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Discussion in 'The Effect effect' started by mshivy, Nov 8, 2017.

  1. suncrush

    suncrush Senior Stratmaster

    Mar 25, 2014
    Pittsburgh
    That was DOD. The Grunge is a legendarily bad pedal.
     
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  2. jeff h

    jeff h Senior Stratmaster

    Age:
    44
    Jan 13, 2017
    Ohio
    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.
     
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  3. 64 Tele

    64 Tele Strat-Talker

    438
    Feb 6, 2013
    NW Arkansas
    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.
     
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  4. Ebidis

    Ebidis Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

    Age:
    51
    Nov 14, 2013
    Alabama
    I didn't care for the Boss HM-2 either.
     
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  5. mshivy

    mshivy Most Honored Senior Member

    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-
     
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  6. Musician78

    Musician78 Strat-Talker

    Age:
    39
    266
    Dec 14, 2009
    Hillsboro, NH
    Metal Zone. Sounds like bees.
     
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  7. suncrush

    suncrush Senior Stratmaster

    Mar 25, 2014
    Pittsburgh
    It's been done by a million DIYers. I've seen them with Valvecasters or Muffs built in too.
     
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  8. heltershelton

    heltershelton ROCKIN FOREVER Strat-Talk Supporter

    Jun 5, 2013
    Not Florida
    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.
     
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  9. rudos1

    rudos1 Senior Stratmaster

    Aug 16, 2013
    Boston
    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???
     
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  10. Willie D

    Willie D Senior Stratmaster Strat-Talk Supporter

    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.
     
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  11. Robins

    Robins Dr. Stratster Strat-Talk Supporter

    Dec 22, 2010
    Germany
    Big Muff.
    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,
    Robin
     
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  12. TheDuck

    TheDuck Senior Stratmaster

    Jan 12, 2016
    Lil' Rhody
    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.
     
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  13. Mr. Lumbergh

    Mr. Lumbergh needs you to go ahead and come in on Sunday, too. Strat-Talk Supporter

    Jan 10, 2014
    Initech, Inc.
    A Klonscreamer eh... I’ll have to see what I can figure out with that.
     
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  14. Hendrixlvr

    Hendrixlvr Strat-Talker

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    44
    259
    Jul 8, 2016
    Mississauga
    I’ve both loved and hated my TS-9 equally for the last 20 years lol
     
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  15. CigBurn

    CigBurn Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

    Age:
    60
    Jun 22, 2014
    The Shed
    Work a switch in so you can go Klon>TS | TS>Klon for even more flexibility. :)
     
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  16. Hendrixlvr

    Hendrixlvr Strat-Talker

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    44
    259
    Jul 8, 2016
    Mississauga
    Isn’t that kind of what the new Keeley D&M drive is?
     
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  17. bloomz

    bloomz Senior Stratmaster

    Sep 17, 2012
    yer mom's house
    Russian Big Muff
     

  18. CigBurn

    CigBurn Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

    Age:
    60
    Jun 22, 2014
    The Shed
    Could be.. Sans the Dan and Mick graphics of course but not sure what circuits they are emulating on that one myself.
     

  19. Mr. Lumbergh

    Mr. Lumbergh needs you to go ahead and come in on Sunday, too. Strat-Talk Supporter

    Jan 10, 2014
    Initech, Inc.
    Great minds.
    I was thinking that, as well as a parallel blend between the two. Perhaps also a TB/Buffer switch.
     
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  20. David Garner

    David Garner Senior Stratmaster

    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.
     
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