What overdrive pedal responds to the guitar volume knob well?

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  1. ledzep618

    ledzep618 Supporting Member

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    I'm looking for a pedal that responds well (cleans up well) in response to the volume knob. I have a great clean platform but would like to have an OD I can set a notch or two above my base clean volume wise, then roll down the guitar volume for crunchy rhythm, and crank it back to 10 for leads. I'd like to stick with one drive pedal as opposed to stacking multiples for my leads.

    Amp is a Peavey C30 w/ cannabis rex..stay clean all the way up.
     
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    Coldacre Supporting Member

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    Almost all of them. You'd have to work harder to find one that isn't dynamic to the pick and the volume knob, than one that is. Some focus more on this aspect as others, as a selling point.
     
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    The ones with less gain.


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    I think the Sweet Honey OD was supposed to do that very well.
     
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    As long as it doesn't border on Distortion they all should. I use my Mythical Overdrive that way - Gain all the way up, and then ride the volume and tone knobs for different tones and gains.
     
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    I have heard but cannot confirm that a rat can do this.

    In my experience no drive pedal cleans up as well as a simple treble bleed on your volume control. What I mean by that is, a tubescreamer, bluesbreaker, even the klone pedals, they all clean up well to where you can get less distortion by rolling down your volume, but there is some high end loss.

    Now, at full tilt/stage volumes you probably won't notice the high end loss unless you're using a dark guitar like a les Paul with covered humbuckers.

    Getting back on topic, My favorite OD for this kind is actually the jfet-based boosts. They get thicker when you turn them up so having something like the clinchfx EP pre, fulltone fat boost or DoD bifet can work really well in front of a dirt pedal to give you some girth for leads and then let you kind of sit back in the mix a little more with the volume rolled off.
     
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    I found these all respond nicely to the volume control: Sweet Honey Overdrive, Boss BD-2 Blues Driver, OCD, Kingsley Jester.
     
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    My favorites for clean up with changes in the guitar volume knob or pick attack are the Rockett Blue Note and the Mad Professor SHOD. The Fulltone FD2 does a good job, too, as do the Catalinbread DLS and SFT. However, these pedals differ in how the rolled back sound compares to the amp's base tone. And if you want to roll back and still get crunch, then you might want a higher gain OD setting or a distortion. The Marshall-style pedals might be better for rolling back to crunch vs. clean.
     
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    Was gonna say this. Or even try a fuzz face with the gain rolled back, or a similar germanium drive like the eqd crimson drive
     
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    Blackstone definitely. Especially if it is first in your signal chain with the buffer off.
     
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    :dunnoIt seems to me that ANY drive pedal could do that. The less gain that goes into the pedal should be the less that come out.

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    Lovepedal Amp 11 with the independent switching. Set the amp for boost always on and set the OD channel to the threshold that does what you're asking for. You're welcome.
     
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    This. Show me one od pedal that doesn't have some version of "touch sensitive, dynamic, excellent cleanup" in the advertising.
     
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    OCD has great clean up and doesn't get muddy, in my experience of course.

    The circuit feeds back on its self so hitting the input more or less has a bigger impact on the gain. Roll down a bit and it cleans up quickly.
     

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