What is your favorite mid-humped drive???

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  1. Shades of Blue

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    I'm looking for a mid-humped overdrive that has a decent amount of gain, but still retains some low end. I don't typically like tubescreamer type pedals, but I did have good luck with the Mick side of the D&M Drive.

    Top on my list to try is the Walrus Warhorn. I'm also interested in Bluesbreaker style pedals, but just not sure where to start.

    Is there a smooth mid-humped drive that retains the low end?
     
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    Klone
    Zendrive
     
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    I'm a fan of the Fulldrive 2 set in the 'Flat Mids' mode. In the FM mode the FD2 still adds midrange color, but overall it's a more open sounding pedal with less bass cut compared to a Tubescreamer.
     
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    Klon Clones: Tumnus and Conspiracy Theory.

    But if you need some with mids, gain and low end, I would definitely recomend to take a look on Green Rhino. Looks like a pedal for you.
     
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    Green Rhino Mark II, adjustments for bass and mids, to create, your sound.




    YMMV
     
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    If you don't like TS type pedals your best bet is Klon type.
    Bluesbreaker has some pronounced mids but I wouldn't call it a mid humped type pedal.

    Another shot would be Nobels ODR-1 which has strong mids with retained low end.

    You can also check Dumble style sounds like zendrive, shin juku, the dude etc. Dumble style is also focused on mids but in a very different way. You may like it.
     
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    I've not liked TS' but have grown to really like the Fulltone FD-3 (the black one). I think that's a pimped TS circuit? It's dark, but "open" and maintains the low end. I use it as an alternative to/stacking with a Rat.
     
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    Favorite pedal-based overdrive I have ever tried:

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    KOT, although it might shelve off more low end than you want.

    Also Rockett Rockaway Archer. With the 6-band eq you can pretty much set it as you like.

    The Green Rhino mkIV is also good, because you can dial back in some of the low end typically lost with an 808.
     
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    Klone... KTR or Tumnus.

    (TS type ODs and I don’t get along)
     
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    In reading some of your posts, I'm wondering if I'm really looking for something smooth and not necessarily mid-humped? Interesting!
     
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    I use the Tumnus Deluxe. I love it.
     
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    Isn't the Mick side of the D&M a klon klone basically? The Tummnus is Klon-ish w/ a bit more bass; the Tumnus Deluxe gives you control over the bass.
     
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    I also like Klones for this sort of thing if you don't need a ton of harmonic content from the pedal itself. I think the ARC Klone (and potentially others) has a switch that lets you further control how much low end comes through.

    It's hard to beat the Way Huge stuff for this if you need more gain/harmonic content from the pedal. The Green Rhino is quite good, as is the Overrated Special.

    I've also been having good luck recently with the Boss OD-3 with the gain dialed back a bit - it's got a different response and overdrive characteristic than the Klones and TS-variants if you're looking for something different but readily available.
     
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    Kingsley Jester! TPS features it in an episode or two. 3-band EQ, uses 2 tubes, 1.5 of which for its gain channel. Illegally good sounding.
     

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