A TS or classic rock OD with more Bite...

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  1. vintagecrunch

    vintagecrunch Senior Member

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    Hey Guys,
    I am a big TS style pedal fan, I have a Sparkle Drive, AM Modded Maxon OD9, AM Modded TS808, But I want something with a bit more BITE and HAIR to it...

    I play classic rock through a Matchless Cheiftain and A Mesa LoneStar Special 4X10 combo.
    I also use Gibson Humbucker loaded guitars( Pauls and SG's).

    So Classic Rock Boost, TS'ish but more trasparent and a bit more Bite and Grind...

    Any Ideas?
     
  2. yZe

    yZe Senior Member

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    The MJM blues devil is awesome, and has more grind than a TS

    the guy does a mod for more gain and low end, also
     
  3. MightyGuru

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    Addrock Ol' Yeller (there's also a 2 channel affair called the Not So Ol' Yeller). It's a refined TS with more clarity, gain and articulation. True bypass and handmade.
     
  4. vintagecrunch

    vintagecrunch Senior Member

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    Lovekraft Mojo Drive. 3 position toggle gives you a choice of enhanced TS, boost, or less-compressed Marshall like crunch. I like all 3 settings, so much that I have trouble deciding which setting to leave it on!

    I agree also with MightyGuru about the Addrock Not So Ol' Yeller. Dual OD that's not much bigger than your Sparkle Drive (turned sideways). I haven"t had mine long, but so far I'm really liking what I'm hearing. I'm using mine for low gain (CH A) and low/med (CH B), but there is a wide range of gain available between the 2 channels.
     
  6. CWFurst

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    What about a Rat? They are a TS with extra hair and a cool filter knob too.
     
  7. hipfan

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    Subdecay Liquid Sunshine fits the description, IMO.
     
  8. Franklin

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    The Maxon SD-9 is described as a TS with more hair. The one I have is an Analogman modded one, there is no mid hump that I can tell though.

    I love it!!
     
  9. nibus

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    Take a look at the Homebrew Power Screamer. Its a TS on steroids. Great pedal, kicked two Eternity's off my board.
     
  10. Dog Boy

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    I'm gonna say try an AC Booster. More transparent, more grind available, more raunchy than a TS.
     
  11. localmotion411

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    May not be what you're looking for (not sure if they are tubescreamer-style pedals), but I was using a Keeley-modded TS-9 and switched to a Fulltone OCD and Barber Direct Drive. They are much more amp-like in feel and sound compared to any tubescreamer-style pedal I've ever used. They have exactly what you're describing -- more bite and hair. You may want to look into both of them.
     
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    Menatone Blue Collar will definitely do it
     
  13. jb1984

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    Ramm Drive Ii.
     
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    I've just got a Subdecay Stupid Box and I would say that fits the bill pretty well...got a mid trimmer inside as well so you can adjust exactly how much mids you want
     
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    ROSS distortion - based on Dist+ - tan version sounds great through a cranked amp. More of an overdrive than distortion IMO
     
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    Lol. Nobody recommends these pedals anymore. Kind of sad
     
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    Just go straight to the best ( and pass the bank on the way :) )

    Rockbox Boiling Point,

    sounds exactly like your needs
     
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    XTS Precision Multi-drive.
     

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