what are your top 5-10 boost, overdrive or distortion pedals?

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  1. Ferret

    Ferret Supporting Member

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    These are probably my first choice pedals but there are many others. In particular, Skreddy, D*A*M and Basic Audio make really good stuff.
     
  2. pedalparty

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    Timmy- Fantastic boost, eq sections do not get more transparent. Used it to add light grit as an always on pedal for years. Stacks very well and has many uses.

    Way Huge Saucy Box- I just love this pedal. It took the timmy's spot eventually. Its not as tranparent as the timmy or amp like as lots of other pedals but it just sounds freaking awesome, and sometimes thats all you need. Stacking a green rhino into it is total bliss.

    Earthquaker Devices Speaker Cranker- Its just a really dynamic and cool pedal. The cranked tones are reminsent of a cranked tweed champ. The lower gain settings just provide dynamics and kind of wake your tone up. Very chimey pedal. It also has that signiature EQD Upper Mid "crack" to the sound, which I really dig. In some rigs it may be too bright but its not with mine and I love it.

    MXR Sugar Drive- I've not played a bunch of Klones but did compare it extensively to an Aluminum Falcon and they sounded extremely close. If the Saucy Box didn't exist, the Sugar Drive would be on my board.

    Fulltone OCD- Its just a workhorse. Its still one of the most amp like pedals Ive ever played. I bought one almost 10 years ago and it still gets used from time to time. I also really like that its kind of its own thing. Solid gain and great chimey crunch. Ive also found it to work well with most amps. My only complaint is the version I have has a little too much bass. Its a stale pick nowadays but its still awesome.

    Catalinbread Dirty Little Secret Mk.3 - The ultimate bedroom marshall tone. Totally nails the MSG Jimmy Page tone to my ears, and thats the ultimate Plexi tone imo. Pretty dynamic as well.

    Way Huge Green Rhino MkIIIS- Its the only TS Ive been able to tolerate for more that a month. I like it for light drive to add sustain to cleaner melodic lines but my main use for it is to boost my EQD Hoof, various other Big Muffs, or my Saucy Box. It stacked with the Saucy Box is one of my favorite lead and heavy rhythm sounds Ive ever got. Definitely my favorite stacked pair Ive used. It also boost the Hoof to a level that needs to be experienced. Its EQ Sections is super versatile as well.

    We need one of these for Fuzz.
     
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    Effectrode blackbird
    Ceriatone centura
    Effectrode firebottle
    Sib varidrive
    Fryer treble booster
     
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    xrcdan Member

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    rockett guthrie trap (3 knob)
     
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  5. Jim Miller

    Jim Miller Gold Supporting Member

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    It seems that I always go for that just starting to break up sound, in no particular order:

    EP boost
    RC boost
    Blue Note Overdrive
    Fulltone 3
    Amp 11
     
  6. bobbradley

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    Fuzz face- Sunface etc...
     
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  7. fishlog

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    Pretty cool that the Timmy and OCD are still on so many boards.

    DOD 250
    DBA Interstellar Overdriver
    Timmy
    DOD FX10
    EHX Triangle Muff RI
     
  8. Beto

    Beto Supporting Member

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    Weehbo Plexdrive
    KoT
    Dumkudo
    Thorpy Gunshot
    Gurus 1959
    Aphelion
    Pedal PAL 959
    Shiba Drive
    Wampler Paisley
     
  9. Kluch

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    what's the elephant man? Though I'm familiar with a lot of lovepedal products I've Never heard of it.
     
  10. bobbymack

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    Timmy
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    Amptweaker Tight Rock
    Zendrive

    Then, for amp in a box, Wampler Tweed ‘57 and RambleFX Marvel Drive. (Wait, is the Zendrive and AIAB??)
     
  14. AB763

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  15. Stratburst70

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    - WHE Green Rhino MkII
    - Keeley Red Dirt
    - Keeley D&M Drive
    - SUF “Brick” Muff
    - Dunlop Mini Fuzz Face Germanium
    - TC Electronics Spark Booster.

    This list is subject to change without notice.
     
  16. Blues Wail

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    Barber DD SS
    Honey Bee Bearfoot
    Hermida Zendrive
    Xotic Bb
    Xotic EP boost
     
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  17. Gookiecrunch

    Gookiecrunch Member

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    Main od is a
    mad professor royal blue od
    Most dynamic of pedal I've used... I do want to try a timmy though...
    White tchula
    Big box amp 11
    Joker boost
    Elephant man boost.
    (Blues mostly so I don't really go into distortion)

    Pedals I want to try... benson preamp and an OCD and a xotic bb (I've played them all through other peoples rigs and they sound great)
     
  18. Droptop

    Droptop Supporting Member

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    Van Weelden Royal Overdrive
    Landgraff Dynamic Overdrive
    Mesa Boogie V-Twin
     
  19. lavinci

    lavinci Supporting Member

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    These 3 pedals get it done for me

    I also use a Super fuzz, little big fuzz and PE experience when I want to shred my speakers
     
  20. sickboy79

    sickboy79 Member

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    Right now, and in no specific order:

    AM KOT
    Skreddy Screwdriver
    Clark Gainster (mine's the Barber version)
    Frantone Hep Cat
    Lovepedal Eternity Roadhouse
    Synaptic Groove Snapperhead
    Spaceman Aphelion
    AM Beano Boost
     

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