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    Default The 42 best overdrive, distortion and fuzz pedals of all time

    according to MusicRadar.com
    http://www.musicradar.com/news/guita...&source=MRNEWS

    there're several pedals that I didn't know existed.

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    Default Re: The 42 best overdrive, distortion and fuzz pedals of all time

    List fail.....


    If this is suppose to be the best of all time, then this guy is on crack. How do you put a Pro CO Rat 2 at 11? It's a good pedal but come on now, original rat is by far better. DS1 stock sux, Keeley modded much better. The only MXr pedal is a Micro Amp?
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    Default Re: The 42 best overdrive, distortion and fuzz pedals of all time

    why 42? Is the 43rd best pedal such a turd they felt compelled to stop at 42?

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    Default Re: The 42 best overdrive, distortion and fuzz pedals of all time

    I hate clicking through top whatever lists like that. just list them, ya know?!

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    Default Re: The 42 best overdrive, distortion and fuzz pedals of all time

    How is a SansAmp considered an overdrive/distortion/fuzz pedal?

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    Default Re: The 42 best overdrive, distortion and fuzz pedals of all time

    This is why I hate the "what's the best OD/Distortion/fuzz pedal" threads that pop up weekly on every gear board. There's always 42 different answers because there IS NO definitive answer. There's got to be hundreds of dirt pedals on the market, 90% of which are just clones of each other. They're cheap to make and often sound good because they're all based on time tested designs. So, it's like posting, "What flavour of ice cream should I get?"
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    Default Re: The 42 best overdrive, distortion and fuzz pedals of all time

    Quote Originally Posted by DankStar View Post
    I hate clicking through top whatever lists like that. just list them, ya know?!
    Correct...

    I clicked the link, and then closed the window. I can't be bothered with having to load a page 42 times for an article I barely care about.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mwalluk View Post
    List fail.....


    If this is suppose to be the best of all time, then this guy is on crack. How do you put a Pro CO Rat 2 at 11? It's a good pedal but come on now, original rat is by far better. DS1 stock sux, Keeley modded much better. The only MXr pedal is a Micro Amp?

    I think its just a list of 42 of the best. I couldn't find anywhere that it said that the list was in order.

    I'm not sure they could stay a guitar site if they listed DS-1 as superior to the SunFace...

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    Default Re: The 42 best overdrive, distortion and fuzz pedals of all time

    Thanks for sharing the link,....I guess???

    Not sure the point of it....who's who?, pedals they like?, popularity contest? Why am I such a sucker for lists?

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    Default Re: The 42 best overdrive, distortion and fuzz pedals of all time

    nah... just wanted to share the link. Don't take it so serious.
    Obviously it's rather the most used pedals instead of the 'best' pedals of all time.

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    I wasn't thrilled about the slide-show aspect. But in the end I am glad that I went through it. There were a few pedals in there I hadn't heard of that I might be interested in. The Wampler pedals specifically. I like the looks of the Ecstasy and that plexi-something one. Will have to take a closer look at those...
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    42 is the magic number and the answer to the ultimate question of life, the universe and everything.

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    Default Re: The 42 best overdrive, distortion and fuzz pedals of all time

    I'd be more interested in the top 42 lists ever created....... Talk about Irony
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    Quote Originally Posted by Red_Label View Post
    I wasn't thrilled about the slide-show aspect. But in the end I am glad that I went through it. There were a few pedals in there I hadn't heard of that I might be interested in. The Wampler pedals specifically. I like the looks of the Ecstasy and that plexi-something one. Will have to take a closer look at those...
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    Default Re: The 42 best overdrive, distortion and fuzz pedals of all time

    No metal distortions (racists ! LOL) and Ibanez number one... yeah, that's a very bad selection IMO

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    Quote Originally Posted by Red_Label View Post
    I wasn't thrilled about the slide-show aspect. But in the end I am glad that I went through it. There were a few pedals in there I hadn't heard of that I might be interested in. The Wampler pedals specifically. I like the looks of the Ecstasy and that plexi-something one. Will have to take a closer look at those...
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    I'm glad the Sparkle Drive made the list.

    Suprised the Distortion+ didn't make it


    And no DOD FX-59 Thrashmaster? For Shame.

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    Default Re: The 42 best overdrive, distortion and fuzz pedals of all time

    wow I own 0 pedals on that list atm and the only one i regret getting rid of was my fuzzfactory

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr.K View Post
    Sign up for Brian Wamplers news letter, I get it and every month or so he does a free pedal give away. He works with some pretty high profile players too.
    Nice! Will do!
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    What is a Boss FZ-2 doing there instead of original SuperFuzz? Interesing to see Dyna Drive made it. While obviously anyone would make his list different, I would expect some Maxon pedals instead of just single Ibanez.

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