#1
I DO NOT want brutal death metal sound, I do NOT want distortion pedals, I do NOT want stoner doom metal sound, and I do NOT want a 21st century extemely tight, almost solid state sound (ie. I do not like the sound of active EMGs or a Randall Satan, for example). I'm playing through a Marshall DSL 40C which needs to be overdriven to give the bite required.

Examples of great guitar tone: My Dying Bride Angel and the Dark River/Like Gods of the Sun, Type O Negative, Obituary, some Septic Flesh, some Rotting Christ.

The EVH 5150 fairly easily produces tone I like, but I could not afford one of those at the moment; maybe later.

So far, I feel Maxon is what I want, but I'm open to suggestions. If you have anything to add about an analog unit with tubes inside, please share.
Last edited by todtong at Jul 11, 2017,
#3
look for a Digitech Hardwire CM-2 overdrive. they are out of production but still fairly easy to find. will do the job. 
#4
Way Huge Green Rhino.

One of the most versatile tubescreamer type pedals on the market. Get the Mark IV version.
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#6
Plus 1 on the Green Rhino. Tons of low end capable of being on tap given its a tube screamer (tho, gets tight as needed too), great sustain. MKIV allows you to more directly dial the midrange.  
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Last edited by Maidenheadsteve at Jul 12, 2017,
#7
Here's one out of left field. Tomsline (or Aroma) Greenizer. It's a TS808 clone with an extra boost switch. It's the cheapest pedal on the market, I got mine for $30 and it's surprisingly good. It's a tiny Mooer sized pedal. Look on ebay.
Alternatively, if you want a clean boost look for their 5 band EQ pedal. Mine cost me $35 and it's a ripper of a pedal. No noise, heaps of boost. Hell for the cost of them, buy both. It will still cost you half of what a Maxon pedal will cost.
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Last edited by Cathbard at Jul 13, 2017,
#10
I'm not going to speak to myriad of distinctions you requested,

But I've been fond of the Acapulco Gold, the Midnight Holy Mountain, the Moog MF boost and MF drive.  Also using a boss Bass driver yields pretty nice results on guitar.
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#11
I suppose it depends on the type of doom. Maybe a fuzz will suit your sound better. 

Have a look at the gear used by guitarists in your favourite doom bands to get some ideas.
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#12
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I suppose it depends on the type of doom. Maybe a fuzz will suit your sound better. 

Have a look at the gear used by guitarists in your favourite doom bands to get some ideas.


With that in mind, perhaps these links will help:
http://equipboard.com/

And:
https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1709810
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#15
Fulltone fd-2 mosfet is my go to. easily found at under $100, OD with a boost with seperate switches
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#16
An EHX Big Muff on the right settings makes a really nice doomy fuzz when it's pushing a dirt channel on an amp. Especially cool for neck pickup leads.
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#18
Here's another out of left field,tc mojomojo, mostly know as a bluesy o.d.,it really adds a thrashy warmth to my peavey 5150,very underrated.
#19
general advisory:  remember that your overdrive pedal is to push your signal harder into your amp.   if you AMP is not a nice powerful all-tube amp with a little grit on a cranked-up clean channel... your overdrive pedal will probably just act as a fuzz box / distortion unit more than anything. most of the time, the strong, singing lead guitar tone that people cherish is the result of a great-sounding clean tube amp with a proper signal put through it.