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  • Good distortion pedal for a modded-Marshall type sound?

    Hey folks. Any recommendations for a good modded-Marshall type distortion/overdrive pedal? Looking for a sound that is hard rock and 90s alternative with a dash of old-school metal. I'd like EQ (but not mandatory if the basic tone is right on) and something with an amp-like feel. Currently thinking of a Friedman BE-OD, Wampler Sovereign, and possibly a Keeley DS-1 Ultra.

    I'm changing my rig up a bit and going into a clean Quilter (which sounds fantastic on it's own, btw). I haven't had to rely on pedal-only distortion for 10+ years so I'm playing catch-up here!

    LMK what y'all think.

  • #2
    of the options you mentioned, the be-od is my favorite, but the sovereign is the most versatile.
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    • #3
      Man, the world is your oyster. There are so many Marshall In A Box options out there. This would be the nuclear option.



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      • #4
        Sovereign is more Mesa than Marshall. Take a peak at the Pinnacle us or the JHS AT V2. Both Marshall based pedals with a TS type boost.

        Pinnacle is the EVH kinda thing with a TS boost, the JHS AT V2 is Andy Timmons pedal w a TS boost.
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        • #5
          I'd bet that something by AMT could also fit the bill. Especially going into a Quilter. That's right, the M2. https://amt-sales.com/preamps/preamps-la-2/amt-m2/

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          • #6
            the catalinbread dls is a great marshall pedal into a clean amp, the dls red has more gain and upper mids if thats your flavor

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            • #7
              The Sovereign is closer to an old a school distortion box, the Triple Wreck is Mesa, the Plexidrive is Marshall and the Pinnacle is brown sound modded Marshall.

              What I like about the Pinnacle is that it’s JFET based and has a more of the squeeze and compression that an amp has than a straight distortion pedal. It’s been my main distortion for years with clean Fender amp.
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              • #8
                Originally posted by Securb View Post
                Man, the world is your oyster. There are so many Marshall In A Box options out there. This would be the nuclear option.

                This box does a great job, and it nails the dynamics, too. You can also check out the Tech 21 Hot Rod Plexi pedal, too.
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                • #9
                  Take a look at the Bombastortion pedal.

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                  • #10
                    Victory preamps are worth a look - Sheriff or Kraken will cover this ground.


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                    • #11
                      Blackstar HT-Dual

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                      • #12
                        Sorry for the interruption.

                        Originally posted by jeremy View Post
                        the catalinbread dls is a great Marshall pedal into a clean amp, the dls red has more gain and upper mids if thats your flavor
                        Hi Jeremy,

                        Since I first saw the pedal, I've been interested in trying the red DLS and wondering if it is a worth while upgrade over the last grey version.

                        As you mentioned upper mids, I think of the pedal's Super Lead mode, and I usually use the Super Bass mode.

                        Would you be willing to compare the Super Bass mode of both the grey and red versions and give me your opinion?

                        Notes:
                        Generally, I'm running the last version of the grey DLS [ in Super Bass Mode ] --- > Orange Crush 60 with V30.
                        The DLS gain is usually between half and three quarters, I fill in the top with the treble and mids, and control overall volume from my guitar.
                        Sometimes I use the DLS with my other amps, however, there are other drive pedals that I prefer with them.



                        Thanks for your time.

                        John






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                        • #13
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                          • #14
                            i only own a dls mkii, but ive played both the red and mkiii. i prefer the superbass mode in both as well for a more jtm45 type thing. the red has more gain and a more aggressive tone in both modes, id still use the super bass mode but it shifts the mid focus up a bit. not as much as the superlead mode. to my ears and with my limited experience the superbass mode on the red is between the two modes on the mkiii

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                            • #15
                              Hey folks. thanks for all the suggestions. It took a lot of video watching, but I made a decision.

                              I wound up purchasing a lightly used Friedman BE-OD deluxe off Reverb and it seems to be a great match for my needs and my rig! My Quilter plays nice with it, I like the 2 channels, and it seems to have the right amount of tweakability for what I like.

                              Thanks everyone! Case closed... for now.

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