smoothest OD for a JTM45

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  1. whitewave

    whitewave Member

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    Hi,

    I'd like to add a smooth lead OD to my new JTM45.
    I can't afford super-expensive pedals.

    Any suggestions?

    Thanks.


    PS: in my pedalboard there are two boosters, but no OD.
     
  2. what?

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    I use a mosferatu for my od needs with my JTM 45 combo the bluesbreaker...and I've got another mosferatu coming from bluesdoc...

    It's trully a magical sounding pedal for me....can do low med to medium high gain really well, not 80's metal distortion though...works best with single coils IMO

    I've got another hermida pedal, the grinder that do really high gain thingy, works well for me....
     
  3. David-R

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    Bad Monkey if you're looking for inexpensive.
     
  4. whitewave

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    Hermida pedals seem to be overpriced these days since they're out of stock.
    Bad Monkey is too cheap.

    I'm thinking to Mi Audio Blues pro, Maxon OD808, A Fulltone FD2 used etc.

    I dont' need a super clean and trasparent OD, I have my boosters for this, but a bit of compression and singing smooth leads.

    Thanks.
     
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    got a fulldrive 2, quite good if you want mid heavy od...it is very2 smooth, but for chording it sounds a bit unnatural for me...

    the TC jauernig DGTM has got a good smooth sound with some compression....
     
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    A Barber Direct Drive isn't too terribly costly and would fit your needs nicely
     
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    If $150 isn't too much, a Barber Small Fry will do what you want, plus, it's very versatile and can be used for other tones if your needs change.
     
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    Xotic BB Preamp is a great smooth OD pedal, especially if your amp is a little crunchy already.
     
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  10. whitewave

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    Thanks a lot, nice suggestions.

    What about Barber pedals for chords?

    What's the difference between Maxon OD9 and OD808?

    Thanks again.
     
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    Eternity = Smooooth
     
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    Tonebone classic for singing leads!
     
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    I had a JTM45 head that I used to run through a Fender Tonemaster cab with Vintage 30s. It was a pretty nice rig I must say!

    I did find it pretty picky with regard to pedals-just as picky as my Vox actually. I had reasonably good results with a Fulldrive II FM model so I'd say if you can get one used that'd be a good deal. They're versatile with the boost mode and the comp cut. Considering there's been the three toggle variety and the anniversary mosfet editions released since these were made I reckon you'll find one at a reasonable price.

    If you have any left over cash try to get a used RC Booster too to add a little clip for chords.

    There's a lot of other things that'd work well too like the Eternity as others have mentioned but I suspect the chance of finding one used and cheap maybe pretty small seeing as they're wait listed from the builder at the moment.

    Good luck.
     
  14. K-man

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    I just got mine yesterday. Extremely smooth. Highly recommended.
     
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    It´s pricey, but whatta singing leads with JTM45RI: Xtreme tone / Bad Cat

    cheers

    /sam
     
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    If volume isn't an issue I'd just crank it and hit the front end with a clean boost. No solid state OD pedal is going to come close to that amp's natural overdriven tone. Try it and see what'cha think.

    Have you tried a guitar with humbuckers through that amp?
     
  17. whitewave

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    Lovepedal Eternity is obviuosly out of my price range, it's really too expensive for me. Moreover, I don't think is good to spend 295$ on a single pedal when the market offers many good products in the 100$-150$ range.
    300$ are enough to modify my JTM adding a Soldano Slo Lead footswitchable, by the best amp maker here in Italy, and I can voice it as I want.

    Volume is always an issue, but JTM45 is not so loud you can't crank it, but it does the best with a volume set for a light crunch, this is the reason I'd like to have an OD.

    Cochrane Tim will be interesting to try, but I don't understand how can I order one directly from Paul.

    Barber Direct Drive seems to me a very good option now.

    FD-2 is a classic, if I find a good deal on an used one I won't miss it.

    Thanks.
     

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