OD/boost like a cross btw Klon(e) and Tube Screamer?

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  1. blujosh

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    which overdrive/boost pedals have a tonal profile that falls somewhere between (or is like a cross between) a tube screamer and Klon(e)?
     
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    Maxon OD-820
     
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    The Mick side of the D&M drive.
     
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    this is actually what spurred this search! i wish Keeley made a pedal of just the Mick side...
     
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    Seems like a no-brainer for RK. I love both sides, but the Mick does everything I want a TS to do, but with better low end and a more pleasing mid-range.
     
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    completely agree!

    curious... has anyone A/B’d the Mick side of a D&M and an OD820? the description of the OD820 sounds promising.
     
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    Mythos Herculean V2 and it can do more than that
     
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    sanhozay klon free since 2009 Silver Supporting Member

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    sarno earth drive!
     
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    KoT!

    More open/transparent than TS, and less of a ‘distortion’ pedal (in soft clipping mode) than the Klon.

    That said, much depends on how you’re using them - for example, a Klon set to clean boost overdriving an edge-of-breakup amp is very different from a Klon set to full distortion and going unity gain into a very clean amp ...
     
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    Barbershop V2.

    YMMV
     
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    This.
     
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    Kot or blues breakers are good options.

    Feel a transparent drive like a Timmy, Jan ray or blues power might be worth looking at.

    Personally I just grabbed the tsv808. Really dig it but unreasonably expensive for what it is. Had the ktr klone, analogman silver mod 808 and duelist on the board but keeping the tsv808 on there for now. Less nasally and better low end to use with a fuzz. Still in the honey moon phase but it’s quite an inspiring pedal to play.
     
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    Also the Maxon VOP9 Vintage Overdrive Pro, which is basically an OD820 in the smaller nine series enclosure. The differences are that the VOP9's drive knob drive/clean signal mix blend is on a linear rather than a logarithmic scale, and the VOP9 has an international dip switch to set the built-in charge pump to either 18 or nine volts - the OD820 only runs internally at 18 volts (note that both pedals are powered externally by either a nine volt battery or a nine volt power plug, either way, and do not need an 18 volt power supply [and shouldn't even be used with one] ).
     
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    Check out Ceriatone Horsebreaker, not a TS but this pedal with the two sides stacked will give you some killer tones.
     
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    Four-leaf clover, I am afraid.
    One cannot have one with the other.
     
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    From a circuit point of view that's a tough question, as the circuits have so little in common. There is no in between from that perspective. It like asking what's in between a lamp and an apple.

    Subjectively, something like a Koko Boost could give you a wider mid hump, if that's what you mean.
     
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    Out of every thing I've tried, I think a Turbo Rat is probably the closest to that ideal.
     

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