Strat + od pedal + clean amp (I’m way late to the party, lol!)

Discussion in 'The Effect effect' started by draelyc, Aug 23, 2019.

  1. draelyc

    draelyc Strat-Talker

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    I’ve always preferred to get my gain & dirt from my amps rather than from pedals — even if it’s just preamp gain, it’s always just felt better somehow.

    Now, I’m new to Strat world — still getting to know my first one. But I know that one of the most classic setups is a Strat, a good od, and a clean or edge-of-breakup amp.

    So today I dug an old pedal out of the closet, a boutique od that I’d only ever used as a boost in front of amps that were already pretty overdriven. Set the pedal for its most compressed, highest gain setting, and ran it into my Shiva’s squeaky clean channel.

    I think it sounded pretty sweet, all humility aside! I could totally gig with this pedal as my main dirt, I think. And realizing that fact really surprised me, I have to say.

    Here’s a quick vid:

     
  2. Antstrat

    Antstrat Senior Stratmaster

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    Sounds pretty good!
     
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  3. draelyc

    draelyc Strat-Talker

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    Thanks! It kinda makes me miss the Plexi reissue I used to have.
     
  4. Danny D

    Danny D Strat-Talk Member

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    What model Strat? Love the finish. Keep on rockin'.
     
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    midwestfisherma Senior Stratmaster

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    Sounds good!
     
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  6. draelyc

    draelyc Strat-Talker

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    American Standard (‘09, I think?) in Sierra Sunburst. Thanks, man!!!
     
  7. Danny D

    Danny D Strat-Talk Member

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    I have an '07 with the same finish. An American Std. Deluxe with a maple neck. It's nice to see one in action.
     
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