I "need" a new drive #firstworldproblems

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  1. djgroovy

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    Hey guys, I am not satisfied with my current OD pedals for medium to high gain rhythm playing. I am using mostly semi-hollow and hollow guitars into a '64 Fender Bandmaster with a 1x15 custom cab. I use a Box of Rock for my low gain stuff and a couple different medium gainers for lead, with a Timmy to goose but I need that higher gain pedal for rhythm. I am leaning toward one of the Barbers as I really enjoyed the Direct Drive I used to have. Any users of similar gear with advice?
     
  2. 3 chord me

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    OCD, maybe a fuzz pedal?
     
  3. nealh999

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    Try to check out an OCD. I had a version 1 or 2 that I really loved. It can be glassy and cutting, or it can be warm and thick. 18v can give it an open high headroom quality. It's not voiced like a Barber though, and there are tonal differences between versions. Gearmanndude had a YouTube shootout of versions 1-4 up for a while. The only reason I don't have the OCD on my board is because I loaned it to a buddy out of state - mainly to give myself an excuse to buy more pedals...
     
  4. Hulakatt

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    I have a Bearfoot Model H 4knob that I'm selling in the emporium (shameless plug, i know) but it definitely does the high gain rhythm thing very well. It has far more guts than I need, I'm more of a low gain OD and fuzz kinda guy.
     
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    Check out the cmatmods signa / super signa drive. It's very versatile and it have enough gain for your music I think
     
  6. whiteop

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    I just picked up a T-Rex Yellow Drive; it's a dual overdrive / distortion that is sounding pretty good on my board. It has a good crunch tone for rhythm and distortion which sounds good for lead work.
     
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    Bearfoot Model H - yes for sure. The 4 knob version might be good for you too as its more versatile.
    The Honey Beest might be a good option too.
    If you can't tell I really like Bearfoot pedals.
     
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    What does the "#" mean?
     
  9. Scott Auld

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    Internet shorthand for "Collect this post with others of similar nature"

    The 'firstworldproblems' is a cultural reference to an internet meme.

    The # is a character Twitter uses to group group posts of similar topic.
     
  10. djgroovy

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    Yep. Just being dumb. :bonk

     
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    I use a solidbody into a BFDR-type amp w/2x10 cab--I love the Solidgold Superdrive for medium + rhythm; super articulate, sounds like your amp cranked but better. PGS demo sucks, but its Superduperdrive demo is good for about 10 seconds. :( -E
     
  12. nealh999

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    Thumbs up to the Signa Drive as well. I have a Signa and a Cmatmods 3-knob compressor in the same enclosure from back when, and although it's on the medium gain side, the compressor really kick it for leads, and it also stacks really well.
     
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    If you like Barber pedals, check out the Unlimited, or even the Dual Unlimited.

     
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    With the clarification, that is actually pretty funny.

    I have become such a web doofus...
     

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