Overdrive Pedal
Hardtail
Jul 26 2007, 03:51 AM
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I've become a bit of a purist lately and I really like the tone of my amp. I am looking for a clean O/D pedal that won't color my tone. The Tubescreamer TS808 was perfect but out of my price range. I tried the TS9 and it sounded good but I was scared away from it because the 2 i tried in the store both had reliability issues (they only turned off or on after stomping on the switch several times... very weird).

Any suggestions on a clean O/D pedal?

Thanks

Hardtail

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Nick325
Jul 26 2007, 04:00 AM
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maybe the boss ds-1 pedal its 40$ but it might have a clean sound but i dont think so

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Jul 26 2007, 04:05 AM
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QUOTE (Hardtail @ Jul 26 2007, 03:51 AM) *
I've become a bit of a purist lately and I really like the tone of my amp. I am looking for a clean O/D pedal that won't color my tone. The Tubescreamer TS808 was perfect but out of my price range. I tried the TS9 and it sounded good but I was scared away from it because the 2 i tried in the store both had reliability issues (they only turned off or on after stomping on the switch several times... very weird).

Any suggestions on a clean O/D pedal?

Thanks

Hardtail


If you think the TS808 is perfect, then I would wait and save up for one or look for one used. Sounds like you already found what you are looking for.

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Jul 26 2007, 12:02 PM
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Try a Digitech Bad monkey. It's a very good OD. Either you just level up the output signal and get the sound crack up early or you can add some gain for some extra touch.

It's a kind and cooperative pedal, no out of control crazy distortion. I use it to add break up to my clean tone. Think 70's, raw country or blues. And it's cheap too, cost about half of a Boss OD and 1/3 or 1/4 of the Ibanez.

And it doesn't drain batteries in notime but last for a long time.

Bad Monkey

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Smikey2006
Jul 26 2007, 06:22 PM
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im using a Boss Ds-1 and love it.. but again i play metal so im not sure how well it works for clean.. i don't really bother with that stuff biggrin.gif when i need clean i just turn the overdrive off.. just get an adapter for it because the battery drains really quick.

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Jul 27 2007, 01:54 AM
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I havent heard of the DS-1 battery dying quickly? I had mine for a good month before I had to change batteries. try using higher quality ones.

not sure if the DS-1 is what the op is really looking for. dont get me wrong but isnt overdrive different than distortion?
The DS-1 is a very good pedal for distortion. plain and simple. that's all it's about. doesnt do anything else. if your looking for a nice simple distortion pedal then I would look at it, but for overdrive I'm sure Boss has a more specialized pedal.

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Hardtail
Jul 28 2007, 02:03 AM
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Yes overdrive is different than distortion. I'm looking for overdrive simply to push my amp into its own natural distortion. The amp saturates well on its own... in fact I LOVE the tone but it's single channel so I am looking for an option to run the amp a little cleaner and simply use the pedal to overdrive it into distortion.

Thanks for the advice so far. I have also heard good things about the Boss OD-3. So I think I will have to run to the shop and try out an OD-3 and the badmonkey some time. Any other clean overdrives out there you guys can recommend I try?

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