"Jeremy and I set up some pedals and auditioned the various guitars. BTW, I broke out the old MXR distortion plus from REVENGE! The wah was my GEEK modified Hendrix pedal, and plugged into my old Marshall head." - also, when clicked on a photo, vintage MXR Distortion + can be seen indeed.more
Spectrasonics Studio List The equipment list for the Spectrasonics studio reads like a gear-head's dream. Favourites amongst Eric's sizeable synthesizer collection include the Access Virus, the Prophet VS, his collection of Waldorf synthesizers, and a 1976 Yamaha CS80. "It's my favourite axe to play, because of the awesome polyphonic aftertouch and that sensuous ribbon," explains Eric. For effects processing Eric is a fan of the Roland SRV330 reverb, an item that "gets missed by most people, mainly because it doesn't say Lexicon on the front panel." For distortion tricks Eric often uses a rare Boss GL100 guitar preamp: "It's basically the history of Boss pedals in one rack space." Mixing, until recently, was done on some "very odd, custom-made analogue mixers made by a guy named Mo West," reveals Eric. He recently purchased a Roland VM 7000-series mixer, however, taking him one step closer to an all-digital setup. SAMPLERS • Roland S760 and S770 • Kurzweill K2000 • Bitheadz Unity DS1 (running on an Apple Macintosh G4) SYNTHESIZERS/DRUM BOXES • Access Virus • Clavia Nord Lead • Doepfer modular synth • Emu modular synth • Moog Minimoog (modified by Studio Electronics) • Oberheim SEMs • Polyfusion modular synth • Roland JP8000 prototypes & production units • Roland JP8080 • Roland JD800/990 • Roland Jupiter 8 • Roland JV1080 and 2080 • Roland MKS50 Alpha Juno • Roland MKS80 Super Jupiter • Roland System 700 and 100m modular synths • Roland MC303 • Roland MC505 • Roland TB303 • Roland TR808 • Roland TR909 • Korg EX8000 • Korg M1R • Korg Mono/Poly • Sequential Circuits Prophet VS • Waldorf Wave, Microwave, Microwave XT • Yamaha CS80 SOFTWARE • Alchemy • Arboretum HyperEngine • Arboretum Hyperprism plug-in pack • Arboretum Ionizer • Arboretum Raygun noise-reduction plug-in • Antares Infinity • BIAS Peak audio editor • BIAS SFX machine effects • Emagic Logic Audio Platinum • Emagic Sound Diver synth editor/librarian • Fireball • GRM Tools plug-in pack • Metasynth • Opcode Vinyl, Vocode & Filter plug-ins • Propellerheadz Rebirth soft synth • Prosoniq SonicWorx Artist effects • Steinberg Magneto tape-saturation emulator • Steinberg ReCycle sample editor • Thonk soft synth • RAIFF • Region Munger • Transfer Station • Samplifier sample transfer software • Saturator • Sound Morph • Sound Hack audio editor • Unisyn synth editor • Waveboy Voder SIGNAL PROCESSORS • AMS RMX reverb • API 5502 equaliser • Boss GL100 guitar driver • Boss SE70 multi-effects • Dimension beam controller • Euphonics mixing console • Eventide DSP4000 & H3500 harmonizers • GML stereo parametric EQ • Innovonics compressors • Langevin passive equalisers • Lexicon PCM70/80/480 reverbs • MXR Distortion Plus • Quest custom mixers • Roland Dimension D & C processors • Roland RSP550 multi-effects • Roland RSS10 3-dimensional effects • Roland SDE330 delay • Roland SDX330 chorus • Roland SRV330 reverb • Roland SVC330 vocoder • TC Electronics Fireworx multi-effects • Summit tube mic preampsmore
I don't like this as much as the OD250. If I didn't have both of these already I would build one with a switch to go between silicon and germainium diodes... maybe throw in some LEDs and msofets too.This pedal is more distorted then the DOD, but the germanium diodes are really comrepssed right away and the bandwidth is so limited that whe you put it enct to a 250it doesn't have the muscle. it does sound quite good for 80s elads into a marshall... I'm told its great on a TB303 but have enver tried it. I didn't even know I had one of these until recently. I think I may have inadvertetly stolen this from a rehearsal space 10 years ago. It was there and someone thew it in my bag of tricks thinking it was mine and then I never bothered to give it back. Sorry if I have your distortion+ but you shouldn't leave shit laying around in a public space without your name on the baseplate!
I've personally never got on with the ubiquitious Boss DS-1, so originally started with the reissue MXR Distortion +. I later moved to the (handmade) Whirlwind Gold Box (modern features; true bypass/LED) before eventually finding a 79/80 model. It's impractical, it's inconvenient (no 9v power, no LED etc.) but it's a different kettle of fish and 'that' 70's tone. It's got the brightness/high mid that I liked about the reissue vs. other Distortion circuits but another level of tone and warmth. This is my holy grail distortion sound.
I use it as an overdrive, as it has a really smooth fuzz character to it when backed up. Totally matched my Fender setup. Must add that I put in a new OP amp some day or age ago. Cleaned it up some bit, but nothing major.