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Old 09-29-2012, 01:35 AM   #1
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Tube Overdrive help

I'm in a metalcore/hardcore band & im looking into a few tube overdrive pedals. I already have an EQ pedal in the FX loop, & a Noise Suppressor. I'm wondering which would be best for what I'm looking for. I've seen a few pedalhes in my price range, being the DigiTech Bad Monkey, Behringer TO800 Vintage Tube OD, & a Behringer VT911 Vintage Tube OD
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Old 09-29-2012, 01:44 AM   #2
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Assuming you're using the VK and you're on the cheap, I'd go with the bad monkey. Its a solid boost pedal for the price and the treble and bass adjustments make it stand out above the competitors.
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Old 09-29-2012, 02:14 AM   #3
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What is your price range? Bad Monkey beats out Behringer, but there might be some that beat the Bad Monkey, depending on your budget.
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Old 09-29-2012, 08:41 AM   #4
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I would look at the joyo vintage overdrive or ultimate overdrive, maybe even the gfs greenie, all pedals fall right in around the $50 (USD) price range, and are pretty amazing pedals for the price.
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Old 09-29-2012, 08:46 AM   #5
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I have a Bad Monkey and a GFS Greenie. Both are good pedals. The GFS is true bypas while the Bad Monkey is not.
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Old 09-29-2012, 09:54 AM   #6
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The Bad Monkey is about the same price as the Joyo in the US aint it? If so, Bad Monkey all the way. Well, unless you want to go exotic with a Timmy.
Get Tim (greeny) to make you a Timmy. If you want to do it on the cheap - Bad Monkey.
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Old 09-29-2012, 10:20 AM   #7
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I'd go with the Joyo, or maybe the Biyang Mad Driver. I'm somewhat biased against Digitech.


EDIT: Completely forgot that the GFS Greenie is just a re-branded Biyang...

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Old 09-29-2012, 01:34 PM   #8
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I have a Bad Monkey and a GFS Greenie. Both are good pedals. The GFS is true bypas while the Bad Monkey is not.

Do you notice that much of a difference in bypass?
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Do you notice that much of a difference in bypass?

the bad monkey sucks a little tone when it is off, but it is hardly noticable. The GFS I notice no tone loss at all.
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