Compact Direct Drive - Box of Rock/Distortron comparison?

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  1. Figaro

    Figaro Supporting Member

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    Has anyone compared the Barber Direct Drive to the Zvex Box of Rock or Distortron?
     
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    howthewestwas1 Supporting Member

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    Interested in this as well
     
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    Not at the same time but I have previously owned the Distortron and Compact Direct Direct.

    From memory the main difference is more bass and less midrange sharpness/boxey-ness in the Distortron. The CDD might be described as more articulate while the Distortron is looser and raw.
     
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    Been a while since I tried the Box of Rock, but I didn't care for its over driven tone. Loose low end and I think it was a little splatty on the treble, Barber CDD is more my type of pedal its much tighter not harsh in the highs and has plenty of gain for hard rock tones!
     
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