Best drives for a clean amp

Avlan

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Hey,
Just got a Victory V40 Deluxe after some time with the Helix.
Since it’s a clean pedal platform, I’m looking for suggestion on the best overdrive/distortion I can get for it.
Don’t need a super high gain pedal but versatility is important. A solution of several pedals could also be cool.
what do you guys think is the best drive for a clean platform?
 

bobcs71

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I don't generally like gain from pedals. I prefer them to boost an amp. At times I've run a clean amp.

I've had the best luck with FET and/or amp in a box pedals. A Catalinbread 5F6 worked well. Honorable mentions to the Keeley 1962, Red Dirt & Way Huge green thing variants.
 
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I'm happy with my Cerberus Plush Tri-Mode OD, for a subtle warm organic feeling, like a sunset beach fire under stars after playing with mermaids in the coral reefs.

But if you want severe go for a Piccolo Falsetto Ge boost into a Dr. Robert Vox UL-730.
 

jaxjaxon

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Source Audio has some dirt pedals that can do just about any type and style of Dirt, OD, Fuzz. you could want it uses a app that can change to any of 40 different types of dirt and control all parameters and a built in noise gate that you can set how you want. Set up pre sets stack dirt types series or parallel stereo in and out. all for around $160.
 

Matt Sarad

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I have a Chandler Tube Overdrive. Zendrive, and just got the J Rockett Alan Holdsworth pedal.

Depends on what kind of music I'm playing.
 

Steve73

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I personally like using drives that have a lot of compression into clean amps to mimic the amp breaking up. The ones I always end back up with into a clean Fender are some type of Tubescreamer (using a Bonsai currently) and a Boss OS2 ( for the Marshall thing).
 

btjguitarman

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My favorites were the Suhr eclipse and Greer Lightspeed… they cover so much ground between the two of them that I’d buy them back in a half second if I ever go back to drive pedals.

Honorable mentions
- Bogner blue
- mojo hand rook
- Bearfoot model Hs
- Fromel modded BD2

All super super good drive pedals that do a lot and sound excellent while doing so
 




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