#1
I am looking into a new Overdrive pedal. My amp is a Bogner Duende, which, while excellent, doesn't have t3h b00stz to make it to metal.

I've been using a VisualSound Jeckyll & Hyde for quite a bit, but it is a bit too noisy for my tastes. I've looked into the situation and came up with a couple of solutions:

-Fulltone OCD

-Ibanez TS808/TS9

-Hughes & Kettner Tube Factor (used, of course)

-ProTone Jason Becker Distortion pedal. It could be used as a boost and I am a sucker for anything JB related.

The main focus would be to tighten the the amp's gain (a bit too loose and fuzzy for me).
#2
Maxon OD-808
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ZW-44 Wylde Od.
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#6
i love this

random people coming here firing off suggestions - tbh, you'd be better off just going around some places and trying out ****. I couldn't say if a certain OD would tighten up your Bogner or give it a loose OD, so you really gotta try.
What I do know is that PaulC built the Timmy to sound like your amp, just cranked some more, so that might be a possible OD for you - the wait's enormous though!

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#7
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Maxon OD-808


This is widely thought of as one of the best production ODs.


The OCD is supposed to be really nice as well but I haven't tried one so I can't help you there.

I think you should really try as many out as possible to get a feel for them. Don't leave out the boutique, there are some really amazing pedals to try(Silver kiss, singing tree, brown rabbit, ect ect)


I have a ts-9 for sale for pretty cheap too(shameless plug)
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#8
I think you need distortion, not OD. If you just want to tighten and add gain, then get a good boost and compression setup.
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I think you need distortion, not OD. If you just want to tighten and add gain, then get a good boost and compression setup.


Hm... more distortion? I have a Metal Muff, tried it through the Duende and thought it became an MG again (maybe it's the settings on the Metal muff? I don't know). But what would you recommend as a "good boost and compression setup"? I haven't really delved into anything more complicated that pedals (as far as connecting gear to an amp), so keep that in mind.
#10
Quote by al112987
Paul Cochrane Timmy


I've read about the Tim/Timmy. It seems to be more of a country/classic rock-ish OD with light/medium gain. Plus it takes around 10 months to make.
#11
The metal muff sucks. That's why you got shitty tone from it. You need something high-quality. Like the SD Twin Tube Mayhem. Or Digitech Hardwire Metal. Or Damage Control Demonizer. Or Tech 21 Sansamp GT2.
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Quote by theoreticmusic
The metal muff sucks. That's why you got shitty tone from it. You need something high-quality. Like the SD Twin Tube Mayhem. Or Digitech Hardwire Metal. Or Damage Control Demonizer. Or Tech 21 Sansamp GT2.


Well said, sir.

So, what you are saying is that a distortion pedal would help to tighten up the low end of the amp while giving it a tighter distortion?
#13
A distortion pedal would replace the amp's distortion. you run it on the clean channel. what i'm saying is that the Duende isn't a metal amp, and if that's all you play, it doesn't make much sense to own it.
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#14
ts9 is not much differeant then the visual sound 808 so if you didnt liek that then...ocd i guess or maybe a klon centaur
dont get a zw-44, those are noisier then what you have
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Quote by theoreticmusic
A distortion pedal would replace the amp's distortion. you run it on the clean channel. what i'm saying is that the Duende isn't a metal amp, and if that's all you play, it doesn't make much sense to own it.


Metal is not all I play. The Duende can push out some great lead tones (reminiscent of Yngwie or Steve Vai, with my current OD).

I was looking into the Catalinbread Silver Kiss or the SCOD. Any opinions on those?
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I've read about the Tim/Timmy. It seems to be more of a country/classic rock-ish OD with light/medium gain. Plus it takes around 10 months to make.

I wouldn't say that it's a classic rock-ish OD. It's a super transparent OD, and a lot of classic rock/country/blues etc. players like it because it really lets the tone of their guitars and amps shine through when the pedal is activated.

But yeah, theres a 6 month waiting list, but it's only $130, which is super reasonable considering it's caliber.
#18
I know the conversation had proceeded a great deal before I got in here, but I have to reccommend the Fulltone OCD.

Awesome pedal; transparent, yes, so a bad amp will still sound bad (or a good amp in a genre it's not designed for), but as far as overdrives go it's definitely my favorite.

Haven't used a Timmy (yet) though.
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#19
I don't find the OCD particularly transparent, but it sounds good if you want to go for that overdriven Vox kind of sound with a ton more gain on tap.
#20
Right now I am leaning towards the "higher gain" effects of the OCD or the SCOD. As one website puts it, the Catalinbread SCOD will "eat your mom for breakfast!".

And I was finally able to crank the Duende today. While it is certainly not a brutal amp, it can do Metallica/Megadeth stuff very well.