#1
Since i got extra money from the holidays, i was thinking about getting a new pedal or two.
I was thinking about getting the Boss BD-2 Blues Driver and a VOX V847A Wah. I play classic rock and blues do you think this is a good idea to get. my price range is ~$195(USD)

I play on a Epiphone SG vintage through either a Fender Champion 110 or a Fender Stage 160
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#2
I recommend a tube screamer over the BD-2. Maybe a used modded one.
For a wah, I'd say the Crybaby 535q over the vox. I got a used one for $70 and it works great with my sg.
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#3
I think the blues driver only works with a tube amp. Like an overdrive. It will still change the tone of a solid state amp but not in the way it should.
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#4
Quote by wildwildwes594
I recommend a tube screamer over the BD-2. Maybe a used modded one.
For a wah, I'd say the Crybaby 535q over the vox. I got a used one for $70 and it works great with my sg.



This.

There's a lot of controversy over Boss pedals, but if you really want a nice quality sounding pedal for the style music you play, I recommend a tube screamer.

For wahs, the 535Q is probably the best bang for you buck because its very versatile and its quality is superb.


EDIT: Also I recommend the Hardwire SC-2. It's like two pedals in one and it does everything. Sounds great and its built like a tank.
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#5
That crybaby is out of my price range. I heard the VOX is better for blues and classic rock.
Which tube screamer do you recommend, right now I'm using my brothers tube screamer TS9, which is ok.

(remember my price range: $195(USD))

@dez: Why would a pedal be different for a tube amp? I'm pretty sure the blues driver is for both.
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#6
Quote by IdntNedUrCvlWar
This.

There's a lot of controversy over Boss pedals, but if you really want a nice quality sounding pedal for the style music you play, I recommend a tube screamer.

For wahs, the 535Q is probably the best bang for you buck because its very versatile and its quality is superb.


EDIT: Also I recommend the Hardwire SC-2. It's like two pedals in one and it does everything. Sounds great and its built like a tank.



This, I have one, and its great for a lot of lower gain music, can't quite do metal, but gets close. And it is built like a tank, you will not regret buying one.
#7
Overdrive: drive or work too hard
Overdrive pedals are typically used to boost your guitars signal into your preamp tubes for more gain. its not going to work as well with transistors (when pushed sound bad, crank your champ on the drive/gain/distortion channel) as with tubes. It should still work on the clean channel, although not as well because you won't have any tubes to overdrive. I'm just stating its not going to react the same way as stevie ray vaughan putting a tube screamer through a tube amp. Im not an expert so i always hope someone else can second my opinion. *Hint!*

Just try it out in store on a similar amp to your main amp. On similar settings. And if possible at a similar volume (watch out on the distortion channel if you choose to try it out with the blues driver. Dangerous feedback.)

Good luck!
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#8
^I've always been told that overdrive pedals just emulate an overdriven tube amp.
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#9
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#11
well right now, i use a tube screamer on my amp, but i never put it on the overdrive channel always on clean. I use it for a little drive not much sorta like a boost and only turn the gain up for some songs.

But that tube screamer isn't mine, if i go to guitar center and i dont like the blues driver ill check out the tube screamer.
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#13
I second the MI Audio Blues Pro. I've only played the Deluxe version (which essentially has a broader EQ setting) and I was thoroughly impressed by it.

I have no idea about quality, but I have heard solid things concering MI Audio.

I can't help with Wah. I'd rather buy into the Lovepedal mini-range.
#14
Is it hard to mod pedals?

And like that Crybaby someone suggested the MI Audio Blues Pro is out of my price range.
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#15
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DGj9IU5os94 here's a video that might give you more of an idea about the differences between a few types of OD pedals.
Edit: That Blues Driver is a modified one.
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#16
I went to guitar center today, i played with that crybaby and i don't like it, it had to much of a volume boost. But i liked the blues driver, i got one for $66 on ebay. I think im gonna get a VOX v847a or a Vox Clyde McCoy Wah if i can find one.
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#17
I really don't think that pedals are worth it at the moment, considering your amp situation. Not horrible, but could use improvement. That said, you're not going to find a good wah new for less than $100. Look into Morley Wahs. Whoops no links to ebay. Search ebay for "Morley Bad Horsie 2."
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I went to guitar center today, i played with that crybaby and i don't like it, it had to much of a volume boost. But i liked the blues driver, i got one for $66 on ebay. I think im gonna get a VOX v847a or a Vox Clyde McCoy Wah if i can find one.


If your talking about the 535Q, it's because it has a built in boost (the little red switch on the bottom right). You can turn it off.
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#19
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If your talking about the 535Q, it's because it has a built in boost (the little red switch on the bottom right). You can turn it off.


I turned it on and off even with it off, it had a good amount of volume boost, which I don't like.

Anyone have an opinion on the Guddy Guy sig wah?
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