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    Question Looking for new distortion/fuzz pedal for my Twin Reverb.

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    What do I need? Fuzz vs. Distortion/OD?
    Decide for your self.
    Here's what I'm looking for. This tone.
    Fuzz Chorus.wav - 2.19MB
    Tappin Heavy.wav - 8.96MB
    (these are sections of rough versions of some of my songs...drums are going to be redone, and everything needs to be mixed more...but you get the guitar tone there)
    I currently have a Dwarfcraft Devices Shiva fuzz pedal which has way too much high end for my new Twin Reverb. So I'm looking basically for a Shiva pedal with EQ/Tone controls. If you know of something that could be like that, that'd be awesome.

    Needs:
    Tone controls of some sort so I can adjust the Eq of the fuzz specifically.
    Chord clarity.
    Wants:
    THICK
    Sounds similar to Wolfmother/Muse...Would like to be able to get some really heavy tones out of it too, if possible, but that's not needed.
    $200 MAX! Preferably lower.
    Not Wanted:
    Sharp sounding. Overdrive (unless it really can get heavy...)


    I'll update this as I think of things I suppose...
    But really I'm game to research any pedals and see what I think. So suggest whatever you think I might like.
    Thanks guys (gals?)

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    my advice

    buy cheap amp dedicated for distortion & leave the poor old twin alone, distortion hurts his ears.
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    Quote Originally Posted by _brian_ View Post
    buy cheap amp dedicated for distortion & leave the poor old twin alone, distortion hurts his ears.
    he's using this for live gigging so that's not a possibility.

    I have a Fulltone Fulldrive Mosfet 2 that's pretty nice. It has a mellow sort of tubescreamer sort of tone and I find that I have to crank the highs on most amps so it might be mellow enough to tame that Twin.
    PLUS, it has 3 modes of operation with an awesome clean boost if you want and the other two modes giving a wide range of possibilities.
    AND it also has a second boost with it's own level control so you actually have 2 differing distortions available.
    Also ..... if you go directly to the Fulltone site, they often have 2nds with minor cosmetic blemishes for sale. I got mine for $140 and never have found the blemish for sure. The only one I found was so tiny I couldn't even be sure that was it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by _brian_ View Post
    buy cheap amp dedicated for distortion & leave the poor old twin alone, distortion hurts his ears.


    Uncountable artists have used Twins coupled with distortion or overdrive pedals. A cheap amp is going to sound like shit.
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    The Tube Screamer is still the best over the counter Overdrive that I have encountered there are lots of clones and different takes on this pedal but I still love my orginal TS 808 the best. For distortion the Boss DS-1 Distortion is still a great pedal.

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    Fulltone also makes a good line of distortion boxes. I own an OCD and it is a great for boosted overdrive>>>>distortion and doesn't have a big tonal effect. As Lt Bob said, the Fulltone Mosfet II is also a good unit.

    The Ibanez tube screamer is the de facto standard for use with a twin.

    Boss also has a great line of distortion boxes.

    You really should hike to the nearest big box music store with your guitar, and demo a bunch of 'em.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zaphod B View Post
    The Ibanez tube screamer is the de facto standard for use with a twin.
    +1. It's not SUPER heavy, but with the right settings ought to do the trick.
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    Is it distortion or fuzz you'e after? You mention both in the title of the thread and all the recommendations have been OD/Distortion so far, but for me there's a big diff between fuzz and distortion. I might just be picky though?
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    Quote Originally Posted by TelePaul View Post
    Is it distortion or fuzz you'e after? You mention both in the title of the thread and all the recommendations have been OD/Distortion so far, but for me there's a big diff between fuzz and distortion. I might just be picky though?
    well ...... there's certainly a big difference.
    For me fuzz is a specialized sound that's only useful on a very small percentage of things.
    But many people use fuzz as a generic term for any distortion type pedal.
    Listening to the clip he posted I would think he'd have far more use for a good OD.
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