Different Varieties of Overdrive (help)

Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by GloryJones, Feb 10, 2015.

  1. GloryJones

    GloryJones Supporting Member

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    I'm relatively new to the pedal game. I play Strats into a Hot Rod Deluxe and sometimes an AC15.

    I've been looking for a low/medium gain OD for quite some time. I like the VFE Blues King, run at 18v. This pedal is not going anywhere. I have it set for slight, gritty breakup and it's perfect.

    For a different mid hump and slightly more gain, I have tried:

    808 RI
    WF Rat RI
    Blues Driver (Keeley Mod)
    Timmy (not a mid boost the way I was using it)
    Arc Klone 2
    Rockett Archer
    Fulldrive

    I liked the 808 and the Rat (separately) for a while. I liked the Klones too.

    But something is still missing. I don't need another gritty overdrive. I'm looking for something smoother, not necessarily warmer. The Klones seemed too rounded at times. Almost too warm.

    I know there are other ODs out there I haven't tried (Dumble-style, etc.).

    Any suggestions?
     
  2. TheoDog

    TheoDog Silver Supporting Member

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    Barber Direct Drive. Big box.
     
  3. jordane93

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    I've had good results stacking a Blues King with a Gearmanndude Luther Drive.
     
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    rck Supporting Member

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    how bout a DOD 250, the new one with a LED and True Bypass.
     
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    Rockett Blue Note?
     

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