#1
OK I know--no VS threads, but this isn't really vs, I just need your help choosing which OD would suit my needs better.

I need an OD purely as a solo boost, that's the only time I'm going to use it (don't need to grit up my cleans or anything).

So, which one suits my needs better, the Bad Monkey, or the Danelectro Cool Cat transparent OD?

Looking to keep it under $50, that's why I only included these two. If you know of another under that price, let me know.

Thanks
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#3
i think the danelectro would be better cuz i heard its a clone of the Fulltone OCD.
u might also want to check out the boss sd-1. i dunno much about it though
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#5
Thanks guys. UG wins again. Gonna go with the Danelectro I believe. If I don't like, re sell and try another haha Ahh GAS is beautiful
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#6
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^Nope. The TOD is a clone of the Cochrane Tim/Timmy. The CC Drive is a clone of the OCD.



So is the Danelectro Cool Cat Overdrive or Transparent OD generally regarded as "better"? I've never messed with any OD pedals to be honest (crazy I know..I've been playing 6 years) because I've never had an all tube head that needed to add some grit to leads, so I don't know too much about "coloring tone." I get the idea completely but is it really a bad thing or does it kind of make the tone sound better? OR, and this is probably the case, is it totally objective and some people like the transparent, some people like the tone coloring?

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#7
Dano TOD.

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#8
just bear in mind there's a new version of the TOD. I haven't tried either, but V1 is the timmy clone, while v2 isn't. Luckily, the sticker nameplate on the pedal is completely different, so it's easy to tell which is which:

http://www.coolcattone.com/overdrive.html (V1)

http://www.danelectro.com/effects_10.html (V2)
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#9
If the Cool Cat really is a "clean boost," meaning that it doesn't add any mids to the amp, then I'd go with the Bad Monkey, I find an OD that adds a bit of saturation and mids is infinitely more useful than a clean boost for solos
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#10
Quote by Dave_Mc
just bear in mind there's a new version of the TOD. I haven't tried either, but V1 is the timmy clone, while v2 isn't. Luckily, the sticker nameplate on the pedal is completely different, so it's easy to tell which is which:

http://www.coolcattone.com/overdrive.html (V1)

http://www.danelectro.com/effects_10.html (V2)


very helpful man, thank you very much.
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If the Cool Cat really is a "clean boost," meaning that it doesn't add any mids to the amp, then I'd go with the Bad Monkey, I find an OD that adds a bit of saturation and mids is infinitely more useful than a clean boost for solos



ahhh decisions....I was almost set on the cool cat TOD until I found out that it is intended to be a clean boost...It still should work for a lead boost though, right???? haha anybody with any experience??
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very helpful man, thank you very much.


no problem, i thought i'd better point it out as no-one else had mentioned it yet.
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#13
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no problem, i thought i'd better point it out as no-one else had mentioned it yet.


yes, very helpful! I had been looking at V1 to buy. It's buy it now $35 on ebay with free shipping....seems like I almost can't go wrong.
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yes, very helpful! I had been looking at V1 to buy. It's buy it now $35 on ebay with free shipping....seems like I almost can't go wrong.


u really cant. i got mine not long ago and its amazing for a lead boost. i actually owned a transparent OD right before that because they sent me the wrong one. the TOD will give u a lead boost just fine, because ur using the volume, not the drive, but it comes out a little clearer. the CC drive gives a little mor umph as a boost and morphs ur tone ever so slightly giving it a little more gain, but stays pretty clear. but, the drive can also be used as a great OD pedal on its own. the TOD is a very very light OD pedal on the gain section, BUT it has a treble/bass control as opposed to a single tone knob on the drive pedal.

i suggest u try them both. they will give u similar results as far as boosts goes, but the cc drive will give a little more dirt as a boost and a stand alone OD pedal.

i apologize for the wording in this, but its very hard to explain. just try em....or hell, buy em both...
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#16
Conversely, I like my Bad Monkey so much that it's one of the few pedals I wouldn't rush to change to a Hardwire version and I LOVE those pedals but the Bad Monkey does absolutely everything I want of it. In fairness, I use my OD to tighten up the distortion coming from the amp and add a bit more grit rather than simply boosting solos. To boost the solos I use an MXR Line Boost which is perfect as it does nothing to your original signal except give it up to 20dB extra volume. I got mine used from Ebay and I don't think it cost that much more than a new Bad Monkey.
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#17
Most places still sell the V.1 model, just check on eBay etc. I got mine from Reverb store (the old Sound Control), and they weren't aware of a V.2. The only place I've saw the V.2 range is in CC Music.


Definitely get the V.1, as it's guaranteed to be the timmy clone circuit, and you can join my club! I tried the Bad Monkey prior to this pedal and the TO-1 is far nicer.
#18
thanks for all the input...the cool cat (not transparent) is coming my way. Maybe it will help give me a unique tone as well which would be sweet. Thanks for the help guys! And I will look to join your club once I get it!
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#19
The TOD is an overdrive pedal. Not a clean boost. Although it can be used effectively as both. Where as most OD pedals can't.
If you want to boost the input of your preamp without adding unwanted color or freq's then the TOD is a great choice.
The Drive pedal will color your tone when engaged. It will had some grit but is also a lot noiser than the TOD.
Both are good choices, depending on your needs.
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