#2
You can use it two ways. With the drive turned down and the volume turned up you can use it as a signal boost to "overdrive" the amp, making it distort.
Or you can add distortion within the pedal itself by turning up the drive control which is supposed to simulate an overdriven amp.
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#3


So if I understand well, you bought a pedal even knowing what it does
#5
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So if I understand well, you bought a pedal even knowing what it does

So if I understand you well, you commented without understanding well.

Just kidding.

TS - What cathbard said. With your amp you'd be more likely to do the first one.
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#6
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So if I understand well, you bought a pedal even knowing what it does


you extrapolated that conclusion, way to make assumptions
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#7
It would get you more br00tlz.
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#8
What Cathbard said. Also, most OD pedals are based on the Ibanez TS808 tubescreamer and share it's tonal properties - which means they cut some bass. Metal players tend to like this because it makes the sound "tighter".
#9
Quote by TheQuailman
What Cathbard said. Also, most OD pedals are based on the Ibanez TS808 tubescreamer and share it's tonal properties - which means they cut some bass. Metal players tend to like this because it makes the sound "tighter".


I doubt most OD pedals are based on the TS808, some of them are.
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#10
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I doubt most OD pedals are based on the TS808, some of them are.

Eh, arguably most are. He's not saying they're all clones, though in the boutique OD department they damn near are. Based on and copy of are two different things.
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#11
Quote by FuzzLove
I doubt most OD pedals are based on the TS808, some of them are.

I think you'd be surprised at how many actually are.

Fixing the lack of bass response on a tubescreamer is easy - if that's what you want.
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Marshall JTM45 clone
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Atomic Amplifire
Marshall 1960A
Boss GT-100


Cathbard Amplification
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#12
Quote by FuzzLove
I doubt most OD pedals are based on the TS808, some of them are.

Most are... either in terms of tone or circuitry or both. It takes very little change in the circuit to fundamentally change a pedal's tone, so two pedals that don't sound much alike can still have fairly similar blueprints. On the other hand, the 808 sound is pretty iconic, so it's copied often.
#13
Quote by TheQuailman
Most are... either in terms of tone or circuitry or both. It takes very little change in the circuit to fundamentally change a pedal's tone, so two pedals that don't sound much alike can still have fairly similar blueprints. On the other hand, the 808 sound is pretty iconic, so it's copied often.

The list of direct 808 copies is huge. Then add the 808 circuits with added features or slight tweaks, then add the 'inspired by' type of pedals, then finally the 'loosely based on' ones and you've got a huge portion of the market.
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#14
I was aware that a lot of OD pedals were, but I didn't realise that the a large majority were, interesting.

So when you hear of people modding their Tubescreamers, is that usually to fix bass response? Or are there many other mods that noticably change the sound? Just wondering why so many people mod them.

I think 'loosely based on' is abit too much, you could say that about anything to do with anything.
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