name this overdrive pedal

MrDoty

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here is what I want in my overdrive tone.

smooth liquid lead sound. (not marshally at all)
real amplike feel
sustain that can bloom into feedback without a problem
I want light crunch to full on fat leads with a twist of my guitar volume
no loss of bass with the pedal turned on
I don't want to be on a wating list for 5 years to get one.
must be a gig worthy unit (built like a brick)

I will be playing through a fenderesque clean sound with this.

so which overdrive pedal do I want? or are my demands to much for a stompbox?
 

justintee

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to me you're describing the zendrive.. not sure if it'll feedback on it's own, that'll depend on how you set your amp imho... also there's a bit of a wait for it, but i was lucky and got mine after a month of expressing my interest in one.
 

madscientist

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Sounds like an OCD, on the neck pickup for leads and the bridge for the crunch. Definitely no loss of bass, that's for sure.
 

bilbal

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I know that I have the same answer every time this kind of question is asked but again, I have to mention the Ethos TLE. I just think it is the best pedal for sooooo many different reasons. It's too bad that Robbie couldn't get some out to shops for people to take on a "test drive"

The next time any of you guys are in the Southeastern CT area, I would be more than happy to let you try mine out. Hopefully, I will be receiving another soon. I really, really, like this pedal. It's just a great tool for so many applications.

I really like the OCD too , as well as the Zendrive and KoT
 

imguitardan

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Look into Barber pedals. Great quality and service. Boutique pedals w/out boutique prices. I have a Direct Drive and it totally wants to bloom into musical feedback...just may not clean up enough with the gtr vol tweak.
 

eric-d

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Sounds like you'd like the Landgraff Mo'D - it's just too bad you're have to wait a year if ordered directly. Try contacting Blue Angel in Pensacola FL and see what the wait time is.
 

LowWatt

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Sounds like a Zendrive might be in that ballpark to me. It hits all points except the waiting list
 

Garygtr

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JTK Harmonics Alchemy! Smooth, and has the best EQ I've found on a OD pedal. I also have his Murano, another excellent OD. Actually, the Delirium might be good for you as well.

http://www.jtkharmonics.com/
 

mfgobbi

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Very hard to have all that in a single pedal.

The MI Tube Zone will be your best bet I think, it cleans up great with the guitar volume, it can go from clean boost to extreme saturation/gain, it has tons of bass, it is more of a Rectifier-ish tone (rather than marshal), 7 pots to fit your amps voicing, no waiting list, good build, not expensive.

A few words about some suggestions given above (no flames please):
Landgraff LDO: a modded tube screamer, not enough gain, long wait, expensive. Landgraff MOD: a modded RAT, marshally in my opinion, cleans up well, long wait, expensive. Barber pedals: all their higher gain pedals are great but marshally in my opinion. Jetter and zendrive: definitely not enough gain to go into effortless sustain or feedback. Bod Burt: all I heard was a youtube video, sounds like low-medium gain, and tube screamerish; Addrock yeller: tube screamer-ish. Ethos: don't know. OCD: old school saturation (cooking power tubes), very tube like, not extreme gain, cleans up well, not sure if it will satisfy your sustain/feedback needs.

I am assuming you are familiar with the tube screamer type pedals which I particular find fantastic, even the stock TS.
 




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