Separate names with a comma.
Discussion in 'The Effect effect' started by mshivy, Nov 8, 2017.
That was DOD. The Grunge is a legendarily bad pedal.
When I clicked on the topic, I assumed the Metal Zone would be on page 1 somewhere. A little surprised it didn't get mentioned until post 13. That is a pretty decent use for one jaybones.
Xotic Effects SL Drive......loved clips I heard of it (especially with single coils), but could NOT get a good sound out of it (with several amps, guitars....all single coils). Ended up giving it to a friend with a Les Paul/humbuckers and he loves it.
Already owned an Xotic Effects EP Booster and LOVE it.
I didn't care for the Boss HM-2 either.
Yeah, a Tubescreamer needs to be used with a loud-ish amp in a band setting.
That’s where it works so well, you get enough grease to your sound and your solos really jump out in the mix.
You should make the ultimate Klon/Tubescreamer combo pedal- being an engineer i bet it’d be a breeze for you.
Then everyone here would want one-
Metal Zone. Sounds like bees.
It's been done by a million DIYers. I've seen them with Valvecasters or Muffs built in too.
i liked most of the overdrives ive used, but stuck with the ocd v1.7.
i did not like the boss blues driver at all. it sounded horrible through both my vox amps.
it had a high end nasty fizzy thing going on and i got rid of it really fast.
I tried the DS-1 a bunch of times and didn't care for it at all. Very noisy and not a very "musical" distortion. I imagine Satch and Vai use theirs more as a boost???
I hated the Danelectro Fab Tone. I know there are some who love it, but I couldn't get a sound that was usable for me from it.
The Daddy-O, on the other hand, was my go-to overdrive for years.
It is a tin box with some cheap wires, a ****ty PCB and a very small hand full of "Hühnerfutter".
Some boxed ****.
All the best,
I never liked the Tubescreamer, Rat, or DS-1. Actually, I never liked any OD pedals.
I preferred to get my gain from hitting my amps (Mesa and Marshalls) preamp hard with a clean boost or an EQ in a "reverse smiley" configuration.
A Klonscreamer eh... I’ll have to see what I can figure out with that.
I’ve both loved and hated my TS-9 equally for the last 20 years lol
Work a switch in so you can go Klon>TS | TS>Klon for even more flexibility.
Isn’t that kind of what the new Keeley D&M drive is?
Russian Big Muff
Could be.. Sans the Dan and Mick graphics of course but not sure what circuits they are emulating on that one myself.
I was thinking that, as well as a parallel blend between the two. Perhaps also a TB/Buffer switch.
This is what I was going to say as well. A TS type, broadly to include the SD-1, Fulldrive, etc., has to be played into a loud tube amp. The magic is where you keep the gain low and the volume high and let it naturally push the amp. It's never going to turn a Fender into a Marshall, but it will absolutely bring out the best in either a Fender or a Marshall. My preference these days is a FD2, which is basically an SD-1 circuit with more options and a boost. I alternate between the FM mode and the comp cut, and I mostly keep it on standard rather than MOSFET.
If I only played at home, I'd choose different tools. Same if I had to play quiet at gigs. But in a live setting where you can turn up a little, a TS-type works very well.