Best Sub-$100 Overdrive Pedal?

Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by Trotter, Jan 22, 2008.

  1. Trotter

    Trotter Supporting Member

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    What do you guys think?
     
  2. redpill

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    Honestly, the Boss SD-1 doesn't suck. I like it. And it is far cheaper than $100
     
  3. Wesman61

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    If Your talking used that opens a lot of possibilities. There are lots of OD's right around the $100.00 mark give or take few bucks. Barber comes to mind.
     
  4. Trotter

    Trotter Supporting Member

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    Lets say new... since this is a gift for someone.

    What about the Barber Sliver LTD... ? Anyone had experience with it?
     
  5. popsongsmith

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    you should also check out the boss od3. best od they've ever made.
     
  6. welcometoashley

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    i've had a barber Silver LTD and really liked it. i've liked just about everything i've bought from Barber. the Silver LTD is discontinued but if you go to barber's website they're selling them for $99.95 direct... at that price it's a steal and to my ears, it sounds better than the boss od-3.
     
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    The BOSS OD3 suprised the hell out of me to be honest.
     
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    wow, no bad monkey references
     
  9. Bryan T

    Bryan T guitar owner Silver Supporting Member

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    RAT or a TS9?

    Bryan
     
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    i've actually never tried a bad monkey... for the price it's probably worth at least trying....
     
  11. DerekEstrada

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    Nobles natural overdrive...$55....killer....
     
  12. sandman

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    Well, techically @ 105$ shipped Timmy is OVER hundred but...

    I was gonna say OD-3 too, Monkey's OK for a TS, that Barber suggestion is surely to be considered...
     
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    - Timmy is close enough if you don't mind the wait
    - Zoom PD-01
    - MXR Distortion III
     
  14. orogeny

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    Used Keeley BD2 CAN be found at $100 from time to time and would be my personal choice
    Timmy. . . but you ain't waiting to give this gift, I assume.

    Plenty of choices.

    I gave a mint/used OD3 as a gift. 57 bucks including shipping. Still on his board. . .
     
  15. WailinGuy

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    Might be slightly over$100, but the MI Audio Blues Pro is one of the best deals going in OD pedals.
     
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    I think the GGG ITS8 is about the best I've heard for the money. The catch is, it's a kit. However, it's set up to be easily tweaked/modded, and you can get about any flavor of TS808/9 based pedal you want out of it. I sourced the parts myself (mouser, which is about the best prices on quality parts), and they cost about $5 more than buying the kit, so it's definitely worth buying the kit. Switchcraft jacks, true bypass, clipper section switching, and for the extra $8, you get a LF353 (for SD-1 stuff) and an extra TI 4558 (for a different 4558 sound; many like it a lot).

    You can't beat the GGG stuff, if you are handy with an iron and meticulous.

    rooster.
     
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    Boss OD-3 of course, great pedal at any price range.
     
  18. cber1517

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    For $50 new, you can't go wrong with the Bad Monkey. The bass/treble controls are very versatile and it is a quiet pedal. I use it for a clean boost and it works well with other pedals. :dude
     
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    Boss BD2, SD1, or OD3
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    Brian Wampler's Mod Book ($15 with email signup)
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    $6 worth of electronics parts @ RadioShack
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    Boutique tone and feel for <$100

    I personally recommend the Brent Mason Mod for the BD2. Sick, sick mod. Much better than the Analogman (that I've played) and the Keeley (according to the guys @ the Tele forum).
     
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    second the blues pro, responds great to your playing.
    am i the only one who doesnt hate the stock sd-1?
     

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