How many overdrives on your pedalboards ?

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  1. ajoep

    ajoep Member

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    I'm curious to see how many overdrives you guys have on your pedalboards ?

    Beside my smaller board loaded with a Lovepedal LesLius (always on) and a MojoHand Fx BlueBonnet (two knobs version) i'm experimenting right now with a larger board loaded with four ODs.
    It goes like this :

    Guitar > PedalMonsters Bright Lights (always on) > Fuchs Plush Drive (set for low gain purposes) > Mojohand Fx Rook Royal (plexi mode, full gain) > PedalMonsters (set as a clean boost, always on).

    What about you folks ?
     
  2. captaincoconut

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    I only use one Overdrive on my board: The Fulltone Fulldrive 2

    I mainly use it to boost my Deluxe Reverb Amp. I also use a Foxrox Hybrid Fuzz and a Fulltone Octafuzz.
     
  3. MBT74

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    Two overdrives, one fuzz and a clean boost
     
  4. pulse.

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    Two overdrives, three fuzzes, a germanium boost and a clean boost.
     
  5. SackvilleDan

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    Two... a Tubescreamer and a Timmy. Unless I'm playing through a Marshall, and then I swap both of those for a Tim and use both channels.
     
  6. Madison

    Madison Supporting Member

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    3 overdrives, one transparent, one slight mid boost, one more mid hump. One set to a clean boost +-, the other two at different gain levels. It's great to look down at the board and have choices.
     
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    1 Fuzz
    1 Dual overdrive
    drive/distortion from multi-fx that I don't really use
     
  8. ajoep

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    Can't agree more.
    And since i'm messing around with different amps and guitars, this new setup matchs every need and every combination of guitar/pups/amp.

    I was thinking of selling one of these overdrives and replace it with a fuzz instead, but now i don't feel the need to.
     
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    Green rhino for a light, clear gain sound
    Soul food for boosting gain on amp channels
     
  10. drod1985

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    At one point I had 4 boutique overdrives on a PT-Pro. The options were nice.

    Now I just have one Boss Sd-1 that I've modded the snot out of. My life is simpler and I'm happy.
     
  11. MetalHealth777

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    3 drives (Timmy, OCD, and Tubescreamer) and a distortion. But I plan on replacing the tubescreamer with a klone sometime in the near future.
     
  12. tashiattack

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    One overdrive, one distortion, one fuzz
     
  13. crambone

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    2 drives, 1 boost. I never stack, one or the other or none at all. The boost I mainly use when playing clean.
     
  14. gmann

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    Currently just one. I went fm a Pedaltrain Jr. to a Nano last yr. Much simpler. I was carryin' a lot of stuff that I hardly ever used just cause I had it. So, for a while it's been an SD-1 fm '83 that I scored for $20. I clipped C6. It sounds fine for a variety of stuff. Occasionally I substitute a Lovepedal HP Twin for something different but still, just the one OD at a time.
     
  15. LouRossi

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    I have two on my board & these ones are currently in rotation:

    OD: BB preamp or Nobels ODR-1 or Ibanez Super Tube
    Dis: MI Audio SCB or RAT WFRI

    If I don't bring a board and just have room for one in my backpack it's usually a Marshall Guv' or Drivemaster...
     
  16. NakedInTheRain

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    just one...sd-1 set to minimum gain.
     
  17. 64 Tele

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    Currently have two:

    Timmy for light OD sound, and Xotic SL Drive which to me borders on distortion instead of OD.
    Run an Xotic EP Booster before both.
     
  18. afterosmosis

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    One, and only if I'm playing through my Bandmaster which is too loud to really wind up in most venues. I prefer to use amp dirt when possible and leave room on the board for more interesting effects.
     
  19. IndyMead

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    I like to have three. One set to med-heavy crunch, one set to light crunch, and one to boost either of the first two. I play through a clean Fender Deville though. It would be different if I was playing through a drive channel.
     
  20. jsytsma

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    I don't need super heavy gain, so I stick with the basics:

    1 Fuzz - Walrus Jupiter
    1 Low/Mid Gain - Walrus Mayflower (set to lower gain)
    1 Mid gain - Arc Klone - lots of people go the "clean boost" route with a Klon or variant, but I really love the gain especially for leads.
     

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