help me decide on a bluesey overdrive please!

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  1. SupDude

    SupDude Member

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    i'm looking for a bluesey overdrive to pair with my TS9.

    right now i'm running a fat strat copy into a crybaby > mxr distortion III (which i just like to fool around with) > ts9 > blackheart handsome devil

    i've been looking at the ProCo Turbo Rat and the Maxon OD808, but any other recommendations would be appreciated. i don't want to spend a lot of money as i am a broke college student. the $140 for the maxon is the highest i would go

    i'd like use one of the overdrives as a crunch or boost, then use the other to push it and the amp over the edge

    thanks!!
     
  2. Twin63

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    You already have your blues OD covered with the TS9. If you are wanting something to kick things up a notch, then a Rat would be a good choice. I have a Lovekraft Mojo Drive that I keep on the tube screamer setting and sometimes pair it up with a Keeley Rat. They stack very well together.

    I'm no expert on the evolution of the Rat over the years, but I understand that the newer models aren't manufactured very well. You may want to look for an older, used model. BTW, I got my Keeley modded Rat used for $110...great pedal.
     
  3. jamison162

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    What guitar will you be using with this "blues pedal"? I love my Box of Rock with my strat...as well as the Boss OD-3. Already have the TS covered....I like the stock TS808.

    Also check out a BB Preamp, ToneFreak Abunai II, Menatone Blue Collar, Barber LTD.
     
  4. playthecray

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    You can always send your TS-9 to Analogman and for $40.00 get the brown mod. Or you could get a CMATMODS Signa Drive ($135.00),which in my opinion is one of the best sounding tube screamers available.
     
  5. fieldsroyal

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    Try to find a used Mentone blue collar - great fat bluesy pedal trust me...
     
  6. SupDude

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    Well I'm using a Fat Strat Copy right now, but soon I'm getting a hollowbody, I think one of the Ibanez Artcores

    I'd love a Box of Rock, but that's out of my price range right now
     
  7. spectreman

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    For a really good blues boost, check out the Beano Boost from Analogman.

    This pedal stacks very well and is dynamic to your touch.
     
  8. FenderBigot

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    I also use a TS-9... I paired mine with a Boss BD-2 that I eventually will send to Keeley for the phat mod. I may even send the TS-9 to them for the mod plus.
     
  9. thetangmang

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    I love my Keeley TS9. The Keeley BD-2 I really liked too, but I sold it and I miss it some days but the Fuzz Head is more to my liking. They were a great combo and Mike McCready of Pearl Jam loves the pairing of the Keeley TS9 and the Keeley BD-2 a lot too. So the two together will definitely cover a lot of the bluesy overdrive sound you're looking for and some change.
     
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    Try a rangemaster like the Beano Boost in to the TS9. The Menatone Blue Collar is also a good recommendation.
     
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    lovekraft mojodrive
     
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    Keeley BD-2 is the only way to go.. Worth so much more than what it costs..
     
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    i think a BB Preamp or Zendrive with the humbucker on the Fat Strat and TS with the neck P/U. You will have an array of tones with that setup.
     
  14. NeilYoungFan

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    TS pedals with a Germanium fuzz is a "classic" blues combo. You can find a used MJM London fuzz for around 100$. Good luck.
     
  15. todd richman

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    Xactone XTS Precision Multi-Drive is an incredible TS style with a lot more control and mega tone.
     
  16. Blues Jr

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    Im going to throw in the new Barber Super Sport. It's less compressed, more open than the Direct Drive, and yet retains all those rich fat harmonics. Damn great pedal.
     
  17. krisharmony

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    I'm a big fan of the Barber/Clark Gainster. Sounds great with any amp I put it through and it has a really wide gain range. It can get almost fuzzy and high settings and a gritty tweedy boost at lower settings. Very useful pedal.
     
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    MI Audio Blues Pro for od kick it with your ts9 for solos and fat chords. Classic.
     
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    I'm lovin' my Zendrive 2 today - so rich and perfect for bluesy soloing -

    a few on the emporium, could be prices are lowering - if you get one give
    the original tube a little time to settle in.
     

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