#1
Hello!

So I'm planning on buying a Fender Hot Rod Deluxe but I have one little question :

Would buying an overdrive pedal be worth it over the "stock overdrive" channel ?

I would like to achieve this tone :
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o1BmOfhqx00


Do you think the stock overdrive is good enough (if you have already tested that amp) ?


Thank you!!!!
#2
If you don't already have an eq pedal I would recommend getting one of them first
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#3
The Strokes use overdrive pedals anyway. That tone sounds nearly clean too. Just the slightest amount of dirt so you hear it on single notes, but the chords sound basically clean. I wouldn't use the HRD overdrive channel for that sound.
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Quote by sg4ever
The Strokes use overdrive pedals anyway. That tone sounds nearly clean too. Just the slightest amount of dirt so you hear it on single notes, but the chords sound basically clean. I wouldn't use the HRD overdrive channel for that sound.


Ja. When I tried the HRD the dirty channel was too dirty for me. Use a Jeckyl and Hyde on the clean channel for that light overdrive...
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I have it. For that tone, I'd say probably not. I like playing heavy stuff (Metallica, GNR, etc) but I need a better OD. I guess I picked the wrong amp...
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Quote by soulsablaze
If you don't already have an eq pedal I would recommend getting one of them first

You have to be ****ing kidding me.

TS, try the amp out, see if the drive channel works for you. I'm not super fond if it myself, but YMMV. Most HRD players wind up using pedals for drive sounds
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Quote by alans056
Thank you, so the pedal I was thinking is this one :
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CgcssTHoEmo

Seems good for what I'm trying to get don't you think ?


It would suffice imo. Or you could get the Visual Sound Jekyll and Hyde (look for a v1 on eBay) and then you'd have what Albert and Nick have!
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#9
Try out some Fulltone drive pedals, too. They have that indie-rock crunch sound as well.
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The HRD's distortion leaves much to be desired. You'd be better off getting a distortion pedal IMO.
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#12
a tubescreamer set as a boost REALLY helps the drive channel come alive. i heard a lot about people hating it, but with the ts it is nowhere near the worst overdrive ive heard haha.

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#13
The visual sound Jekyll and Hyde is too expensive for me, so I was looking for something similar but cheaper, si I found the Visual Sound route 808.