I am looking for a cheap overdrive to add to my pedalboard. I would like to tighten up my already overdriven Dual Terror. I also want to be able to add some volume and girth for solos. Which of these two will do this the best?
Stock vs. stock, the Bad Monkey wins, hands down. However, there's no reason I would ever own another stock SD-1, as they are one of the easiest pedals to mod, have so many mods to choose from readily available, and sound 1000% better when modded. A well-modded SD-1 beats a stock Bad Monkey like a drum. A Bad Monkey can be modded as well, but it's trickier to do on your own unless you've got a good steady soldering hand.