Which BOSS Overdrive do you like best?

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  1. dimpler

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    I want something cheap, unmodded, so what do ya'll like best? SD-1, OD-3, OD-2?
     
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    BD2 and SD1

    You might want to think about the Digitech Bad Monkey as well. 40 Bucks brand new and sounds awesome out of the box!
     
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    Of the current line the OD-3 and SD-1 are pretty good. The OD-2, SD-2, and OD-1 are also worth looking into and can be had cheap
     
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    OD3 and SD1. The SD1 is probably my favorite, but it depends on what kind of sound you want.
     
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    :agree
     
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    I got an SD-1 off ebay really cheap and put the Frommel mod in it, great improvement, against an original TS-9 it held it's own.
     
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    i digg the sd1.. bd2 second
     
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    In front of a dirty or semi-dirty amp, the SD-1 sounds great. The OD-3 is just as good as well.
     
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    I had an OS-2 when I was a kid and given the crappy amps I played through, it was actually a good sounding pedal. It would probably have sounded really good with a real tube amp.
     
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    SD-1. Check ebay for a Monte Allums modded one. They can be had pretty cheap if you get lucky.
     
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    SD-1 is tough to beat. It has a good buffer. It stacks well. It has a good range of dirt. The only thing I don't like is the colour.

    I've also owned the OD-2, OS-2, BD-2, OD-3. None of them sound as good as the SD-1, IMO.
     
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    OD-3 and SD-1
     
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    Own both OD-3 & SD-1. Like them both for different reasons. OD-3 adds a nice punch to my sound, while SD-1 has a bit more gain. They stack well together also. With that said, my current pick would be OD-3.
     
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    OD-3 by a country mile. Its useful along its entire gain range and has a fairly flat frequency response without the typical Boss Shrill treble. Great warm overdrive - the best Boss ever made.

    The SD-1 is nice if you want a TS for cheap. More open, less compressed than the Ibanez version.

    The DS-1 needs mods to be useful. You'd think Boss would have incorporated some mods by now but no... it was MXR that came out with the Badass '78 which is a modded DS-1.

    BD-2 is OK as a timmy-like low gainer OR a nasty almost fuzz like sound. It rolls off nicely from the guitar as well. But it cuts bass, has the shrill treble of the DS-1 and the decay fizzles out unnaturally.
     
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    The OD-3 is supposed to be good but my favorite boss is the Bluesdriver. When combined with wah it gets a really nice Hendrix sound. It is so much fuller than other boss distortion pedals. Personally I don't like the SD-1. Also, if you like harder stuff than the Metal Zone is a good pedal.
     
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    Put the BD-2 next to an OD-3 and the bass rolloff on the BD-2 will stick out like a sore thumb. Trust me.. it is not fuller sounding than the OD-3.

    It does have alot more gain however.
     

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