Modelling versus the real thing: Can you hear the difference? TG takes three classic overdrive and distortion pedals and put them up against their modelling counterparts from the Line 6 M5 Stompbox Modeler and IK Multimedia's AmpliTube.
Electro-Harmonix Big Muff Pi
Ibanez Tubescreamer TS-808
Pro Co RAT
Videographer: Martin Holmes
Download Total Guitar issue 251 for the accompanying tab and explanation - available in the UK and, digitally, worldwide via Newsstand for iPad, iPhone & iPod touch and Zinio from 17 February 2014.