Best low / med gain OD for chord clarity

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  1. houvin

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    I mostly play chords and do some picking. No leads. I'll be using p90s into a 15 watt class A amp. I'm not a huge tubescreamer fan...maybe because the only one I used (maxon OD9) seems to lose definition. I've got an opportunity to pick up a Gristle King but that might not be much different than the tubescreams. I've used a Barber Silver LTD and it worked pretty well but I would need a clean boost to go along with it.

    (I've actually asked this question in a couple differnet ways, but the more I hear, the more clarity I get on what info I need to give you guys.)

    Hope this helps...(me)! I'm going to make the move on Monday.
     
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    That Barber LTD silver you mentioned is one of the best low/med OD's available. Clean boost huh? Get another LTD!
     
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    What, no love for the Xotic Effects AC or RC? Pretty mild to me... Even the BB can be set pretty mild, and is also a fairly transparent pedal (to my ears, anyway).
     
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    Which other Barber would I use for the boost? LTD (which) Launch Pad?
     
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    A 1000 pardons, I stand corrected. Launch Pad for sure.
     
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    Would I be better off with the Silver and Launch Pad or Silver and Small Fry? I'm getting close!
     
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    If you're looking for a boost, which doesn't change you're sound, go launch pad. But if you're looking for a different flavor when you boost, yeah get a Small Fry. I use 2 LTD's and a Direct Drive. 1st LTD for low gain, 2nd for some med crunch. Stacked for heavier crunch and the Direct Drive I set with the vol. above unity for a lead already boosted.
     
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    Small Fry or Liquid Sunshine
     
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    +1 on the LTD and Launch Pad. Great combo.
    I like the LTD SR just a bit better than the silver. Seems to have a flatter response. Super, super chord clarity with just the right amount of grit.
     
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    For me that would definately be the Tim. Thats exactly how I would describe how the pedal works best. Great EQ to boot.
     
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    I just got a carb and chords sound great through this thing! I too am a rhythm player and I'm loving it so far. Can be crystal clear with just the right amount of dirt and grit. I also got one of the new burst eternity's a couple weeks ago, and though it may be the sweetest sounding OD I've ever heard if i had to choose I would keep the carb because it suits my style of playing better. The E just makes me want to play blues licks all day.:crazy
     
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    I'd say the Timmy as well, but the Barber's are easier to aquire.
     

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