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OCD or Sparkle Drive!

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I'm having a sincere gain problem. I can't seem to decide what would be better for my setup given the guitar and amp. I like the tone of both of these pedals but I find the OCD can get a little bit muddy.

I'm currently using a TS9 for my low/mid gain, I would use an OCD/Sparkle drive for my higher mid/high gain and add a EP booster at the beginning for more gain. I am using a telecaster with single coil ups and will be owning a fender deluxe reverb by next month. Would the ocd sound worse through my setup? Would the Sparkle be better? Thoughts?!
 
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I like the sound of both and they are fitting to my budget. Plus they are available in my area. Not many pedals that get suggested to me are available where I live.
 
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I'd mainly use the clean boost to get a higher stage of gain and then the EP booster for more gain after that. I mainly play rythm.

What other pedals would you suggest?
 

wundergussy

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Barber Direct Drive or Cmat Signa Drive. I'd choose either of those over the other two all day. Ditto the Xotic BB. Surf the emporium here - I know some people don't ship to Canada, but you're looking for pedals that are always on sale.
 

wundergussy

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All the Cmat pedals are great and smoking deals. He and Barber offer the best bang for the buck.
 

harpinon

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I like the fuzziness of the Sparkle Drive with a Fender amp.
Be careful with OD's when using a Tele& a Deluxe Reverb. Many can reult in very brash tones.
TS types work really well.
Believe it or not, the Fulltone Fulldrive can also sound very good when tweaked right.
 

MilesMitchell

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The sparkle drive sounds more like a low gain drive to my ears (thus the clean knob) and the same with the OCD. If you're looking for high gain setting I'd say look at a different pedal.
 






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