Generally accepted as a nice OD for Strat/Fender?

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  1. Kurzman

    Kurzman Supporting Member

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    Regular Strat into a '67 Bandmaster.
    Playing in the living room and in the garage with a band. I've got a Barber GC which seems killer for everything else and a couple of more.
    I was just wondering. Tube Screamer? (Mostly chording...'60's garage rock)
    Thanks in advance.
     
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    Nice rig.

    Yes, Tubescreamer.
    Don't drive yourself nuts, pardon the pun. TS9, TS808, that sort of thing and you'll be digging it.
     
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    fuzz face or similar fuzz with guitar volume rolled back
     
  4. PurpleJesus

    PurpleJesus Gold Supporting Member Silver Supporting Member

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    I love a TS w that combo if the amp is gonna be loud, but if it's more of a low volume thing I think a Strat into a Simble is a great combo for chords and rhythm playing.
     
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    I am a big fan of a sensitive fuzz rolled back.

    Tube Screamer is a timeless classic and works great in the right situation. Not usually my thing but there are situations where it is the perfect OD.
     
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    I’m deleting my post, but leaving this so we can all laugh at me for reading “playing in a garage with a band” as ”playing in a garage band,” which has a totally different connotation. :p -E
     
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    A TS would be a good choice. The Menatone Blue Collar is my all time favorite for that application.
     
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    +1 for a TS type pedal.
     
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    Ain't nothing wrong with a TS style OD with a Strat. I use the WHE Green Rhino; so does Elvis Costello, Troy van Leeuwen (QOTSA), Eric Gales and Deke Dickerson.
     
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    marshall bluesbreaker and/or king of tone
    boss sd-1
    I feel like the klon was invented for a strat into a fender amp kind of tone
    don't be afraid of JFET based stuff as well
    Also people love the RAT with the tele but jeff beck used one for years to great effect with a strat

    If I were to vote for one above the rest though... it would be jon patton's snow day OD a/k/a the madbean flabulanche. It has some of that klon/ep magic where things just sound better, even on purely clean settings. It has a tremendous amount of gain on top of that, but you never lose that underlying clarity... The compression circuit means it actually gets a little brighter when you roll down the volume so it cleans up like you wish your other pedals did. The Jfets distort in this really smooth, pleasing way, and if you crank it you can get semi-van halen sounds (I build mine with a first gain stage that mimics an echoplex and a second gain stage that's a j201 so it distorts like crazy even with really low amplification a la the high headroom/low output first gain stage.

    I just need to go for a mids knob or something, because the lower mid presence of this pedal is pretty significant.
     
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    Yeah, really doesn't get much better than that :) Also love my BB Preamp clone in that role.
     
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    VFE Pale Horse, it's so much more than a TS with extra bass, treble and clipping options. When you go from living room to garage volume you'll appreciate those bass and treble knobs a lot.




    Mine usually has this setting after it too. It's the dynamic duo.

     
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    Some more nice options:
    - TS based - Chellee Odie/Odie Classic, 6 Degrees Sally Drive, Menatone Blue Collar, Rockett Blue Note, Rockbox Boiling Point
    - BB based - Mojo Hand Magpie, Analogman KoT/PoT, Snouse BlueLine OD, 6 Degrees Rodeo Drive
     
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    Three very reasonably priced that will please. In order of $, low to high;
    EHX Soul Food
    BOSS SD1
    Seymour Duncan Rumble BoxBarber Direct Drive
    Analogman Prince of Tone
    Mesa Boogie MK III. :)
     
  17. captaincoconut

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    I'm using a Fulltone Fulldrive 2 for TS-kinda sounds. Works great with a Strat and a Fender Amp.
     
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    i really like the Digitech Hardwire CM-2 with my strat. does the tubescreamer thing but has a way better EQ. the mod option for more gain is nice as well.
     
  19. Flatscan

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    Lots and lots of pedals work here...

    My fav Fender Strat + Fender amp [DRRI] drives:

    Zvex Channel 2 [put first given buffer and boost]
    Soul Food/Archer/Klon
    Skreddy Screwdriver
    Amp 11
    TS - usually use East River Drive or JHS Moonshine [can overpower]
    CB Formula # 5
    Menatone King of the Britains
    Bluesbreaker - check out the Donner Blues Crab for a great cheap clone - use late in the chain usually
    Suhr Riot [check out the Mooer or Donner clones - great]
    TC Spark Booster big version

    Note: I didn't like the Timmy with my DRRI. I love the Timmy with other amps.
     
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    If you're looking for a TS type pedal, I think the Green Rhino and Fuchs Cream pedal are great.

    An easy hybrid TS type is also a Xotic BB Preamp. I know it's technically a blues breaker type circuit but it's great for TS type stuff too and for boosting.
     

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