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james
11-09-2012, 10:49 AM
I have a DRRI and no means of overdrive/distortion at the moment. I don't have anything specific in mind, but I can probably list some dirty tones I like a lot:

Fast forward to 1:55


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=psKZgp_ec9s


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oms2qp4zCGU

Any suggestions?

Albrecht Smuten
11-09-2012, 10:56 AM
I'm addicted to my Electro Harmonix Metal Muff, but I haven't tried many other distortion pedals. Boss Metal Zone seemed pretty much the same...

james
11-09-2012, 11:01 AM
I'm addicted to my Electro Harmonix Metal Muff, but I haven't tried many other distortion pedals. Boss Metal Zone seemed pretty much the same...

I think I need a more mild overdrive and then a crunchier distortion box

because


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f5von-_FI0U


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BueOzw83plo&feature=related


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MRGHUeh7gcw


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BafSlqFVuGM

iahawk36
11-09-2012, 11:05 AM
I can't say enough good things about the Way Huge Green Rhino...such a great pedal and you can pick them up relatively cheap ($75-85). I'd be happy to lend mine out to you James if you want to give it a test drive.

james
11-09-2012, 11:11 AM
I can't say enough good things about the Way Huge Green Rhino...such a great pedal and you can pick them up relatively cheap ($75-85). I'd be happy to lend mine out to you James if you want to give it a test drive.

that's generous...i appreciate that! If you were my neighbor, i'd take you up on it. I'm hoping to compile a list of options and then check out sound clips online.

themike
11-09-2012, 11:14 AM
that's generous...i appreciate that! If you were my neighbor, i'd take you up on it. I'm hoping to compile a list of options and then check out sound clips online.

You'll be quick to learn that us former BAM guys have no problems shipping stuff for friends to try. Thats what makes a community, and not just a forum ;)

iahawk36
11-09-2012, 11:28 AM
that's generous...i appreciate that! If you were my neighbor, i'd take you up on it. I'm hoping to compile a list of options and then check out sound clips online.

As 3-Mike stated, I'm more than happy to ship it out to you for a test drive for you. I know you can play them in GC's, but it's never the same as playing through your own rig. :)

Rick
11-09-2012, 11:36 AM
Another vote for the Green Rhino , it's great . I got one after reading about it on BAM and I love it through my DRRI. Also worth considering is the Fulltone OCD

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11-09-2012, 11:51 AM
I like the Bad Cat X-Treme Tone for tube-driven heavy stuff, the OCD for coil-split overdrive, and the Xotic EP for clean boost.

james
11-09-2012, 11:56 AM
You'll be quick to learn that us former BAM guys have no problems shipping stuff for friends to try. Thats what makes a community, and not just a forum ;)


As 3-Mike stated, I'm more than happy to ship it out to you for a test drive for you. I know you can play them in GC's, but it's never the same as playing through your own rig. :)

Well that gives me the warm and fuzzies. I appreciate it. I might take you up on it!

Dirty Bob
11-09-2012, 12:15 PM
Boosts-Ep Booster or JHS Klon Klone set for a boost
Overdrive- Hermida Zendrive
Marshall in a Box- Wampler Plextortion
Fuzz-too many to name!

Really any of the wampler pedals are great...check out his site...they have ones based on EVH's Brown Sound, JTM-45 and JCM 800, SLO, Triple Wreck, Dumble, BlackFace, Tweed...etc...very very compelling pedals.

Sekunda
11-09-2012, 12:15 PM
I really like the Keeley modded Tube Screamer... very smooth to very overdriven crunch, plus you can use it as a solo boost if you want. You can get some really classy Santana type feedback from it too... Can't wait to plug it in to my HXDA when I get it home.

http://www.robertkeeley.com/home.php

south89
11-09-2012, 12:35 PM
I use a Maxon 808 for pushing my signal on my mesa dual rec but then I use a T-Rex Gristle King and a EP Booster through my fender hot rod deluxe . I also am considering the OCD . Lots of them out there . Youtube has been a good resource for me :rock:

LSchefman
11-09-2012, 01:27 PM
The Wilco clip is very similar to the way a Fulltone OCD would sound with a Deluxe. I'm also a fan of the Robin Trower Overdrive, essentially a tweaked Fulldrive II.

