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hughes and Kettner warp factor distortion any good?

5/4/2004 3:30 PM
Foshizzle hughes and Kettner warp factor distortion any good?
Hello ampagers,  
Can any one tell me if the H&K Warp factor pedal is any good? Im looking for a smooth hi gain distortion that gets the Marshall tone that EVH had on his first album. Not the muddy boss metal zone pedal that sounds horrible....  
5/5/2004 10:36 AM

Nope...if early EVH sound is what you are looking for,the Warp Factor won't do it.  
I don't mean it's a bad pedal,all the contrary,but it was designed for a whole different purpose.  
I happen to like it's sound,but it won't give you the "brown" sound.
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5/5/2004 1:39 PM
foshizzle What distortion pedal for the Marshall EVH sound?
Im looking for a new distortion pedal that will get that killer EVH first album sound, does any one know a pedal other than a boss metal zone that will get this sound?  
Nothing against the metal zone, I just don't like them.  
5/17/2004 1:09 PM
5/18/2004 2:39 PM
Chris ( CMW amps )

there's a pedal called MrEd ( no kidding ) that can do it according to a review , did forget the brand but try some Googling  
hope this helps .  
5/21/2004 12:48 PM
Steve B.
I heard the sound clips and the pedal Mr Ed doesn't sound like the EVH sound. The reviews at Harmony Central are not that good too.  
I'm with foshizzle in looking for that elusive EVH tone. Ive found and old Ibanez pedal called the (distortion charger) that gets closer to the EVH sound than any other pedal Ive used. Maybe this will help foshizzleman.  
Steve B.
5/21/2004 2:09 PM
Mark Hammer

There is always Gus Smalley's BSIAB ("Brown Sound in a Box") design, which I believe has a layout/schematic at  
Joe Davisson's "Blackfire" design is as good a high-gain pedal as I've tried, although I couldn't say to what degree it nails the sound you're using as your benchmark.
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