Dual drives - Why does almost every dual overdrive have a Tubescreamer side? Which ones don't?

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  1. Class5

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    Yes, it does. The 'Blue' Channel is a lower gain version with the green being the high gain channel. This is an amazing pedal with heaps of gain minus the fizz on top. The presence is an external trimpot while the tight feature is a three position toggle switch. Each channel has 3 band eq, presence and the tight feature
     
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    There’s one called the Ruby Red I think- Butch Walker sig pedal IIRC. Supro style drive and a boost. Most of their more well known ones have a TS though
     
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    I wish my KOT did that. It’s the one complaint I have about that pedal.
     
  4. Wolfboy1

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    One side is a purple plexi and I dont think the other has anything to do with the 5E3 deluxe. The PP and 5E3 deluxe are 2 of my top 5 LPs. I think the other side of the Vintage/Modern might be a modified COT but would have to do some research as I have never had one.
     
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    Wampler Dual Fusion
     
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    Zvex Double Rock, can be two Distortrons cascaded, two Super Hard-Ons cascaded (like a Super Duper 2-in-1), or a Box of Rock with boost, or a Super Hard-On going into a Box of Rock, pretty versatile.
     
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    I just picked up the new Mad Professor Supreme and it's pretty awesome!
     
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    +1 for Zvex Double Rock and Analogman KOT

    Also, Bad Cat Siamese Drive is awesome, but does add mids.
     
  9. Ogre

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    +1 for the Wampler Dual Fusion. Much better than any Tubescreamer I ever heard
     
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    Source Audio Drives (L.A. Lady, King Maker or After Shock)
     
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  12. Vaibhav Joshi

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    Guitar is the midzz & a TS is the midzz.
    Mostly I find myself boosting the midzz which makes sense.
    I would however prefer something with lesser gain than the TS though.
     
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  13. StompBoxBlues

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    Mids are a broad spectrum to me. There are low, med, high mids. The cut can be had in a few ranges, and can be subtly different. The Zendrive I found to be really great in a band mix. Have had other pedals that at home sounded very similar but that didn’t cut through in practice with a band.

    Some TS style pedals that have both a bass and treble control, you can more subtly control the mids, like in raising bass and or treble which would lower the mids some.

    I am not sure what you meant with the last statement. I mean you can control the gain and even set it to boost pretty cleanly (not totally clean though), but maybe you mean you’d like a larger range to set the cleaner sound? TS seem to me to be going after like nine o’clock.
     
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    Came here to tell you about the Boss/JHS Angry Driver.
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    If you want it to, it can deliver that.
     
  16. bluejaybill

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    And then you can't stack the two sides, one of it's best sounds?
     
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    JHS Double Barrel....TS808 type with 3 toggle position to vary the mid hum and a Bluesbreaker type with a mid toggle as well...plus you can switch the order....its my main OD and stacks well with other OD types.
     
  18. Gaheba

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    Just a personal preference, I don’t like stacking the two sides of the KOT. OTOH I don’t like stacking two BluesBreakers, or two tubescreamers either. I do like stacking two different drives however. I love stacking the Honey Bee into either side of the KOT for example. Lovely. :)
     
  19. Vaibhav Joshi

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    Yes, there was a thread earlier for an EQ pedal dedicated to the mids.
    I was looking into the Fromel Shape EQ for the same reason.
    I play cleans - low gains & even at the lowest gain (gain knob all the way down), the TS adds too much gain for my needs. I can put an EQ before it to clean it up but haven't cared much for the TS at the moment. It's much better suited for rock & beyond. Actually really well suited. That's why it's so omnipresent.
     
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    Makes sense. So you actually don’t really want an OD, but an EQ.
    I use the RC Spark booster, for that kind of thing, hadn’t heard of the Fromel til you mentioned it here but I see it’s got a lot of time shaping, but it’s not really an OD right?

    So you’re point, since this is a thread about double OD, is mainly that you prefer not to have an OD but rather an EQ?
     

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