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Unread 03-18-2013, 07:08 PM   #1 (permalink)
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best overdrive pedal?

from looking on youtube i have narrowed it down to:
-black cat OD 1
-freakshow effects brown rabbit
-earthquaker white light

i'm looking for something that won't color the sound, just boost it. i'm also looking for something simple; two or three knobs.

it seems like the black cat has more treble/bite than the others-which i like.

i don't think the tube screamer has enough juice.
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Unread 03-18-2013, 07:16 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Re: best overdrive pedal?

get a tc spark booster. That works wonders and sounds soo good.
All the other overdrive pedals I have tried have coloured the natural tone of the guitar. But I do like the Ibanez Tube screamer.
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Unread 03-18-2013, 07:38 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Tubescreamer
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Re: best overdrive pedal?

SD-1 or a TS
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My ever so humble opinion:

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Re: best overdrive pedal?

joyo vintage overdrive.

hands down. dont let the price fool you.
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Unread 03-26-2013, 03:23 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Re: best overdrive pedal?

What you are describing is a Toneboys TBOD-50 Overdrive, I have one and it is exactly what you describe, very transparent on my Marshall JMP master volume, plus it cleans up really well when i roll down my guitar volume.
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Re: best overdrive pedal?

Give the Fulltone OCD a try, very transparent.
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Unread 03-26-2013, 05:12 PM   #9 (permalink)
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joyo vintage overdrive.

hands down. dont let the price fool you.
I have a tone bone cla$$ic , boss sd1, and joyo vintage od.. I stomo the joyo the most..
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Re: best overdrive pedal?

and lately this one has been getting a lot of love.

a bit spendy if ya ask me. I prefer a modded sd-1 myself.
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Unread 03-27-2013, 08:21 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Re: best overdrive pedal?

Think I have 10 OD pedals.
I just about always use my Tubescreamer for classic rock (I also have the Joyo Vintage and they tonewise sound pretty similar) and my custom ZW-44 OD.

I got a Bogner Uberschall pedal for XMas and I am using that one for my second channel for my 2203.

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Unread 03-27-2013, 08:35 AM   #12 (permalink)
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Re: best overdrive pedal?

There's a guy on this forum called onflooraudio.

He could probarbly build you one that would suit your needs.
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Unread 03-27-2013, 09:54 AM   #13 (permalink)
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Re: best overdrive pedal?

For simplicity you can't beat a TS808 or some variant of it. I used to have a Lovepedal Amp 11 that was pretty sweet, plus it has a boost function. There are so many pedals these days, just an insane amount of choices.
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Unread 03-27-2013, 10:56 AM   #14 (permalink)
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Re: best overdrive pedal?

Ive had alot of pedals thru the yrs and i dont use distortions or OD pedals anylonger .

I always found them not to my liking and noisy.

They seemed to.thin the tone out.. i bought into the boutique game yrs ago and got a fulldrive but didnt like the "fuzziness " of it.

The best i tried for transparancy and overall quality ... oh.. and didnt decrease my bass freqs was the MXR Classis overdrive and the MXR Classis distortion.

I leaned more towards the "od " version. I dont really need them but if i played live again i would probably have it on the pedalboard....

The best thing about these two is they sound more natural.

And they didnt take away the "heaviness "...

I had high hopes when i bought the Fulldrive but.i.kept hearing the transistor solid state "raspiness" to everything i played.

It reminded me when you.get a bad mp3 where you hear the digital hollowness..
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Unread 03-27-2013, 11:37 AM   #15 (permalink)
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Re: best overdrive pedal?

Cmatmods signa drive, it's a small company and a decebt value for what you pay
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Unread 03-27-2013, 11:41 AM   #16 (permalink)
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Re: best overdrive pedal?

For the range of gear I play, I have 3 ODs on my 'board. Each play differently. None better than the other, just different to my lugs. I have a clean boost into the ODs which is on most of the time. Right now the ODs are the SD-1, ZW-44 and the BB Preamp. Out of favour but surely to return are the TS9, 808, Fulltone Fulldrive and Mad Professor Sweet Honey. I have others that deserve some wellie at some point soon

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Re: best overdrive pedal?

I have the

- Joyo Vintage Overdrive
- Joyo British Sound
- OFA SD-1 (Tube Boost)
- Early 90's TS-9 tubescreamer

ALL are great. Hard to say which is best. Figuring in the price I'd say the Joyo's though.
But forget that $200-300 boutique stuff, get Hot Tubes to build you one for way less.
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Ofa sd1 ftw!!
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I can say the Fulltone OCD, with a Marshall and a Strat sound awesome. One of the few overdrives I've found that keeps a Strat or LP sounding like Start or LP!
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Re: best overdrive pedal?

A strat or LP >OFA SD1> a Marshall actually makes it sound like a better strat or LP into a Marshall. Just sayin..
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Re: best overdrive pedal?

My 2 cents...



It's the most transparent pedal I've ever tried. I still haven't tried an OFA SD-1.
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A strat or LP >OFA SD1> sound like a better strat or LP into a Marshall. Just sayin..

....is that even possible?....Just sayin..

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....it that even possible?....Just sayin..
Lol, it's gotta be. Because OFA sd1 does it, and you read it on the Internet.
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Ok Stringjunkie, I supose if it's on the internet it must be true...LMAO....But I find it hard to believe any pedal could make a Strat or LP sound better,...unless they make a mute pedal for my wife....then were talking great sounds....LMAOOOO!!!!
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Re: best overdrive pedal?

I might be exaggerating a bit, but not much. It's a really good modded SD1, and it does love HBs or singles.
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-BK Butler tube driver.
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I still really like my BadMonkey
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