The Holy Trinity of Overdrives............

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  1. CBeeper

    CBeeper Supporting Member

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    I think I found it in the RC Boost, Eternity and Klon combination. These three pedals are magic together. I've been through at least 20 OD pedals in the last few years but I've never been as pleased as now. I feel I'm very close to my perfect rig at this point. I'm running the RC as the first pedal on my board using it as a sweetener for everything that comes after it. The Eternity is smack in the middle with the Klon taking up the rear fatting up the signal for lead work. This is running through a Route 66 head into a Burt micro V with a Blue and a G12H. I can't stop playing it:D
     
  2. fatback

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    Sounds cool. I'd love to hear that pedal stack in action... can you make clips?

    My personal pedal trilogy at the heart of my home board is:

    Lovepedal, COT50 ---> J.T. Pedals, Valveboy tube o.d.--->t.c. Dual Parametric EQ

    Into a Princeton Reverb, I can get some very nice grind and lead tones without risking eviction from my apartment.

    3 is a magic number.;)
     
  3. CBeeper

    CBeeper Supporting Member

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    At one point I had 5 on the board. I kept them there about a month playing with all the combinations and these 3 rose to the top. The losers a Timmy and a King of Tone. I was just playing again and it keep surpising me. An LP with Fillmore's, Strat with Wagner's and a Tele with Wolfetones all sound perfect with this combo.Just like fried chicken crunchy,fat and greasy! Yum.
     
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    For me it's the Eternity and Landgraff . . . . still looking for that third part . .thinking it's the Klon or Dual Drive.
     
  5. gitpicker

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    FAB 50 into a Keeley modded RAT - GOD grant that there is another pedal out there that could make that combo sound even better!
     
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    The Clay Jones OD and the Love Pedal Eternity are fixtures on my board right now. I'm hoping the Love Pedal COT 50 will make a suitable pre-OD boost for both and complete my board. ...for the time being. :D
     
  7. rawkguitarist

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    Not all ODs but here is my gig board "Father, Son and Holyghost". If I had to pick a Jesus, it'd be the Eternity LOL!

    1. Lovepedal Karl Fuzz (took my Fuzz Factory's spot)
    2. Lovepedal Eternity (oh man!!) for mild crunch to lead.
    3. Keeley RAT for pretty high gain lead. Sometimes I even slap some E ontop of the RAT... HUGE!!

    I'm pretty pleased with this combo, different shades of grind are a must if you ask me.
     
  8. GuitarNorton

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    Nice set up there, throw in a Zen and it would be perfect!:dude
     
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    Klon
    Clay Jones
    Zendrive

    :p
     
  10. CBeeper

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    How did you know a Zen was on my list?:)
     
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    Also not all OD'S but:

    Eternity
    Keeley BD2FF
    BBB

    Both fuzzes set to OD tones ,Great thick OD sounds with this stack.
     
  12. BillyK

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    These three come damn close to a religous experience for me:

    - RC
    - Zen
    - Mos 4 knob

    Seated in the pews, but ready to advance at any time are:
    - MI Audio Blue Boy w/TL072
    - ToneBone Classic w/NOS tube
    - Bad Bob
     
  13. Tomo

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    How do you compare between the Eternity and the CJOD.

    I get so many emails about similar pedal to the CJOD.
    You can email me if you want...
    music@tomofujita.com

    PS, I love my RC & Klon too.

    Thanks,

    Tomo
     
  14. otherone

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    My combo is ZVex Super Duper into Keeley Fuzzhead into and old blue SIB Varidrive II (replaced with a 12au7 philips tube)
     
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    Interesting. I didn't realize anyone stacked OD's like that. I would have thought you'd end up with the same result using a distortion or fuzz pedal. I'd be interested in knowing more about the reasons for taking this approach and what it sounds like.
     
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    I stack OD's generally to get a feel rather than change the tone. I never use this approach for rhythm work . . just for leads.
     
  17. CBeeper

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    I guess I'm guilty of doing a little of both. I use the stack to change up tone as well as feel. I leave the RC on just about all the time and click the Eternity and Klon on to varying effect. The RC and Eternity give a nice chunky tone that cleans up well with the volume pedal and can be fattened up for leads with the Klon. The RC and the Klon give me a nice heavy clean tone that's fat as all get-up. For lack of another comparison sort of SRVish. The trick for me is to not let any one of the OD's take over the signal. They all need to be reigned in slightly or else you can end up with a soupy mess. Here's the settings I like so far.

    RC Boost- Gain 9:00, Vol-11:00, Treble-12:00, Bass-1:00

    Eternity- Volume-9:00, Treble-12:30 to1:00, Gain-2:30 to 3:00

    Klon- Gain-8:30 to 9:00, Treble-11:00, Output- 1:00

    Pedals are in that order in the chain. Most of the modulation is between the RC and Eternity and the Klon takes up the rear right before a Korg G-4 and a Fulltone TTE.......
     

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