OD Pedal with Fender BF Crunch?

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  1. FenderGuy53

    FenderGuy53 Member

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    Guys:

    I play Blues and Classic Rock (using a Fender DRRI) and I'm searching for a "one-pedal solution" to serve my clean -> moderate crunch needs.

    I've read about true bypass pedals which provide transparent OD, but most have a British or Marshall-type crunch at the upper gain end.

    Are there any OD pedals for a Fender DRRI that have an American-type (or at least unique) type crunch at the upper end?

    Thanks for any help.
     
  2. rollyfoster

    rollyfoster Supporting Member

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    which thread should i respond to?
     
  3. drolling

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    Rolly's got a point.

    P'raps you might kill off one or the other?

    I've been very curious to try out a Menatone "Dirty Blonde" for the tones you've described, but haven't been able to get my hands/feets on one.

    Agree with you that many OD pedals take you right into Marshall territory when paired w/a black/brownface amp, but the good ole Tubscreamer's always worked for me; My 808 clone of choice be an MJM BluesDevil.

    Another goood trick for getting powrtube crunch at moderate volume is using an attenuator/powersoak. Many good ones to be had - I've got a THD 4 Ohm Hotplate pretty much hardwired to my '63 Vibroverb for just this reason
     
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    Killed off the other thread (don't know how THAT happened). Thanks for the "heads up".

    Yep, I may go the attenuator route if I can't get my tone. I'm leaning toward the Weber MiniMASS for economic reasons.

    I'll look at that Menatone Dirty Blonde, although the wife doesn't like me hangin' around blondes! ;-)
     
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    this seems like the logical answer[​IMG]
     
  7. amphead777

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    Your describing the Analogman Church of Tone.
     
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    Greer Amps Brown Bomber....Brownface Fender Concert in a pedal....

    www.greeramps.com
     
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    Mad Professor Little Green Wonder....game. set. match
     
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    Check out the EHX Double Muff. It's actually more of an OD or dirty preamp booster than a fuzz box. It also has an incredible level of volume boost available. It really does pump out a very authentic cranked Black Face tone when you engage it on top of clean amp sound. You can pick up these for cheap and they're true bypass. Oh yeah - unfortunately all the youtube vids for the DM sound like pus and won't make you buy one but check one out with your rig if you can.
     
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    Try Tech 21 and V-Stack
     
  12. r9player

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    Get something two button. Loads of em around, that will get you a lot of versatility.
    I would've suggested a CMATMODS Signa Comp-Drive but that got discontinued. So I'll go with a Signa Drive :D
    If you want more Marshall like tones, I was pretty wowed by the Box of Rocks by Zvex.
     
  13. empty71

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    I play thru a Gries 35 which is a blackface style amp and the Skreddy Screw Driver is one of the most transparent OD/Fuzz pedal that works amazing well with my amp. The pedal when tweaked to tha amp just adds dirt/grit to the clean tone and nothing else!
     
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    The Marshall Bluesbreaker is designed to sound like a cranked Fender. Consensus is that the BB-2's are crap, and the BB-1's are expensive. General Guitar Gadgets offers a BB-1 kit, I've got one on the way. There was a great demo video on Youtube - search for "BB-1 replica."
     
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    I modded my Umble to sound fairly blackfacey... as the Dumble preamp is pretty similar to a Fender anyway.
     
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    I also have a Gries 35 and play blues. I'm very happy with my Keeley BD-2.
     
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    I've been using a Menatone Dirty Blonde for several years through a BF Super Reverb, Boogie Mark II, and Silverface Princeton Reverb and it sounds real good through all three. It can go from a real Stones-y crunch to a Brian Setzer-like low OD incredibly well. I really dig that pedal!
     
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    Seconded. You'll find more exotic options out there, but the proof is in the sound.

    It works wonders on a blackface Fender. I run it through a DRRI and a '64 Vibrolux Reverb, and the results are fantastic. Pressed to keep only one pedal for my rig, a Keeley modded Blues Driver would probably be the last one standing.
     
  20. leodiditright

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    How does the Keeley Blues Driver sounds through a clean JTM45?
    The clip on the ProGuitarShop website sounds great (reminds me of Mad Professor LGW & SBO) but he's always using the 65 Soho and I don't know this amp.
     

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