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low gain OD

Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by Kaiser, Jul 3, 2006.

  1. Kaiser

    Kaiser Member

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    which pedal for low gain OD ?
     
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    Rig specifics plaease...
     
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    Hotcake or Hotcake Bluesberry have been great for that... you might try a booster with a little hair or edge to it as well, then you'll be listening to your amp's OD, not just a pedal's impression of amp overdrive made louder by the amp... Doesn't work if you're using a Twin with the volume at 3, tho...
     
  5. cbpickin

    cbpickin Tweed Supporting Member Silver Supporting Member

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    There are many, many choices, but without knowing what type of sound you want out of your low gain od, I would say the Clark/Barber Gainster is a great choice. Very amp like, tweed od. You can also crank the gain and get some singing leads.
    I also use my Eternity as a lower gain od a lot. But for half the price, I would go with the Gainster.
     
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    A Paul C. timmy if you can wait that long.
     
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    + 1 - The sweetest low gain OD on the planet IMO.

    Also GREAT for stacking before or after other OD's. Seems pricey until you realise it's versatility.
     
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    Marshall Bluesbreaker I pedal...low gain and very sweet tone, especially through fenderish amps...stacks well with other pedals also. Definitely has some color to the tone, but in a nice nice way.
     
  9. Kaiser

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    thanks, the barber seems great, I was thinking about a Zendrive too, haven't decided yet the other ones mentioned will be considered too.

    My rig is a buddah head into a Randall 212 cab, looking for a low gain/mild OD for rythm guitar parts. there you have.
     
  10. Deaj

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    I like the Eternity for low gain stuff at gig/jam volume.
     
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    Xotic AC Booster can do mild.
     
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    Zoom Power Drive - Doesn't loose low end like lots of other pedals. Doesn't overcompress. Doesn't give you too much hair. Just makes your amp sound bigger, better and more overdriven. Can range from a clean boost to nice breakup.

    John
     

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