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Let’s talk overdrives

Discussion in 'The Effect effect' started by guitarface, Sep 23, 2020.

  1. space

    space Strat-O-Master

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    i have nothing to add other than the marshall bbII was the best pedal purchase ive ever made
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  2. guitarface

    guitarface Most Honored Senior Member

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    Obviously, the super is more better.
     
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    I don't know, Mr. Wampler himself called the Pantheon a transparent OD. I have never played the Euphoria. Wampler referred to it as a Dumble style pedal.
     
  4. fernank017

    fernank017 New Member!

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    Boss BD-2 (unmodded, non-waza) into an Ibanez TS10
     
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  5. ChrisD

    ChrisD Senior Stratmaster

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    Well now that you mention it......
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    I love them both but if I could have only one I'd keep the Euphoria. Both are "transparent" but the Euphoria just covers more ground I feel and is more versatile.

    I don't think you can go wrong with either for what you are looking for :thumb:
     
  6. rafasounds

    rafasounds Senior Stratmaster

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    I use an SD-1 because I like the junky, anti-boutique sound it makes
     
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    I used OCD for years, but now I use Revv G3. Punk, hardrock and metal covered.
     
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  8. guitarface

    guitarface Most Honored Senior Member

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    Im actually intrigued by the revv G2 which seems more my speed. Costs as much as a katana 50.
     
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    jayaitch Strat-Talk Member

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    In my opinion, this is how one gets it done....
     
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    I think a OD should work with your pick attack the harder you strike the strings the more OD you should get and the lighter attack will give you less OD, this will also increase or decrease the volume some just like if you are playing clean, but with a distorted sound. A fuzz will give you the same amount of distortion no matter the pick attack just give you more or less volume do to your attack. So for me one good OD that has a good attack range to OD are the ones I want.
     
  11. ProSonicLive

    ProSonicLive Senior Stratmaster

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    I too like to stack overdrives.

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  12. GlassyD83

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    I’ve gone down and I’m still fairly deep in the overdrive rabbit hole.

    I really like the blues driver style. Under half way gain, they do a great job of not messing with your tone and adding dirt as needed when you dig in. I love that you can set up your dirty lead tone, set it brightish, and you can control a huge range with just guit volume and tone. The fat switch like keeley mod on the waza is important for single coils I think.

    Of all that I have tried, I think the best for me is the blues breaker circuit for keeping close to your tone, colouring it a little and adding my favourite type of break up. Klone before or after works great. TS before is my favourite.

    I have a timmy- the most talked about transparent (think the light speed is based on this ). I never have it on my board. Maybe it doesn’t agree with my clean set amp.

    I don’t use the Marshall sound much but have had a few of these types too.

    A ramble. I’d say try a blues breaker style if you’re looking for a new flavour.
     
  13. jtoomuch

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    I use a couple of virtual ones on my Mustang GTX100, a tube screamer or a klon. There is also a generic OD just called Overdrive that I like.
     
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    jtoomuch Senior Stratmaster Silver Member

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    And I do this into a '57 Deluxe or a '59 Bassman. Virtually.
     
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  15. Alter Ego

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    4 pedals on 2 boards with 2 amps for me:

    Small Pedal Board with Fender Deluxe - OCD and Fulltone Plimsoul
    Large Pedal Board with Marshall JVM 50 Head - Voodoo Labs Sparkle Drive and EH Flat Iron Fuzz

    I took the time to find each pedals sweet spots and found the sound I'm after from each one, plus all 4 are super quiet. On occasion I do cascade and run both on at the same time with both setups.
     
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    Haven't had the pleasure of using a Pantheon but they sound very versatile. The Euphoria is taking care of all my needs, 3 levels of clipping, I've yet to push the drive past 12:00. It does transparent very well all the way up to full raging. Talks to Fender blackface very nicely.

    Honestly, I think both the Pantheon and Tumnus Deluxe probably cover a lot of territory. For transparency, I haven't used them, but have heard a lot of love for the Greer Litespeed and Barber Gain Changer
     
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    Here is what I have, spread over two boards. I like them all. They are each a bit different.
    • Xotic EP Booster - clean boost, gives you a clean oomph, sounds great
    • TS9 - yes, a tubscreamer, sometimes it's just right
    • Boss BD2 Blues Driver - very open and organic, the opposite of a tubescreamer, perfect for light gain
    • Barber Gain Changer - also open and organic, very versatile
    • Timmy - God this is a good pedal. Don't know about the new MXR version, only the original
    • Boss SD-1 Super Overdrive - has a certain sound, I like it for high gain
    • Earthquaker Dunes - a way lot of sounds in here, lots of different voicings
     
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    Wow
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    With overdrives
     
  19. Floopty Doo

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    Currently, I am running the JHS Bonsai into Rat. And I only use the Rat when I need midrange dirt. I also have a Revv G4, which is not a necessary pedal for a Mark V. Lol! Though I need a good Fuzz.
     
  20. bbarott

    bbarott Most Honored Senior Member

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    I had one of those. An '83. Gave it away for free in the late '80s. Yeah I'm stupid. I also had a 1968 Univox super fuzz in mint condition that I bought new. Gave that away too. Sometimes it does suck to be me.

    Really, that TS9 was awesome. I know yours is too.
     
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