Stacking Overdrive/Distortion- Post Your Favorites

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  1. run23

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    There’ve been a bunch of posts on he ‘rules’ for stacking etc., but after mush experimenting I’ve found that there aren’t really hard and fast rules, and different pedals work differently together etc. and your ear should be your guide. So let’s hear what your favorite stacking combinations are.

    For me I’ve gotten a fantastic growling sound with chords and lower notes, with a singing higher note sound running a Tumnus with the level cranked and gain around 10/11:00 going into my Catalinbread 5F6 that is set to a lower gain as my base tone.

    So let’s hear yours.
     
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  2. KBN

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    Subdecay Liquid Sunshine into just about anything.
     
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    smallsound/bigsound Mini into my Rat or BD-2.
     
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  4. OotMagroot

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    TS -> MIAB
    TS -> RAT
    Fuzz Face -> RAT
    HBOD -> Model H
    HBOD -> MUFF

    I like putting a clean boost behind all of these for a volume boost (played through a clean Fender).
     
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    Spaceman Nebula > Titan II > Nebula > AmpTweaker Blues Fuzz > TightFuzzPro > BAT Coven

    With some Phase, Boost in the wrong place (to be corrected when I put a Mercury IV after the Coven and remove the TightDrivePro), EQ and then Delay/Reverb in the FX Loop. Monster fuzz tones, nice distortion or really sweet OD.

    But sometime I miss just a RAT and Timmy.
     
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  6. MissoulaGriz

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    Rat > Rockett Archer does it for me.
    The Rat brings the rock and the Archer brings the lower mids and openness. Combined it’s a killer tone.
    The secret is to run the drive at 8:30 on the Rat and no higher than 9:00 on the Archer. Tone and level to taste on both into an edge of breakup amp.
    BD2 > Rockett Archer is another great combination.
     
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  7. metrokosmiko

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    Anything sounds awesome boosting an OCD.
    Fulldrive, Xotic BB or any Tubescreamer into OCD = round chewy goodness
    but JRAD Silver Archer into OCD = glory
     
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  8. 59Bassman

    59Bassman Plank Cranker Silver Supporting Member

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    Tumnus into a Snouse Black Box 2
    RC booster into a Mythical Overdrive Vintage Spec
    Mythical Overdrive Vintage Spec into a Beetronics Overhive
    Boss Sd-1 into an Arc Effects Soothsayer
     
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    Smallsound/Bigsound Mini into Boss OD-3.
     
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    Lately been digging the Karma Suture (GE) > Effectrode Blackbird
     
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    VFE Pale Horse>Kingsley Page, clipping and tone shaping options on PH are so vast it’s amazing what you can push that single tube in the Page into doing.
     
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    Beano Boost into anything.
     
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    Barber burn unit into byoc esv tonebender
     
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  14. shawnerie

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    I’ve recently been digging the komet Koda into the Kingsley Page. The K connection works really well.
     
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    I swap all my stuff around in the ES-8 for different sounds, love being able do it. It’s inspiring to hear things different ways
     
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  16. big jilm

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    I am currently running:

    Basic Audio Scarab Deluxe - Mythical Overdrive - Box of Rock.

    I like this setup with my amp running pretty clean, and the options are nice here. The BOR has a SHO boost post gain, which I use in any combination of pedals (or clean) as a volume boost. Fuzz and overdrive stack into the BOR very nicely.

    I like having that boost post-dirt. Very handy.
     
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  17. FenderBigot

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    Main board is a Keeley 1962x into a big box Amp 11... the CoT boost really kills after the 1962x for solos.

    Small jam/backup board has a standard 1962 into a Keeley Phat BD2. The results are similar but slightly different.

    My 3rd/minis board has an SL Drive into an Amp 50 and Katana Mini.

    I like my boosts with a touch of hair for adding some sustain, but also so they sound good in their own for edge-of-breakup sounds too.

    (Yes... I am a Keeley and Lovepedal fan LOL)
     
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  18. MESA/BUDDA

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    I've been doing this for a while now. Blending a dirty channel with one or two overdrive's set modestly purely for their vocal character. This creates a three-dimensional tone.
    Maintaining some level of unity gain is key when doing this.
     
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  19. DeVilleDude

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    Euphoria>Paisley, or Paisley/Euphoria.

    So good, Wampler turned this stack into the Dual Fusion, albeit with some tweaks.
     
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    Tumnus -> Euphoria
     
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