Top 5 Distortion Pedals For Under 100 Dollars

A good quality distortion pedal is a necessity for any serious guitar player, but finding a stellar distortion pedal in your price range can sometimes be difficult. This is why I’ve done the research for you and compiled a list of the top 5 selling distortion pedals for under 100 bucks. These are all great effects pedals that I have had the privilege to play over the years, and they all produce a great sound.

1.Ibanez TS9 Tube Screamer ($99.99)

This Ibanez distortion pedal is a reissue of the early Vintage Tube Screamers that carried a larger price tag, but has many of the same components and classic tones that made the original such a popular choice among guitarists.It produces great tones, and is perfect for playing classic rock.


Classic Overdrive Tone

Responsive Control Knobs (Tone, Volume, Drive)

 2. Electro Harmonix XO Metal Muff ($89.25)

This pedal delivers awesome heavy metal distortion. It is perfect for anyone looking for a pedal that can deliver really high gain distortion sounds as well as  warm over driven distortion tones. This pedal by Electro-Harmonix is able to achieve this wide range of sounds because of its customizable EQ settings and tone controls.


Heavy Distortion Tones

Responsive Controls

Top Boost switch that will elevate the high gain and make your solos scream

3. DigiTech XMM Metal Master ($89.95)

This pedal can produce a near limitless variety of distortion tones thanks to its morphing ability. It creates heavy metal distortion tones and has high quality responsive EQ controls. The DigiTech Metal Master is an ideal fit for the stage, or the studio.


Heavy Metal Distortion Tones

Morph between pedal sounds similar to BOSS, DOD and Rectifier distortion pedals

Level control, EQ controls and Morph control

High quality sound

Additional clean output signal jack

4. Boss BD-2 Blues Driver Pedal ($89.00)

This pedal produces some awesome Blues tones and it gives your guitar the classic sound of a vintage tube amp on overdrive. If you want to play Blues, this pedal is a must.


Produces class over-driven tube amp sound perfect for Blues guitar

Controls for Gain, Tone and Level

5. Electro Harmonix Classics USA Big Muff ($76.50)

This effects pedal is a reissued model of the legendary Electro-Harmonix USA Big Muff Pi Distortion/Sustainer Pedal made popular in the 70’s. It’s claim to fame is the harmonic like distortion, and near limitless sustain it can produce. It creates an awesome fuzz tone, and is used by Jack White of the White Stripes.


Awesome Fuzz tone

Great sustain

High quality sound

Well that’s it. Those are the top 5 Distortion Pedals for the guitar that you can get for under 100 bucks. These are all high quality effects pedals, and each create their own unique tones that will take your playing to the next level.

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