Distortion Effects Pedals for Modern rock

If you want a distortion pedal to play modern rock, this is the place to start. These are the most popular distortion pedals for the modern rock genre. Modern rock distortion can vary from wide open dynamics to very compressed high gain signals.

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30 Distortion Effects Pedals
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Pro Co RAT 2

Pro Co RAT 2

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Pro Co The Rat

Pro Co The Rat

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Fuzzrocious Rat Tail

Fuzzrocious Rat Tail

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Fuzzrocious Rat King

Fuzzrocious Rat King

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The RAT2 covers all the bases: distortion, sustain, fuzz, overdrive - from the sweet raunchy to the grinding raunchy to the raunchy raunchy, RAT2 l... read more

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Pro Co RAT

Pro Co RAT

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Pro Co Fat Rat

Pro Co Fat Rat

high-end alternative

Fat Rat is a US-made version with an additional clipping option, a low end boost and a socketed opamp.

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Pro Co Deucetone Rat

Pro Co Deucetone Rat

high-end alternative
Pro Co The Rat

Pro Co The Rat

vintage or discontinued
Pro Co TurboRAT

Pro Co TurboRAT

similar sound
Big Ear Pedals Woodcutter

Big Ear Pedals Woodcutter

similar sound high-end alternative
JHS ProCo Rat "Rat Pack" Mod

JHS ProCo Rat "Rat Pack" Mod

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The classic DS-1 Distortion pedal provides a harder distortion effect for guitar and keyboard sounds. Instead of toneless, fuzzy distortion, the DS... read more

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Keeley Modded Boss DS-1 Ultra Distortion

Keeley Modded Boss DS-1 Ultra Distortion

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The DS-2 Turbo Distortion features twin modes for an expanded range of distortion--taking users from blues-rock rhythms to searing leads at the pre... read more

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Boss DS-1 Distortion
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This fuzzy rat is loaded with edgy distortion.

The TurboRAT expands the versatility and sustain of the unique rat tone, and its maximum output o... read more

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Pro Co RAT 2

Pro Co RAT 2

similar sound
Pro Co Deucetone Rat

Pro Co Deucetone Rat

high-end alternative
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With Boss's popular OS-2 OverDrive/Distortion pedal, it's like having two in-your-face effects pedals in one. That's because, with it, you can prod... read more

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Boss DS-1 Distortion
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The MXR M-104 DISTORTION + Guitar Pedal can be set to produce low volume controllable distortion or increased to achieve a warm tube overdrive. Max... read more

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MXR M-104 Distortion + (Late 1970s Model)
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Discrete FET Booster/Distortion Pedal with Switchable Signal Path read more

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Dubbed the Swedish Chainsaw by some of its biggest fans, the Boss HM-2 Heavy Metal is an all out metal distortion onslaught. Used for classic cutti... read more

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Pro Co RAT

Pro Co RAT

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Pro Co RAT 2

Pro Co RAT 2

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A hot-rodded classic circuit that roars with huge amp-stack tones and old-school distortion.

The MXR Custom Badass '78 Distortion roars with huge ... read more

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Now twice as deliciously dirty!

Dirty and sweet, the Mudhoney dual distortion pedal has been praised for its amazing tonal range and ability to ... read more

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Pushes bottom-heavy distortion to the extreme.

The secret of the Boss MD-2 Mega Distortion Pedal is a dual-stage distortion circuit with an adde... read more

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From its first appearance in 1997, the Jekyll & Hyde was the first pedal to combine two separate effects in one pedal. The V2 Series gives the same... read more

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The Boss DS-1 has a very heavy metal timbre to start with. Keeley's many modifications take the distortion pedal to a full metal jacket sound. Ever... read more

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Boss DS-1 Distortion
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Classic Marshall sound stuffed into an awesome pedal.

The Dirty Little Secret has earned itself a well-deserved reputation for replicating the s... read more

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The Fat Sandwich Distortion uses an innovative multi-stage clipping circuit and an array of controls to deliver heaps of over-the-top distortion. read more

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A Swiss army knife for the analog guitarist.

Consisting of two independent Pro Co RAT units, each Deucetone channel can be used separately, in s... read more

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Pro Co RAT 2

Pro Co RAT 2

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Pro Co TurboRAT

Pro Co TurboRAT

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Funk, growl or crunch: The VT Bass stompbox has your back.

The Tech 21 VT Bass SansAmp Character Series Bass Pedal delivers the sound of a tower o... read more

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Since its original release in the early 80’s the Sonic Distortion has gained a huge cult following among tone connoisseurs, including the likes of ... read more

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Fuzzrocious Rat Tail

Fuzzrocious Rat Tail

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Pro Co RAT

Pro Co RAT

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Fuzzrocious Rat King

Fuzzrocious Rat King

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Pro Co RAT

Pro Co RAT

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The FATRAT is the newest member of the RAT family. Using the highly acclaimed '85 Whitefact Reissue RAT as our platform, we added a bass enhancemen... read more

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Pro Co RAT 2

Pro Co RAT 2

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The Multiwave Distortion features 21 distinctive and modern effects not found on typical distortion pedals. Based on new proprietary algorithms, th... read more

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