Best OD for strat and Marshall/Vox

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  1. Voxshall

    Voxshall Member

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    My pedal board feels almost complete but I'm unhappy with my high gain sound using a strat.

    I use a 73 Marshall Superlead and using a TC Electronic Line Booster pedal it sounds perfect with my Les Paul = Huge sustain sounds like a Marshall on 20. When I use this Booster on a strat it seems to bright clear and harsh. So I'm using a Hotcake I had lying around and this sounds to compressed almost choked not enough sustain, its fine for chords but not so great for solo I've been using a Foxrox Fuzzfoot for thick leads.

    I've never owned a tube screamer but people seem to love them with strats I was thinking the Ulbrick AXE7 would be good for my needs.

    Anyone have opinions.

    I want the traditional sound of a strat into a Marshall with huge sustain, I also have a 60's Vox AC30 I want it to match with also but this is secondary.
     
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  2. Blues Wail

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    Lovepedal COT 50.
     
  3. Griz

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    Hmmm...

    Have you considered the Seymour Duncan Pickup Booster or the Divided by 13 Lift pedal? Maybe it's their Joyride pedal I mean. I'd have to check.

    It sounds like you want something to not only boost the signal level but provide a bit of subtle fattening for the Strat, without any spiky treble.

    I've had decent results with a combination of Duncan Pickup Booster and Keeley Compressor (which slightly softens highs). It makes a Strat or Tele sound gigantic without getting away from the guitar's natural voice.

    Best of luck.
    :D
     
  4. rongtr

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    One thing that helps Jeff Beck get his overdrive sound with a Strat and Marshall is to turn his tone control on the guitar almost all the way off.
     
  5. NortheastHick

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    when i plug my strats into my marshalls i almost always use a tubescreamer or t.s. variant. It really fills out the mids and gives the single coils a fatter tone.
     
  6. jamison162

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    Have you tried a Barber Direct Drive?
     
  7. Voxshall

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    I haven't tried much - Eternity/ Divided by 13 Lift and Ranger, TS9, Bad Monkey.

    I liked the ts9 into a Vox and liked it, but it was missing something.
     
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    Addrock Not So Ol' Yeller at 18 volts for me. It beat out a Roadhouse Eternity and a white Eternity, along with tons of other ODs. I use it with my Strats into my Germino Lead 55 (Marshall clone) and Mojave Sidewinder (Voc AC-30 Normal channel clone) and it sounds perfect. I have clips on Youtube under Guitarbrent for examples.
     
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  9. re-animator

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    any rangemaster with a treble knob might be worth looking into.

    The TC pedals are all pretty bright if you ask me. I like 'em though. That said I like them at low volumes, but they get overly bright at higher settings. A TS will probably do you good.
     
  10. leech

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    Toneczar Openhaus might do it for you.
     
  11. gregory49

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    I'd say get an LDO or Mo'D
     
  12. Voxshall

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    Whats a LDO and Mo'D??
     
  13. gregory49

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    sorry landgraff dynamic overdriver and landgraff mo'd (more distortion) tubescreamer and rat variations. check out youtube for clips. eric-d on here does some great stuff.
     
  14. Voxshall

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    Thanks guys I guess I have some testing to do.
     

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