Best Distortion/Overdrive Pedals

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Best Distortion pedals

 


If you play guitar, and you like heavy rock, you’re going to need a distortion pedal to get that sound right.

If you want to sound like a particular band, then the way to do it is use the same equipment. A surprising number of top bands use very economically priced pedals, so they are well within your reach.

Here is my Top 5 list of the current distorion/overdrive pedals on the market.


#1 Xotic EP Booster Mini EQ Effect Pedal

Xotic EP Booster Mini EQ Effect Pedal
  • Internal Switches for Bass Boost and Bright
  • Discrete FET Preamp
  • Up to +20db of Gain
  • 9-18vdc Operation

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#2 Ibanez TS9 Tube Screamer – Classic

Ibanez TS9 Tube Screamer – Classic
  • Distortion/Overdrive Guitar Stompbox Effect

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#3 Fulltone OCD Obsessive Compulsive Drive Pedal

Fulltone OCD Obsessive Compulsive Drive Pedal
  • Compulsive Drive Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal

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#4 BOSS DS-1 Distortion Pedal

BOSS DS-1 Distortion Pedal Bundle with Blucoil Slim 9V 670ma Power Supply AC Adapter, 2-Pack of Pedal Patch Cables, and 4-Pack of Celluloid Guitar Picks
  • PRODUCES A RANGE OF ESSENTIAL DISTORTION TONES - The BOSS DS-1 Pedals 3-control layout enables you to pull out a subtle bite to rich crunch to all-out fuzz. Its midrange gives a distinct tonal flavor.
  • PROVIDES MILD-TO-HEAVY GAIN - The orange stompbox can produce a mild boost for driving amps to full-throttle gain for rock riffs, providing a wide range of sound colors.
  • RUNS ON AC ADAPTER OR BATTERY POWER - This distortion pedal can be powered by a 9-volt dry battery (50~80 hours) for portable playing or 9V external power supply for extended performances.
  • ENSURES LONG-LASTING DURABILITY - BOSS is well known for their durable pedals, and the rugged DS-1 is no exception. It has been in production since 1978, and famous players like Kurt Cobain and Steve Vai have the DS-1 in their pedalboards.
  • INCLUDES - BOSS DS-1 Distortion Pedal. 9V Carbon Zinc Battery. Blucoil Power Supply with Slim AC/DC Adapter for 9 Volt DC 670mA with US Plug (Center Negative Polarity). 2-Pack of Blucoil Right-Angled Patch Cables for Effects Pedals. 4-Pack of Blucoil Thin Celluloid Guitar Picks (Assorted Colors).

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#5 Donner Extreme Driver Analog Turbo Distortion Guitar Effect Pedal

Donner Extreme Driver Analog Turbo Distortion Guitar Effect Pedal
  • 📌Iconic classic rock distortion. powerful, rich distorted sound with flexible 3-way tone selector
  • 📌3 Working Modes: TUBE/ULTRA/NORMAL .TUBE: Smooth, tube-like E-mod style sound ULTRA: Powerful, edgy, U-mod style sound NORMAL: Classic, natural, original 80s sound
  • 📌DC 9V Jack:For power supply, use a 9-volt DC regulated by AC adapter, (plug polarity is positive on the barrel and negative in the center).
  • 📌True bypass provide transparent tone,LED indicator shows the working state.
  • 📌30 Days Unconditional Money Back Guarantee Backed Up By Our Awesome Customer Support, you can rest assured to buy our products. 12-month warranty.

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