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Old 10-25-2012, 12:47 AM   #1
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what are your favorite OD pedals and why.

in before everybody. klon.

so we can get that over with.

seriously i dont' have one, but what is your favorite and why?

this is not totally a random thread, i am looking for another one and really need ideas. not looking for fuzz.

i have the following:

BBE Green Screamer - basic OD808 tube screamer but more bassy than most.
MI Audio Blues Pro - one of my favorite, but it boosts better than ran on clean.
Fulltone OCD - its not my favorite, only works well with some amps.
Toyroom FX Timmy Clone - best OD for the MKIV and my Orange
Toyroom FX Zendrive Clone - good standalone sounds great with the Sovtek MIG50 very smooth.

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Old 10-25-2012, 12:50 AM   #2
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saw those toyroom clones coming

I like the blues driver. just a cool little pedal, freddie king-esque.
The Lovepedal Kalamazoo is pretty badass as well. very klonlike.
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Old 10-25-2012, 12:57 AM   #3
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saw those toyroom clones coming

I like the blues driver. just a cool little pedal, freddie king-esque.
The Lovepedal Kalamazoo is pretty badass as well. very klonlike.


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Old 10-25-2012, 01:27 AM   #4
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Old 10-25-2012, 01:29 AM   #5
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because it sounds great and matt made it and it has my name inside it.
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Old 10-25-2012, 01:30 AM   #6
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if i were in the market today for an OD, then i'd go with a toyroom.

i actually own a Addrock not so ol' yeller, it's a 2 channel od made by a local guy. they don't make them anymore. i stopped looking after i got this thing, it is seriously sick. i think it is modeled after an OCD but i am not sure.
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Old 10-25-2012, 01:39 AM   #7
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Depends on what I'm doing. Klon into Brigand's channel 1 crunch mode for mid gain, Way Huge Green Rhino into Brigand's channel 2 for high gain rhythm and lead, Analog Man King of Tone through the Electra Dyne for various things and BJFe Honey Bee into Brigand's channel 1 clean mode when I feel like messing around a bit. Also love my Jen Harmon Booster into Brigand's clean mode for raw grit and into crunch mode for a higher gain 70s OD/fuzz type sound. Cornish G-2 and the KoT come with me when I head over to a buddy's house and use their amps, G-2 as a foundation, KoT as a boost.

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saw those toyroom clones coming

I like the blues driver. just a cool little pedal, freddie king-esque.
The Lovepedal Kalamazoo is pretty badass as well. very klonlike.


Wut. Kalamazoo is nothing like a Klon.
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Old 10-25-2012, 01:47 AM   #8
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Old 10-25-2012, 01:52 AM   #9
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Old 10-25-2012, 01:52 AM   #10
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i'd never buy anything from Toyroom.
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Old 10-25-2012, 01:54 AM   #11
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Old 10-25-2012, 01:55 AM   #12
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Old 10-25-2012, 03:14 AM   #13
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Remember the time when every fan of boutique-ish pedals (you know, EHX, T-Rex, Fulltone, Carl Martin...) seemed to have a Full Drive 2 in his setup? That's kinda the feeling I've been getting with the OCD for the last few years because I'm bumping into these people all the time. And with good reason because the OCD is smaller, cheaper and when cranked it can get quite a bit more aggressive

So for me it's always gonna be this one, unless you're looking for a specific tone. Granted, the Full Drive is more of a genuine OD whereas the OCD always seems to have one foot in distortion territory: if you want to get that bluesy "clean with a sparkle"-sound out of it you'll have to crank the gain all the way down and perhaps adjust your picking accordingly. Fun, fun pedal


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Made in Denmark. This one definetly seems to operate within the same domain as the OCD. There's bound to be some clips on youtube of people comaring them, and I promise: if you're one of those people who can't normally tell the difference between similar sounding equipment, you're DEFINETLY not gonna hear much of a difference between those 2. I slightly prefer the Emma because when riffing away it just sounds a bit bigger (if you know how to work the "bias" knob that is: it's kinda tricky to hear what it does to your tone at lower volumes)

It's a relatively rare pedal but if you can find a dealer anywhere near you give it a try. I've had one in my setup for 6 years now: still love it. I actually thought of trading it at one point because I wanted to try something fresh, but then I stumbled upon this Z.vex bass fuzz (the Woolly Mammoth) which sounded really wacky by itself but wasn't very "useable" until I started combining it with the Emma and a compressor to smoothe things out. That's my lead sound now so I'm definetly hanging on to this pedal for ever ever. And yes, that is comic sans


Blackstar HT dual

I actually don't feel like writing a lot right now 'cos my gf is making pancakes as we speak

But most of the pedals in these HT series sound really, really good. This one I believe combines the HT-Dist and the HT-Drive. Which you would think makes the Dual the obvious choice and the latter ones obsolete. It doesn't have to be tho: I for one remember liking the Dist more because it was easier to get it to sound just the way I wanted instantly when I tried both of 'em at the store. If you haven't got a decent OD tho and the extra knobs don't scare you (I know, I'm a wuss), the Dual's probably the most obvious pick. Give it a go, it sounds a lot more hi-gain than the Fulltone and the Emma. I'm still thinking of getting one

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Old 10-25-2012, 04:07 AM   #14
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Well I have never even touched a real analog overdrive pedal but I know I dig the Keeley modded Boss Blues Driver sound clips. Plus it was good enough for Robin Finck in his NIN and GN'R days. Freaking epic sound with a Les Paul and Marshall with the Boss BD-2 in between.

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Old 10-25-2012, 04:40 AM   #15
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I love my Danelectro Pastrami. I got it for about $20 AUD from Billy Hyde (RIP) a few years ago. It's nothing special, and isn't true bypass or anything, but it's actually a really good sounding overdrive. Really livens up the signal.

I have a kit to make a Devi Ever Karaoke party, that I'll put together after my exams are over. I'm hoping it'll sound just like the real thing, because they sound great on the YouTube demos I've heard.
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Old 10-25-2012, 07:52 AM   #16
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really liking my cmat signa. i think i really prefer 100% amp grit, but if using the pedal for crunch it really does sound natural in comparison to a lot of other pedals.

it has 3 distinct modes and acts as a really nice boost as well. it is one of those ODs that has many different uses or can be suited to many styles.
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Old 10-25-2012, 12:45 PM   #17
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Now it may have an SD-1 built in but that's not what I use. With all the effects turned off it still has a programmable output volume which makes it a dead flat, clean analogue boost. No EQ colouring or clipping (unless I want it), just a hotter signal going into the amp.
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Umm...don't have one, don't need one. Why? because EVH 5150 III
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Oddly enough I really didn't like my Rat that much for the first two years I owned it... For some reason I love it now though.
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