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Old 09-13-2008, 03:10 PM   #21
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I'm going to have to disagree with your Blackstar review. The one I tried was nothing but fuzzy crap.
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Old 09-13-2008, 03:14 PM   #22
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I'm going to have to disagree with your Blackstar review. The one I tried was nothing but fuzzy crap.




It is a bit of a dick, but its not impossible to get a very usable sound out of it. I probably should have got the dual, but I keep the gain below 12 o'clock (I don't need much gain) and its fine. Might get a NS when I get some money though...
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Old 09-13-2008, 03:25 PM   #23
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nice job! this is looking good.

I'm going to be buying a nice boutique OD at the end of the month, and I'll contribute then.

I'm looking a lot at the diamond j-drive mk3, beautiful pedal

or an xotic BB preamp, or a fulltone OCD, or a maxon od-808

opinions on what OD to get to play blues/classic rock on the clean channel or boost my OD channel on my classic 30 to metal?
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Old 09-13-2008, 03:27 PM   #24
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nice job! this is looking good.

I'm going to be buying a nice boutique OD at the end of the month, and I'll contribute then.

I'm looking a lot at the diamond j-drive mk3, beautiful pedal

or an xotic BB preamp, or a fulltone OCD, or a maxon od-808

opinions on what OD to get to play blues/classic rock on the clean channel or boost my OD channel on my classic 30 to metal?


Unfortunately I don't know about the Diamond, or the Xotic for that matter, but the OCD is an amazing drive though I don't know how much gain it has, you would have to run it on the gain channel, but it sounds fantastic.

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Old 09-13-2008, 03:35 PM   #25
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nice job! this is looking good.

I'm going to be buying a nice boutique OD at the end of the month, and I'll contribute then.

I'm looking a lot at the diamond j-drive mk3, beautiful pedal

or an xotic BB preamp, or a fulltone OCD, or a maxon od-808

opinions on what OD to get to play blues/classic rock on the clean channel or boost my OD channel on my classic 30 to metal?

I would say a Fulltone OCD, judging by the demos and reviews, imo.
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Old 09-13-2008, 03:38 PM   #26
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This looks like a great pedal too , just throwing some ideas out there if any1 wants to review
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Old 09-13-2008, 03:55 PM   #28
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This looks like a great pedal too , just throwing some ideas out there if any1 wants to review


I love ProGuitarShop reviews, they've got so many and the reviewers really good, though he tends to play the same for every pedal, but meh, it helps.
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Old 09-13-2008, 07:46 PM   #29
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Old 09-13-2008, 07:54 PM   #30
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Old 09-13-2008, 09:03 PM   #31
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I think next time im in toronto, I'll go to a nice boutique shop, and test out EVERY OD, distortion, and boost, and write little paragraphs about each, then post them here, and I'll also go to my local music shop and do all the production pedals
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Old 09-13-2008, 09:13 PM   #32
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Here, feel free to edit this in the first post.

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Runs a 12AX7 (or one of it's variants) at 300v. Tonally, it's quite versatile. It has a great transparent boost, but thanks to the voicing knob, it allows you to change the character of the OD. For example, the voicing knob all the way to the left makes the amp voiced like a TS808, in the middle it's like the old grey DOD 250, and all the way to the right sounds scooped and modern. Not quite sure what model of OD it sounds like, but it kind of sounds like a 5150 in a box, with less gain. The factor switch allows you to switch between the tube's clipping and diode clipping. The diode clipping is much dirtier than the tube clipping, but it's still very dynamic and fat. This is good for all styles of music.
Pros-
-True bypass
-Very wide range of great tones
-Very dynamic and natural sounding
-Swapping tubes makes a lot of difference. This is nice for those who like to play around with different tubes.
-Durable

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-Very Expensive (350 USD)
-A tad on the noisy side
-It's quite difficult to swap out the tube inside. It's easily possible, but it's a pain to switch out.
-Not enough output for some people
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Imma follow in the same vein as Dark. Feel free to edit this into the first post.


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Double Trouble OD

The Double Trouble is a great overdrive pedal. It's the same as the overdrive channels in the Jekyll and Hyde and the Route 66, with means it's essentially two TS808 clones in one enclosure, and that's two good clones at that. What VS markets them to be is TS808s with more output and a bass boost, and that's exactly what they are.

I run mine in front of my Palomino V16, which can get up to a bit below thrash on it's own. With my Double Trouble, I can get Rammstein-esque tones, and that's with single coils! The DT is supposedly designed to model SRV's sound, and it does quite well, but when I use the settings in the manual for his sound, I find it gives too much output and sounds more metal like, so I have to turn the gain down on the pedal.It can get anywhere from a light bluesy crunch to almost thrash ON ITS OWN.

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Versatile
Two Channels, which is very helpful, which means two settings.
Lots of output.

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A tad expensive. (160/70 USD)
Non-true bypass.
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Old 09-14-2008, 12:35 AM   #34
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^How is the bypass on that? If it doesn't suck tone then true bypass isn't that important. Have you every compared it to a boutique 808 or even just a vintage one?
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Old 09-14-2008, 12:37 AM   #35
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i was just wondering if the boss OS-2 is any good
it is an overdrive and distrotion pedal and i was wondering if it would be better than getting a distortion or an overdrive pedal.
Never had a pedal before and thought it might be a good one tot start with.
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Old 09-14-2008, 12:40 AM   #36
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^How is the bypass on that? If it doesn't suck tone then true bypass isn't that important. Have you every compared it to a boutique 808 or even just a vintage one?



The bypass is actually rather good, miles ahead of Boss and the like.


No, I haven't compared to anything of the sort actually.
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^Bah, i'd look into a TS9 instead.
But, I'm thinking you should get a new amp first.
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Old 09-14-2008, 12:44 AM   #38
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^Bah, i'd look into a TS9 instead.
But, I'm thinking you should get a new amp first.


+1

I think I'm gonna like this thread, overdrives are the shizzle.
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^Bah, i'd look into a TS9 instead.
But, I'm thinking you should get a new amp first.



yeah i want a small bedrrom practice amp and will get an epi valve special
but i was wondering if i should get a pedal to get better metal tones
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yeah, every tube amp (even my CBB) benefits from a good overdrive.
I'd get the normal Valve Junior though, or maybe the VJ Hot rod.
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