Cheap distortion pedals

Discussion in 'Ask Justin Meldal-Johnsen' started by Tourdeforce1, Nov 21, 2012.


  1. Tourdeforce1

    Tourdeforce1

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    I had a bunch of pedals stolen a while back and I wanna start getting some new ones to replace what I lost. You have any cheaper distortions you really dig. Would love to get a wooly mammoth and a bass bully but I'm trying to be realistic in the current. Also any pedal repair guys you really dig in L.A. because I still have one of those old giant graphic fuzz pedals that needs repairing.
     
  2. vegas532

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  3. spaz21387

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    proco rat 50$ used or so.
     
  4. Dan Bozek

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    The EH Bass Big Muff Pi is a pretty decent fuzz pedal at around $85 (if I remember correctly.) It is probably less versatile than the Wooly (I guess? I don't have a Wooly since the price is a little scary for me too) but it sounds good at what it does. And you simply can't go wrong with the forum favorite Sanamp VT for like less than $200.
     
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  6. Tourdeforce1

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    I still have a sans amp and am a little over muffs. I saw a dude with two rats back to back a while ago and it sounded pretty cool.
     
  7. ETThompson

    ETThompson Supporting Member

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    +1 on the SansAmp VT. Got it after it was recommended here and never leaves my signal chain.
     
  8. chuck norriss

    chuck norriss Supporting Member

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    If you don't mind clones, they're less expensive alternatives to those you named.
     
  9. Dan Bozek

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    Link to Bass Bully and Wooly Mammoth "clones" you speak of?
     
  10. Tourdeforce1

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    I'm also curious about those clones
     

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