Overdrive search - no low end loss

Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by MesieBooga, Jan 31, 2008.


  1. MesieBooga

    MesieBooga Member

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    Looking for an overdrive that doesn't lose low end. I have a Boss Super overdrive I like the tone out of. But it loses the big low end.
     
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    Durham Mucho Busto, Zvex Box Of Rock, Landgraff Dynamic Overdrive
     
  3. dancehall

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    Look for something with separate bass and treble controls instead of just a tone knob.
     
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    I tried the Landgraff Ifew years back), seemed to lose the low end too. ?
     
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    I second the Box of Rock. Haven't tried the others mentioned. You could also try a Radial Tonebone Classic which has a very tweakable EQ. Also a Keeley DS-1 - they are a dime a dozen on eBay. Another option is to keep your SD-1 and mod it using a Monte Allums Mod. They're easy to do and work really well. Cheap to.
     
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    The Bob Burt OD has a strong low end. So does the bad Monkey.
     
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    I dont what kind of low meaning, how much OD your looking for down there but a pedal with mucho grande bottom that I have had for many years is the Roger Mayer Mongoose.

    The thing is a beast with an aggressive character and more low end than many pedals I put it up against despite not even having tone controls. It hits an amp hard and has plenty of gain.

    But I do agree with other posters about looking for a pedal with more than just a tone control.

    I also have found in general that Boss OD pedals are light on the lows
     
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    The BOSS OD3 surprised the hell out of me in terms of the bass response.
     
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    If you like it otherwise, you can add some low end back with some fairly simple mods (2 or 3 capicitors). I haven't been able to get it all back or completely remove the mid-hump, but it sounds pretty fat now (almost too fat at times).
     
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    +2 on the ocd
     
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    Contact Ed Rembold at Toneczar about the Dove. It's got bass, mids and treble controls as well as a few toggle switches for further tweaking.
     
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    Barber LTD Silver
     
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    if your coming from the boss, maybe get a Bad Monkey. they are great- not only for the price. i use one with my zendrive all the time. i had to re-paint mine!

    also- the Visual Sound Rt.66 has a really good 808 on one side, with a switch to bring back the bass.

    my Keeley modded Sparkle Drive has a lot better bass response, too.
     
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    My Cornish SS2 does this exactly...plenty of low end!!!
     
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    Mod the Sd-1 using the Monte Allums, works great!

    Most ODs will cut the low end a little to reduce flubbiness. Usually you just need to increase the input cap a bit.
     
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    Yes, the Landgraff will cut the low end. I prefer the low end cut-off so then the Fulltone OCD may work good for you, no low end cut-off with that one.
     
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    All the Frantone pedals have good bottom.

    Brooklyn Overdrive and her version of the Big Muff called "The Sweet"
     

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