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

  1. DIYrocker

    DIYrocker Senior Stratmaster

    Dec 16, 2013
    Pennsylvania
    I never got much tone out of that $15 dollar Danelectro overdrive... :D
     
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  2. Believer7713

    Believer7713 Senior Stratmaster

    Age:
    43
    Dec 27, 2016
    US
    That part is actually pretty easy...I have done that with a couple OD/boost pedals I've built. I can either OD the boosted signal for more overhead or boost the OD.
     

  3. Dan_Q

    Dan_Q Senior Stratmaster Strat-Talk Supporter

    Age:
    37
    Jan 26, 2016
    NW UK
    My first was a DS-1, and I’ll admit, I’ve never found much use for it. I used to whack the tone and gain up to max to get Edwin Collins fuzz noises out of it, and recently I’ve managed to get some ok nirvana ish sounds from it, but it’s pretty meh for my rig / music.
    I also have an sd2 which didn’t grip me- I will dust this one off and give it another go.
    I love all the tube screamers I’ve had! Be it into solid state or valve.
    Rocktek- wow- that takes me back, my first amp was an rk20r and I still have an ad-02 analogue delay on my board.........
     
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  4. AngelDeVille

    AngelDeVille Strat-Talker

    Age:
    106
    101
    Jul 25, 2017
    ABQ
    Traded it in for $10 more than I was asking for on CL, I think it's still in the shop....



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  5. Stratoskater

    Stratoskater Senior Stratmaster

    Age:
    42
    Feb 8, 2011
    Raleigh NC
    It was in front of a DRRI. I just never bonded with the SD
     

  6. David Garner

    David Garner Senior Stratmaster

    They work better in front of a Marshall in my experience. I like them okay in front of a Fender, but the Fulldrive is my favorite OD for a Fender amp. Similar to an SD-1, but more usable due to the extra features.
     
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  7. Stratoskater

    Stratoskater Senior Stratmaster

    Age:
    42
    Feb 8, 2011
    Raleigh NC
    That is so funny you mention the FD. I am on my 5th one right now. It's an 03 FD2 non mosfet #1504. I have had 2 Mosfet versions (did not like em), 1 Non Mosfet, Non FM pull comp cut mode (very nice but limited with out the FM) and 2 Non Mosfet, switch for vintage, FM and Comp Cut (my favorite). I am now using it with my Swart AST and it's sonic heaven. The only thing about FD's is they really don't come alive until band volumes, of course a lot of Fuller's pedals seem that way.
     
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  8. stratman in va

    stratman in va Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

    Age:
    48
    Jul 27, 2012
    Virginia

    My first pedal was the DOD FX55 - an earlier version of that pedal. Tough to get a good sound with the 55 too
     
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  9. carver

    carver The East Coast Strangler Strat-Talk Supporter

    Im gonna get slapped

    the fulltone OCD

    great with Single coils. HORRIBLE with humbuckers.

    whatever. I know folks that love em love em.

    another worthy mention would be the Boss Metal Zone. its piss in a box. you know it. they know it. I know it.
     
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  10. carver

    carver The East Coast Strangler Strat-Talk Supporter

    haha yes!!! the Digitech Grunge pedal is one of those things I tried to forget about.
     
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  11. 2-Finger

    2-Finger Strat-O-Master

    Age:
    46
    740
    Aug 16, 2016
    Brussels, Belgium
    Digitech Screamin'Blues... Would just make the sound loud.... or have uninteresting tones when set to max gain...
     

  12. Chont

    Chont Senior Stratmaster

    Sep 25, 2012
    Pennsylvania
    I'm kinda gassing for a Metal Zone just to see what its like.

    Is that stupid?
     
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  13. Mouse

    Mouse The Knees of Rock Strat-Talk Supporter

    Age:
    50
    Apr 25, 2012
    New Jersey
    It was my first distortion pedal. I was all set to buy the MXR Distortion pedal which was the distortion pedal to have back in the day but a friend who played guitar and was much better than I suggested this pedal. I used it for years but never really liked it. To be fair, I'd love to tinker with it today with a bit more experienced ears but I ended up giving it away sometime in the 90s

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  14. DIYrocker

    DIYrocker Senior Stratmaster

    Dec 16, 2013
    Pennsylvania
    The Digitech X Series Tone Driver was pretty mediocre too, as I recall. Even as a newbie who was easily satisfied by anything that made distortion, it never quite sounded right to me.
     

  15. Believer7713

    Believer7713 Senior Stratmaster

    Age:
    43
    Dec 27, 2016
    US
    Mine was the FX55B Supra Distortion. I couldn't remember what the model number was until I read your post. That thing was horrible! Just thinking about it makes me want to gouge my ears or south an ice pick.
     

  16. Ebidis

    Ebidis Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

    Age:
    51
    Nov 14, 2013
    Alabama
    You have driven a dagger through my heart. :(

    I like mine with SC's and HB's.
     

  17. Stratoskater

    Stratoskater Senior Stratmaster

    Age:
    42
    Feb 8, 2011
    Raleigh NC
    What’s funny is the Boss Heavy Metal has a cult following for that Swedish Death Metal tone. A buddy of mine got one for like $10 a few years ago and now they’re like $100 or more.
     
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  18. Chont

    Chont Senior Stratmaster

    Sep 25, 2012
    Pennsylvania
    it was on Gilmour’s board at one time too.
     
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  19. Chont

    Chont Senior Stratmaster

    Sep 25, 2012
    Pennsylvania
    I’d get that just for the glowing hounds of Hell eyes
     
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  20. Believer7713

    Believer7713 Senior Stratmaster

    Age:
    43
    Dec 27, 2016
    US
    That was one of the perks of getting my witch doctor fuzz... the glowing eyes.
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