Best Tube-Driven OD Pedal?

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  1. Theorywolf

    Theorywolf Member

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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
     
  2. fatback

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    My two favorite tube OD pedals are the Valveboy and the Zendrive 2.

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  3. junior40

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    i like my fulltone ocd a lot
     
  4. lonestargtr

    lonestargtr Silver Supporting Member

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    the seymour duncan twin tube is pretty natural
     
  5. 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.
     
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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.
     
  7. Tuberoast

    Tuberoast Silver Supporting Member

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    I prefered the Hot British over the SIB (the SIB was raspy to me).
     
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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.
     
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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.
     
  10. utterhack

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    Glad to hear it. But it's not a tube-driven OD :confused:
     
  11. syxxstring

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    The valveboy is killer, I really want to find one in the JT Pedals case to match my V-Trem.
     
  12. Cary Chilton

    Cary Chilton Senior Member

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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!
     
  13. Grant Ferstat

    Grant Ferstat Some guy in obscure bands in a far away place... Silver Supporting Member

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

    How does it work as a direct recording tool?
     
  14. 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.
     
  15. amphead777

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    Yeah, waiting on those Blackstars. Anyone know when they are coming ?? The reviews "sound" great!
     
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  17. junior40

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    opps, you're right, sorry about that, must have over read the tube part :messedup
     
  18. otherone

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    SIB Varidrive and Zendrive 2
     
  19. Wesman61

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    My Son has one. It sounds a lot better than the lead channel of His TSL60 head. Definitely very "tubey."
     
  20. Wesman61

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    How would You describe the tone? Marshally, Fendery????
     

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