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Old 12-07-2012, 12:38 AM   #1
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(Recommend me an) Overdrive

2 part thread. How do I tweak my current overdrive, a Bad Monkey, to get a "good" sound? Any suggestions? Bass higher than treble? dime level, zero gain?, etc.

2nd part: Should I look for a new overdrive pedal? Will list bands/sounds I like, etc., if need be.
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Old 12-07-2012, 12:42 AM   #2
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Well, if you want a new overdrive, I highly suggest you hit up Tim from ToyroomFX on here and talk to him. I told him everything I needed and for a surprisingly cheap price, he built me by far, the best overdrive Ive used.

I told him I needed something transparent, with balls, and would only beef up the character of my amp. Thats exactly what I got. Im sure if you told him your requirements he would build you something awesome.

Also, I got a bad ass Super Mario Mushroom screenprinted on it. its my power up pedal. haha
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Old 12-07-2012, 01:58 AM   #3
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Old 12-07-2012, 02:09 AM   #5
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I prefer the boss sd-1 and bd-2 over the bad monkey. A Toyroom pedal would be a good way to go too, I plan on hitting that guy up (greeny) after the holidays myself.
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Old 12-07-2012, 02:53 AM   #6
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We need to know what you want to do with it. Are you looking for a standalone pedal to get dirt from, or are you looking for something to boost your amp's distortion with?
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Old 12-07-2012, 03:57 AM   #7
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We need to know what you want to do with it. Are you looking for a standalone pedal to get dirt from, or are you looking for something to boost your amp's distortion with?


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Old 12-07-2012, 08:13 AM   #8
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Old 12-13-2012, 12:54 PM   #10
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I just bought a JHS Superbolt but it hasn't come in yet, it looks like it's very versatile and hopefully gonna be what I wanted. I've also heard really good things about the Walrus Audio Voyager, if I don't like the Superbolt (which is unlikely), I'll be getting the Voyager.
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Old 12-13-2012, 01:13 PM   #11
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Old 12-14-2012, 09:10 AM   #12
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cmat mods signa drive is fairly versatile. besides its overall tone, it has 3 difference gain settings and it kinda changes a lot about how the pedal plays. its almost like a high output tubescreamer, a cleaner boost, and a low gain OD all in one.

fairly happy. i generally use 1 setting all the time, but i can see myself always having this thing.
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