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So what kind of overdrive do i need?

Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by Sid, Sep 24, 2006.

  1. Sid

    Sid Member

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    I have a skreddy screwdriver

    I have a lovepedal Lo...

    They stack well together but I like the Lo after that Screwdriver...it just kinds of adds a lil something to the sound that i love....

    I need something for solos...

    I considered a Blackstone,tried my friends blackstone,figured that the blackstone and the lo covered similar grounds and i could very well just use the Lo before the screwdriver...

    I then tried a Liquid sunshine,its not too different from a blackstone...jfet mosfet similarity....

    I want a pedal that gives me:
    SUSTAIN by the tonnes
    A LIL USEABLE COMPRESSION
    Dont need too much gain...

    Now considering....
    TS clone(no clue which one)
    Zendrive?(infamous)
    Top Fuel(heard it doesnt stack very well)

    Any suggestions??

    cheers
    sid
     
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    if you dont use much gain, the zendrive has got that tube-like compression....For solos I assume you'd want a fair bit of gain, so I'd go for the mos, it's fatter and higher gain compared to the zen, but the zen is clearer.

    Got the top fuel, it's very2 nice for gilmour type solo's, it's got that metallic shrill of big muff type fuzz...listen closely to gilmour's on an island album, the first song, and you got the picture. That's on low gain setting, but gilmour's tone has much more sustain without the grit of turning the gain up, I assume he crank his amps up high to get that kind of compression.
     
  3. Sid

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    wouldnt the mos into the screwdriver(which i use for rhythm) give me a bit too much gain...i am looking to add a lil wee bit of gain to my rhythm sound:D

    any experience stacking the top fuel?
     
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    Have you considered a compressor? Would certainly add some sutain and obviously compression, without adding more gain. They really can help to lift a lead tone and keep the guitar signal strong through stacked overdrives.
     
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    Don't laugh but i have had good luck with the Keeley BD-2. transparent, good volume, lowish gain, phat mod adds lows usually lost..
     
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    hmm i dont want tha amount of compression a compressor generally adds..its a lil too much...

    i am just looking for a lil bit...

    i use an ibanez prestige fitted with has sound viper pickups into a roland jc-50
     
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    Hey Sid,

    I'm stacking a Top Fuel into a Screw Driver. Amazing articulation and sustain for days!!!

    C'mon over and check them out. Bring your own guitar ;)
     
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    hey malcolm...

    hehe you are evil...but ya will come by this week:crazyguy
     
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    Hotcake (standard or bluesberry) with presence up, gain down and volume boost...
     
  12. Sid

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    hotcake hmm...

    any opinions on the durham electronics mucho boosto
     
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    Eternity has sustain you are after. More gain than you need, but excellent at lower gain settings as well. A great complement to the SD. Hard to beat for soloing.
     
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    cant really afford 330$:p
     
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    so anyone using the zendrive or a tsclone to boost for solos?
     
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    + 165 ; when stacked INTO another OD pedal, it kills
     
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    that's a solid state amp isn't it, how do you find it with overdrive pedals?
     
  18. Sid

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    I have the old roland jc-50, the vintage kind....

    Living in singapore, we have only a few tube amp companies and most of them with a fair bit of wait time....i got the jc-50 used for around 180$US

    Its loud,very very nice clean tone(i run all my pedals into a completely clean amp

    After reading the BJF site,I decided to use some gain stagin using pedals,the screwdriver as my preamp gain,the lovepedal lo as the poweramp stage

    Need to get a booster for solos

    I find that unless you use the drive on a tube amp,u are not getting the most use out of it(just a personal opinion though)

    The JC50 is probably one of the best production solid state amps:)

    so ya i love it:RoCkIn
     

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