Another I'd seriously consider because you can clip the signal "soft" or "hard" is the Plimsoul.

As you can see, I'm a big fan of Fulltone pedals. To my ear, they capture very classic tones.

Egads
11-09-2012, 02:24 PM
+1 on the Wampler options, Keeley modded Tube Screamer, Zen Drive, and the Rhino.

I'm a huge fan of the Jetter Jet Drive--two great (similar) channels that can be set very differently. Price isn't bad considering you are effectively getting two pedals.

aduayer
11-09-2012, 02:40 PM
overdrive/distortion pedals are one thing that we'll never be 100% satisfied. it's and endless and fun quest. my favorites are TS9, OCD and Mesa Boogie VTwin. The Xotic Ep Booster I don't use as a booster, I have it on all the time. It's more like a mojo pedal then an effect.
I want to try out those new 3 pedals from Bogner. I think I will get one of those Ecstasy Red http://www.bogneramplification.com/products/bogner-pedals-amps

John Beef
11-09-2012, 02:49 PM
I know it goes under the radar frequently, but I have a Boss Blues Driver and if I wasn't using amp distortion, I'd use that.

Blackbird
11-09-2012, 02:49 PM
overdrive/distortion pedals are one thing that we'll never be 100% satisfied. it's and endless and fun quest. my favorites are TS9, OCD and Mesa Boogie VTwin. The Xotic Ep Booster I don't use as a booster, I have it on all the time. It's more like a mojo pedal then an effect.
I want to try out those new 3 pedals from Bogner. I think I will get one of those Ecstasy Red http://www.bogneramplification.com/products/bogner-pedals-amps

Those look interesting!

Boogie
11-09-2012, 02:54 PM
+1 on the OCD
+10 on the Keeley modded TS-9
+100 on the EP Booster
:D
I swapped out my OCD for the Lovepedal Kalamazoo gold a while back and love it. It takes the OCD's ability for BIG bottom crunch and takes it to an esoteric level with more clarity and smoothness...Klon-ness. ;) Combine it with the EP Booster for sheer beauty. I add the TS-9 to the K'zoo for leads.

Mikegarveyblues
11-09-2012, 05:41 PM
Can't go wrong with a Tubescreamer of some description in your rig...

Sounds like something such as the Fulltone Fulldrive II Mosfet would be up your sreet. Going to try and pick one up myself as soon as.

A lot of real nice ones have been mentioned here already, many of which would do the job perfectly.

Dirty Bob
11-09-2012, 07:07 PM
The Bogner Blue's have gotten killer reviews...more so than the Red's...that said between my current amps and pedals I really don't have as much gas for these as I thought I would. Still wouldn't mind picking up a blue though.

aduayer
11-09-2012, 07:10 PM
The Bogner Blue's have gotten killer reviews...more so than the Red's...that said between my current amps and pedals I really don't have as much gas for these as I thought I would. Still wouldn't mind picking up a blue though.
I wish I could try them before buying it, but as always, I will buy them blindly.
I didn't mentioned before, but I've been using a lot the Slash Fuzz from MXR and I am loving it. So many sounds come out of that box

cjmwrx
11-09-2012, 07:23 PM
I have to agree with a lot here. You cannot go wrong with a Tubescreamer.

If you do pick one up, I can help you convert it to bypass DIY. I also have most of the PDFs for the guitarworld interviews they did with Robert Keeley where he give up some of the mods and how to do them.

Harker1440
11-09-2012, 08:35 PM
Wampler Paisley Drive
OCD
Sky Blue Overdrive

Mike Duncan
11-09-2012, 08:59 PM
https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/522214_10151227629172412_1670521126_n.jpg

I have way too many OD pedals...I've decided on three at the moment. I love the Fulltone stuff, but my Boss OD-3 (yes, a Boss pedal) just sounds so sweet!

Poffypoffa
11-09-2012, 09:04 PM
OCD is my favorite ever. Will never get rid of that pedal.

