Can A $30.00 Overdrive Pedal Sound Good?

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  1. axe4me

    axe4me Well-Known Member

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    Sounded good to me.
     
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    Maybe I missed it but what pedal is he using in the video?
     
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    I am guessing TC Electronics MOJOMOJO

    :hippie::pirate::uk:
     
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    yes indeed I got a couple from china , little tiny things with 3 stages of distortion ,and they sound really good , and lets be honest distortion pedal technology has been around for decades
     
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    tallcoolone Well-Known Member

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    Good players can easily make inexpensive gear sound great. Not so good players have more trouble with that.
     
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    I have a Joyo Ultimate Drive that is a clone of the OCD I guess. It's a real good pedal.
    I also have their Vintage Drive that is a clone of a TS9. It's ok. I have a TS9 enroute so I'll know more in a day or two on that one.
    For point of reference I also have a SD1 and a Friedman BE-OD on my board. I have a Soulfood that can't crack the lineup.
     
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    Well hell yeah...

    I try hard not to judge anything by its price or what parts were used to put it together. If it sounds really good then it's a candidate for use here in the studio.

    I only keep what sounds good to me. My pedals are a hodge-podge (I always wanted to use that word) of everything from $50 cheapo Chinese plastic to $1500+ vintage doodads from some dusty closet shelf.

    I've got a few cheap guitars that sound and play fabulous as well. One of my favorite guitars is a MIM Telecaster I bought used for like $500...plays like a dream

    Cheap gear doesn't know it's cheap. Try everything. Keep what makes your sticker peck out.
     
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    Why not ?
     
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    South Park Well-Known Member

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    You don’t have to spend big money to get good sound.
     
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    Played through the new TS9 a bit tonight.
    Comparing it straight to the Joyo Vintage Drive my impression is that it has a little more of everything in the controls. More lively for sure. Is it $70 better? Only your ears will answer that. For me the answer is yes.
     
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    Everything can sound good if you try hard enough
     
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    Wildeman Well-Known Member

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    Shoot, i got some amps i paid around $30.00 for that overdrive great:thumb:
     

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