Another "Pick 2 Overdrives (and a boost) From the List" thread

Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by Brett Valentine, Oct 13, 2006.

  1. Brett Valentine

    Brett Valentine Member

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    I've got enough pedals here some left over to start a third board, one with only 2 OD's and maybe a boost. Either a Strat or dual humbucker based guitar (mostly medium level Duncan Pickups), into a clean or slightly pushed Fender based amps.

    OD's:
    Fulltone FullDrive 2
    Barber LTD
    MI Audio Blue Boy Deluxe
    Barber DDSS
    PedalworX Tour Pro Toggle
    Xotic BB Preamp
    MI Audio Tube Zone (it isn't here yet, but I'll add it to the list anyway)

    and for Boosts:
    ZVEX Super Hard On
    Catalinbread Super Chili Picoso
    TC Jauernig Luxury Drive Model T
    Fulltone FatBoost
    Xotic RC Boost
     
  2. sanhozay

    sanhozay klon free since 2009

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    Fulltone FullDrive 2

    MI Audio Tube Zone

    Fulltone FatBoost

    This rig would cover a lot of ground!
     
  3. Stressfest

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    I'd go the Xotic route...RC and BB would also cover a fair bit of sonic territory.
     
  4. MarkWorth

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    I'll go:
    FD2 into Blues Boy into SHO
     
  5. Phil M

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    To cover all the bases:

    TZ, FDII, Model T Luxury Drive. In fact, I have a very similar rig with a Tubezone and TC Jauernig Gristle King (DGTM and Luxury Drive in one box).
     
  6. Brett Valentine

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    Thanks for the replys. A lot of good and interesting combinations, and some I wouldn't have thought of.

    Keep 'em coming!

    Brett
     
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    pfflam Silver Supporting Member

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    yer just showing off


    ;)
     
  8. froglord

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    I'm with stressfest on this - the RC and BB basically ARE my "board" (give me some time, guys - I'm new to this).

    Put the RC first so it pushes the BB and you can get everything from clean boost, through slight grit, to crunch, to smooth, sustaining leads. And all of this with good control over the EQ.

    I sold my DD because it was too congested in the mids with my amp, but I loved everything else about it. If you're using a Fender with fairly scooped mids, it'll probably sound great - a one-way ticket to rock-ville.
     
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  10. Brett Valentine

    Brett Valentine Member

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    pfflam, naah. . . showing off would involve a picture of all of the pedals creatively laid out or stacked with the names conspicuosly retouched as to be easily read. . .

    . . . probably in the shape of a little stonehenge. . .

    Froglord, with my current setup, I also found the DDSS a bit too congested and rough for the board it's on (which is a bit harder sounding). I'm using the BB for that role and find its smoothness more to my liking, and think that it would benefit the rougher sounding board. Interestingly enough, the pedal that comes pretty close to it is the BBD with the NJM2043D chip.

    It's interesting that the FDII keeps coming up (my first boutique pedal and,curiously, the onset of major GAS). Curious to see what the TZ can do.

    Brett
     
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    I like the LTD>BB>SCP combo. I would consider that to be a killer rig for anybody at any level or price.
     
  12. ParaGuitarMedic

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    Fulldrive-BB Preamp-Fatboost
     
  13. willyboy

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    man, you guys are killing me. this is like asking a junkie to only pick one item from a coke/meth/ecstacy/crack buffet!!!!:messedup
     
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    Id go LTD, Blues Boy, RC Boost. I simply like the stacking options.
     
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    Analogman Sunface NKT275-->Subdecay Liquid Sunshine-->Catalinbread Stoutboost

    Picking from a list is too much conformation for me.
    :p
     
  17. Ben C.

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    BB -> TZ -> Fat Boost

    -Ben
     
  18. Brett Valentine

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    . . .sounds good to me! Okay, when are you sending 'em?:p

    Brett

    The BBD/LTD and BB Preamp/FD2 combinations are interesting. I got the impression that the FD2 and BB Preamp were both on the smooth side and maybe not enough of a contrast, though I would have to try the FDII in comp cut.

    The BBD and LTD definitely cover very similar ground at low gain. At high gain, it covers a bit of the same ground (with similar clarity) as the BB Preamp. In fact, it has a bit more gain with more harmonics than the Fulltone Distortion Pro (which, to be fair, is a different beast, but that speaks to the flexibility of the Blues Boy Deluxe).

    I will have to print out this thread and try all the combinations. . .

    Brett
     

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