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Still looking for that light/med gain OD for my Blackface Bassman...

minjason

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I've started several threads here asking people to compare various pedals because I am still looking for a drive pedal that will give me that natural sounding breakup that I hear in my head. All of your recommendations have been very helpful, but I could definitely use some more suggestions. The requirements I have are:

1) sounds good with a strat through a 65 BF bassman
2) low/med gain od for chordal work, rhythm, and some lead stuff
3) no TS mid-hump (mids are okay, just not that over the top nasally sound)
4) stacks well with other pedals, particularly an ocd v.3, which i use as one of my primary higher gain drives

i think i've narrowed it down to the following: menatone red snapper, barber ltd sr, timmy, and silver kiss.

any help would be extremely helpful. thanks!
 

guybrush

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A Silver Kiss would sound great for sure. My Strat loves it. Not sure how it would stack with the OCD as I've never played one, but pretty much anything into a Silver Kiss can sound good, I've found - gotta love that EQ.
 

DerekEstrada

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I have to recommend the Barber LTD...got one at the Guitar Emporium in Louisville a few weeks ago, and I LOVE it! Perfect, cheap, well built medium OD pedal...for $120 it's just incredible...check em out... my local shop has em' in stock right now... www.guitar-emporium.com
 

minjason

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hmm it looks like the King of Tone is a clear winner so far...anyone else have any thoughts? ideally, i don't want to spend over $200...
 

Seegs

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for strats I really like the Landgraff LDO but its over your budget in which case I would grab an XactTone Precision Overdrive ($200) which is stellar with strats...

its very similar to the Landgraff LDO in the up toggle position at half the cost...

Chow,
Seegs
 

Tripower455

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I don't have a bassman, but do have a SF Twin that I've hated pretty much every OD pedal I've tried (and I've tried some of the highly praised pedals). I just got a Barber LTD a few days ago, and it sounds great with the Twin.

I need to try it with my bf super..........
 

Sol

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Lots of great recomendations already, but one that came to mind immedietly when I saw your amp set up is the 'Blackstone Mosfet Overdrive'.
It's a compact true two channel overdrive that can be as subtle or aggresive as you like.

It has an amazing mid control that at lower settings(Less Mids)can be very tweed like, on the first channel(Lower gain).
Where at full can sound somewhat like a smoother Marshall, Vintage Marshall that is.

The second channel can if you need it provide the most dynamic tight
and just real musical high overdrive, bordering on softer clipping distortion.
This channel IMHO can get into Trainwrek teritory, although some may dissagree, that's what I hear.

Not cheap but when compared to a Hotcake, and Hermida Zendrive it still gets used all the time and holds its own easily, well worth a close look
 

langdbuild

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I am over the Honeymoon (was blown away) and still love my HB. I don't get into real high gain territory and I must say that the HB is an excellent low gain pedal. The character of the pedal is there with OD level barely cracked Very responsive to picking dynamics, dig in and the notes bloom. Back off and its more shimmery. It sort of replicates power tube compression which is good if you like the idea of compression/sustain but don't appreciate the snvariably provide.

+1 also on the Blackstone...
which is (as they say) very amp like. It is brighter than the HB and more open but very reponsive to picking dynamics. Cleans up w/ the volume control perhaps better than any other OD pedal. The OCD can be used also for low OD duty with good results.
 

langdbuild

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RE: My previous reply. That's not exactly what I thought I wrote. The part about compression doesn't exactly make sense. I was referring to clicky pick attack with most compressor pedals.
 

vinceman

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OCD V2.0, in LP mode.

Stacks really well with V3.0, less mids than V3.0

I use it with a '65 Bandmaster, and looooove it !
 

the 5cientist

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i might be alone, but i like the red-snapper through fender amps, specially with strat... you have to run it pretty dark, but it's really nice, and so subtle...
 

Texsunburst59

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