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Need high gain pedal suggestions for Rockerverb 50

Post by jamison162 » Wed Jun 01, 2011 4:38 am

My RV50 rig is set up for classic rock, pop- and some hard rock. But I need to get some good heavier sounds, tighten and gain it up a little for a couple of new cover songs. Will be running it through the clean channel only. I've had the Emma Ratzadfreezit, Wampler Plextortion in the past and they didn't really do it for me.

What's new out there and will be hard not to like? Krank Distortus Maximus, Barber Dirt Bomb???

Oh, here's a sample of what I need to cop: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HI4xt21x ... re=related
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Re: Need high gain pedal suggestions for Rockerverb 50

Post by OU818 » Wed Jun 01, 2011 4:48 am

Bad Monk... O.K., I'll stop doing it.

I have heard that the Zvex Box of Metal or whatever it is called (high gain Box of Rock) is meant to be pretty good.
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Re: Need high gain pedal suggestions for Rockerverb 50

Post by bavaro » Wed Jun 01, 2011 5:06 am

i just played with a pedal called the malazadas, it's basically a clean boost and an overdrive/distortion, and i was able to get some pretty heavy sounds out of it through a rocker 30's clean channel.

"Our intention with this pedal was to design a circuit that wouldn't squash the sound of a really nice guitar through a really nice amp, while allowing you to boost the volume level (and harmonic content, too, on the distortion side)."

not sure if there are any video demos out there, but figured i'd mention it.

http://www.b-sharpmusic.com/bsharp_custom.php" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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Re: Need high gain pedal suggestions for Rockerverb 50

Post by jason41224 » Wed Jun 01, 2011 5:07 am

no clue how it would sound through the RV50, but empress's new Distortion/OD/Fuzz pedal looks sick. ugly, but sick.
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Re: Need high gain pedal suggestions for Rockerverb 50

Post by everdrone » Wed Jun 01, 2011 5:27 am

I like my proco rat II for that type of distortion with my tv50
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Re: Need high gain pedal suggestions for Rockerverb 50

Post by jamison162 » Wed Jun 01, 2011 5:34 am

everdrone wrote:I like my proco rat II for that type of distortion with my tv50
Got a WFRR and it's great, but I use it more as a fuzz, hairy distortion. I need open, tight and gainy..not too fizzy or fake sounding.
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Re: Need high gain pedal suggestions for Rockerverb 50

Post by David Verb » Wed Jun 01, 2011 8:38 am

If your lucky enough to play in a stadium. Use the clean at full dime for your classic rock sound. And scoop the pile of poop out of your dirt channel for the metal!
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Re: Need high gain pedal suggestions for Rockerverb 50

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Re: Need high gain pedal suggestions for Rockerverb 50

Post by Norrin Radd » Wed Jun 01, 2011 2:07 pm

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Re: Need high gain pedal suggestions for Rockerverb 50

Post by Aslan » Wed Jun 01, 2011 2:19 pm

My Keeley modded Rat is very nice through my RV50, but the Fulltone Plimsoul is the best I've found.
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Re: Need high gain pedal suggestions for Rockerverb 50

Post by Icarus » Wed Jun 01, 2011 4:36 pm

The Krank DM is a great distortion pedal. I had a Krank rev1 head a while ago and the pedal gets pretty close in terms of tone, obviously the head is all-valve and the pedal SS but i would definitely recommend trying one out.
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Re: Need high gain pedal suggestions for Rockerverb 50

Post by Jondog » Wed Jun 01, 2011 5:47 pm

Blackstar make some good ones too
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Re: Need high gain pedal suggestions for Rockerverb 50

Post by Emilio Estevez » Wed Jun 01, 2011 6:19 pm

Visual Sound V2 Jekyll & Hyde (distortion AND overdrive in the same pedal with a noise supressor on/off) OR if you only want the Distortion, you can buy the Son of Hyde.


I have all their distortion / overdrive pedal and I love 'em. My Rocker 30 take them pretty well.


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Re: Need high gain pedal suggestions for Rockerverb 50

Post by leopoldbloom » Wed Jun 01, 2011 8:55 pm

To my ears, the ref tone you suggest is a classic mesa tone (rectifier's second channel on high volume). V-Twin Mesa pedal can do the trick you ask for. It's not cheap but it can be a good investment.

Edit: R50 Dirty channel with gain about 11 volume 2-4 o clock + scooped mids should also get you there...
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