#1
is the blues driver worth the money
http://www.samash.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/product_Blues%20Driver%20Overdrive%20Pedal_-1_10052_10002_-49994287
i play a lot of blues, blues/rock and crunchy stoner metal. so i don't use gain in excess, i like that crunchy/overdriven sound, but it still gives that bluesy warm feel. feel free to suggest anything else, im not looking to spend more than about $100 but i dont mind stretching to about $120 at most
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#2
Its okay but it's pretty ice-picky. If you're playing a guitar with humbuckers you'll be okay though. Its a good pedal.
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#3
yea im playing a guitar with humbuckers, but i have coil taps to get those single coil sounds also
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#4
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yea im playing a guitar with humbuckers, but i have coil taps to get those single coil sounds also


You'll be fine. I love the blues driver. I hated it with my strat, but when I got my epi and plugged it in, I realized how that pedal is supposed to sound. Its great.
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#5
I don't know, some people absolutely love it and other not so much. It has a unique fuzzy quality to it, which you may or may not like. Personally I didn't dig it much, mostly because the overdrive seemed a little fizzy on the stock pedal. It was rather warm though, so long as the tone knob was kept at a fair low.

I'd really recommend trying it, or looking yp some good demos.
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#6
i love my blues driver. it isn't modified or anything, but it sounds amazing through either one of my amps. I have all three knobs set at 11 o'clock and it boosts my overdrive tone into a real nice overdrive. Not sure if that setting will work for you, but that's what i use.

it's very transparent too. Doesn't color my tone at all. I definitely recommend it.
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#7
Quote by gnaraaron
is the blues driver worth the money
http://www.samash.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/product_Blues%20Driver%20Overdrive%20Pedal_-1_10052_10002_-49994287
i play a lot of blues, blues/rock and crunchy stoner metal. so i don't use gain in excess, i like that crunchy/overdriven sound, but it still gives that bluesy warm feel. feel free to suggest anything else, im not looking to spend more than about $100 but i dont mind stretching to about $120 at most

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#8
It really depends on the amp you plug into imo Some amps it just seems to fit and outhers it's not that great. All in all if you dont have the gain all the way up and run it on an already driving amp, thats where it shines imo I have used onw for about 3 months now, and so far i'm enjoying it
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#9
Its a great pedal, with some very cool mods it even better,, The Keeley mod really smooths it out. That mod is only $65.00. That puts ya a bit over your $100.00 budget. But if you really want good O/D or distortion, yer gonna have to pay for it. I have one and its doesnt leave my pedal board . If money is still an issue ( as it always is for me ) Check out the Artec pedals they have sound bites on their site. So you can see what they sound like. Just google it.
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#11
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#12
^ uh...

the blues driver is pretty decent, but as said can get quite ice-picky and tinny. if you can, i suggest you mod it yourself, since it'll cost about $10 in parts. i did the keeley mod to mine, minus the toggle switch, and it's much smoother now.
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