#1
im just looking for suggestings for what overdrive/distortion pedal i should get to go with my new amp and setupp

Guitar: standard strat, 64 les paul
Amp: fender twin reverb

I really love the twin reverb, i just got it. but now i definitely need a pedal to give it that something extra. i would like a versatile one but i play mostly blues stuff like hendrix and srv, but would also like to get good distortion for any rock type of music.
I have been suggested an ibanez tubescreamer by several people but im looking for some UG opinions on this.

thankk you
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#4
alright thanks guys ill check one of those out for suree

edit: just realized you guys typed to diferent pedals, didnt you? differences? lol
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#5
The Keeley blues driver is a must have for the sound you're looking for.
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Quote by ldzppln81
alright thanks guys ill check one of those out for suree

edit: just realized you guys typed to diferent pedals, didnt you? differences? lol

A TS-808 is one of the "vintage" chipsets of the Tubescreamer, which has different tonalities than other versions such as the TS-9. Robert Keeley is a well known modder and maker of boutique pedals, all of which have a distinctly edgier tone, unique to his pedals.

Compare Tubescreamers: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OWM6ezhRpVw
Compare Blues Drivers: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a7KIdfvzPuE

I personally own a Keeley Blues Driver, and it is by far my all-time favorite pedal. It's quite amazing really. I have a stock TS9DX, and have been tempted for some time to send it to Keeley for some "upgrades".

EDIT: You cannot buy a Keeley from a store. At least, you'll be extremely hard pressed to do so. Go here: http://www.robertkeeley.com/

You can also check out eBay. I bought mine off eBay and saved like $10.
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Quote by phat104u
A TS-808 is one of the "vintage" chipsets of the Tubescreamer, which has different tonalities than other versions such as the TS-9. Robert Keeley is a well known modder and maker of boutique pedals, all of which have a distinctly edgier tone, unique to his pedals.

Compare Tubescreamers: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OWM6ezhRpVw
Compare Blues Drivers: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a7KIdfvzPuE

I personally own a Keeley Blues Driver, and it is by far my all-time favorite pedal. It's quite amazing really. I have a stock TS9DX, and have been tempted for some time to send it to Keeley for some "upgrades".



thanks man. i actually just finished watching the blues drivers video, that helped clear things up. i got some thinking to do but im leaning towards the keeley bd. thanks for the help again
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#9
how much are you willing to pay? If you're cool with paying a little bit extra to get some very nice handmade boutique stuff, then these are my personal favorites right now.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hR4LOz2r2b0

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tpSxefuehxc

they're expensive, but they are the most responsive, touch sensitive pedals being made right now. I sold my TS9 Tubescreamer for the Mad Professor, but i am considering selling the Mad Professor for the Jetter GS3
#10
Ooooh, you sound like a perfect candidate for an MI Audio Blues Pro.

Look it up, you might just like it. MI Audio has superb feedback from many guitarists out there, and there's demo video's up on youtube that are very good.
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#11
You could also look up the MI Audio Blues Boy Deluxe. Quite a bit more versatile for a little more money.
#12
yea money isnt a factor for me thanks for the other suggestions, im definitely going to have to check these out on youtube
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#13
might even be worth getting an OD and a distortion. and/or a fuzz (if you need fuzz tones).
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how much are you willing to pay? If you're cool with paying a little bit extra to get some very nice handmade boutique stuff, then these are my personal favorites right now.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hR4LOz2r2b0

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tpSxefuehxc

they're expensive, but they are the most responsive, touch sensitive pedals being made right now. I sold my TS9 Tubescreamer for the Mad Professor, but i am considering selling the Mad Professor for the Jetter GS3

Mad Professors are massively overpriced IMO.

TS, if money isn't an issue, I say...

Klon Centaur.

But you might not be able to get one. Otherwise Hermida Zen Drive or a Keeley TS808
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Quote by phat104u
I was struggling to think of its name last night, but today I remembered. You should also check out the Catalinbread Dirty Little Secret. I've thought about getting one myself.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vr8dzLrc4xs


yea that ones definitely got a good sound too. the more i look into it im listening to more and more pedals on youtube and such and its getting overwhelming haha. i feel llike i may potentially be looking at a couple pedals. im still thinking however, that the keeley blues driver might have to be my first choice... love that type of sound
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#18
Quote by WtrPlyr
Mad Professors are massively overpriced IMO.

TS, if money isn't an issue, I say...

Klon Centaur.

But you might not be able to get one. Otherwise Hermida Zen Drive or a Keeley TS808


Eww. The Centaur as an OD is one of the worst sounds I've ever heard. As a clean boost it's awesome though. The Zendrive wouldn't really be right for the tones he's looking for. The 808 isn't either, except for maybe the SRV stuff. The Keeley BD-2 sounds like the best idea so far. Mad Professor stuff is definitely overpriced and I prefer other stuff by a long shot. If price isn't a concern, maybe a Kingsley Jester? Wait is currently 3 months though.
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#19
Quote by mmolteratx
Eww. The Centaur as an OD is one of the worst sounds I've ever heard. As a clean boost it's awesome though. The Zendrive wouldn't really be right for the tones he's looking for. The 808 isn't either, except for maybe the SRV stuff. The Keeley BD-2 sounds like the best idea so far. Mad Professor stuff is definitely overpriced and I prefer other stuff by a long shot. If price isn't a concern, maybe a Kingsley Jester? Wait is currently 3 months though.


haha yea thanks, i probably dont need a clean boost to the twin lol. and 3 months is a killer wait, ill check that out though, just for laughs
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#20
Quote by ldzppln81
yea that ones definitely got a good sound too. the more i look into it im listening to more and more pedals on youtube and such and its getting overwhelming haha. i feel llike i may potentially be looking at a couple pedals. im still thinking however, that the keeley blues driver might have to be my first choice... love that type of sound

Also keep in mind that Keeley comparison video I linked you to had poor sound quality. There are intricacies that come alive on the Keeley that you can't hear in the video. I can also tell you the Keeley is VERY sensitive to picking dynamics. If you lay off a bit, it turns into a nice creamy tone that you can't really tell if it's clean or overdrive.
#21
Quote by ldzppln81
haha yea thanks, i probably dont need a clean boost to the twin lol. and 3 months is a killer wait, ill check that out though, just for laughs


Yea, I'm willing to wait for stuff though. I've been on a few waiting lists for over a year. I've got a month left on one, a year on another and almost 2 years on the last one. It's a great pedal, especially for natural tube type tones.

You might want to check out the Hermida Mosferatu as well (wait is a week max right now, I got mine with no wait back in January). I find mine only works good with single coils though. It's too buzzy/middy for my humbuckers unless you turn down the Voice knob which muddies thinks up and makes the pedal sound too loose for me. I can nail that Robin Trower tone with it and a Univibe clone though. An XOTiC BB Preamp might be something to look into too.
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