#1
this is linked off a thread i posted a few minutes ago, sorry for the 'spam' haha

i'm really stuck , there's so many nice OD pedals out there to choose from and idk what one to go for

i've looked at:
Ibanez ts7
Ibanez ts808
Ibanez ts9
Maxon OD808
Maxon OD9 pro+
Maxon true tube OD
MJM phantom
Way huge green rhino

(i'm aware ibanez and maxon are pretty much the same but hey)

I play metal/hardcore/melodic hardcore mainly, but i do like to experiment out into other genres
i'm playing through a peavey jsx and an ltd ec-1000
I'm also in the UK

Any help or narrowing down would be much appreciated !
#2
ts-7 IMO you can get one fairly cheap and its almost the same circuit as a ts9 and i believe you can mod it to ts-9 specs if your handy with a soldering iron. they are extremely fugly though imo
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#3
TS7 would work fine.

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#4
TS7 is great but the Green Rhino is a bit more versatile than the rest. If all you need is a boost to tighten up your amp, just pick up a TS7. If you want a nice standalone OD in addition to a boost for tightening up your amp, the Green Rhino is a solid choice with awesome build quality.
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#5
take a look at the tonerider american od. Supposedly it's very close (if not a direct clone) to a ts9, with true bypass, and is £50 delivered.

I haven't tried it, but i have their distortion and chorus and they're both very nice for the money. They're also reliable (unlike things like biyang which sound good, but which break ).
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#6
Bad Monkey OD. Great OD for the price. I was going to get one but I sold some sports cards to get the OD808. Once I played it, I had to have it.
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#7
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Bad Monkey OD. Great OD for the price. I was going to get one but I sold some sports cards to get the OD808. Once I played it, I had to have it.

+1 for the Bad Monkey. I use to own one before I upgraded to the Maxon OD808, can't go wrong with either. I'd recommend either of them but if you don't own a noise gate I'd suggest getting that first (Boss ns-2/ISP Decimator) and then get a Bad Monkey instead of a tubescreamer if you can't afford one.

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#8
budget isn't really an issue, this is just so i can broaden my search and actually find the one that'd suit me best haha
i would get the ts7 for the price, but its OD sounds really thin imo, whereas the maxon pro+9 has a really full sounding OD

any other suggestions?
#9
Try the BBE Green Screamer.

Mostly because I have never heard one and want to know if they are any good. They are a nice price.
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#10
Owned both TS808 and OD808, The Maxon sounds "better" but the Ibanez is built better.
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#12
Well i'm going to suggest something a little less known, just to give you some more options. A guy on Youtube called Gearmanndude (sounds like jack black) sells his own personal pedal, the Luther Drive, and it sounds awesome imo. nice and clear and creamy, and he also has some videos comparing it to some other OD's to help you decide. It is $107 with shipping I believe, but you said price wasn't a problem.Heres a video with it vs the OD808. Good luck
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#14
I'm liking my maxon OSD9 I picked up for cheap used. maybe try that? might have to be patient, I only had to wait a week or so before one popped up in the classifieds near me. maybe it was luck.
#15
ts-7 is best for the price. it sounds good on its own but even better after you mod it. they are very easy to mod. i just modded mine to be an 808 and it sounds really good.
#16
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I'm annoyed the Fulldrive II didn't make the list. It's easily in the price range of the Maxons. (and better)
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#18
Maxon Od808 is just hands down one of the best things to happen to my tone. Can't go wrong with it.
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It may be a wee bit pricey/hard to come by but if you can get your hands on a Crowther Hot Cake (hand made in NZ), they are saweeeeeeeeet. It's my workhorse and through a blues jnr and my old 60's Harmony Rocket....dreamy.
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#21
Quote by rawkandrowl
Try the BBE Green Screamer.

Mostly because I have never heard one and want to know if they are any good. They are a nice price.


they aren't over here. Dude is in the UK.

Just to point out, a lot of the things (not just the BBE) suggested in here are not that great value here... that's why i suggested the tonerider.

