Help! Too many great ODs.

Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by Wooley, Jun 24, 2008.

  1. Wooley

    Wooley Member

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    Yeah, I know, "cry me a river", but today, for the first time, I realized a disease I have. I cannot consistently put the same OD setup on my board from gig to gig, because I have too damn many great overdrives. With my last band (which I split up about 2 months ago), I literally only played 2 gigs with the same ODs in 2 years. Tonight I was rocking out very hard with the Barber LTD, which has never been on my board, and I realized I have a problem. I am starting a new band, and this is just ridiculous. Lemme give you the short list (just the really good ODs):

    Barber LTD
    Shannon Helios
    Shannon Distortion
    Lovepedal Eternity Roadhouse
    Lovepedal Eternity Burst
    Lovepedal CoT50
    Lovepedal Super6
    Crowther Hot Cake
    Catalinbread Hyperpak
    Catalibread Silver Kiss
    Analogman Silver-modded Tubescreamer
    Analogman Brown-modded Tubescreamer
    Keeley-modded Blues Driver
    MI Audio Blues Pro
    BK Butler RealTube
    Tonefactor Mule
    Tonefactor Cream Pie Deluxe
    Clark Gainster
    Foxrox ZIM
    Fulltone OCD
    HBE Uno MOS
    HBE Dos MOS
    Subdecay Liquid Sunshine
    with both a Blackstone and a Zendrive in the mail,
    and a really nice group of fuzzes (Analogman, Keeley, Foxrox, Skreddy, Fulltone, Maestro, others) that I'd like to squeeze at least one of on the board.

    I know I'm not the only one who has this disease, but I literally can't go more than a couple of days without changing ODs.
    I'm not sure what my question is, but... damn!

    Please discuss.
     
  2. Andre357

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    You my friend, need help. a whole team of shrinks working around the clock to help find you a cure.......:p
     
  3. this1smyne

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    holy crap! I thought i had an OD problem, and i've got like 5 drive pedals! Though i just picked up another OCD.... do i really need two? Has anyone stacked dual OCD?
     
  4. shredtrash

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    Damn! I thought I had too many options as well. I have 4 OD's and I'm second guessing myself. I'm currently trying to decide how I want to use my Expandora (original in the "forbidden" setting), Java Boost, BB+, and Keeley TS9dx flexi 4x2 but that's nothing compared to you Wooley!
     
  5. ford

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    That list just shows how many great OD pedals are out there today..

    I have the following..

    Catalinbread Silver Kiss
    Catalinbread Hyper Pak
    Gaspedals Carb
    Lovekraft MojoDrive

    only the Hyper Pak isn't on my board... thinking of selling it, though I really like it...

    I also have a Lovekraft Chupacabra on my board along with an MI Audio BoostNBuff and a Greer Royal Fromage (boost)

    I also want a Greer Ghetto Drive and many others.. I feel your pain.

    rock

    bford
     
  6. silencer eleven

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    try to find the stuff that is redundant and do mini shoot-outs against them all. keep what sounds best and sell what doesn't, then that frees money up for more pedals and then you don't technically have a problem.

    jordan
     
  7. Csapo

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    I can't leave ya hanging out here along. I confess, me too... :hide

    Blackstone "MOSFET"
    Klon "Centaur"
    BJFE "Honey Bee"
    Smokey Signal Audio "Tubeless"
    Paul C. "Tim"
    Paul C. "Timmy"
    Hermida "Zendrive"
    Hermida "Mosferatu"
    Lovepedal "Eternity"
    Lovepedal "200 Lbs of Tone" Fuzz
    Lovepedal "BBB" Fuzz
    Fuchs "Plush Drive"
    Fuchs "Extra Cream"
    Keeley "Katana" Boost
    Boss "Blues Driver" Keeley Modded
    Voodoo Lab "Sparkle Drive" Keeley Modded
    NOC3 "Firefly" Sparkle Blue
    Kozmo "X2"
    T.A.E. "YATS Custom"
    Durham "Zia Drive"
    RGW "Dirty Dan"
    Xotic Effects "BB Preamp"
    Fulltone "69" Fuzz
    Gaspedal "Dumb Bell" Single
    Gaspedal "Cam" Fuzz
    Radial "Tonebone Classic"

    And all I had before discovering TGP were a Fulltone FD2 10th Anniversary and the Tonebone...:bkw
     
  8. orogeny

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    I'll throw out a couple of options. . .

