Which overdrive for mid gain tones?

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  1. mims2

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    Okay, I play in a cover band doing a wide range of songs. I play a Mesa F-50 head in a 2x12 closed cab and I use the overdrive on the Mesa for harder rock songs. I have been using a Boss Turbo Distortion set low for some of my more classic and 80's rock sounds but I think I could do better. I plan to buy used and don't want to spend too much on this. Does anyone have any suggestions?
     
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    frankencat Guitarded Gold Supporting Member

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    Thanks Im checking it out! Anymore suggestions?
     
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    Thanks! Anymore suggestions? Maybe something a lil bit cheaper.
     
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    Can't go wrong with a Fulltone OCD, nicely priced too.
     
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    +1 on that. I used to have a Mesa F-50 and loved the OCD with it. Great pedal with a ton of low-medium tones available, as well as some higher gain Marshall-type crunch.
     
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    +2 on the OCD, fantastic pedal. I don't think it can be beat, but you might want to consider giving a used AC Booster a shot. I really enjoyed that pedal for mid gain tone, but out of the two (or all dirt pedals for that matter), I'd go with the OCD.
     
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    BD-2 + Monte Allums mod
     
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    Fulldrive 2 for awesome canvas overdrive on which to add mod/delay/ambient whatever effects best middle ground overdrive.

    OCD works for medium-higher gain and has more of a classic rock feel to it.

    Morale of the story go Fulltone or go home.
     
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    I also had an AC Booster with my F-50 but the OCD kicked its butt off the board. YMMV
     
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    The "Timmy" is great but I haven't tried one with an F-50.
     
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    Yeah, the OCD is a much better pedal IMO than any other dirt boxes I've played, but I figured I'd toss the AC Booster in there as well in case the OCD didn't grab him :dude.

    Which version OCD do you have? I've got a V2 and absolutely love it. Sucker is LOUD lol.
     
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    I've gotta agree with most of the posters so far. The Fulltone OCD is the best overdrive I've ever played. It sounds like a cranked amp.
     
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    KoT v4 is still the best low to mid gain OD i've tried yet.
     
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    boy its looks like I should try the OCD. Maybe it'll be a good addition to my collection :)
     
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    Dano Cool Cat Drive, Cool Cat Transparent Overdrive

    Digitech Bad Monkey Overdrive, Screamin Blues Overdrive

    Monsterpiece Classic, NPN, or MKII Fuzz can be dialed into a overdrive or fuzz.

    Used fulldrive, ocd

    dk
     
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    Mid gain? I'd try a Barber Small Fry
     
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    Good call. The OD-3 may be something to look at as well.
     
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    i already made a thread about this but the pigtronix polysaturator is a really great little OD box, and its got a very wide range of gain levels, but I am very impressed with the low/mid gain tones.

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