty killer.
     
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    #1-Tightmetalpro with res/pres mod!
    Runners up- S&K vhd, revv g4/g3
     
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    Yes it does and yes it did but I’m definitely thinking into the front instead. Maybe a metalzone is a good idea anyway. I mean everyone has to own one right? Hmmm
     
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    MXR 5150.

    Can the Revv G3 be battery powered?
     
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    I was wondering that too. I had a G3 and can’t remember.
     
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    I've yet to find anything that sounds better than the Tight Metal Pro, especially when you have the criteria that it works on batteries.
     
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    Boss DS-1 is a pretty standard pedal for any genre really, especially metal.
     
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    HM-2, duh.

    :deathm::mf666:\m/ :lol:
     
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    I saw a Throne Torcher. Didn’t buy it but was tempted lol
     
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    Maybe Im wrong I don't think that you can use batteries with the abominable stuff, but he does happen to have the throne torcher in stock right now.
     
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    I’ve heard the TT is pretty good. Maybe I’ll check it out even if not for this little project.

    I did find another pedal I had laying around that might get the job done...Apex Preamp. Lol. Totally forgot I had it. I’ll give it a shot. I barely tried it when I got it, set it aside, then forgot about it. Oops.
     
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    Which clean amp are you using?
     
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    Either a California Tweed, Vibrolux, or Nextone Artist. More of a for-fun project though.
     
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    TRI-OD by Sansamp is great, or the GT-2. Works great in front of any amp. I've been getting some really cool sounds with a Pusdyawot in front of a Peavey Windsor.

    Wampler is pretty good imo, but not sure if it can be battery powered.
     
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    Metalzone is kinda cool into an FX return but it’s still a metalzone. Into a clean channel, meh. Unusable bees if that clean channel has a bright cap. I much prefer the metalzone as a boost in front of a gain channel, if I’m gonna use one at all.

    I think the drive-output (or even preamp-output) on the Amt legend 2 pedals are great. I have the R2 and K2, both sound great into either an FX return or clean channel.

    The best feeling distortion pedal I’ve tried is the BE-OD, though it’s pretty picky as to which clean channel it likes. The limited eq also doesn’t help its tweakabilty there. A fat clean channel with no bright cap works best, in my opinion. I didn’t think it was that great into my rectos clean channel (but great into the FX return in modern mode) but using the ODS100 clean model on my axe FX it’s great.

    The thing about distortion pedals is they’re at the mercy of the clean channel you use. Short of finding a demo where someone is using the same amp as you, I think clips and demos are not really that useful.
     
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    I can agree with this, as the last time I used a BE-OD it did respond like an amp. It was in the normal channel of an old fender, can't remember which though.
    Every bit of that last part, Cab included. You can't always Eq out what is in the circuit.

    I would say just pick one, but new where you can return. So you can try with amps then keep or return for refund/new one.
     
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    @mnemonic
    The AMTs are great, but they only take 12v I think. I have the F1, M2, R2, and P2. I thought they sounded significantly better using the preamp outs into an FX loop. I haven’t used them in a while so they could sound better in this project but the 12v thing is problematic.

    The BEOD is great and I have one of those too. Actually I also have the BEOD Deluxe which is even better with the mid controls.

    I’ll have to try all of those even though they need a power supply. I was kinda trying to avoid that but if any of those really sounds great I’ll just suck it up and use One of the power supplies I have laying around.
     

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