Rhythm OD Pedal

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  1. Douge

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    What OD Pedals are good for Rhythm/Chords that have good string clarity and don't sound muddied up??
    Going into front of Very Clean Amps(Dr.Z KT-45 & Groove Tubes Soul-O 45).
     
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    +1 on the Tim/Timmy

    Sparkle Drive

    MI Audio Blue Boy or Blues Pro

    AC Booster

    Reverend Drivetrain II
     
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    Either of the Xotic RC or AC boosts work pretty well. I'm using both in front of two different amps set to dead clean. Both pedals clean up nicely with the volume knob on my guitars as well.

    The RC and AC Boost pedals also have bass and treble knobs to dial out flub (bass) and dial in articulation (treble) if you need it.

    Plus, if you get both pedals, you can use the RC Boost (cleaner than the AC) to kick up the AC Boost for leads when needed.

    dave
     
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    Take a look at my sig. I'm a rhythm player. I run my Marshall clean and use the Timmy as my primary OD. When I need heavier sounds I kick in the Crunch Box. I have a second Timmy on order and will try that instead of the CB when it gets here.

    Cheers,

    Johan.
     
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    For lighter OD w/ clarity and articulation, I frequently use the Aphek Peanut Butter or fall back on an old Boss OD-1...
     
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    For me the Tim has been brilliant in that role. The eq is the key, especially the pre-gain bass control. I also love the Tim for a bluesy lead tone and I use the boost function quite a bit to punch up the gain and it is very smooth and articulate.

    Shane
     
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    Klon of course. Also the Tim/Timmy... Waiting list for both, unfortunately.
     
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    Blackstone or Dual Drive :AOK awesome Overdrives with exceptional note clarity for chords
     
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    I second the Blackstone for clarity at low gain settings, but do not know if it will compliment the Dr Z or Groove Tubes.
     
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    The MI Audio Tube Zone does a good job for crunchy well defined chords. The key is not to turn the drive level past 12:00.

    Rockon
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    I have a Timmy and really dig it, I use it mostly as a boost for my Eternity and it works great. However, I can't seem to get a good setting for overdriven, well defined chords. I use a Strat plus through a Mesa Boogie III. Any suggestions from Timmy Users.


    ROCKON
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  13. drolling

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    Given the loonnnngg wait for Tim/Timmys, I'll second the recommendations for the Xotic RC Booster for clean to slightly dirty rhythm w/clean amp - also a great choice for pushing an amp into power tube crunchy goodness.

    And the BluesPro's a great pedal for both rhythm AND lead tones - beautifully voiced EQ, too. I've got last year's model, but I'd be very interested to hear what players think of the new model w/a small fuzz toggle on the back. You might be able to do a whole gig w/that pedal alone!
     
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    Just like the rest of my pedals, settings change from amp to amp, single coils vs humbuckers, etc. But I'm thinking you might be better off w/TIM. Just got mine a couple days ago, and it's really so much more pedal. The boost alone'll give you some grit w/much better note definition and w/a good EQ in the loop you can dial in your tone w/surgical precision..
     
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    Lovepedal COT or FAB 50 or Balance

    All 3 will give you what you are looking for - They actually make your guitar sound more clear while adding grit. I say they make your tone "sparkle". Also, they clean up really well with the guitar knob - ultra clean tones with added harmonics.
     
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    The key is to back off the bass and treble controls if you're turning up the gain (remember, the bass and treble pots work backwards - clockwise = less). If I'm running the gain at say, 2:30 - I'll typically have the bass no more than 1:00 and the treble around 2:00 (this would be into a clean amp)...
     
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    I use the MJM Blues Devil as my main OD/distortion tone. I play strats & teles into a Super Reverb.
     
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    Gaspedal Carb .... it's quickly become my favorite answer. Very clean, responsive OD with a tight bottom end like a woman who runs 10 miles everyday of the week, and with the kind of clarity that I thought only an amp could produce.
     
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    Pretty much all of the above. For a quick fix i'd suggest Lil' China Cot50...
     
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    Hmmm. I don't know that the lil' China COT is a quick fix Stressfest.
    I waited about 5 months for mine - well worth the wait though.
    It's great to have a power jack on the COT, and the Blue is definitely more mellow than the red.... and noticeably less gain.
     

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