#1
What would be a better Overdrive pedal for alternative rock,punk and hard rock:
Digitech Bad Monkey or Boss SD-1?
BTW i use a blackheart little giant.
#2
The bad monkey would cover the lighter genres, I have never played a bad monkey but I have played an SD-1 and found it brittle and sterile.
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#3
Bad Monkey FTW, SD-1's are best when they are the MIJ versions or modded by Keeley or Analogman.
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#4
I have an SD-1, it works for what I use it for, but I only really use it for soloing so take it for what its worth.
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#5
Quote by CullenT
Bad Monkey FTW, SD-1's are best when they are the MIJ versions or modded by Keeley or Analogman.


+1

Generally Boss dirt pedals really aren't that great unless they are the MIJ versions or if they have been modded.

I agree with the Bad Monkey suggestion. However, have you looked into any other pedals?
#7
Quote by i_am_metalhead
+1

Generally Boss dirt pedals really aren't that great unless they are the MIJ versions or if they have been modded.

I agree with the Bad Monkey suggestion. However, have you looked into any other pedals?


can anyone suggest other pedals?
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#9
What genres do you play?
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#14
Quote by SeeEmilyPlay
Try the Ibanez TS9 or Ts9dx is what I use. Great overdrive pedal.


It's kinda out of my budget
#15
Look used if you can. eBay pedals are typically much cheaper. Especially if you're not in the US.

Modded SD1 > Bad Monkey > SD1
The TS9 is good though, and the TS7 is pretty good and similar price to the SD1.
#16
Is the TS7 good for what i wrote i play?
Thing is, here in Israel the selection of what we have sucks, and my uncle is in the U.S.A for a week so i can get stuff from him there, so i can't really save up.
#17
Don't expect to get any real dirt out of a Bad Monkey and have it still sound really good. You can add a smidge with the gain knob, but after a point it starts to get kinda harsh.

The Bad Monkey works best as a boost to give more volume and a bit of distortion but not if you're going to want something real crunchy.
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#18
save your money and buy a Quality pedal...........Not the pedal you can afford now. It will save you money over time. BUY quality the First time.
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#19
Try to find a used Vox V810 Valve Tone, great OD pedal.
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#20
Quote by Firebirdz
Is the TS7 good for what i wrote i play?
Thing is, here in Israel the selection of what we have sucks, and my uncle is in the U.S.A for a week so i can get stuff from him there, so i can't really save up.


id say yes .. the ts7 is cheap .. has a regular ts-9 channel to boost your amp distortion or a HOt channel which put a very overdriven sound and very midrangey .. so it would sound like punk rock ( think green day - dookie/imsomniac era ) .

i really like my ts-7 .. its unique sounding comparing to my other pedal ... it doesnt sound too sterile like other boss pedal ...

i play through solid state and still think it sound good .... im sure it will sound great through your tube amp .

and its only 35 $ on ebay .


im thinking about using two at the same time to really push the gain really high .

i like the ts-7 .. this pedals is a keeper in a pedalboard and will be useful no matter what set up youll get for years . for 35 $ .. cant go wrong .
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#22
Can anyone tell me if i can get a harder,more Sabbath/ozzy sound with the TS7?
#23
Quote by Firebirdz
Can anyone tell me if i can get a harder,more Sabbath/ozzy sound with the TS7?

I really think you should save and get a Keeley modded pedal or the MXR Distortion III like you're talking about in the other thread.

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#24
Quote by Firebirdz
Can anyone tell me if i can get a harder,more Sabbath/ozzy sound with the TS7?



no you wont .. the ts-7 .. even with the hot channel ... is still an overdrive .. for black sabbath .. youll need a distortion/fuzz box IMO .

you wont push the ts-7 alone into metal /hard rock territory .. you need distortion / metal /fuzz etc... pedal for that . an od alone wont do unless you already have a very distorted sound from your amp and use it as a boost .


same for the zakk wylde overdrive from MXR .. the pedal alone wont give you Zakk Wylde sound ... you need an already cranked amp like a jcm 800 and use the overdrive to push it .
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