Which O/D pedal for an LP?

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  1. BanditPanda

    BanditPanda Senior Member

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    Hey
    You know how some pedals are specifically designed for single coil guitars?
    Well I found the Lovepedal Amp 11 and it does for my Tele exactly what I want to hear.
    That pedal targeted single coil guitars.
    I leave it on all the time.
    I am yet to find that one pedal that floats my boat for my LP with Pearly Gates pups.
    I tried to Wampler Tumnus. It was too dark for my liking. Sold it.
    I have now on my board the Xotic BB Pre and that pedal is yet to please.
    I run thru a Marshall DSL40H.
    I don't play metal or hard rock.
    Basically classic rock which could be anywhere from ZZ to Thin Lizzy to Bowie (Mick Ronson) to blues.
    Despite the varied tones I've just mentioned I am looking for a pedal that can be left on all the time which lets the LP shine thru while provided the right amount of dirt/beak up/grit. lol
    Open to suggestions within a reasonable price range, that being under $200.
    Thanks
    BP
     
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  2. Stinky Kitty

    Stinky Kitty Senior Member

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    Have you considered a treble boost?

    I favor the Beano Boost rangemaster clone. Aligatorbling here also makes a mighty fine germanium boost.
     
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    northernguitarguy SWeAT hOg

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    EHX Soul Food or Digitech Bad Monkey.
     
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    Caretaker Senior Member

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    Marshall Guv`nor, Bluesbreaker or Drivemaster.
     
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    BanditPanda Senior Member

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    Thanks Stinky. I do have the Beano on my board.
    BP
     
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  6. BanditPanda

    BanditPanda Senior Member

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    Thanks NG. Have been making inquiries 'bout the JHS modded Soul Food.
    BP
     
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    Thanks Caretaker. Already have the Marvel FX on the board for my Marshall Plexi tones.
    I'm thinking the Bluesbreaker is similar to the BB Pre.
    Will see what I can dig up on the Drivemaster.
     
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    christophervolume Senior Member

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    jhs double barrel if you got the coin.
     
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    BanditPanda Senior Member

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    Thanks.....Open to suggestions within a reasonable price range, that being under $200
    And waaaaaaayyyyy too many buttons & switches!!!
    BP
     
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    I'm a huge fan of the Maxon OD808.
     
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    Dilver Senior Member

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    Tim or Timmy if you’re just looking for some grind that won’t alter your tone much; plus it’s got an active eq. I’d veer off of the Klon clone route (e.g. Tumnus or Soul Food) as they’re really best at beefing up a Strat or Tele, IMHO.
     
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  12. chupe442

    chupe442 Confused as ever..... Premium Member

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    Boss Bluesbreaker is the best bang out there in my opinion. Don't let the BOSS tag bore you, its an awesome pedal!

    The Soulfood is to me very Marshally for an OD. It gives a pluckiness makes for a ton of fun..

    Then the ever so popular TS808. (A bit warmer sounding than the standard Ts9 which is a great one as well).

    In all, these 3 have been my fav's for some time. As for you and your DSL, I would go with the Boss Bluesbreaker and a Ts808. They play very well together.
     
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    Maxon 808 pushing a Boss Blues Driver but the 808 or BD are great alone.
     
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    Thanks TN. Checked out the YT demos. Did sound very good.
    BP
     
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    Thanks 442.
    Do have the Boss BB and the Ibanez TS9. Not on my board though.
     
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    Thanks Shupe.
     
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    Bobby Mahogany Senior Member

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    I did an A/B between the Boss SD-1 and the BD-2 (though it was a long time ago)
    and being the owner of a SD-1 I didn't hear anything out of the BD-2 to make me
    wanna buy it. It was similar in many ways.

    If you have a music store in your area, call in advance to see if they have the DSL40
    on the floor and the pedals you're interested in. Kind of "make an appointment" and
    bring your guitar.
    :thumb:
     
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    WhiteEpiLP Senior Member

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    What are you playing thru and at what db levels?
    Are you using amp gain?
    These answers will change my suggestions.
     
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    BanditPanda Senior Member

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    You know what. I've probably looking at the wrong type of pedal. Perhaps I should not be looking for an O/D but rather another type of pedal like an EP Booster or maybe other Xotic pedals like the AC or the RC.
    'Cause it's not like I want to get a bunch of gain. I'm just looking to find a pedal that I can leave on all the time which will provide the LP with just a touch of break up useful for playing rhythm guitar or a boogie shuffle with some grit. I already have the Beano or the LPB-1 for lead boosts.
     
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    That's a good idea ! Thanks.
    BP
     
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