On a quest for Maximum Creamy Overdrive!

Lution

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Just received my Fargen Blackbird 40 (think of a sweet-ass BF Super Reverb in a 1x12). She sounds so nice, got a nice bit of Fendery cream-age going on, but I'm looking for more!

What pedal(s) can you suggest that will take it to the sweetest creamiest OD possible?

Should I be looking for a tweed-sounding pedal?

short list so far:
Clark/Barber Gainster



thanks-
 

fr8_trane

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If creamy equals smooth, singing sustain without going into the flutey, violin-y infinite sustain territory of fuzz pedals I would narrow it down to the Zendrive/mosferatu and the Lovepedal eternity. I have the Zen and with humbuckers into a SF Deluxe its pretty damn creamy. If you need more gain then the Mosferau is the Zen's creamier big brother. The eternity clips I have heard also sound excellent but its $75 more.
 
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Fuzztone70

It's hard to find, since you can only get it in Bloomington, Indiana . . . but the Stigtronics Classic Overdrive is just amazing. Before I started using the Fulltone Distortion Pro for actual "distortion" I used the Stig. It covers a lot of ground tonally, but it's really a very hairy TS9. Very transparent, very sweet.
 

Cary Chilton

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I have the 5th gen STAGEHOG, much more changes and it is AMAZING and it doubles as an 1 rms class A ( complete with 2 little custom trany's!).

stepheson also has a new jfet, active eq'ing that IS KILLER for only 100 usd, so I bought that too, I can get xotic, tones, bsm tones. It is weird how it can dial in so many different sounds, for a 100 bucks! I think this pedal will beat out his stagehog in sales. Not because of the price, apples and oranges here, but I haven't heard anything like it, yet.
 

Lution

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rewog said:
The G2D Cream Tone would be hard to beat.

this pedal has me curious. I mean it is called "Cream Tone" so yea... can you tell me more about this pedal?
 

Hamilton

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Check into the Menatone Blue Collar. It's exactly what I use when I want creamy overdrive.

Hamilton
 

Moe45673

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+1 on the lovepedal eternity.

Smooth ODs can be achieved by placing a compressor beforehand. Check out the TC Jauernig DGTM or the Gristle King (which has a DGTM built in). Ultra smooth with toggle switch set on left side.
 
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Big Bob

Lution said:
this pedal has me curious. I mean it is called "Cream Tone" so yea... can you tell me more about this pedal?

I picked up one in a trade recently. It was fairly easy to dial in at rehearsal. It had a tighter tone and stiffer feel than my Xotic pedals but I haven't used it onstage yet. I'll be giging with it later this week at full volume. I'll let you know how it does.

Bob
 

tuna

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Big Bob said:
I picked up one in a trade recently. It was fairly easy to dial in at rehearsal. It had a tighter tone and stiffer feel than my Xotic pedals but I haven't used it onstage yet. I'll be giging with it later this week at full volume. I'll let you know how it does.

Bob

Chuck (Super Reverb) has/had one. I think they come out of New Zealand. I know they have website too. Sorry for the lack of info.
 

Lution

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Big Bob said:
I picked up one in a trade recently. It was fairly easy to dial in at rehearsal. It had a tighter tone and stiffer feel than my Xotic pedals but I haven't used it onstage yet. I'll be giging with it later this week at full volume. I'll let you know how it does.

Bob
how bout a sound clip of the Cream Tone? :AOK
 

Mullet Kingdom

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I've yet to play through a Fargen amp, but I do have an old Super Reverb.

It sounds best when I'm either plugged straight in and cranked--or cranked up and (volume not meth ;)) and pushing the front-end with a clean boost.

I use a Fulldrive II in "comp-cut mode" for this.

Use whatever you want to, but try it cranked with a clean boost.
 

Texsunburst59

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I've Klon, Landgraff, Eternity.Zendrive and so many other OD's that I've tried in live situations. The pedal that has the smoothest,creamiest OD is the MOSFERATU. If you want, you can dime the tone control and get some bite, but basically its stays fairly creamy.



You can see quite alot of OD's in the collection, and I've tried alot of others at the mucis stores.
 

Lution

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The Gainster said:
Eternity

Zendrive

Either will fit the bill.
The Eternity will give you more drive.
your Zendrive clips are pretty convincing of it's creaminess. Texsun mentioned the Mosferatu. Can the Mos do what the Zen does with just more gain on tap or are they voiced differently?


Thanks for all the suggestions guys!
 




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