Looking for an Overdrive that can really clean up.

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  1. rhcp_schipper

    rhcp_schipper Member

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    Hello Everybody,

    I'm looking for an Overdrive pedal that also can clean up your sound by using the volume control of your guitar.

    The only one I know by know is the Fulltone OCD, but are their more Od that have this feature?

    Greetings Tim
     
  2. Franklin

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    Here is an option, a GE fuzz face. I have an Analongman Sunface, which is a Fuzzface. If you turn down the fuzz to be in OD territory in stead of fuzz it will clean up completely with the vol knob. I run it at full fuzz and it still cleans up really well with the vol knob.
     
  3. FloridaSam

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    Timmy, Zendrive, OCD are ones I have owned that cleaned up very well with the volume knob, even picking dyamics.
     
  4. guybrush

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    The Box Of Rock excels at this.
     
  5. giggedy

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    uh, tubescreamer? pretty much every overdrive I've played cleans up with the volume knob.
     
  6. Dave

    Dave Member

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    +1 The BoR is the most dynamic OD/distortion pedal I've ever heard. It might not be the sound you're looking for, but it is super touch sensitive.

    The Skreddy Screw Driver is another that comes to mind.
     
  7. Franklin

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    Funny, I've only had one overdrive clean up "really well". I don't think my Zendrive cleans up all that well.
     
  8. Andre357

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    The Lovepedal COT 50 does this better than any pedal I've ever encountered.

    Cleans up better than an OCD for sure ( I own both ).
     
  9. Strat58

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    HI I have a real tube I use only for those clean parts like Blues Jean Blues and turn the volume up for gritty leads (sometimes together with a Hartman treble booster).
    Peace Strat58
     
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    imo germanium pedals work best with the volume knob. look into ge fuzz face type pedals or things like skreddy screwdriver, carb, telenordia ta100 etc.
     
  12. Sol

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    Of all the overdrives Ive had the 'Blackstone Mosfet Overdrive'cleans up by far the best, far better than the Zendrive, or the Hotcake Bluesberry I have.
    The ability to clean up from the volume on the guitar was one of the design perameters that Jon built in to the 'Blackstone' and he really nailed it, well worth a look at IMO
     
  13. thiscalltoarms

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    BJF Honey Bee.

    I don't even have to roll the volume down usually because its so sensitive to picking dynamics. and thats a beautiful thing.
     
  14. Jumblefingers

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    +1 on Blackstone....very amp like, cleans up amazingly well from the guitar.

     
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    +1 and Tonefactor/Mojo Hand Mule
     
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    MI Audio Blues Pro. I use it all the time unless I want Marshall tone. Twist of the knob to get clean or crunch.
     
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    I agree completely.
     
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    An On & Off Switch works for me ..

    Unless I still want some grit to remain in my sound,
    have never experienced a pedal that can clean up enough
    for what I hear in my head ...
     
  20. sstweed

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    I don't have much use for a perfectly clean sound, but I actually get a cleaner sound out of a Ge fuzzface turned down than I do with it switched off and just the amp by itself. Turning down a fuzzface makes it super clean and slightly brighter the farther you turn it. Can't beat a Ge fuzzface for cleaning up with the guitar. Ge Treble Boosters clean up real well as well. Fuzzes with more than two transistors don't clean up very well in my experience, but I have hardly played them all.

    I'll also second the Blackstone.
     

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