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Best of Mini, Compact, Medium and Large EVH Brown Sound Style Pedals

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I’ve already mentioned that the treble-boosted Vox-style distortion a la Brian May is one of my favourite higher gain tones. The other being Eddie Van Halen’s Signature Variac-attenuated Marshall distortion with added flanger and phaser. I like this sound so much I have a number of dedicated pedals for this purpose - compact and mini. The first foray into this was the Mad Professor #1, then Suhr Riot, Bogner Burnley, and for the longest time now - my favourite - the V2 MI Effects ...

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12 of the Best Medium and Large High Gain / Metal style Distortion Pedals

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Not unusually for me, but pretty much all of these that I don’t have yet are on my wishlist, and I’m still deciding on what order to acquire those in and which ’I need’ the most! My current big metal pedal trio consists of the excellent Diezel VH4-2, Empress Heavy and MI Effects Megalith Delta - I set the Diezel at the most extreme gain, then the Megalith Delta, and then the two voicings of the Empress Heavy. Each of these is a dual drive so there are myriad options here...

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18 of the Best Distortion Pedals for Your Consideration

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Distortion is probably the area of guitar tone I have most fun with - all manner of different high saturation sounds - mostly of the Marshall-esque variety, but right the way through the gears up to Heavy Metal, Djent and Extreme too - of course in the most musical way possible. Sometimes grindingly crunchy sound is just the mood-enhancer you need. And there are few things that are as satisfying as heavy riffing with saturated distortion.

 

To those ends, this is an area I like to commit...

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