I use an OCD peddle and a ENO trouble ocd clone. Set one high treble no or little gain. Set other tone middle , little more gain. Use guitar volume if needed.I'm looking for a pedal to add a little hair to my signal.
I'm running my tube amp at the edge of breakup.. dig in and I get mid gain drive. I like my amps drive but I want to add another dimension/texture to it. Idealy this would be a barely noticeable harmonical "hair and sizzle" mimicking poweramp distortion overtones (I don't want to use the word Plexi!). I also want more touch sensitivity.
I already use a compressor (always on) to push the preamp and give me more sustain. I love what it does and you don't really notice it's a pedal it sounds like the amp is doing it.
I tried a Boss '59 Bassman pedal with my amp a while ago but only for a couple seconds. I think it could do the trick on low gain.
I'm thinking of getting a Catalinbread 5f6. I don't know how it sounds into a dirty amp. Or maybe a Blues driver?
I know I could probably get this from my rig somehow. Maybe by changing speakers or pickups. Using a thinner pick for example gets me closer to this sound. Thinner pick adds some texture and sizzle to the sound.