That said, my next pedal will be a lovepedal Kalamazoo gold. The clips I've seen are stunning.

Boardwlk17
11-09-2012, 09:39 PM
Keeley. Sd1, tube screamer also the keeley overdrive pedal

sleary
11-10-2012, 10:10 AM
I just picked up a Tc Electronics Mojo overdrive, love it and didn't break the bank.

I use :
Boss Metal Zone
Keeley fuzz head
Tc Electronics Mojo

Hopeful Sinner
11-10-2012, 12:50 PM
^^ James, the TC Electronic Mojo Mojo Overdrive was the one I was gonna recommend... Very tasty tones from that one!!!

Hopeful Sinner
11-10-2012, 12:56 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e1VsoeF-Ong&sns=em

soundbee
11-10-2012, 01:36 PM
My personal favs...

Wampler Pinnacle Deluxe (just a great sounding box)
http://www.wamplerpedals.com/aiab/pinnacle.html

Suhr Riot
http://www.musictoyz.com/guitar/pedals/suhr.php

Analogman King of Tone (amazing pedal - worth the waitlist)
http://www.analogman.com/kingtone.htm

Analogman TS variant. OD-9 Silver w/ KWS (less drive, better tone than TS)
http://www.buyanalogman.com/Maxon_OD_9_808_Mods_p/am-maxon-od-9-mods.htm

slev
11-10-2012, 01:47 PM
Fulltone PlimSoul works pretty well for me on the clean channel of my Fender Super Sonic 22 which is close to your DRRI. I also have a Gearmandude version of an 808 tube screamer which I love for medium OD stuff or to put put me over the top on channel 2. I'd also recommend the Xotic BB plus. That will allow you to set up a couple of different tones at in the same pedal which would give you more flexibility from just one pedal.

andy474x
11-10-2012, 01:59 PM
Visual Sound does a great version of the 808, and you can get it in tandem with a marshally drive with the Jeckyll and Hyde, or with a compressor. Or alone. Or 2 in 1 in the double trouble if you really want to have some fun.

Chris528
11-10-2012, 04:20 PM
Visual Sound does a great version of the 808, and you can get it in tandem with a marshally drive with the Jeckyll and Hyde, or with a compressor. Or alone. Or 2 in 1 in the double trouble if you really want to have some fun.

Do you currently have the Jekyll & Hyde? I thought about picking one up used from GC to go with my tube amp.

andy474x
11-10-2012, 05:18 PM
Do you currently have the Jekyll & Hyde? I thought about picking one up used from GC to go with my tube amp.

I do... in fact I have 2. If you can find an old silver V1, the distortion side sounds much more like a Recto, and the TS side is really smooth and the overdrive sounds incredible, despite having less gain and boost on tap. The newest version is more Marshall like in the distortion, and the TS side still sounds fantastic, with lots more gain and volume boost. And then somehow I won an online giveaway from VS for a Double Trouble. Not that I needed it, but it's actually getting a lot of use on my board with the V2 J&H. I keep the V1 as an old favorite. Anyways, if I could only have 1 drive pedal from my current collection, the J&H would be the one.

MykeWright
11-10-2012, 06:26 PM
Providence Flame Drive


I also want to try the Fulltone Plimsoul and especially the Bogner Blue.

Dirty Bob
11-10-2012, 08:13 PM
http://i1073.photobucket.com/albums/w388/DirtyMoonsRJT/photo-21.jpg

so I posted this in another thread but it applies here...this is my current pedal board...I swap in or out the rm fuzz and the plextortion,,,,I was using those stand alone which is why they are currently off the board as opposed to being bumped from the board.

thought it could give some of you ideas....I've looked high and low for great pedals...the distortions, drives, boosts and fuzzes I use are the result of my search to date.

Dirty Bob
11-10-2012, 08:14 PM
https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/522214_10151227629172412_1670521126_n.jpg

I have way too many OD pedals...I've decided on three at the moment. I love the Fulltone stuff, but my Boss OD-3 (yes, a Boss pedal) just sounds so sweet!

Nothing wrong with Boss! Great setup!

