#1
I have about $100 to spend on an overdrive pedal and also maybe a distortion. I really am looking at BOSS'. So what should I get?

The DS-1 Distortion + SD-1 SUPER OverDrive

The 0S-2 Overdrive/Distortion

OR

Just The OD-3 OverDrive
Gear:

Squier Vintage Modified Telecaster Thinline
Galveston clear 5-string
Vox AD30VT
Orange Crush 35B
#2
What do you play? I just bought an MI Audio Crunch Box off ebay for like $82. Great pedal for all kinds of rock.
#3
Neither, if you don't like your tone, wait and buy a tube amp, an overdrive wont help Modeling/Solidstate.
Guitars:
Gibson Les Paul Standard
Gibson Explorer New Century
Gibson RD Artist
Fender American Standard Telecaster

Amps:

Framus Cobra
Marshall JCM800 2203 - 1960A

Pedals:

Crybaby 535Q
Rockbox Boiling Point Overdrive
#5
theres no reason to only look at Boss, you have other options you know.
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#6
get an Electro Harmonix Big Muff Pi, its a fuzz/sustain/distortion pedal that can get you sounds from nirvana to smashing pumpkins to jimi hendrix.

I started off with a ds-1 but i was really dissapointed in it and bought the big muff, so much more worth it

Theres an american and a russian version, the only bad thing about the russian version is it doesnt have a power source so you will have to rely on batteries.
If you really need the power source you could try buy the american version but it is slightly more expensive
#7
Quote by R.D
Neither, if you don't like your tone, wait and buy a tube amp, an overdrive wont help Modeling/Solidstate.


Yes and no. If you don't like your base tone chances are an overdrive isn't going to be your solution. Your best bet is to sell your current amp and save up for something nicer.

That said, overdrives DO make a difference even with SS/modeling amps. My Peavey Bandit 112 sounds considerably better with an overdrive in front.
#8
Quote by Grassy
Theres an american and a russian version, the only bad thing about the russian version is it doesnt have a power source so you will have to rely on batteries.
If you really need the power source you could try buy the american version but it is slightly more expensive

You know you can buy battery clips that have a Boss style plug on them so you can power battery only pedals with an adapter.
#9
the main reason I am looking into BOSS is my uncle works for them and said he would get me some pedals for Christmas, but ill look into the Big Muff pi
Gear:

Squier Vintage Modified Telecaster Thinline
Galveston clear 5-string
Vox AD30VT
Orange Crush 35B
#10
oh, if he can get them cheap, that's different. And you can always use them with a new amp. I'd go with the first option, the ds1 plus sd1, for a couple of reasons. Firstly, you have two pedals, so you can set up two different tones on the fly (and combine them for a heavier tone; often that'll sound better than one pedal with the gain cranked up higher). Secondly, there are a bunch of mods available for them, so if you decide you don't like the tone later, you can improve them. even if you can't solder, there are people who'll mod it for you (though obviously you might decide it's not worth the extra expense).
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#11
ok ill think about that
Gear:

Squier Vintage Modified Telecaster Thinline
Galveston clear 5-string
Vox AD30VT
Orange Crush 35B
#12
Quote by Grassy
get an Electro Harmonix Big Muff Pi, its a fuzz/sustain/distortion pedal that can get you sounds from nirvana to smashing pumpkins to jimi hendrix.

I started off with a ds-1 but i was really dissapointed in it and bought the big muff, so much more worth it

Theres an american and a russian version, the only bad thing about the russian version is it doesnt have a power source so you will have to rely on batteries.
If you really need the power source you could try buy the american version but it is slightly more expensive



Fuzz sounds better with batteries, and big muffs are fuzz not od/dist.

I go with jonmc, buy the boss's, mod late = proft.
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#13
If you can only get a pedal from boss, get a DS-1 and save up to get it modded by Keeley later, or get a DS-2. If you can spend $100 on any distortion you want though, get a Barber Dirty Bomb or a Hardwire SC-2. They both are really versatile and sound really good.
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#14
Quote by boboguitar
If you can only get a pedal from boss, get a DS-1 and save up to get it modded by Keeley later, or get a DS-2. If you can spend $100 on any distortion you want though, get a Barber Dirty Bomb or a Hardwire SC-2. They both are really versatile and sound really good.

Is this what you are talking about? http://www.instructables.com/id/Modify_Your_Boss_DS_1/
Gear:

Squier Vintage Modified Telecaster Thinline
Galveston clear 5-string
Vox AD30VT
Orange Crush 35B
#16
OK ill probably get those 2 pedals and then decide if I want to mod them
Gear:

Squier Vintage Modified Telecaster Thinline
Galveston clear 5-string
Vox AD30VT
Orange Crush 35B
#17
there are loads of different mods, too. I remember a while back i downloaded the keeley mods, too, and if you check all the stompbox building/modding forums there will probably be mods there, too.
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I'll have to put the Classic T models on my to-try list. Shame the finish options there are Anachronism Gold, Nuclear Waste and Aged Clown, because in principle the plaintop is right up my alley.

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