Looking for Distortion

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Sculptair
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Looking for Distortion

Post by Sculptair » Sun Mar 29, 2020 6:45 pm

I'm running a couple of mother 32s into a Barbetta Sona 31 225W solid-state amp for a clean and wide sonic pallet. I'm wanting to add the ability to have some searing distorted tones ala John Lord albeit without the B3 and 100 W Marshall. I tried adding an MF Drive both in front of the amp and it's effects loop, but at it's extreme settings in both locations it only boosted the volume a bit without adding distortion. I also tried the Keeley Filaments, but it's effects were mild as well.

I recently found the Effectrode Blackbird https://www.effectrode.com/products/eff ... be-preamp/ and the Victory V4 Countess https://www.victoryamps.com/v4-the-coun ... dal-preamp tube preamps. They both look like they might work well in front of the Barbetta. Has anyone tried these, or anything else to make the Mothers scream?
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Re: Looking for Distortion

Post by _DemonDan_ » Mon Mar 30, 2020 10:09 am

Sculptair wrote: Sun Mar 29, 2020 6:45 pmI'm running a couple of mother 32s into a Barbetta Sona 31 225W solid-state amp for a clean and wide sonic pallet. I'm wanting to add the ability to have some searing distorted tones ala John Lord albeit without the B3 and 100 W Marshall.
Has anyone tried these, or anything else to make the Mothers scream?
Hi Sculptair,

Here are 20 Distortion Pedals each used with Electric Piano, Organ, and Synth sounds:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E5Pzoo06O20

Hope this helps
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Re: Looking for Distortion

Post by Sculptair » Thu Apr 02, 2020 9:05 pm

Thx DemonDan. That's a great video. I get better results with everything turned all the way up on the MF Drive and my filters in the 2khz+ range. Interesting that it doesn't much affect the lower filter frequencies.
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