Help me pick an overdrive/distortion pedal

Discussion in 'Pedals' started by tiedstick, Oct 23, 2007.

which one?

  1. Ibanez TS808 Vintage Tube Screamer Reissue

    21.4%
  2. Ibanez TS9 Tube Screamer

    14.3%
  3. Big Muff Pi

    7.1%
  4. Little Big Muff

    7.1%
  5. English Muff'n

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    0.0%
  6. Boss OD-3 OverDrive

    14.3%
  7. Other (please state)

    35.7%
  1. tiedstick

    tiedstick V.I.P. Member V.I.P. Member

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    Hello!

    I've been getting really frustrated with the rhythm-playing tone capabilities of my JCM 800 on the 'boost' or lead channel. I throughly enjoy playing lead parts on this channel, and it sounds bitchin' with a wah kicked in, but for rhythm...naah. It just sounds too muddy. I have no pedals to give me an overdriven sound when playing on the clean channel...so I need you guys to help me decide what to get. I like a good crunch. (I have a Boss DS-1, but I'd rather take a cheese-grater to the nuts than turn that thing on)

    Is there a pedal that will richly distort my clean channel, but when I switch channels, is able to add even more gain to the overdrive channel? (turning on the DS-1 while I'm on overdrive makes the amp sound like its gonna explode) Help!!! I would greatly appreciate any advice or experience! :)

    Please vote, and for the sake of good tone, lets say I'm not on any particular budget. :hippie:
     
  2. J.LaGrassa

    J.LaGrassa Senior Member

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    Fulltone OCD will kick that amp up quite a few notches!
     
  3. tiedstick

    tiedstick V.I.P. Member V.I.P. Member

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    I've heard these are great. I actually forgot to put that in the poll. Thanks!

    Note: the poll choices are just examples of some I had in mind. In no way am I limited to these. :)
     
  4. lp59aholicDon

    lp59aholicDon V.I.P. Member V.I.P. Member

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    Yikes Cheese grater to the nads!!!!!!!!! Nasty Visuals Slash man < I have found that a TS 9 can be a damn handy pedal to have , you can sorta push what you already have, or add a bit of extra grit and grunge from it . TS 10 will give you a bit more grit and grunge over drive but still can be a fair clean boost as well, I only have limited experience with full tones but they seem to make decent gear

     
  5. tarddoggy

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    I have had great results with the Xotic BB..as well as the LovePedal COT-50.What sound or tones ya lookin' for there slash 'ole buddy?
     
  6. tiedstick

    tiedstick V.I.P. Member V.I.P. Member

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    Ah snap, forgot about that...My biggest influences tonally are Page, Cream-era Clapton, and Slash. I'd say Gilmour also, but I'm not a Strat player. Also EVH...I don't play much Van Halen but I dig the tone. Hmmm...think "The Ocean" by Zep and "Mr. Brownstone" by GNR.
     
  7. tarddoggy

    tarddoggy V.I.P. Member

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    hhmmm...Im always lookin to cop Pagey type tones myself,I dont know if this is gonna help,BUT,I have had some hands-on time with a Throbak StoneBender and buddy lemme tell you,its damn close to Jimmys sound.As soon as I can,Im buying one.

    check it out:naughty::fingersx: Throbak Electronics
     
  8. InTheEvening

    InTheEvening Senior Member

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    If you don't mind soldering and doing some work yourself this might do Jimmy's tone pretty well, i've never used one but it's a BYOC pedal of the tonebender.
    bender

    Maybe a Fulltone OCD? Again haven't played one but it's pretty well loved on another online forum I know. Plus it claims to get a good Zep sound.
    Fulltone | OCD
     
  9. BOBBO

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    Grasshopper why did you not ask your Sensei ?? Are you looking for just a boost pedal ? Overdrive or Distortion ??
     
  10. tarddoggy

    tarddoggy V.I.P. Member

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    wow man..that clip#2 nailed the "Custard Pie" tone! hhmmmm,gonna have to delve further into this OCD.....and no BOBBO I have not given up on the Klon:naughty:
     

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