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    Senior Member vchizzle's Avatar
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    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.

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    If you want something that sounds really raw, get a good germanium overdrive. I am using a Tortuga Abduction dual germanium overdrive.
    Last edited by Dancing Frog; 11-13-2012 at 12:14 AM.

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    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.

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    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?

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    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.

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    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.
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    If you read back thru the thread you see the Fulltone OCD pops up alot... there's a reason for that

    Start there. 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...

    Last edited by Rango; 11-14-2012 at 12:58 PM. Reason: can't spell LOL!!

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    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.

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    I strongly recommend the PRS "H" for overdrive. It comes with a pedal to trigger the power. :-)

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