Need some smooth dirty tone!!

hardrock420

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Currently running a 2010 traditional les Paul into a dr maz 8 with my only dirt being a RAT and an OCD. Goes without sayin this tone is downright raunchy, we’ll sometimes I like to play some smooth sounding stuff like AIC Facelift kinda distortion..I really need a pedal for when I want to jam or shred smooth!
 

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Try the Friedman BE pedal... I think that's what its called. Cantrel plays Friedman amps, or get the amp for a few grand.
 

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I have a BE-OD and I don't consider it smooth. It's always kind of buzzy to me, which is why it's sitting on the shelf. Maybe I need to put more time into it.
 

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Could consider a fuzz into an OD or vice versa. I know, fuzz has become associated with grunge and sputtering maxed-out dirt, but Gilmour relies on a Big Muff too. A Soul Food is a cheap partner, that produces a fair amount of gain on its own as well. Pricer versions of these "foundation pedals" include your OCD, and the Dirty Little Secret.

Come to think of it, a Rat has some fuzzy qualities, have you tried both at once?

A lot of pedals lean towards Marshall-in-a-box, you probably want "American" voicings, or something Vox-like.

I have an old Mudhoney that will definitely do smooth. I think it was discontinued and brought back, I don't know how the new ones compare. It's Rat-related, so you may not love it, especially at the price (I just checked, yikes!)

 

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Could consider a fuzz into an OD or vice versa. I know, fuzz has become associated with grunge and sputtering maxed-out dirt, but Gilmour relies on a Big Muff too. A Soul Food is a cheap partner, that produces a fair amount of gain on its own as well. Pricer versions of these "foundation pedals" include your OCD, and the Dirty Little Secret.

Come to think of it, a Rat has some fuzzy qualities, have you tried both at once?

A lot of pedals lean towards Marshall-in-a-box, you probably want "American" voicings, or something Vox-like.

I have an old Mudhoney that will definitely do smooth. I think it was discontinued and brought back, I don't know how the new ones compare. It's Rat-related, so you may not love it, especially at the price (I just checked, yikes!)

I have one of the old ones too. It's been on my board longer than any of the other pedals, and I think it will be last one to pull off.



T-Rex Effects have been through some financial problems, but are still in business.
The Mudhoney is one of the 3 original pedals they started making here in Denmark again a couple of years ago. They still make them, but they are sold out in several of the stores here in EU, and UK.
 

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A modeled Timmy pedal is one of the smoothest I have experienced.

My Maxon OD 808 with drive and tone set very low is really smooth, too.

MXR has a new Timmy


This 355 with a tubescreamer was my inspiration for the OD 808.

 

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I have one of the old ones too. It's been on my board longer than any of the other pedals, and I think it will be last one to pull off.
That's no joke. I went on a dirt pedal buying spree along with the other guitar player I was in a band with until 2012. Between us, we easily bought and/or sold 40 of them. I probably still have over a dozen. The Mudhoney has never come off my board though.
 

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get a Xotic BB Preamp. Very smooth overdive. If base orange version is not enough, the custom shop Comp model has a compression toggle that really smooths it out. Check it out, is a great OD pedal
 

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Some good suggestions but the Maz 8 should be able to give you some smooth grit on it's own......no pedal required
 

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Any Klon clone, probably any TS type pedal as well. Barring that, look at Dumble voiced pedals (Wampler Eiphoria comes to mind)
 


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