One OD for someone who gets bored easily...?

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  1. wundergussy

    wundergussy Member

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    Like many of us, I cycle through ODs a lot. I would love to find an OD that has a lot of character options, so if I get bored I can change it around rather than buy new.

    What's out there with a lot in the way of shaping? Not so much eq options, but character/feel options? The Earthquaker Gray box seems like you can switch through a lot, and the BAT Black Forest has that rotary dial. If I could find a Beavis Audio FKR, that'd be a great one, but meh.

    I play a Les Paul into a 6v6 amp and leave a Timmy on for tone-shaping, if it matters. But I am not so much looking for the "right pedal for me" as a list of swiss-army character-filled ODs.
     
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    Get a KoT and you will be done
     
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    PlexiFuzz I know karate. Voodoo, too.

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    So many directions one could suggest. ZVEX Fat Fuzz factory or some some varient could keep you entertained and frustrated for years in your quest for the ever mythical "perfect" tone. Good luck, and God speed....
     
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    Caroline Haymaker with it's 3 modes.
     
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    R.C.Moran Silver Supporting Member

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    Buffalo FX Evilution had a very wide tonal palette between gain, tone, and mid control. Definitely worth checking out.
     
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    Moog and LA Lady are two great choices. Haymaker is awesome but I felt the tweaks were just that--tweaks. Check the VFE sale--TS/Rat combos with EQ, amazing deconstruction of the 250/D+/Microamp platform, etc. -E
     
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    I've never tried one, but isn't this what "The Elements" is all about?
     
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    I have a few pedals with what look like more tone shaping options, but still one of my favorite ODs is the EQD White Light. Between the + or - compression settings and the "weight" knob (which is really effective and cool but hard to describe) it actually does have a big range of sounds in it. And all the sounds in it are absolutely killer. It's said to be loosely based on a DOD 250. I have one of those, and the EQD is sort of similar, but with a lot more "dimension" if that makes any sense.
     
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    I just picked up a Boss FB-2 Feedbacker Booster for $49. The boost itself is rad with the mid boost knob. Then hold the pedal down for feedback and so much fun occurs.
     
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    Dr. Scientist Elements.
     
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    Skreddy Hybrid Driver

    Has more range than anything I've tried...

    I basically stopped buying dirt boxes after I got it.
     
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    Just got a Smallsound/Bigsound mini and it's awesome
     
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    This and really any of the Amptweaker pedals. Very versatile.
     
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    It's funny you wouldn't think of the KoT as the most tweakable pedal (it's basically just two excellently modded/reinvented tube screamers chained together), but it is actually quite complex. Have to decide what mode (boost, OD, distortion) to set each side in, which includes deciding which order you want them. And if you got the higher gain chip on only one side, then which mode do you want to use the high gain chip for, and then again (if you go the four jack option so have ability to swap which side is first and which is second) what order do you want the sides in. Quickly becomes an overwhelming (but fun) mind f**k.
     
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    King of Tone. King of Tone. King of Tone. King of Tone.
     
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    FWIW: have had a KOT, and POT. I love AM pedals over all else, but the KOT isn't what I am looking for. Even within the modes, it has one particular sound. I want a pedal that can really swing the spectrum. Maybe the Third Rail?
     
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    Bogner Wessex. It's just different. I think its a really cool pedal that you tend to discover more sounds in as you mess with it.
     
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