Pedal That Stacks Well with TS808

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  1. IndyMead

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    I'm in the market for a low-medium gain overdrive that will work well with a TS808. This pedal would sit between the 808 and a Wampler Plexi-Drive. The Plexidrive would be set to med to heavy gain and the new pedal would be set to low-medium gain and then either could be boosted by the tube screamer.

    I play a strat and a tele through a Fender HR Deville 212. I'm never anywhere where I'm able to crank this amp to breakup so whatever pedal I decide on will likely be on a majority of the time as my base rhythm tone. I like smooth, creamy sounding overdrives. One that I'm considering is the Wampler Euphoria. Any other suggestions? Thanks.
     
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    I use a Red Snapper with my 808. It is a great combo because the RS is a more open sounding overdrive and the 808 compkiments it perfectly.
     
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    Rat. I have a Rat II from the olden dayzz that I never bonded with until I
    A: used it as a medium gain pedal.
    B: cranked up the amp louder than a mouse fart.
    C: stacked it with a TS9 for leads.
    Now I get it. So now I gots a TS9 into a Rat II into a Suhr Riot that I mix and match for all my needs.
     
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    I really like a Fulltone OCD after an 808. They go great together IMO.
     
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    3 distortion pedals...id start looking for a new amp.

    good luck, i hope you figure something out.
     
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    I have thought about this many times to be honest. I keep seeing reviews though of amps with drive channels that don't sound as good as my pedals going into a clean Deville.
     
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    +1 :aok
     
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    How does the OCD compare to the Full Drive? I dig the sound of the FD2 but don't have room for that sized pedal on my board.
     
  9. Chris McKinley

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    I definitely would toss the 808 if you're looking for smooth overdrive. What kind of music are you playing and, if you had to start building your rig all over again from scratch with money as no object, what would you want as part of your ideal tone?
     
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    cbpickin Tweed Supporting Member Silver Supporting Member

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    Why? TS808 can be a great smooth lead tone. It is not an open, gritty od. It is a smoother sounding, compressed od.
     
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    In the Tubescreamer series, one might make an argument that the TS-9, especially some of the modded units, might qualify as smooth. The rest are rather famous for the amount of odd-order harmonic content they add to the signal, definitely a usable tone if you're doing harder-edged rock or metal, but certainly not ideal if one is seeking to build a smooth tone overall. Compression has little to do with how smooth the tone is.
     
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    Haha that's a tough little questions to answer. I play blues/country/classic rock and worship music. I've always had the 808 to do the SRV kind of thing. If I was starting fresh I probably would have gotten something that that'll break up on its own at lower volumes. I really don't know though man. I'd have to think about this. I kind of like having the solid clean platform to put solid drive pedals in front off.
     
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    I think smooth might be a little too nebulous a word for this conversation. I can see how Chris and CB are both right. I always think "warm" for the TS808, and I haven't found any substitute that really approaches how warm mine is. The harmonic content has always spoiled stacking with a TS808 for me. I always find it's better by itself, although I have heard that a lot of people run a fuzz into one.
     
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    How about another TS808 or TS9?
     
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    I would love that, but I'm looking more in the sub $200 price range.
     
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    cbpickin Tweed Supporting Member Silver Supporting Member

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    PoT is only $145 and readily available.
     
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    The Boss Blues Driver, Mooer Blues Crab, used Timmy, used Keeley modded Blues Driver, used Cmatmods Butah, or used JHS Morning Glory would all get you into smoother OD territory for sometimes well under $200.
     

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