No love for the Boss OD-200?

Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by grozeil, Jan 2, 2020.

  1. grozeil

    grozeil Member

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    seems like just a few are convinced about the greatness of this small stompbox.
    Don’t own one yet, but i’m quite interested by what it can offer. What TGP’ers are saying after a few weeks of try?
     
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    Did you ever wish you could have a Metal Zone, but digital? Here’s your opportunity!
     
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    I bought a Boss ME-80 - and then a stack of real dirt pedals 'coz I don't like digital that much.
     
  4. grozeil

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    Well, the demos sound pretty good to me.
    I don’t care about the digital/analog debate. If it sounds nice, it’s ok for me.
     
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    Most of the pedals that it models can be picked up for $50 used. So if you’re only buying the OD-200 for 2 or 3 of the models then you’re really not saving money. Plus you don’t get the same level of control over the parameters.

    But if it sounds good to you then buy it.
     
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    I actually thought some of the demos sounded pretty bad. And some of the demos are so over-produced that you can't really tell what the pedal sounds like with just an amp in a room. It certainly doesn't sound on par with something like the Sunset to my ears.
     
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    Yeah, I usually think Rabea's demos are the some of the most thorough and well done, but his OD-200 demo left me with almost no impression of the pedal. Odd.
     
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    Dont own one, but was plenty impressed when I tried one a while back. Plan on picking one up in the future.
     
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    Yes, that's exactly one of the demos I had in mind. On the other hand, I think Ola Englund's "Does it chug?" demo gives a better sense of what the pedal actually sounds like (in certain modes at least, since he's only demoing the pedal in a very particular, metal-focused way), and I was not impressed.
     
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    I played one for a while at my local GC, and I wasn’t overly impressed. I tried it with a few different amps, and though I enjoyed the Klon and TS settings, the rest fell flat on me.
     
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    I own one and it's presently my favorite dirt. Demoing it is very difficult as it's so complicated. It's dual channel with almost a dozen drives, you can mix and match with. It even has midi. Something like this, you need to spend time with it. It's a good fit for my playing style.
     
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    May I ask you something about the OD-200? Since you can plug an expression pedal to control the effect level, this expression pedal should act as a volume pedal, so you can cancel the use of a standard volume pedal from your rig, isn’t it?
     
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    Don't you know?
    If it's not Chase Bliss, Kingsley, Origin, 1981 etc then it's not worthwhile.
    TGP is above digital dirt.
    We listen with our eyes, not our ears.
     
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    And yet, I’m a thread started by someone calling it “great” and not even playing through it
    o_O
     
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    Lots of tgpers would say source audio has nice digital dirt pedals :D
     
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    huh?
    i'm not calling it great.
    but i know i could make it sound good if i have a chance to play it.
    i have no problem with digital overdrive/distortion.
    it's all in the player.
     
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    really?
    guess i've never noticed.
    but, of course they do, SA is "boutique".
     
  18. hippieboy

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    Boutique beats digital dirt naysayers ?
     
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    I didn't own a OD-200 but had a chance to try it on the store for like 10-15 mins. Some settings sounds really good. Impossible to seperate if it's analog or digital, just good. But also some settings are ...weird? They sound ok but it was like they have that modeling character too much to my ears if it makes sense. May be I couldn't tweak it as it should be in a limited time, not sure.

    It's a good pedal indeed but I don't like having too many options that I won't use so I just moved on.
     
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    Excellent pedal IMO. The gate gets overlooked but together with the ability to blend drives in parallel make it a fantastic option of you like boosting already crunchy amps.
     

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