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So ive recently been made aware of distortion pedals with built in valves.. After seeing this vid I really want one now :)

 

I found another, a Mesa Boogie one.. hmmmmmmm [love]

 

nice... anyone got one? any good?

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How about this for a twin-valve box, Rabs? You'd be buying local, too!

 

This is made by Dickinson Amps, just off the Crystal Palace triangle - literally just up the road from my home;

 

http://www.dickinson...dal_d1_pictures

 

Whilst you're on their site you could do worse than to check out their Mark II combo....simply stunning!

 

http://www.dickinson..._2x12_mk2_intro

 

P.

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How about this for a twin-valve box, Rabs? You'd be buying local, too!

 

This is made by Dickinson Amps, just off the Crystal Palace triangle - literally just up the road from my home;

 

http://www.dickinson...dal_d1_pictures

 

Whilst you're on their site you could do worse than to check out their Mark II combo....simply stunning!

 

http://www.dickinson..._2x12_mk2_intro

 

P.

 

Wow - never seen any Dickinson gear before - it looks excellent! I will be checking them out pdq.

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The cheapest valve distortion pedal is the Behringer one, about £35-40 brand new and boxed.

Mesa also made the 'Bottle Rocket' which got much better reviews than the V-Twin and is rarer.

V-Twins come up on eBay (4 the other week) and go for £250-300.

N.B. I have read more than once that the distortion in the V-Twin is NOT produced by the valve stage. Seems a bit strange to have a valve in it if that is the case.

John Mclaughlin currently uses one for that gritty tone.

Blackstar are in the middle pricewise - around £100 or more - and they have more than one valve pedal so there's a choice - and a pretty good rep.

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Wow Wow Wow-that Dickenson gear is incredible.Why have the British been hiding it?Both the distortion and the amp look as if they were made to be used on the front lines in Afghanistan.I didn't catch the price of the distortion but the amp at 3,500 pounds is pretty steep but absolutely no doubt worth every penny of it.

The new Ibanez amps-the TS Series have an original Tube Screamer circuit built right into the preamp so you don't have to put an overdrive in your effects chain. I would certainly check them out if I was in the market for a new amp these days.

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How about this for a twin-valve box, Rabs? You'd be buying local, too!

 

This is made by Dickinson Amps, just off the Crystal Palace triangle - literally just up the road from my home;

 

http://www.dickinson...dal_d1_pictures

 

Whilst you're on their site you could do worse than to check out their Mark II combo....simply stunning!

 

http://www.dickinson..._2x12_mk2_intro

 

P.

WOW cheers Pippy thats pretty cool.. I will have to try some out :) Found this vid of the OD

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They are good, I've tried lots of them, ultimately I went back to the VOX BullDog distortion... 2 channels and nice tone. They make some pedalboards with tubes too... not to be the guy who always recommends them because I have no affiliation with them, but... try the VOX tonelab.

 

vox-cooltron-bulldog-distortion.jpg

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They are good, I've tried lots of them, ultimately I went back to the VOX BullDog distortion... 2 channels and nice tone. They make some pedalboards with tubes too... not to be the guy who always recommends them because I have no affiliation with them, but... try the VOX tonelab.

 

Cheers.. thats the sort of thing I wanted to know.. Im gonna go and try a bunch and was hoping for some recommendations [thumbup]

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Ibanez valve king is cheap and good for making solid states sound more valve lik. There is a valve in my zoom g7.1ut and you can really hear a difference when you chance the settings on it. However, since Ive started building a pedal board from individual pedals around christmas time I havent used it.

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I have a Mesa V-Twin. I bought it back in 1995 and used it a LOT for a number of years because I only had a solid state fender amp - At times I needed a tube crunch. It's built like a tank. It is not a small pedal at all. I thought they stopped making them a few years ago and if so then you can probably find a used one on flea-bay.

 

I do like the sounds out of the BlackStar too - very kewel.

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I like the Seymour Duncan stuff. But amp distortion wins for me, and have made my point about it on here before, so I won't start.

 

 

Good. Just because you don't like anything on your steak doesn't mean that others might not like some seasoning, if you catch my drift :D!

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Good. Just because you don't like anything on your steak doesn't mean that others might not like some seasoning, if you catch my drift :D!

 

I like a little bit of seasoning, but I'm a salt n' pepper guy! I don't like over-seasoned and over-marinated steaks (pork chops also apply). A tiny bit of seasoning beforehand, and with some pepper I'm good to go!

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