Chris528
11-10-2012, 09:00 PM
I do... in fact I have 2. If you can find an old silver V1, the distortion side sounds much more like a Recto, and the TS side is really smooth and the overdrive sounds incredible, despite having less gain and boost on tap. The newest version is more Marshall like in the distortion, and the TS side still sounds fantastic, with lots more gain and volume boost. And then somehow I won an online giveaway from VS for a Double Trouble. Not that I needed it, but it's actually getting a lot of use on my board with the V2 J&H. I keep the V1 as an old favorite. Anyways, if I could only have 1 drive pedal from my current collection, the J&H would be the one.

Thanks for the info. I'm gonna go back to GC this week and get the used one they have (it's the newer red one).

bluefade
11-10-2012, 10:13 PM
ETHOS TLE OVERDRIVE sounds like a DUMBLE amp,for a lot less dough!! It has a very broad range of tones to select from. Also, the GOLDEN CELLO at guitar center is a cost effective alternative. It combines a delay & overdrive in one small pedal. GOOD LUCK--- THE GAS NEVER STOPS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! One more thing! when you wear out the pedal quest;cut to the chase scene and purchase an AXE EFFECTS 2 and sell all your pedals to pay for it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

vchizzle
11-12-2012, 05:38 PM
I really like the AC Booster: http://www.xotic.us/effects/
I'm not a big OD guy. I like Xotic because they give you bass and treble controls, I sometimes have issues with pedals with a tone control only. I prefer the single pedals over the + versions. AC does a nice job from going from a boost pedal into decent level gain OD.
Although, I've really been wanting to try a Lovepedal Eternity burst.

Dancing Frog
11-12-2012, 06:04 PM
If you want something that sounds really raw, get a good germanium overdrive. I am using a Tortuga Abduction dual germanium overdrive.

LJD
11-12-2012, 06:47 PM
Try a tubescreamer. Analogman silver mod for less of a midrange hump (check out the KOT too). The "Tubedreamer" from Jam Pedals sounds pretty smooth and natural as well. If you love Nels Cline with Wilco watch his "Rig Rundown" on youtube and you might see what he's using.

james
11-12-2012, 06:53 PM
I did that actually. I can't recall what he was using, but somehow came across a pedal called a Brown Rabbit during that initial search. Ever heard of it?

LJD
11-12-2012, 07:29 PM
Hadn't seen the Brown Rabbit before. Watched some demos, sounds versatile. A little more of a distortion pedal than overdrive. I like it more than a RAT though.

yankeebulldog
11-12-2012, 08:15 PM
My vote is for the CMATMODS Signa Drive, the original not the Super. I tend to find most of the Tube Screamer clones, improvements, mods, etc. tend to add too much bass to my rig as I don't really play much with single coils anymore. I also dig his Butah pedal if you want something milder. Both are still on my board after trying just about everything.

Rango
11-13-2012, 06:15 PM
If you read back thru the thread you see the Fulltone OCD pops up alot... there's a reason for that
:biggrin:
Start there. :top: It covers a ton of ground in one pedal...If you don't like it you can sell it in a few minutes on the gear page. ;)

From there you can go a million ways - I've got something like 9 ODs and distortion pedals... All with their own thing.
My travel rig has an OCD V4, a Keeley Mod Blues driver (softer "Blues" type thing - Think Kenny Wayne Shepard) and a Keeley Mod Tube Screamer (my MORE button - gives you MORE of whatever you have going)...

Rig's a mess right here with the wires not stowed - Just redid it to include the wireless and Fishman for my P22 - but you get the idea...

http://i976.photobucket.com/albums/ae245/Chutist/DE76D7F4-B2E8-40A1-BDD4-08AD1DEEFA32-279-00000010AAD32BA5.jpg

james
11-14-2012, 06:11 PM
lots of great info here and I'll be checking back when I make my next purchase, but I had to go with a RAT for now. Really needed more distortion than overdrive at the moment...and looking around, most people I listen to have a Rat or a Big Muff. When I saw Bill Frisell uses a Rat, I was in.

watelessness
11-14-2012, 09:30 PM
I strongly recommend the PRS "H" for overdrive. It comes with a pedal to trigger the power. :-)