Rhythm OD Pedal Advice Needed

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  1. irate_pirate

    irate_pirate Member

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    I need a pedal I can front side the clean side of my laney vc30 with. Channel has a beautiful just-before-breakup-tone. I play mostly rhythm, so it can't be a TS clone, I need something with a little more bottom end chug and less prominent mids.

    Guitar is an-es 335, music is mostly blues rock with a 70's classic rock kinda feel. No high gain stuff. I drastically prefer "smooth" to "raspy"

    I'm overwhelmed with the 25 billion differen od pedal options. Do I need something with hi/mid/lo pots? The "Tone" nob on my TS-808 doesn't do it for me. How effective are tone knobs on other pedals, i.e. BOSS bd-2 etc?

    Any reccomendations? help a brotha out!
     
  2. VintageToneGuy

    VintageToneGuy Member

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    Others will probably say the same thing that I'm about to.... give the Timmy a try. I've had several over the years having bought them, gave them a modest try then ditched it because I just didn't "get it". Now I do. I have reduced my board down to a Keeley Comp and Timmy and that's it! The EQ on the Timmy is the key because they are 'cuts' and they work well. There are a couple for sale in the emporium now for a reasonable price.
     
  3. jnepo1

    jnepo1 Silver Supporting Member

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    The Timmy is definitely a good recommendation. I would also suggest the Blackstone OD. It is smooth and very dynamic and bodes well w/ humbuckers as well as single coils. I play thru 2 very clean amps (Twin Reverb and JC120), the Blackstone is my main dirt pedal and my preferred all around lead/rhythm effect. I play thru several types of hardbody guitars and also thru a an ES-175, the EQ on the Blackstone is a quick adjustment to dial in my sound for the ES-175.
     
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    Barber LTD SR. Can dial in a smidge of dirt while retaining clarity which I find perfect for rhythm
     
  5. Jet Age Eric

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    SolidGold Superdrive will be perfect. I think Burgs has a really good demo of the Superdrive Synergy through a Laney; the Synergy is a little less chuggy than the stock Superdrive (more like a Tim but not shrill/brittle) but it gives you a sense of how the Superdrive's drive sounds. Heck, the Synergy might be a good call, too.

     
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    Timmy or Morning Glory are both amazing rhythm overdrives. The MG is just something special.
     
  7. irate_pirate

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    Now thats what I'm talkin' about! This one might make it onto the pedal board. Now let's see if they even sell these bad boys over here in good ole Europe.
     
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    Just got a Mad Proffesor Sweet Honey and can get that modern rhythm POP/ROCK tone! They make a PCB version that's quite affordable!
     
  9. Mullenski

    Mullenski Gold Supporting Member

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    OCD. Tons of tonal options (LF/HF switch, tone pot that works, cleans up great), not a TS, affordable.
     
  10. Michael Hunter

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    I haven't tried the newer Mark II version, but I love my Catalinbread DLS v2 into a clean amp for rhythm work.
     
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    two suggestions.

    proco rat has a solid bottom and can be run a lower gain settings. imo its pretty far away from the tubescreamer sound.

    second suggestion would be pigtronix polysaturator. has an active eq on it and covers alot of smooth drive territory.
     
  12. bushmill

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    Just got a CMAT Ratified....great RAT clone. That's my suggestion.
     
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    A Keeley BD-2 works well.
     
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    rockett flex-drive might work with the clipping switch set to the middle position and the gain knob turned down..making it more of a clean boost, plus you will have the option of higher gain if you want it in the future
     
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    plagtr2 Silver Supporting Member

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    TIM/Timmy or Durham Sex Drive. Pedals have come and gone on my board--these 2 stay because they work so well for me. AND stack great too!
     
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    Telebluze Gold Supporting Member

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    One word........KLON!!

    I know the originals are WAYYYY expensive, but I tried one of the Mojo Klone's a little while back and it was almost identical.....REALLY good.

    You can find 'em new in the Builder's and Manufactures Emp for $185

    They also come up used here on TGP every once in a while.

    Thx,
    Ken
     
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    Visual Sound Open Road, if not an OCDv4.
     
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    I agree with this. But also check out the Wampler ODs. Do yourself a favor and check out their site.
     
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    I really like the Wampler Ecstasy for rhythm. It has very flexible tone controls (without inherent mid-hump) and the three-way switch lets you dial in anything from dumble-ish to Timmy-like tones and even fuzzy OD. Stacks well with other OD's and fuzz.

    As mentioned by others, Timmy would also work for your application, but IMO Ecstasy can cover similar ground and has added versality.
     
  20. pedaltrader.com

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    Angry Sparrow by Flickinger Tone Boxes... I really like the Charlie special mega by ddyna also
     

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