Fave Colorsound Overdriver ``clone`` ?

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  1. ROKY

    ROKY Member

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    To my knowledge, there are 3 :

    Prescription Elec. RxOverdriver

    Proanalog Power Boost

    Throbak Overdrive/boost

    there may be others, I don't know ..

    Anybody tried all 3 or any 2, or .. ?

    The Throbak has some extra fetaures that look interesting .:D


    Input appreciated; feel free to ramble if need be.
     
  2. SonicVI

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    I own, love, and have only ever tried the Prescription so I'll have to go with it as my fave.
     
  3. sa1126

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    +1

    that pedal can do it all.
     
  4. sandman

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    Is that circuit comfortable with clean Fender amps?
     
  5. jgyn

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    I have both the Throbak and the Prescription. Both great. Never played through the original, though.
     
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    Pro Analog Power Driver !!

    :AOK
     
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  8. fuzzinator

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    I prefer to get my Twin in the early stages of break-up, then use the PE rxOverdriver to push it further.

    I have the rxOverdriver and the Colorsound RI. I actually preferred the rxOverdriver. For some reason, it had better definition in the highs - just the extra bit sharper sounding.

    The circuit is a swiss army knife. Clean to dirty boost, OD to Fuzz, it's all in this box.
     
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    Ditto that! The Throbak has a master volume that makes it a bit more versatile...other than that, they are both top notch pedals.
     
  10. GuitarBrent

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    i think the Divided By 13 Joyride is a clone too iirc.

    i love my Throbak ODB. like it's been said before, it's extremely versatile and does an amazing clean boost. The Throbak has the germanium transistors too for more sounds.
     
  12. SkipTracer

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    Same here. If I had to work with just one gain pedal, this would be it.
     
  13. LowWatt

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    The Prescription does as well.
     
  14. cubba65

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    Why not just get an original?

    Nothing sounds more 3D than the original.
     
  15. SkipTracer

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    The original has no master volume. Unless of course you're talking about the reissue "original". ;)

    I've read that the Xotic RC booster is basically a modern version of the overdriver (with op-amps instead of silicon). Can anybody confirm this?
     
  16. Chrissy

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    Owned the /13 Joyride, Throbak Overdrive Boost and ProAnalog Power Driver all together at one point. The Power Driver stayed due to the most musical high end to my ears, and the best feel (not as stiff/hard as the Joyride for example). The throbak looked great on paper but felt less natural and I didn't find the features (germ switch for example) useful, even though I expected to.

    Now, even though the others are now sold, they were very nice pedals (I enjoyed the Joyride a touch more than the Thobak), just not as juicy as the ProA in my rig.
     

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