Best classic rock pedal? (boutique)

Butcher123

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Ive been considering buying the Skreddy Screwdriver as it seems really nice for classic rock. Its versatility is quite impressive but is there anything similar to this one? i know there are some great great pedals for the exact band sound (LZeppelin... etc....) but im not interested in that. i need something more versatile, any ideas?

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My Bad Monkey with my tube amps at or just above the edge of breakup is working well for me for rhythm tones
 

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Are you looking for something Plexi-ish sounding maybe?
 

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Xotic's SL Drive. Can't beat it. I like the Zvex Box of Rock but it really works better in a clean Marshall than in the usual Fender combo you find at gigs. The SL Drive gives you the huge Plexi sound even plugged into a toaster. It has dip switches to turn it into a SuperBass and it's super solid and takes no room on a pedalboard.
 

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+ 1 on the SL Drive . I also swear by Fulltone Plimsoul covers a lot of ground .
 

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Versatile? "Classic rock"? "Boutique"?

Well, the Cornish SS3 is the most versatile pedal I've ever heard. I use it for all my classic rock needs. Don't know if that's "boutique" enough, but Cornish is one of the originals.

Great pedal, always on. :)
 

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Versatile? "Classic rock"? "Boutique"?

Well, the Cornish SS3 is the most versatile pedal I've ever heard. I use it for all my classic rock needs. Don't know if that's "boutique" enough, but Cornish is one of the originals.

Great pedal, always on. :)

I have a G2 clone, it's amazing and my favorite distortion*



*Thanks Batman!
 

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Just got hold of a Vox V830 Distortion Booster - absolute sweeeeeeet sounding pedal, just a bit noisy - but the tone when you are playing is amazing
 

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everyone has their own opinion, as everyone has their own tone. I recommend you take what we suggest and get out and try the recommendations to see what works for you.

My recommendations

Wampler Paisley Drive- you think its country, but its not. I use it in front of my 2203 and 2555 with my Les Paul Custom or Firebird V and its like a Trainwreck with a bit more Marshall flavor. Plus the options really make it more versatile with the mid options and the presence switch

Xotic EP Boost- I like this because to me it says 'this is my amp, but hotter.' I still have that 2203/2555 sound, but just more of it. I wish the internal switches could be accessed from the outside, because then it would be more versatile in a gig situation. I have it set up now in a fatter kind of sound, but I'd like to be able to flip the switch for a tighter boost with less bass with my finger or foot in a concert situation, but thats why I have more than one boost.
 

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The whole question is what amp you will plug into. Some pedals won't have enough juice if the house amp is a super clean Fender. Usually I plug in the normal channel in those rather than the bright. One trick is to have a foundation pedal like a Box Of Rock (which has a boost for solos) and have your fav overdrive in front.
I suggested the SL Drive because it works on its own in any amp.
 

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