Bad Monkey Vs. Boss SD-1?

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  1. M@tt C

    M@tt C Supporting Member

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    Got a $30 gift certificate for GC over Christmas, and thought that an ultra low buck OD pedal might not be a bad thing to have "just in case".

    Both pedals are $39....any opinions?
     
  2. Curt

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    The Bad Monkey has gotten some great reviews. It's a hellava pedal for the price. That would be my choice.
     
  3. David-R

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    I've owned both and I prefer the Bad Monkey. IMO it's not even close. The EQ on the BM is much more flexible and the OD is smoother.
     
  4. jaymeister

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    A modded SD-1 is where it's at for me, but that's not $39. Add another $20 plus some soldering skills to do it yourself.

    Stock comparisons, I'd have to give it to the Bad Monkey
     
  5. Sparky6string

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    I just played my Bad Monkey and remembered why I love this pedal so much. What a steal that thing is.
     
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    +1 for the bad monkey (i really like mine)...if for nothing else the name alone gives it an edge over the sd-1 : )

    ww
     
  7. Tone_Terrific

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    Got em both. The sd is only good if you want that thin, raspy boost (and little bass) in the upper mids. You might. I don't.
     
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    I can't vouch for the SD-1 (never played one), but I can't imagine it being any better than the Bad Monkey for the price. I love my Bad Monkey. Right now I use it as a boost for my Peavey Classic 30, but it does a really good low/medium gain OD, too.
     
  9. ABKB

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    Stock Sd-1, as Tone Terrific stated, thin and raspy. BM, VERY nice with lots of control over the EQ. I use mine just as a boost with a bare hint of OD. Try that with a stock SD-1 and it just wont happen. Well it might but not very well lol.
     
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    FWIW. My keeley SD-1 is on the shelf, Monkey on my board,,, nuff said
     
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    The Bad Monkey hands down.
     
  12. M@tt C

    M@tt C Supporting Member

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    Thanks for the overwhelming vote guys! Bad Monkey it is.....
     

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