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Discussion in 'The Effect effect' started by Tone_Seeker_21, Mar 3, 2021.
Easy: Boss SD-1. Use the other $100 for something else.
+1 for the BB Preamp. It’s a particularly good match for a Dual Rectifier. Try to find a Custom Shop MB (Mid Boost) version, it really helps single coils.
That's how I felt about mine until I got my Super Reverb. I definitely don't think the TS is a fits-all solution. I actually hated it when I first got it and it sat in a box for years.
Not sure how popular, but for not a lot of money and some good range, the JHS 3 series OD can be set to be indistinguishable from my mini TS sounds and a much wider range of sounds as well. Pretty flexible for not a lot of cash.
Thanks to everyone for all the recommendations. I've been finding out pedals I didn't even know I liked
Valeton makes a really great inexpensive OD.
I finally sold mine , same thing just sat in the box.
Just bought a Wampler Sovereign a week ago and its great. A lot of tones are available using the Modern/Vintage and Gain/Boost switches.
I'm also a big fan of the TC Electronic MojoMojo. I have 2 on my board b2b.
This is what I did : super simple, and boy what a difference!
It turns a fizzy distortion pedal into a useful overdrive.
Easiest Boss DS-1 Mod [No Soldering] w/ Audio Examples - YouTube
Take a look at some of the NUX pedals. I've been very happy with everything I gotten from them. www.nuxefx.com. They also have one that nails a Klon pedal.
Now I'm gassing for a Soul Food.
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I've used the Tube Driver for several years and haven't gotten tired of it. They make a newer, 4 knob version, but I've never had a chance to spend time playing one.
If I were buying new gear I'd certainly look at the Xotic.
DOD Looking Glass. Transparency at its best. It’s a great pedal and very underrated.
Boss BD-2 Blues Driver
Unfortunately mine is the newer model with the two tiny circuit bards. One, I suspect, is the power supply / control section, the other the distortion section.
Here's a selection of stuff I'm messing around with currently.
I have different loops, some stacked, some cranked, some used as a shaper with less gain that one would typically use.
Personal can't-live-without-it pedal is the Broadcast, by a country mile.
That's not to say the others aren't great or at least very very good, but for my use the Broadcast sits above all, simply because it has such versatility and stacks with all the others better than any of the others stack with all, if you get my drift.
All the others are spectacular enough on their own, and typically work well together - except the Klone. That pedal has selfish tendencies. I know why Klon owners only use a Klon and nothing else... You can learn why for yourself by not spending klon money and buying a KTR or a Klone like the RYRA (and many others, J.Rockett Archer comes to mind as an awesome replica, I couldn't get my hands on one at the time I needed it).
Anyway, you get the idea... There is no such thing as One OD to rule them all, but Klon owners will inevitably say yes, there is. Because $$$$ premium eliteist.
I've spent hilarious amounts of cast over the last two and a half decades on gear and been burned as well as shrewd, made decisions that were not of sound mind, and generally like pretty much everyone else here slowly found a path to walk down confidently.
All I can say about that is you will buy a drive pedal, and you'll like it. Then maybe 6-12 months later, you're going to wonder what another one sounds like and you'll buy that one and the process repeats itself like an endless tape loop in an RE-201.
Good luck. Don't get hung up on brands or price. Buy what sounds best to your own ears - and more importantly ignore sales pitches. Be savvy with your $$.
The OCD v2 was the last OD pedal I’ve bought. It covers a lot of ground...done.