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A style of overdrive

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

  1. guitarface

    guitarface Most Honored Senior Member

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    What are some overdriven you use where you feel like you're getting the sound from the pedal, by that I mean you are NOT using the pedal to push an almost breaking up amp over the edge into breakup. Rather, you run the pedal into a clean amp and get the overdrive sound from the pedal.

    Examples of something that's doing this well for you?
     
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    Laugh all you want but this is currently my favorite pedal. And i paid $29 for it new on Amazon. Sure its technically a "Distortion Pedal" i know but it you can lower the gain and get a really nice OD tone. I keep the gain just above noon and back the volume on the guitar off.

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    guitarface Most Honored Senior Member

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    Pedals are no laughing matter. What works works.
     
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    I’m thinking all OD pedals will do that to a certain extent, it just depends if you like the sound or not.

    You may want to try an Overdrive with more gain on tap.

    Good luck, happy pedal shopping
     
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    Joyo American Sound, and EXH Soul Food
     
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    Caveat: Danelectro pedals are complete trash. They are the burner of pedals.
     
  9. EC Strat-boy

    EC Strat-boy Senior Stratmaster Strat-Talk Supporter

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    I have a tweed vibrolux clone and need dirt pedals for my OD-

    Zen drive (I have a clone) is awesome through a nice clean amp

    Friedman BE - OD is another nice one thru a clean amp - TONS of gain

    And a higher end Fuzz Face type of pedal
     
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    ajb1965 Old Enough to Know Better Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Mad Professor Twimble, JHS Sweet Tea, Fender Pugilist, EHX Soul Food and East River Drive can all do the trick for me.
     
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    Is the Fender Pugilist good? Is it low to medium gain? I’ve wondered about it
     
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    It's not my favorite pedal, but I do like it quite a bit. It has a sound of its own. I'd classify it as a mid to high gain with single coils. Not super gain like a Friedman. Sometimes I'll pop the Soul Food on in front of it to push it a little more for that almost fuzz but still has some clarity sound. Unlike a lot of dual circuit pedals you can't really run them individually. You can only run them in series or blend them together. The one downside is the large size. It's not a traditional form factor so it can be a challenge to fit on the board. I wish they had put the I/O's on top.
     
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    The Mad Professor Sweet Honey OD is one you really owe it to yourself to try.
     
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    I use an old Boss SD-1 for that..It's supposed to be a "pushing the amp" pedal but it has a color or character of its own. Plus I never play in a way that I can use an amp about to break up.
     
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    Oh, oh, oh... Boss Metal Zone! :whistling:
     
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    My guitar distorted one time : I had inadvertently put the drive knob above its rightful barely cracked setting. I have since epoxied all my drive knobs at zero. Life is now good.
     
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