stage60 user needs PEDAL suggestions

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brendan mccloskey
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Fri Oct 01, 2010 12:17 pm

having recently invested in a Stage60 combo, I find that my beautiful Radial Plexitube twin channel valve distortion pedal is now surplus to requirements - too much gain on tap. We play hard rock in the style of Kings X/Queensryche/TNT etc etc and I'm looking for a one pedal that will take my clean channel into light crunch, my overdriven OD1 channel into distortion, and my distorted OD2 into searing solo. I also used a Fulldrive Fulltone, but it's not suitable for hard/heavy rock.

I was looking at the Rocktron range of distortions, and the HT pedals, but I don't want to end up back in the 'too much gain' scenario. I use a 2010 SG Ltd Ed.



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Wed Oct 27, 2010 1:07 pm

Check out the Digitech Hardwire CM-2 OD. I am running one with my Stage 60 and it does pretty much exactly what you want. I use mine to get a nice light crunch on the clean channel and I also use it as a boost for my OD channels. I have the gain set pretty low on it and when used as a boost it tightens up the sound a good bit. I got mine on ebay for $50! :D

brendan mccloskey
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Sun Oct 31, 2010 5:50 pm

this pedal is mentioned several times in similar enquiries so I should probably check it out; I'm hoping it won't colour the sound too much


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Sun Oct 31, 2010 10:18 pm

+1 CM-2, MXR - GT OD, ZW-44( same as GT OD without mids)

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Fri Nov 12, 2010 1:17 pm

How about a clean boost for the clean channel such as the Suhr Koko Boost? Also the low gain Mad Professor Sweet Honey Overdrive is superb.

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Tue Apr 12, 2011 3:19 pm

Would the BlackStar HT Dual be too much? Pure Valve and you'd have the crunch and then a solid distortion all in one pedal?

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Sat May 14, 2011 4:54 am

I recently got a Visual Sound "Route 66", it's actually two pedals in one compressor/overdrive pedal.

Sort of a tube screamer overdrive but with more resonance and you get a tone control which can be bypassed. The compressor is an added bonus in my books, cause I can get more grunt from my cleans and round off the OD channels (it also has a tone filter control which can be bypassed).

Well worth looking into!

Failling that, I've been impressed with the MXR range, just got to choose the one for you.

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Sun Apr 08, 2012 8:18 pm

I can't say enough good things about the Fulltone OCD overdrive gives you all the gain you want for that extra bit of OOMPH! without jacking with your guitar or amp's natural tone while delivering WAY more than what a normal BOOST pedal would just makes everything sound BETTER with a tiny bit of tweaking on your part.

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Sun Apr 08, 2012 11:57 pm

Honestly...I would consider the MXR Custom Badass OD...I A/B'd it to my OCD and ending up selling the OCD. Did everything the Fulltone could and it's only $99. Works very nicely with the BS to do the things you mentioned.

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