Looking for an overdrive.....

Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by gillibi, Oct 11, 2006.

  1. gillibi

    gillibi Member

    Messages:
    1,195
    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2006
    Location:
    Dayton, OH
    Please suggest some overdrive pedals......I currently run an Analogman Beano into a modified Twin Reverb w/EL84s. The Beano is on all of the time and I usually roll my guitar volume down to 7 or 8 for most of my playing, up to 10 for leads. I have a Rocktron Austin Gold that is currently my overdrive of choice. I would like a very transparent, dynamic, low to mid gain OD with NO bass rolloff that will work well with my treble booster. I also have a Fulldrive2 and TS10 that do not have the sound I am looking for. So please suggest something better than the Rocktron.

    Thanks!
     
  2. Jacobpaul81

    Jacobpaul81 Member

    Messages:
    6,748
    Joined:
    Mar 4, 2006
    Location:
    St. Louis, MO
    From your description, I imagine you are looking for something in the line of a lovepedal eternity, a Hotcake Bluesberry, Barber LTD.
     
  3. Sid

    Sid Member

    Messages:
    3,432
    Joined:
    May 14, 2006
    Location:
    Jersey City
    I would suggest a Screwdriver....(adds a little useable color to the tone tho)

    just consider that it might be redundant as it has a treble booster as part of its circuitry...

    but it certainly matches a large part of your description

    another option...heard soo much about the timmy/tim do try
     
  4. Glowing Tubes

    Glowing Tubes Gold Supporting Member

    Messages:
    8,494
    Joined:
    Jun 14, 2004
    Location:
    Northern Colorado
  5. asdf

    asdf Member

    Messages:
    371
    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2006
    Location:
    Philadelphia, PA
    +1 on the Tim/Timmy. If you can stand the wait (or the ebay prices) then go for it- at least if you get something else just get on the list, before you know it you'll have one of the best ODs being made.
     
  6. Gretsch6120

    Gretsch6120 Member

    Messages:
    212
    Joined:
    Jul 16, 2006
    Location:
    Kingston Ontario Canada
    I don't want to sound like an idiot but what is so hot about these timmy pedals, anyone have any sound clips of these pedals? I'm in the market to get something new just want to have a listen to one in action
     
  7. gillibi

    gillibi Member

    Messages:
    1,195
    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2006
    Location:
    Dayton, OH
    Which one is better?
     
  8. VintageToneGuy

    VintageToneGuy Member

    Messages:
    1,351
    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2006
    Location:
    South of the Mason-Dixon Line
    My vote is always for the OCD. Love Mine!!!
     
  9. DejavuDave

    DejavuDave Member

    Messages:
    1,814
    Joined:
    Aug 11, 2006
    Location:
    So Cal
    I play in a similar way to you. I use an Xotic RC (Real Clean) Booster, play with the guitar volume between 6-7 for clean, 8 gives me some fat edge, 9 for even more super sweet fatness, 10 I never use (9 is always fatter). When I want a little more hair I switch to an Xotic AC (Almost Clean) Booster with added gain, low to mid, does not roll off the bass but does have bass and treble eq knobs so you can dial them in however you like, which is very useful. The AC works very well with clean boosts, too, if you want to stack them. For more hair yet I use the Xotic BB Preamp.


    For reference: Suhr Classic (all single-coil strat) into a Carr Slant 6V.
     
  10. dave s

    dave s Member

    Messages:
    6,219
    Joined:
    Apr 24, 2003
    Location:
    NE Ohio
    You have a twin reverb that runs EL-84 tubes? That's a new one on me! I have no idea what your amp sounds like, but I'm guessing pretty BRIGHT?!!!

    Certain pedals have inherent brightness--TIM and TIMMY are two! The Xotic pedals (RC & AC Boost) have tone control sections that you might find useful.

    Both of my amps are the type that have the really nice top end already there so I have to be careful to choose pedals that are a little duller or those that provide a means to control top end easily. I'd rather hear the top end from a Matchless or VOX than the top end from a $100 pedal anyday!

    dave
     
  11. cbpickin

    cbpickin Tweed Supporting Member Silver Supporting Member

    Messages:
    6,455
    Joined:
    Jan 18, 2006
    Location:
    Central Coast, CA
    No doubt that the Tim would work for you. It really does live up to the hype. I would suggest getting on the list and forgetting about it for a while. Or, there may be a Timmy that comes up in the emporium. I waited it out for one of each, but they ARE worth much more than Paul is charging for them.

    I think the Tim is the better of the two because it is very flexible and it has more gain available with the second boost stage.
     
  12. enharmonic

    enharmonic Old Growth Gold Supporting Member

    Messages:
    8,166
    Joined:
    May 10, 2004
    Location:
    Northern MD
    A fellow TGP'er turned me on to the Liquid Sunshine. My OD search was over quickly :)
     
  13. mprvise

    mprvise Member

    Messages:
    6,410
    Joined:
    Apr 26, 2005
    Location:
    In the back room
    Carb or COT50 would be what you're looking for.
     
  14. gillibi

    gillibi Member

    Messages:
    1,195
    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2006
    Location:
    Dayton, OH
    Well a Twin Reverb is a bright mutha from the start. I did put in some really dark sounding speakers to tame the ice pick. But then added the EL84s and a Rangemaster(set on Fullboost) so they kinda cancelled that out. My brother has a stock Twin reissue and mine sounds a bit sweeter in the top end.
     
  15. el34power

    el34power Member

    Messages:
    1,411
    Joined:
    Sep 7, 2004
    Location:
    Montreal
    LTD Silver
     
  16. slowburn

    slowburn Supporting Member

    Messages:
    1,679
    Joined:
    Feb 28, 2005
    Location:
    Austin, TX
  17. dbx

    dbx Member

    Messages:
    2,720
    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2005
    Location:
    En casa, EL A
    I think you can get a sense that this is a huge topic...lots of variations to the theme...everyone has their favorite or experience to it...you'll probably be on a chase for a while...lots of good suggestions but you can't really know until you plug it into your stuff..what kind of budget range?
     
  18. gillibi

    gillibi Member

    Messages:
    1,195
    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2006
    Location:
    Dayton, OH
    Hoping for under $200.00.
     
  19. gillibi

    gillibi Member

    Messages:
    1,195
    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2006
    Location:
    Dayton, OH
  20. TheWarmth

    TheWarmth Member

    Messages:
    1,112
    Joined:
    Sep 15, 2006
    Location:
    Chicago
    I'm currently running a Fulldrive II and an OCD. I love the OCD, but it's not as warm as the FDII. I'm considering getting rid of the FDII ... which pedal (Eternity? Liquid Sunshine? COT 50? Carb?) will I like best to replace my FDII (note: I almost never use the boost function, so the replacement doesn't have to have one)? I don't want to wind up with something that sounds just like the OCD.
     

Share This Page