• The Gear Page Apparel & Merch Shop is Open!

    Based on member demand, The Gear Page is pleased to announce that our Apparel Merch Shop is now open. The shop’s link is in the blue Navigation bar (on the right side), “Shop,” with t-shirts, hats, neck buffs, and stickers to start. Here’s the direct link: www.thegearpageshop.com

    You’ll find exclusive high-quality apparel and merchandise; all items are ethical, sustainably produced, and we will be continuously sourcing and adding new choices. 

    We can ship internationally. All shipping is at cost.


DMB LEXI VS. MI audio BBD/OCD

stubbyJ

Silver Supporting Member
Messages
462
Anybody here compare the DMB lexi to either the MI audio Blue boy deluxe or the OCD?

Can you share the similarities, if any....differences...you know the drill.

Thanks!
 

minjason

Member
Messages
464
reviving this thread cause i'm curious about this as well...just watched a demo of the Lexi and it sounds great! curious to hear comparisons with the OCD...
 

Blakemore

Silver Supporting Member
Messages
771
If I may chime in from my experience...

The biggest difference I hear is in the mid frequency. The Lexi has more mids than the OCD. The OCD is has the mids scooped a little bit.

Ive had both in my personal rig for over 2 years & like them both for different tones.
I do, however, use both of them for higher gain sounds (gain of OCD at noon) (gain of Lexi at 2) which may be a little different than most OCD users who use it for a mild drive(which it excels at as well)

The OCD has more of a modern sound via the mid scope and the Lexi has a more of the vintage vibe to it. The low end of both pedals is voiced different as well.

It's honestly tough to compare them both the way I use them, as they dont sound too much like each other.
You should try both if possible and see which one fits your rig the best!

Good luck!

-mike
 

minjason

Member
Messages
464
thanks for chiming in here mike! i'm definitely intrigued by your entire line of overdrives...could you briefly describe the differences between the Stellar and the Lexi (and maybe even the Americana while you're at it)? I've read the descriptions of all three pedals and have listened to various demos, but I still can't decide which one would work best with my rig! I'm looking for a dynamic overdrive (like the OCD) that doesn't have the TS mid-hump and that can cover light to medium gain tones. I'm playing a tele into a Morgan RCA35 btw...
 

Blakemore

Silver Supporting Member
Messages
771
No problem!

The Stellar and Lexi have a british style crunch in the way that they clip. Smooth and musical. The Americana has a fuller low end top end chime(think blackface amps) and touch "looser" feel to the break up.

The Stellar is the most organic out of the 3. It has a hint of grit that is always there. It's what makes the Stellar special and gives it a pseduo fuzzy character when completely dimed. The Stellar is openly voiced and has a terrific gain range. It was designed back when I only played tele's. It sounds great with humbuckers/p90s too, but in my heart its a match made in heaven with a telecaster.

The Lexi is more compressed in the lower mids than the Stellar, but also isn't as gritty on lower settings. The tone knob is a more of a cut knob than anything, so it is the least versatile tone section in any of ourpedals, but it does exactly what it needs to do in that particular pedal. I personally think the Lexi sounds best on amps that are allowed to "breathe" aka be turned up a louder than bedroom level. This honestly would apply to any pedal but YMMV

The Americana is one of my favorite "other" overdrives to use. It is a very full sounding overdrive. I use mine more as a preamp tone shaper. It fills out single coils very nicely and makes my SG chimey as well. The break up is just different on it, but in a cool fender/ampeg esqe kind of way. The Americana always seems to fit the bill when my British drives are not fitting the vibe.

Hopefully those descriptions somewhat make sense. That is all just my personal experience in my rig.

If im allowed to be biased for a moment...
If i lived in a world where I could only have one overdrive, (what a terrible world...) I would pick the Stellar Drive.

Like i said your best bet would be to try a few out in your rig, including the OCD. What works for me may not work for you.
best of luck with your decisions! :)
 
Last edited:

minjason

Member
Messages
464
No problem!

The Stellar and Lexi have a british style crunch in the way that they clip. Smooth and musical. The Americana has a fuller low end top end chime(think blackface amps) and touch "looser" feel to the break up.

The Stellar is the most organic out of the 3. It has a hint of grit that is always there. It's what makes the Stellar special and gives it a pseduo fuzzy character when completely dimed. The Stellar is openly voiced and has a terrific gain range. It was designed back when I only played tele's. It sounds great with humbuckers/p90s too, but in my heart its a match made in heaven with a telecaster.

The Lexi is more compressed and not as open sounding as the Stellar, but also isn't as gritty on lower settings. The tone knob is a more of a cut knob than anything, so it is the least versatile tone section in any of ourpedals, but it does exactly what it needs to do in that particular pedal. I personally think the Lexi sounds best on amps that are allowed to "breathe" aka be turned up a louder than bedroom level. This honestly would apply to any pedal but YMMV

The Americana is one of my favorite "other" overdrives to use. It is a very full sounding overdrive. I use mine more as a preamp tone shaper. It fills out single coils very nicely and makes my SG chimey as well. The break up is just different on it, but in a cool fender/ampeg esqe kind of way. The Americana always seems to fit the bill when my British drives are not fitting the vibe.

Hopefully those descriptions somewhat make sense. That is all just my personal experience in my rig.

Im im allowed to be biased for a moment...
If i lived in a world where I could only have one overdrive, (what a terrible world...) I would pick the Stellar Drive.

Like i said your best bet would be to try a few out in your rig, including the OCD. What works for me may not work for you.
best of luck with your decisions! :)
thanks so much for this info mike! now to make some room on the board...
 

stubbyJ

Silver Supporting Member
Messages
462
Well

I decided to find out for myself and picked up both the Stellar an Lexi. Unfortunately, I do not have an OCD right now to do the comparison. I think the stellar is more compressed, but nicely so, while the Lexi is very open cranked Marshall. If you like compression, go with the Stellar, if you want in your face (in good way/articulate), get the Lexi. The stellar is get almost all the gain of the lexi.
 

stubbyJ

Silver Supporting Member
Messages
462
Just an FYI for those interested....the customer support at DMB is rock solid.
 




Top