But I mean if budget's not a problem you can go boutique (though a lot of those are poor value here too).
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#22
Ah gotcha....I wonder how much it would cost to build a tube screamer style pedal. I have been getting that thought in the back of my mind like it could be cool to build my own pedal. But I would have to start small. Maybe with some kind of kit or something.
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#23
yeah most of those kit guys are based in the USA too, so they're not as cheap here as they'd be in the US. Though I know of several people from the UK doing it anyway, so maybe it's not as dear as I thought. Or maybe they just wanted to try building one like you. I know places like BYOC etc. offer full kits... might be worth considering. Alternatively some places will sell the PCB separately, so it might be cheaper to get the PCB, and then see if you can source the parts more cheaply than the kit (though it might end up being a bit of a faff to save like $3, lol).
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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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#25
yeah there are a bunch of options. General guitar gadgets (something like that) is another one. There are a couple of EU-based ones in Germany, now that I remember, too- musikding or something like that, and there's another one whose name I can't think of at the moment
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#26
ONCE AGAIN ILL SAY IT! deltalabs tube driver! cheaper than cheap and great sounding!
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#27
Have you ever looked into the Fulltone OCD? It's a bit more expensive but I've had one for years and love it.
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#28
I'm not an experienced player.. but i think boss bd-2 is also a good pedal.. and i rarely seen it mentioned in this kind of topic.. isn't it?
#29
You might look at the Malekko Omicron Fuzz. I just got one in on Monday and so far I like it better than the TS9DX I was using before.


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#30
I really liked my vooodoo lab sparkle drive - 808 clone and clean boost in one pedal. I sold it when I needed cash and replaced with a dano cool cat transparent OD - have to say for a low cost pedal that thing is fantastic....
#31
i had a field day on black friday, MXR ZW OD for $30 bucks new
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#32
The Maxon OD808 is the OG, for the record.. *cough cough*

But, the Boss SD1, Ibby TS7/9, Digitech bad Monkey... The Boss and Bad Monkey are super easy to mod, too.
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The Maxon OD808 is the OG, for the record.. *cough cough*

But, the Boss SD1, Ibby TS7/9, Digitech bad Monkey... The Boss and Bad Monkey are super easy to mod, too.

The new ones are real cheap inside and aren't even an 808 - they're a TS-10 board.

You'd be further ahead to mod an OD9.
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#34
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I found it's a little bit heavier sounding then the tubescreamer and has a optional boost too
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#35
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The new ones are real cheap inside and aren't even an 808 - they're a TS-10 board.

You'd be further ahead to mod an OD9.

What the Maxon OD808? Really? That's disappoint.
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#36
Quote by rawkandrowl
Ah gotcha....I wonder how much it would cost to build a tube screamer style pedal. I have been getting that thought in the back of my mind like it could be cool to build my own pedal. But I would have to start small. Maybe with some kind of kit or something.


I build most of my pedals. Cost would depend on a few things. The components alone are like 5 - 10 bucks not including an enclosure. But, you need a decent soldering iron, wire cutters/other tools, copper clad board and some chems to etch it if you don't want to use veroboard or something similar, etc.
#37
I use a Biyang OD-8, a supposed TS9 (or is it a TS808?) clone. I like it.. and it hasn't broke on me.
#38
okay so i'm either looking at getting
ts-7 w/mod
maxon OD808
or the maxon OD9pro+

i'm still looking into a few of these suggestions but those 3 are appealing most atm
what would i have to do to mod the ts7?

-EDIT
the boss blues driver 2 also sounds like a good choice, its got a nice natural boost to it which is what i'm after, any opinions on that?
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#40
Quote by WhoDooVooDoo
I use a Biyang OD-8, a supposed TS9 (or is it a TS808?) clone. I like it.. and it hasn't broke on me.


I'm not sure either, I just know it sounds pretty tubescreamery. Mine hasn't broken either, but my other couple of biyangs (fuzz and phaser) did.

If you could guarantee it wouldn't break, it's a nice pedal, as it does the tubescreamery thing, but is also a bit more versatile with the different modes and chips.

Quote by JakeLTD
okay so i'm either looking at getting
ts-7 w/mod
maxon OD808
or the maxon OD9pro+

i'm still looking into a few of these suggestions but those 3 are appealing most atm
what would i have to do to mod the ts7?

-EDIT
the boss blues driver 2 also sounds like a good choice, its got a nice natural boost to it which is what i'm after, any opinions on that?


why are they appealing the most? Have you even read the responses in the thread?

I mean it's your money, and you're entitled to do what you want, but when I hear that the maxon od808 is a ts10 board i.e. not the sought-after one, at all... now I realise that a lot of the reasons that the original 808 is sought after are based on esoteric bullshit, but the od808 charges a similar price to the 808 and doesn't even deign to pay lipservice to that arcane bullshit, lol.

I mean it's like if I say "Probiotic yoghurt is bullshit, but it sells for £3 while normal bog-standard yoghurt sells for £1. Here, I'll sell you some normal yoghurt, but in a carton which says "Probiotic", for £2.50. It's a good deal, I think you should take it."



I mean if you just want a bog-standard TS, you can get one from e.g. tonerider for £50, and it's true bypass too (or at least claims to be).
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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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