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A style of overdrive

Discussion in 'The Effect effect' started by guitarface, Jun 26, 2019.

  1. fezz parka

    fezz parka Going....Going....Gone. Strat-Talk Supporter

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    The older I get...the less distortion the better. If I want distortion, I turn the amp up.

    Now recording is different. When I need it I use a model of the Foxx Tone Machine with the fuzz turned all the way down into a clean twin reverb model.
     
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  2. ChrisD

    ChrisD Strat-O-Master

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    I've had a lot of overdrive pedals come and go, some high end stuff too. This is the one that never leaves my board, never lets me down and always sounds like I want it to PhotoEditor_20190626_202828192.jpg

    1985 Boss Turbo Overdrive.
     
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  3. SILENCER

    SILENCER Strat-Talk Member

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    I just bought a Pettyjohn Iron. I'm interested to check it out when it arrives. I think it'll play nice with both the Firebirds and Strats.
    Usually I'm bopping between an old TS9 and an OCD V2 to thicken up the strat into a slightly pushed triple rec.

    For super Iommi gain, the third channel on the Mesa head does all the heavy lifting, but I don't use Strats for that.
    If you're in a heavy band and need a distortion box, you have the wrong amp.
     
  4. Electgumbo

    Electgumbo Lost Planet Airman Strat-Talk Supporter

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    I change that stuff around constantly. At the moment it’s a Wampler Plexi Drive for low gain and a Friedman BE-OD for high gain. Both of these are relatively new comers at my house but I like them.

    The only thing that can compete with the Friedman is my old Wampler SLOstortion pedal. It just recently lost its spot after a few years of being a main stay on the board.

    For lower gain more Stratty Strat sounds I can use several for that spot.

    OCD on LP setting
    Super Six and ElMo’ pedals for that SRVish sound
    TS mini
    Fulldrive 1 ... very cool!

    I guess these are all considered OD pedals even though they are all pretty different.
     
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  5. Swampash

    Swampash Senior Stratmaster

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    More of a floor-mounted preamp section than an overdrive pedal
     
  6. Namelyguitar

    Namelyguitar Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Yes!
     
  7. Nate D

    Nate D Senior Stratmaster

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    I like the KT66 side. Great pedal.
     
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  8. dueducs

    dueducs Senior Stratmaster

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    I agree. I use the Lovepedal for a little edge when I can't crank my little amp :)
     
  9. lineboat

    lineboat Strat-O-Master

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    I totally agree. It’s SWEET!
     
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  10. joebloggs

    joebloggs Strat-Talker

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    Wampler Tumnus Deluxe into an EQD Westwood straight into the front of my Reeves Custom 50 gives me all the OD I need. :)
     
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