Low gain OD pedal

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  1. Neff

    Neff Member

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    I really like the bit o’ mid hump I get from the signa drive. I have a timmy after it that lately has been always on. Works very nicely with my strat. Can’t recommend that pair together enough.
     
  2. Dexter.Sinister

    Dexter.Sinister Still breathing Gold Supporting Member

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    Try an EQ pedal with decent overhead and gain range. Find your fave mid and retain clarity.

    Bang.
     
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    Boss OD-2, Turbo mode off. Gotta track down a used one; no longer made.
     
  5. Boogie92801

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    My tasted are not generally in line with the consensus here. I never really loved the Timmy as much as most people, it always sounded a little fizzy. I used a gain changer for a few years and have kept it but I wouldn't say that it is totally transparent like the Timmy, it adds a little mids but in a great way and I think its a great versatile pedal. Then I tried a KOT and though at first I was disappointed after fidgeting with it and figuring it out I find it to be very transparent and low gain. It has become my favorite O/D. I cant give up the gain changer just yet but I far prefer the KOT or GC to the Timmy - contrary to the crowd here on the GP.
     
  6. Muzzy

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    I just picked up a Barber LTD v2 and it's a really good low gainer.
     
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  7. Stratburst70

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    Another vote for the Green Rhino. I find it works great both as a stand-alone overdrive and to boost either another pedal or your amp’s overdrive.

    I would say it’s the best value in TS Land.
     
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    I really like my Greer Lightspeed. It falls in the transparent camp, but it slays on a Tele, Strat, LP, ES, or FB.
     
  9. Ryno1331

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    Yep. A klon will give you awesome low gain drive with a smaller mid hump. And there are tons of good options available.
     
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  10. HeavyCream

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    SD-1 is my mid-humper. Basic, affordable, indestructible. Does the job.
     
  11. Ryno1331

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    Mid-humper is my new favorite phrase!
     
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  12. sprawlstopper

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    Not to ignore everything else it does, but for these purposes, Chase Bliss Condor.
     
  13. nujnujnuj

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    Bearfoot Honey Bee for a tweed/valco-ish flavor, with adjustable bottom end.
    A TS style with eq is also good, but I recommend my personal favorite Jam Tubedreamer 72.
    Klon style pedals are also good for lesser mid boost, but I prefer the pronounced bass cut of TS in live situations.
     

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