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hb3
Advanced Member
Username: hb3

Post Number: 224
Registered: 2-2005
Posted on Tuesday, May 22, 2007 - 3:58 pm:   Edit Post

Any recommendations on a killer British distortion pedal? I see there's some very boutique, expensive pedals out there....
hifiguy
Member
Username: hifiguy

Post Number: 99
Registered: 10-2006
Posted on Tuesday, May 22, 2007 - 5:05 pm:   Edit Post

Pete Cornish's stuff is used by the likes of Brian May, David Gilmour and other luminaries. Sort of the Alembic of effects in terms of craftsmanship and cost. www.petecornish.co.uk
jalevinemd
Senior Member
Username: jalevinemd

Post Number: 569
Registered: 12-2003
Posted on Tuesday, May 22, 2007 - 5:21 pm:   Edit Post

If it's British Distortion you want, I've heard good things about the new Vox pedals - the "Bulldog" and the "Big Ben.". Look at the Radials also - the "Hot Brit." I have a Trimode and love it.
tom_z
Senior Member
Username: tom_z

Post Number: 527
Registered: 7-2004
Posted on Wednesday, May 23, 2007 - 7:45 am:   Edit Post

I just picked up a Crunch Box by MI Audio - it's not expensive and sounds great.

http://www.miaudio.com/CB1.htm

Peace
Tom
hb3
Advanced Member
Username: hb3

Post Number: 225
Registered: 2-2005
Posted on Wednesday, May 23, 2007 - 2:23 pm:   Edit Post

I'm liking the Bulldog...

I'm going for that early Pete Townshend sound, if that helps.
terryc
Intermediate Member
Username: terryc

Post Number: 152
Registered: 11-2004
Posted on Friday, May 25, 2007 - 2:31 am:   Edit Post

Colorsound Tonebender(Original grey box if you can get one) has germanium transistors which supposed to give that dirty sound..similar to Fuzz Face(Jimi's sound)
ColourSound Tonbender Fuzz(silver box with orange logos) uses silicon tranistors, good sound maybe not as dirty but still gives the retro sound..I have had mine since 1973, replaced the footswich only.
terryc
Intermediate Member
Username: terryc

Post Number: 153
Registered: 11-2004
Posted on Friday, May 25, 2007 - 2:39 am:   Edit Post

Tonebender still being made at Macari's in London, the one I have is 129(sterling)..I paid 13 back in 1973
Go to internet, type in Colorsound
hydrargyrum
Advanced Member
Username: hydrargyrum

Post Number: 263
Registered: 3-2004
Posted on Friday, May 25, 2007 - 1:21 pm:   Edit Post

Zvex effects recently released the "Box of Rock," which is specifically designed to emulate a dimed marshall. I am in the process of liquidating equipment so that I may acquire one in the near future. I have a number of other zvex pedals, and really love their sounds. The pedal also houses a clean boost.

http://zvex.com/boxofrock.html
terryc
Intermediate Member
Username: terryc

Post Number: 164
Registered: 11-2004
Posted on Friday, June 01, 2007 - 5:51 am:   Edit Post

How about making your own, it is a really easy circuit and there are loads of instructions on the web on how to build one, the components are so cheap too..makes you wonder how much mark up the effects people make.
chuck
Intermediate Member
Username: chuck

Post Number: 134
Registered: 3-2005
Posted on Friday, June 01, 2007 - 8:20 am:   Edit Post

British distortion=
6 pints and fall down the steps.

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