    1 - sell them all and start over
    2 - put a 'second' board together

    i've done both:rotflmao
     
  9. KRosser

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    I just stopped with the Eternity and got on with my life.
     
  10. Burgs

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    Yikes! I'm sick too. Total disclosure.

    Wampler Brent Mason Hotwired
    Wampler Pinnacle 2
    Catalinbread SCOD
    Catalinbread Hyperpak
    Catalinbread V8
    Catalinbread Silverkiss MKII
    Catalinbread Silverkiss AE (with comp and mid toggles)
    Catalinbread Teaser Stallion AE
    Subdecay Liquid Sunshine
    Subdecay Stupid Box
    Subdecay/Catalinbread Buster Jangle
    Farndurk Valven
    Farndurk WFO
    Farndurk Fuzzen
    Tim (x 2)
    Timmy
    Durham Sex Drive
    Durham Mucho Boosto
    Boss Turbo Overdrive
    Tech 21 XXL
    BYOC 808
    BYOC MKII
    BYOC ESV Fuzz
    65 Amps Colour Boost
    BSM HS-S
    Hughes and Kettner TubeFactor
    MI Audio Blues Pro
    MI Audio Crunchbox
    Mi Audio Tube Zone

    Then there's all the comps, modulators, delays, weird stuff...
     
  11. Stressfest

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    Best quote ever :D
     
  12. Deville2Rocket

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    Good Christ, man!
    I guess it's a good problem to have, but I would think about all of the songs you play, and think about which OD's you feel fit the songs best.
    Take the 10 that occur the most in that list and put the others aside. Then go over the setlist again, and see if you can make the group of 10 work for all of them.

    You've got some amazing pedals there. Can't imagine you not being able to whittle it down to 10.

    Once you find your magic 10 OD's, repeat the process and whittle it down to 5.

    Sell the others and buy your dream amp. :)
     
  13. dr.barlo

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    I dunno it this will help, but the ones I am using (and you happen to have all of them :bow) are:

    Guitar ---> CB Hyper Pak ---> CB SilverKiss MK2 ---> Lovepedal E (the roadhouse version).

    Am very happy with this setup. Hyper Pak really is the key, am not using any drive on that one, but am rather keeping it as fat boost. It coverts that silverkiss and E into thick distortion pedals. When its off, am using the silverkiss for clear and E for medium levels of overdrive.

    B
     
  14. Wooley

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    This is one of the truest statements I know, and something that is often overlooked. There are so many great overdrives right now, this is just a lucky time to be a guitarist if you love tone like I do.

    btw, I will never sell my Hyperpak.
     
  15. Wooley

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    Thank you for your support.
    I know how you feel, when I started on TGP, I had an Analogman Silver tubescreamer, an Analogman Brown tubescreamer, and some Danelectros.
    Now look at me.
    Hell, I didn't even list all of my overdrives, just the good ones.
     
  16. Wooley

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    Well, in a lot of ways, they all do. If you look at the gain range of all those pedals I've listed, they pretty much all cover from low-gain to medium gain. I never play with gain higher than a cranked tubescreamer. So it's all just about flavors, and there are so many good ones. I've generally been rotating the RH Eternity, the Shannon Helios, the Catlinbread Hyperpak and Silver Kiss, the CoT50, the DosMOS, and the ZIM.
    But what about the LTD?! What about the Liquid Sunshine?! The Keeley Blues Driver?! The AM silver modded tubescreamer?! The Gainster, Cream Pie Deluxe, and Hot Cake?! And now the Blackstone and Zendrive are coming!
    See the problem?
     
  17. kludge

    kludge The droid you're looking for

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    d00d, you don't own ANY HAO pedals? Sir, you NEED a Rumble Mod and a Sole Pressure!






    Not much help, am I?
     
  18. CelestionNJ

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    Bless you all. I hope none of you ever get well. What a disease to have. From what I have seen in my friends it seems that getting married has cured their gear acquisition syndrome.
     
  19. Deville2Rocket

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    Not really, man. I'm not trying to be a downer here, but I think it's highly impractical, and even a bit ostentatious, talking about your "problem" in this way.

    We are fortunate to live at a time when so many wonderful effects are being created. But there comes a time when you need to recognize the difference between a passionate tone quest, and an unhealthy obsession.

    If you haven't found "the" tone with all the amazing pedals you have... I mean, what are ya gonna do? Surround yourself with pedalboards? Be the Neil Peart of guitar players? Use a different pedal with each song, at every show? Don't ya think that's a little :NUTS ?
     
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    Pedal makers must clearly cherish this forum!
     

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