I liked the Wampler Tweed 57 alot.. it was more or less a fuzz through some amps (Vox ac30 being one) but overall I'd have to say the EHX Hot Tubes had a killer cranked deluxe vibe. I regret selling it !
I liked the Lovepedal Les Lius but like many others I wanted to have a volume knob. I now have the Lovepedal High Powered Tweed Twin (I think that's what they call it) and love it. However, I don't use it for butt kicking OD. I set it on the line between clean and OD and love using my attack and volume knob to do what I want to do. Very bluesy with my Strat and Princeton.
Both are great pedals. I haven't tried any others. Currently don't have a desire to try any others.
I have tried many and most overdue some aspect and don't make a well rounded/believable pedal.
I, too, like the Clark Gainster; I have owned in in big box form and the small box Barber version at least 2-3 times each. I always selling them because I end up preferring my tweed Deluxe without any od, just an occasional boost like the Bad Bob.
The only tweed-like overdrive I ever really liked with a clean amp like a BF Fender, was the Menatone Red Snapper. I always pair it with a Mad Professor FGC and it perfoms like a wonderfully dynamic tweed Deluxe being pushed hard.
I used the LovePedal Les Lius for quite a while. I still have it with no plans to sell. Fairly versatile in that it does the tweed Twin thing and the tweed Deluxe thing. With the switch you can toggle between these or a combination of both. Pretty cool IMO. When gigging however, I only ever used the Twin side of it and it took up a lot of room on my board. When LovePedal came out with the High Powered Tweed Twin pedal it was a no brainer for me. The sound I like and a much smaller footprint. I had the FN5 for a while, still have it actually, but it had too much gain for me. It does the tweed Deluxe/Neil Young thing very well but that's not my thing. A great pedal tho.
I've had the HPTwin, the FN5, the 5F6, and the '57 Tweed. I actually prefer the Wampler Black '65 set to the boosted "tweed" setting. It's just a great tone, and I like the fact that this pedal can do a milder "blackface" OD if you leave it un-boosted.
I run an EHX Soul Food into a VFE Blues King then into the Fender blackface setting on my Egnater Tweaker amp for Tweed tones. I actually prefer the combination to the Fender DRRI I get to play through weekly by a substantial margin.
I haven't tried the others, but did take a close look at videos and features on the Catalinbread and Les Lius offerings when shopping around. I bought the Wampler Tweed '57 and really like its versatility.