Blackface-ish low-gain breakup OD pedal for always-on base tone?

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  1. sleejay80

    sleejay80 Member

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    I know some popular/recent ones are:
    -PaulC Timmy
    -Barber LTD
    -Mad Professor Sweet Honey OD
    -Boss Blues Driver
    -Wampler Blackface
    -SansAmp Blonde

    Any other recommendations?
     
  2. delay dude

    delay dude Member

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    The barber ltd is awesome!

    Or try the Vox v810 overdrive. It´s a ts-based pedal. It was my always on pedal for a long time.
     
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    Wampler Black '65 is really good.
     
  4. NeilYoungFan

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    Supposing that you're looking for blackface-type overdrives pedals and not any overdrive to push a blackface amp, I used to own a Mad Professor Sweet Honey overdrive (the original handwired version) and it was excellent for that application.
    Other ones that are supposed to do the blackface thing (but I haven't tried) are Lovepedal Super 6 and Crazy Tube Circuits blackface Stardust.
     
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    mangoman Gold Supporting Member

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    Wampler black 65
     
  6. Frosted Glass

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    I've got a Toadworks Lil Leo on my board. Nails the fender sound.
     
  7. telefmt

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    My Black 65 is always on. It even sounds good going direct to disk.
     
  8. chervokas

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    Instead of an always-on pedal for blackface-ish clean with hair, how about a blackface amp you can crank loud enough, like a Princeton Reverb or a Deluxe Reverb? Even the reissues are decent, if a little bright... and if the pedal is going to be always-on anyway you might as well just avoid a pedal altogether.
     
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    If you are using a blackface Fender type amp, as I do (64 Deluxe Reverb), then might want to consider a BJFE/Bearfoot Honey Bee. It provides a nice warm base tone for almost any playing style.
     
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    My Deluxe Reverb is way too loud at breakup levels for most stage situations. That's why I use the Honey Bee on all the time.
     
  11. Madison

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    I do this with a Vibrolux. Have been using an LTD SR but am now using an Ecstasy with very good results.
     
  12. Heady Jam Fan

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    I use a Blackface amp, in overdrive ;)
     
  13. drbob1

    drbob1 Silver Supporting Member

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    The problem is finding the right BF amp for the application. We did a Christmas deal in church with a pretty quiet stage and even a Champ was too loud and percussive to be comfortable. I've been in bars where a Vibrolux struggled a little to keep up, and other situations where a Princeton was WAY too loud. My always on pedal is a Zendrive, set so when I pick lightly it's clean and when I hit the strings hard it's medium OD. I like it better than the TS style pedals because it doesn't compress as much-even when you're crunching, louder playing gets louder.
     

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