Most overrated/underrated dirt pedals?

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  1. johnpaulgeorgeringo

    johnpaulgeorgeringo Member

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    Are you referring to the Ibanez Tube Screamer Overdrive Pro TS-808?
     
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  2. johnpaulgeorgeringo

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    What is a "TS- circuit"?
     
  3. johnpaulgeorgeringo

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    Kind of a broad statement there.

    So if an original "circuit" has even one modern clone then the the original is immediately deemed overrated?

    Does that make the modern clone immediately overrated too?
     
  4. sanhozay

    sanhozay klon free since 2009 Silver Supporting Member

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    if the ts808 is overrated then so is fried chicken; and that's plain crazy talk.
     
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  5. Funky54

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    Tube Screamer
     
  6. johnpaulgeorgeringo

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    What is a "Tube Screamer circuit"?
     
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    Gas FX Drive Thru has been with me for years. The best transparent drive I've had. Not sure if they're even made now but probably underated. Seen off a Kot, morning Glory, broadcast to name a few. The other overdrive on my board is a Ss/bs mini. Amazingly versatile and amp like. They stack brilliantly, the mini is probably underated too.
    Not sure about overated as most anythings got its uses. I don't use Tubescreamers because they don't fit my rig but I had good luck with them when I played a blackface Fender.
     
  8. Funky54

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    Well.... I don’t think we can help you. FAIL
     
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    It’s the lead singer from the Tubes’s entire concert pattern. For many years millions of guitar players try to travel the same city by city rout to complete their concert circuit while screaming Tubes songs. Once you’ve done this, you get Eagle Powers and will become the greatest guitarist in the world.
     
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    It depends on if it’s a Thursday. Click on “resources” for the chart that shows what’s TGP approved and what days of the week they fall onto that line up with the summer solstice divided by the battery brand you use. Be careful of the amount of isolated strings you use from your voodoo lab UPS. Some guys hook that up backward and it makes dogs lose their hearing.
     
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    The waybill fees for that circuit are high.
     
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    Underrated: Boss SD-1. $50 new. Grab a Les Paul, plug it into a JCM800 or JMP and turn up. You'll forget all about those precious boutique ODs.
     
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    under...off the radar AYA Drivesta
     
  14. AStrangeDay

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    overrated: Fulltone OCD

    Underrated: EHX Overlord
     
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    I'll never get tired to say, underrated imho: Bearfoot DynaRed

    Overrated? Probably the OCD, I never bond with it
     
  16. geek-mo

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    The Mooer Cruncher and the Mooer Sweet Baby are two of the best drive pedals I have ever played. Yes, I know they are clones. The quality of sound vs price paid makes them anything but overrated, though.
     
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    Several Boss drive pedals like the DS-1 and MT-2 are underrated. I have met a lot of people who qualify their sound as being played through the telephone. I know what they mean but in the mix that sound really works. It is just a matter of taste.
     
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    You mean joy sweet baby, great pedals both of them.

    I had a Yoda moment
     
  19. MikeMcK

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    Yes and no... the Tube Screamer was based on Boss' OD-1, which came about 2 years earlier. The SD-1 is basically an OD-1 with a tone control.
     
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