What is the must have overdrive pedal out right now?

Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by DavidRAZ, Apr 1, 2016.

  1. GazzaBloom

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    Silver Archer for me, the ikon is too soft and compressed, the silver has a real fast attack and bite
     
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    Count me among those who think that "must have" pedals are those that show staying power on players' boards. The two that do it for me, and have done so for some time now, are the King of Tone and the Kingsley Harlot. Gone but still excellent: Timmy, Honey Bee, Zendrive, Klon and Tumnus.
     
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    I will echo that the KoT and Honey Bee have remained so popular for good reasons.

    I'm almost afraid to admit that I've never tried a Timmy or Zendrive and that I didn't care for the Klon circuit much after trying several klones.

    I will also say that the DoD 250 has shown good staying power over the last 35 years or so...

    Edit: and for as much as I like Fulltone stuff, I've never tried an OCD either. I really should...
     
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    The OCD is an amazing pedal. I like it in the LP mode. It is very transparent.
     
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    Amp11. Do yourself one better and get a germanium FF into that slightly driven Amp11 + roll back your guitar's volume knob = OD GAS killed.

    Seriously, i've bought around 20+ boutique drives in a span of 7 years, bought a FF (not really a fuzz guy) out of impulse because the new FF minis are so damn cute. Plugged it in my board (Fuzz > Klone > Amp11) Fuzz on full, rolled back the volume knob on my guitar a bit and ahhhhhhh.
     
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    @creepyarticle knows what's up.
    I've been doing this a lot lately with my sunface and indeed it does sound "ahhhhhhh" :love:
     
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    Check out Bookworm Effects, I picked up his Atticus Finch Overdrive last week and it is a fantastic overdrive. IMO
     
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    JHS Angry Charlie Andy Timmons
     
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    Like this one

     
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    I don't think I've seen Full-Drive 2 mentioned yet. It's surely a classic, and pretty versatile, as well.

    This may not exactly go with the ebb and flow of TGP, but I actually like the MOSFET version, and the FM mode is pretty sweet.

    I also have to suggest the tried-and-true TGP fare: Timmy and Keeley BD-2.

    The Timmy has an impressive interactive EQ and gain range, and plays nicely with almost any pedal stacked with it. And it's reasonably priced. I love occasionally cranking out some higher gain settings (matching the bass and treble positions, of course), but it also sounds sweet as an "edge-of-breakup" pedal.

    The Keeley BD-2 is a GREAT low gainer. It cuts so well for rhythm work without being too obnoxious in the midrange. It can also clean up pretty well with lighter dynamics. I use this for chording in the higher range. No mud; clear as a bell, and smooooth.
     
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    Incredible OD. Just got a used one in the mail this week. It was expensive, but I know I'll be able to unload it for roughly the same price if I have to sell.

    The Sick As MKii was my favourite OD and this has trumped it.
     
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    How is this different to the normal version?
     
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    BEST OVERDRIVE EVER ON THE MARKET, BAR NONE!
     
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    Sick As Blackout Edition has better parts, improved clarity and dynamics. Top class overdrive soundwise. Unfortunately I have no regular edition to compare both versions face to face.
     
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    Choosing from the Rockbox effects I'd go for a swirl painted Boiling Point.
     
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