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Old 04-10-2014, 08:47 PM   #1
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Best OD for my set-up?

Hey fellas,

I got an OJ Micro Terror w/ the companion PPC-108 cab, and I was curious which OD would sound best with it? Your opinion of course. I'm a metal-head who enjoys old Thrash-playing but nu-metal sound (if that makes sense... ) I enjoy a really crushing tone, simply put.

I've checked out my fair-share of OD's and it seems Maxon OD 808 seems to be the way to go, and I will get that, but if I can I'd like to save some money on something cheaper, but about as good. I've been looking at the OCD as well.... any other options? Thanks!

Also, if there is already a thread for this, feel free to link.

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Old 04-10-2014, 08:55 PM   #2
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Green Rhino or the Bad Monkey seem to be real popular.
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Old 04-10-2014, 08:59 PM   #3
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Green Rhino or the Bad Monkey seem to be real popular.

Hm, I'll have to check them out. Kind'a gear newbie here! Thanks, however!
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Old 04-10-2014, 09:10 PM   #4
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The OD 808 is tried and true, can't go wrong with that. A much cheaper option is a Joyo Vintage OD. They basically tried to clone it. They are very close in sound, just cheaper construction etc.
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Old 04-10-2014, 09:15 PM   #5
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The OD 808 is tried and true, can't go wrong with that. A much cheaper option is a Joyo Vintage OD. They basically tried to clone it. They are very close in sound, just cheaper construction etc.

Certainly seems similar.... Lol same color and everything (minus knobs, of course.) I'll investigate, appreciate it!
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Old 04-10-2014, 09:41 PM   #6
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Green Rhino is always the answer. I use it as a solo boost, and trust me, it works wonders.
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Old 04-10-2014, 09:44 PM   #7
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Green Rhino is always the answer. I use it as a solo boost, and trust me, it works wonders.


For metal as well? Just to be sure...
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Old 04-10-2014, 10:29 PM   #8
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For metal as well? Just to be sure...

For sure. It's a really popular OD on sevenstring.org, which might as well be a metal forum...
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Old 04-10-2014, 11:10 PM   #9
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Cmattmods signa sounds great, a friend recently bought one. Pretty flexible that. may out do. green rhino. A timmy is also a great thing.
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Old 04-10-2014, 11:12 PM   #10
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A few of us here have come across some really dodgey Joyos. I wouldn't recommend one unless you are capable of doing repairs. I had a flanger where a trimpot wasn't even pushed through the holes on the board and others have found equally as ****ed up things. They are built by dyslexic monkeys on meth. Cheap though, so if you have some technical skills its a viable option. They are cheaper than the cost of parts.
The Bad Monkey isn't bad but its buffer leaves something to be desired. The Green Rhino seems to be pretty good. Out of the three I'd choose the Rhino - and it's the most expensive. Surprise sur-****ing-prise.
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Old 04-11-2014, 12:35 AM   #11
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I'll suggest used Guvnor or Jackhammer (Marshall), DOD 308 (Yngwie's OD pedal).
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Old 04-11-2014, 05:40 AM   #12
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Cmattmods signa sounds great, a friend recently bought one. Pretty flexible that. may out do. green rhino.

The CMATmods Signa Drive is definitely one of the best TS-based pedals out there.

It's very versatile because it has 3 modes of operation: the standard TubeScreamer mode, a low gain, high headroom mode great for solos and boosting tube amps, and a higher gain, more compressed mode.
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Old 04-11-2014, 03:36 PM   #13
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you'd want to check the micro terror takes ods well. it's solid state i think.
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I remember someone trying this...

Ah, yes:



OD808 near the end of the video.
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Old 04-11-2014, 05:06 PM   #15
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Man....oh man.....that is a badass sounding little amp.
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I remember someone trying this...

Ah, yes:



OD808 near the end of the video.


yeah fair enough. it's just worth checking these things before forking out money
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Old 04-11-2014, 06:41 PM   #17
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Hardwire CM-2. Basically a Bad Monkey but built better and with better components.

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The GFS Greenie is cool, but as Cath mentioned, the buffer probably isn't great. But I don't know a lot about this pedal.
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Old 04-11-2014, 06:48 PM   #18
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i think it's true bypass EDIT: ok they claim it's true bypass. not necessarily the same thing.
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Old 04-12-2014, 12:12 AM   #19
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As far as OD pedals I love my new Boss OD1X. Its not cheap but it sounds fantastic. True bypass is not necessarily better and sometimes it ends up being worse. There are some neat youtube videos on the subject.
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Old 04-12-2014, 10:33 PM   #20
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A few of us here have come across some really dodgey Joyos. I wouldn't recommend one unless you are capable of doing repairs. I had a flanger where a trimpot wasn't even pushed through the holes on the board and others have found equally as ****ed up things. They are built by dyslexic monkeys on meth. Cheap though, so if you have some technical skills its a viable option. They are cheaper than the cost of parts.
The Bad Monkey isn't bad but its buffer leaves something to be desired. The Green Rhino seems to be pretty good. Out of the three I'd choose the Rhino - and it's the most expensive. Surprise sur-****ing-prise.

Thanks for the wisdom cath. After many much research I ended up w/ the Green Rhino. It's in the mail now.
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