The new EQD Special Cranker ($99) is worth looking at. It’s pretty neutral and open.
You might want to combine it with one of your other pedals if you want a certain flavor.
This is a tough one and I know I will get many opinions. I have been rocking since the 60’s still rocking. Have bought and sold countless Overdrive pedals, too many to mention all. Looking for that elusive pedal that will not be too Over the top Overdriven (Distorted) for Classic Rock 60’s/70’s mostly. Here is what I have presently:
Timmy Mini, Tumnus Mini, Flumes, Hotone Blues. I use Strats. Also would like to use these pedals for lead. Or if you can recommend others. Mini is preferable. Or if you can suggest how to set up these pedal effectively. I use a Quilter Pro Block 200 into a 12 inch DV Mark Cab. Thanks
I have one and it sounds (to me) like exactly what you’re looking for. Especially with the lowest “more” setting it’s just a slightly grittier representation of your clean tone. I particularly love these settings with the silicon side: Volume: 1-2 o’clock, more: 7 o’clock, tone: to taste but I like it at 12-1 o’clock. If I want clear, slightly gritty tone with a cleaner amp this is my go-to pedal.Listened to the Special Cranker on YouTube. It sounds like a distortion pedal. Do you agree?
Best Overdrive For Clear Chords... Looking for that elusive pedal that will not be too Over the top Overdriven (Distorted) for Classic Rock 60’s/70’s mostly...Mini is preferable... Looking for Grit but with Clarity and not distortion territory.
Funny, I've got an original Zendrive that I've always used at the end of the chain for low gain clarity. My milage must vary....don’t get the zendrive no matter what anyone says.
Yes, it's no fun until everything is recommended. So to contribute, here's my offering:I think the nature of these threads is that eventually everything will be mentioned!
This. I picked up an OD1X for exactly this reason — I wanted to be able to play closer intervals clearly with some drive but avoid the mush. Now it’s my main low to medium overdrive. It’s so good.Not a mini but try a Boss OD1X. That MDP stuff really works for what you are looking for.