#1
Tomorrow I'm going into GAK in Brighton and looking for a Some kind of overdrive to boost my Solos and lead playing live.

I gig in a pop punk band if that helps, I want something to bring out any octave 'chords', any lead, and solos. I just wana cut through rhythm guitar more when I'm not strumming too. I did use a boss ds-1, but its abit poo for what i want it for.

My Rig is

Prs Custom 22

DD6, CH1, DS1

JCM2000 (100watt): Presence: 5 Teb: 4 Mid: 6 Bass: 7 Gain: 3-4

I do play Metal, Classic Rock, Blues and a lil bit of country too.

I need a Pedal with balls. But under £80.

Also, whats the difference between an Overdrive and tube screamer soundwise?

Thanks.
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#3
Quote by acdcrocks0323
A tubescreamer is a type of overdrive, with a prominent mid boost.


I'll might get a TS7 then. Specially if its gonna boost mids.
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Marshall DSL 50 Head
Marshall 1936 2x12
Trex OD, MXR Super Comp
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#5
Quote by stueey
I'll might get a TS7 then. Specially if its gonna boost mids.

I'd get a TS9, they are more easily modded to TS808, which you may want to do down the road.
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#6
hey man, i have your exact amp and had your exact issue... i was recommended an EQ pedal, and thru my travels and experience i found that the MXR 10 band EQ pretty much ended this issue for me. i set exactly how much louder and gainyer (sp?) and also can tweak the eq of the sound in general. so for solo's i just kick this thing on (i put it in the effects loop)
#7
an eq pedal or a clean boost pedal(with either flat response or with a little extra treble) are awesome when going after the amps original tone with just a little more ability to cut in the mix. that is what they are made for. if you want a little more gain than that then go after a transparent od, i find the 2 channel fulltone od is quite transparent. if you want a little more cut in the mix then a good tubescreamer copy or something like my addrock will do quite well. if you are really after a particular effect then i recommend trying all these options before commiting
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hey man, i have your exact amp and had your exact issue... i was recommended an EQ pedal, and thru my travels and experience i found that the MXR 10 band EQ pretty much ended this issue for me. i set exactly how much louder and gainyer (sp?) and also can tweak the eq of the sound in general. so for solo's i just kick this thing on (i put it in the effects loop)


Then guy bought the amp offer a year ago did that.

But he used at as a second boost. Tube screamer 1st, then Boss eq 2nd.

I starting to think TS7, I want TS9 but I don't think I can afford to go that extra.

If I use the the TS as a boost for now, I can used it to drive my amp from a clean or slightly crunchier channel to a different sounding overdrive, then an EQ for solo. Obvisouly If I dont like it after a month or till I get paid.
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Main gear
Prs Custom 22
Gibson LP Junior
Marshall DSL 50 Head
Marshall 1936 2x12
Trex OD, MXR Super Comp
Korg Pitch Black, MXR Carbon Copy.
PedalTrain 2 (soft case)
#9
you could try the tonerider one, far as i'm aware it's like a true bypass ts9, but is £40 cheaper- I've got their chorus, it's very nice, I assume their overdrive is similarly nice. I've been hearing good things about that monkeyfx valvesporker too, on another forum i go to, but I haven't tried it. It's exactly £80, which is pretty decent value for something as complex as it appears to be which is made in the UK.

I don't think you'll find either of those in gak, though.
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#10
Why not look into an MXR Micro-Amp or a EHX LPB-1 Power Booster. These will bring up your gain and saturation to cut through the mix and give you more sustain without changing your overall tone.

i use an LPB-1 and it works great, I've been wanting to try out the Micro-Amp but I'm still wondering if it's worth twice the amount for the EHX. I'll tried using an eq to boost my signal but that always adds more noise & changes my tone.
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Quote by Bertallica
Why not look into an MXR Micro-Amp or a EHX LPB-1 Power Booster. These will bring up your gain and saturation to cut through the mix and give you more sustain without changing your overall tone.

i use an LPB-1 and it works great, I've been wanting to try out the Micro-Amp but I'm still wondering if it's worth twice the amount for the EHX. I'll tried using an eq to boost my signal but that always adds more noise & changes my tone.


I've watch videos of both of them, I'm really liking em. Its like pushing a 'more' button!
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Main gear
Prs Custom 22
Gibson LP Junior
Marshall DSL 50 Head
Marshall 1936 2x12
Trex OD, MXR Super Comp
Korg Pitch Black, MXR Carbon Copy.
PedalTrain 2 (soft case)
#12
You should buy online mate, you'll be able to pick up a second hand Tubescreamer for 50 quid or so without having to buy a TS7. I'd also suggest the EQ idea. They are really excellent for what you're after. You can drive the amp a bit harder, boost the volume and kick up the mids at the same time.
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