Best Tube-Driven OD Pedal?

Theorywolf

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I just listened to an old recording of mine with me using a Tonebone classic and I thought, Wow, that sounds pretty good with my strat! But I sold it a long time ago. What, in your opinion, is the best tube-driven OD pedal on the market for the blues and blues rock? Anything better than the tone bone?

Thanks,

Mike
 

RickB

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If you can get past the dumb shape and big size of the new Ibanez Tube King, it is worth checking out for the money. I was really impressed by it.
 

plowkraut

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I have a HOt British I use with the gain very very low that I like quite a bit for blues. You can't go wrong with a BK Butler Tube Driver and I'd guess the SIB offerings are solid (I've never heard the SIBs). Might be worth doing some research on them.
 

Laxrappa11

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anyone ever mess around with a EHX english muffin? a kid down the hall was playing one through his marshall valvestate halfstack but im sure that amp wouldnt do it justice.
 

NortheastHick

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I liked the hot british a lot, but only into a clean amp...it was a twin in my case. sold the amp, so the pedal had to go too. Really made the twin sound like a wound up marshall.
 

Cary Chilton

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STAGE HOG is the one for me! Valveboy was pretty cool as was the tone bone classic, but the Stage Hog a lot more tweakablity and more dynamic and more openess to it's sounds. I haven't even tried using my Stage Hog to slam another tube amp into heavy crunch yet, but I am sure it would be awesome. I like my Stage Hog just going into the clean channel of my roland cube with my strat!
 

Grant Ferstat

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I've been interested in the Stage Hog for a while.

How does it work as a direct recording tool?
 

hamfist

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In Europe, the Blackstar HT-Dist and HT-Dual completely rule the roost, IMO. They are as good as any of the others, but cost much less.
Once you yanks get a taste of them, I reckon they will get pretty popular over there too (once Blackstar suss out their distribution).
Just interested, are the Blackstar pedals available anywhere in the US yet ? I know that a few of the amps are over there, but I wasn't aware of the pedals as yet.
 

Wesman61

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anyone ever mess around with a EHX english muffin? a kid down the hall was playing one through his marshall valvestate halfstack but im sure that amp wouldnt do it justice.
My Son has one. It sounds a lot better than the lead channel of His TSL60 head. Definitely very "tubey."
 

Wesman61

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If you can get past the dumb shape and big size of the new Ibanez Tube King, it is worth checking out for the money. I was really impressed by it.
How would You describe the tone? Marshally, Fendery????
 




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