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gnarkill
post Dec 18 2015, 11:57 PM
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I know a tube screamer is a form of overdrive. I currently have a MXR Wylde Overdrive. My friend says I should use the Ibanez TS9 because that will pair so well with my 6505 MH. I went on a shootout between the two, I really cant hear a difference. Is there much of a difference? Can someone describe the difference?
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Todd Simpson
post Dec 19 2015, 01:16 AM
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With higher gain settings on the amp, the audible difference will be pretty minimal IMHO. The Zakk is doing the same thing as the Ts9 and is very similar in terms of sonic profile. Wads and wads of overdrive pedals are really just a rough clone of the classic green pedals you see everywhere smile.gif


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I know a tube screamer is a form of overdrive. I currently have a MXR Wylde Overdrive. My friend says I should use the Ibanez TS9 because that will pair so well with my 6505 MH. I went on a shootout between the two, I really cant hear a difference. Is there much of a difference? Can someone describe the difference?



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Darius Wave
post Dec 19 2015, 12:28 PM
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The difference is more visible in the acpects of articulation/dynamics response. You will not find it that much clear in the tone shape you hear in the demos - you need to "put your fingers on it". Do not expect white do black kind of difference. Zakk overdrive is a pure overdrive - you only hear distorted tone. TS9 is a sort of mix - you hear both distorted tone mixed with clean tone. Of course it's not visible while using as a booster but itdoes affect the amp


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post Dec 19 2015, 01:31 PM
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I compared a lot of overdrives to my ts9 and I can say in terms of coloration (with distorted amp), it was the best among the stuff I tried that didn't change the amps character.

Most overdrives add a noticable peak to the tone, the ts9 does this too but its much less obvious. If you don't want to low end to be cut then there's the ts9dx too...

For shred though I seem to prefer clean boosters which was a surprise to me when I was testing stuff smile.gif almost all clean boosters add some coloration like the overdrive but much less and keeps the bass freq.s of the guitar (keep in mind though my guitar is a bit brighter compared to modern humbuckers) so its the most treansparent solution.

Your amp already has the potential on crazy distortion so I don't think you'll need aggressive drive settings on pedals anyway. If you're fine with the mxr no need to confuse yourself, the harder thing is trasforming the amps sound which involves lots of testing gear.

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post Dec 19 2015, 01:47 PM
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it will mostly come down to you as well. If your what you are using helps your confidence . Beware the "right equipment " trap as some always are not happy with their stuff and are always questioning their gear choice.
If there is not enough difference to yours ears , I would just say get out there and have fun
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