Need an overdrive to stack with a Mad Professor Sweet Honey Overdrive

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  1. MagnumSSS

    MagnumSSS Member

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    I'm digging the Mad Professor SHO for low gain overdrive crunch and low gain leads. The tone has a nice piercing quality.

    Now I need a medium-to-high gain overdrive to stack with it for harder rock rhythms (think Black Keys, Zeppelin, etc.).

    I'll be stacking this second overdrive with the SHO for my maximum gain tone, so they gotta play nice together (without being too shrill since the SHO is already on the brighter side).

    Rig: Gibson w/ Z90 pickups and/or Telecaster > Fargen Blackbird w/ Weber Chicago speaker. Also use an Analogman Comprossor after the overdrives as a lead boost. I keep a ZVEX Super Hard On clone on at the end of the chain at all times to add a little sparkle to my tone.

    Anyone found a good match yet?
     
  2. OOG

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    I use a MP Skyblue OD or a Klon
     
  3. auratnik

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    a clean booster infront of it can take you there too
     
  4. marvelboy_04

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    try experimenting with the sho in front of the od to see if that takes it there. otherwise, maybe the honeybeest?
     
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    Timmy & SHOD a nice pair... but I'd look at the Skreddy Screw Driver for the tones you're describing.
     
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    MP Sky Blue is a good match, as noted earlier. Nice and thick on its own, and really saturated with the SHOD.
     
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    I'll check out the Sky Blue and even try my boost pedal in front of the Sweet Honey (although I have my doubts about that since I set the gain pretty low on the Sweet Honey). Was curious about the Blackout Effectors Mantra, SolidGold Superdrive, and Skreddy Screw Driver, and even going back to an Everman Fuzz Drive as well.

    I need this second overdrive to sound a bit wooly, like a cross between OD and fuzz...but still OD territory. Also needs to play nice with the Sweet Honey Overdrive.
     
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    Crunch channel on PlexiTone sounds pretty good with the SHOD pushing it, especially if you are doing Zep
     
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    Yeah... definitely check out the Screw Driver. :aok
     
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    This...:agree
     
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    I really like an open TS in front of that circuit, like a Signa drive on the open setting, or a Maxon OD9 pro +.
     
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    I use the ScrewDriver with my HB hybrid clone. I like the combo.
     
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    I am using a Lovepedal OD11 right now. It stacks amazingly well with the SHOD. Great value that can be had for in the $100 range in the emporium regularly.
     
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    :agree
    ditto!
     
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    If you're going for Black Keys tone you def need a good thick fuzz pedal... I recommend a Hoof. I've found that the Honey Bee stacks very well with fuzz pedals. Haven't tried the SHOD yet though.
     
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    I had the Hoof. Liked it but eventually thought it was too Big Muff style for me. Right now I have a Fulltone Catalyst that I have a love/hate relationship. It sounds killer with the Bass/Mid knob cranked but then again it doesn't sound in the same "tonal family" as the MP Sweet Honey Overdrive. It's almost too much bigger/fatter.

    So the pedals I've been checking out include the Bearfoot Honeybeest, Skreddy Screwdriver, Blackout Effectors Mantra, and SoldGold FX Superdrive. Any and all other suggestions welcome though!

    What about other Mad Professor pedals like the Little Green Wonder (too mid-rangey?) and Fire Red Fuzz (too fuzzy?).
     
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