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Is there such a thing as a Boss OD-1 clone?

Frosted Glass

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Thunder Tomate used to make the Taxi Driver which was an OD-1 clone, but I've not heard of any other. A tubescreamer with asymmetric clipping should get you there.
 

televox

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I'm pretty sure the Boss super overdrive is the same pedal but with a tone control.
 

ZeroChan

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I totally disagree with the 2 posts above me. I had those 3 pedals and they all sound different. The OD-1 has a similar EQ to a tubescreamer, actually. Bass cut and slight midboost.
 

jazzfromhell

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ZeroChan said:
I totally disagree with the 2 posts above me. I had those 3 pedals and they all sound different. The OD-1 has a similar EQ to a tubescreamer, actually. Bass cut and slight midboost.
But thats exactly what the SD1 is. Boss' take on the TubeScreamer.
 

Guitar Josh

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But thats exactly what the SD1 is. Boss' take on the TubeScreamer.
Considering that the clipping schemes are completely the opposite, I'm not sure how you can say that. What do you base this opinion of yours on?
 

jpagey

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Thunder Tomate used to make the Taxi Driver which was an OD-1 clone, but I've not heard of any other. A tubescreamer with asymmetric clipping should get you there.
I have one. I don’t know if it’s a clone or not. It does have three clipping diodes and a quad op amp. I will tell you that it sounds fantastic
 

Flatscan

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TT's is a clone of the long chip OD1 (early-version).

A Tubescreamer is an OD1 with symmetric clipping. The TS has symmetric clipping to get around the Boss patent.
 






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