OD Pedals for the Fender DRRI?

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  1. FenderGuy53

    FenderGuy53 Member

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    Well, quite unexpectedly, I fell into the wonderful opportunity to score a 6-month old, barely used (2 hours total, with volume on 2), Fender DRRI.

    The price was right, so needless to say, I seized the opportunity!

    My question is an easy one for the seasoned DRRI owners out there:

    Considering that I play a Strat and a Tele in a band that plays mainly blues and blues-influenced classic rock, which OD pedals best complement the DRRI?

    Thanks, again, for any help.
     
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  2. madstrat

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    well i had this amp for thirty days;

    and tried a variety of pedals in front....

    to make it sound like a marshall.....ocd

    it was weird...cool amp...but could not bond

    timmy might work...well it will, i'm sure...did not have at the time
     
  3. Rick0

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    The BB works great with the DRRI.
     
  4. Teleman

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    Barber ltd and direct drive pedals works great with a DRRI,
     
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    digitech bad monkey

    for the price nothing compares. im not saying it's the next Klon but it's certainly a killer pedal with this amp!
     
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    i had great success with the Xotic pedals. BB preamp, AC booster, and RC booster.
     
  7. G&L Player

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    Analogman or Keeley TS-9s work really well with these amps (especially since the DRRI doesn't have a midrange control - the mid ump really helps it cut through a band). My #1 go to pedal is a Wampler Pinnacle II.....works well with any amp I've played through, plus I like having the solo boost feature.
     
  8. Blue Strat

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    Anything might work, as always, it's a matter of personal preference.

    If you find any pedal too fizzy it's probably because of the speaker. Many players find the stock speaker to be too bright and have them changed out.
     
  9. squeally dan

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    I find fender amps in general do well with most pedals. JMO. I use a Boss BD-2, RC Booster, and a Keelley modded TS9 pedal. I think most TS9 style pedals will work well with that amp for the kind of music you plan on playing.
     
  10. FenderGuy53

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    Ya know, it's funny. Even though I won't have it in my hands until mid-week next, I had the same thought, but was hoping that I wasn't over-thinking it. OOOhhhh, man. I hope I can bond...

    Timmy who?
     
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    BB who? I never use pedals, as a rule; hence, my ignorance on the subject.

    I figured that with the DRRI, I'll prolly need one to get those nice, fat crunchy tones. I'm not much for heavy metal or shred, but I need to get "the crunch" for those rock rhythms!
     
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    I've read and heard a lot of good things about the Bad Monkey. Even the audio sample on the Digitech web-site is pretty convincing.

    Thanks.
     
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    Yep. I've heard good things about Barber, too.
     
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    I saw some great video demos on these guys on Xotic's web-site! Very convincing tone-makers, especially the Boosters.
     
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    I think the Deluxe is one of the best amps for doing the kind of music you want to do. If you can get it up in the 4-6 volume range it wll be breaking up some and a nice TS-9 pedal, BB preamp, Fulldrive, etc can push it over the edge when needed.

    If you can crank it even a bit more the natural break up sounds great, and then just turn you guitar volume down a bit for a clean sound.
     
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    Great advice, Squeally. I think I need to do some experimenting. After spending big bucks on the amp, the wifey won't be too pleased if I start asking for "accessory money", too! ;-)

    Thanks.
     
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    I've heard the bad monkey is a good sounding cheap ts9 option.. I see them on Ebay for $20-40. Check out some clips on youtube.
     
  18. Morgan Music

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    I have two Fender DDRI loaded with Tone Tubby Alnico speakers....best OD I've found so far is the Barber Small Fry...and I tried just about everything. :)
     
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    I use the HAO Rumble Mod and the Maxon OD 820 with my DRRI.
     
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    I think my Barber BUEQ sounds the best with my DRRI of all the OD"s I have. OCD, Zendrive, Crunch Box, BoR, Bad Monkey. I think the Barber unit is voiced a little darker than most of the OD's on the market, and it sits well with my DRRI. I have clipped, and CRexed the amp.
     

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