Your Favorite Overdrive or Distortion pedal !

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  1. BOBBO

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    What is your go to pedal when looking to take your amp into Overdrive heaven ?



    Here's my board .. I use a Lovepedal COT50 for a bit of extra Plexi like feel and grit when needed but my favorite pedal to push my Marshall into tube amp bliss is my Klon Centaur !!

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    Guyatone OD-2 is the best stock overdrive I've ever heard. 1 small mod, and it goes into the best OD period!
     
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    has to be a proco rat.

    can roll off the distortion to get more of a classic overdrive, but with it cranked you can get big muff size drive whilst still retaining definition in your notes.

    mmmmmm rat.
     
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    Yea I've got a Rat too.. it is a great pedal!

    Also the Direct Drive is pretty sweet, or the Fulltone Fulldrive.

    Or of course, the old green monster... but not really any of its reincarnations.
     
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    I had a Keeley modded RAT that was pretty great but i sold it :slap::slap::slap::slap:
     
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    I doubt one would call it a true distortion pedal Ive been messing with a digitech Clapton crossroads pedal the last few days, I think I can tweak it out to something useable, although not a Clapton fan (that just pissed a few people off Im sure) it has some good tones on it, Usually I just use a boss BD2 keely mod. Dont really need any ear piercing stuff anymore.
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    distortion for me it is the ibanez tube king[jap model].... and i do like the ts9dx for a od or bluesy grind....
     
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    The Tube King always looked interesting to me .... but , Reminded me of a Mesa Boogie V-Twin pedal I owned and hated to death ( big box of mush ! )
     
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    i bought a 2nd for travel with a combo.... the tube has alot to do with the mushiness..... they are alot like a boogie tone... very close to the tone of my tverb... but tweaked it give me a marshall drive/compression....
     
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    I`m not a pedal guy at all, but the Damage Control Womanizer I just got is outstanding.
     
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    An Ibanez SD9 Sonic Distortion through the Fender Twin. I don't need a distortion pedal for the SL-X.
     
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    You like it? I was looking at one here at a local shop but didn't have the time to play around with it. Now, I am curious. Any tips before I check it out?
     
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    I never turn off my COT50,I love that thing.I have always heard that the Klons are the way to go,but,I have never had the chance to play around with one.
     
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    The key to a Klon sounding good is that you have to have a good basic guitar into amp sound !! Because the Klon just gives you more of what your amp is giving you now but rounder and warmer and bigger and I want to go plug in just thinking about it !! The Klon boost's the Cot50 really well too !! I use an R8 into an 80's JCM800 and it's great to kick it into OD with the KLON !!

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    Im gonna have to try one out.One can never have too much gear!!:applause:
     
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    Finally !! A similar philosiphy to mine !! :thumb:
     
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    :rofl: it is A WAY OF LIFE
     
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    Yup. Can't agree more. The Klon is best into an amp that's 'already happy' and just gives it that extra WOW.

    Though it's not on my board anymore, mine goes nowhere.
     

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