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It may be too inexpensive to qualify as "boutique," but my Barber Burn Unit EQ stopped me from searching for low to medium gain ODs.
YES!! My favourite OD of all time. So much sparkle and chime! It can sound harsh when practicing by yourself but sounds killer in a live mix....the Catalinbread Silver Kiss MK2. I can't even tell y'all how many overdrives I've bought, sold, and traded over the last several years but this one has stood the test of time. It sounds like no other overdrive I've heard and it's simply magic with a neck humbucker at a very slight gain setting into a clean amp.
I really prefer the 4 knob. I have been using a small box 4 knob since 2010, but the new, 20 year anniversary big box sounds great. It is the one I have on my board right now. I have had a few of both, and the cut really allows me to dial in the brightness with whatever amp or guitar I'm using. I like the type of grit the RS has. I use it in place of my tweed Deluxe with a compressor in front whenever I use a clean amp. It has a nice grainy grit to the overdrive and can even get a little fuzzy sounding, yet it can be clean and snappy if your roll the gain back.What is it about the red snapper that does it for you? 3 knob or 4 knob version?