Name Your Workhorse Overdrive

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  1. nibus

    nibus Supporting Member

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    What OD could you take to any gig and create every sound you need?

    For me, my workhorses at the moment are:

    HBE Power Screamer
    BJFE BBOD

    Characteristics of a Workhorse OD:
    --Mid to High Gain
    --Sensitivity
    --Cleans up well
    --Can it manage leads?
    --Can it manage multiple genres?

    I'm looking to try some other "workhorses" so lets hear your opinions!

    :munch
     
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  3. JimVW

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    My "workhorse" would be my custom MI Audio Blue Boy/Tube Zone in a single box. It has everything covered from boost to light breakup to crunch to high gain.

    My favorite is my Tim.
     
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    Workingman's Blue
    Eternity
     
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    Lately I've been grabbing my older Fulldrive II and my Klon. I just picked up a Lovepedal E6 that I am anxious to try in a band setting. I also just bought a USA BigMuff to play around with.
     
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    PTP red snapper > zendrive works well for me.

    been over 8 months now.
     
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    Foxrox ZIM. So good, I have two.
     
  9. nibus

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    I've been looking at a Red Snapper for a while now...

    Can the Red Snapper get higher gain sounds?
     
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    Electro Harmonix Double Muff ($100 AU) - 70s-sounding smooth fuzz

    Danelectro Fab Overdrive ($20 AU) - 80s-style rock
     
  11. Rock72

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    If I had to pick just one "workhorse", it would be the Landgraff DO. Very versatile with the three-way switch, and can go from low - medium gain to mucho gain.

    If I could pick two:

    LDO
    BJF Honey Bee
     
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    BD-2

    *ducks*

    tis true..

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    Definately my Mojo Drive. Does it all and well at that....
     
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    SparkleDrive. It's a very versatile pedal & seems to get along well with all guitars, amps, and other pedals.

    I don't really have to pick just one though, do I? I suppose I could cheat & pick a BB+, or a Distortion Factory though...
     
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    I play blues, so I don't have much need for ultra-gain uber-crunch type pedals. The most crunch I use is up to classic-rock levels. For that, I use a Rocktron Austin Gold. Very very under-rated pedal, IMO. The "Pre-Bass" control works great to keep the bottom tight. Best for driving a tube amp. Price is low, around $69. I gig with it.

    Cheers!

    Strat
     
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    2nd gen MI Audio Tube Zone
     
  19. Captain Crunch

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    Silver Kiss here. It works really well as a booster and EQ in addition to delivering some tasty OD.
     
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    Now it's my OCDv1. But that could change by tomorrow.
     

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