#1
Hey there, currently I'm using a Jackson Kelly JS32T along with a Line 6 Uber Metal pedal. I'm looking to get an Overdrive pedal to boost my tone for solos and other lead sections. My enquiry is, what pedal would do a good job for what I'm looking for? Something that's cheap and does a decent job would do. I've been looking at pedals like a Boss OD-3 and an Ibanez TS-7 but I wanna know if there's other pedals out there that can serve the purpose better. Anyone who can help me, do assist me in my search. And many thanks in advanced
#2
I had the same problem.

I tried a few ODs but really like the tone on my amp alone.

So I went with an EQ in the effects loops and it works wonders for a nice boost on solos. Vey little tweaking gives you a nice volume boost and cuts through the mix nicely.
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#3
Hey thanks for replying. What EQ pedal are you using? I tried a Danelectro Fish and Chips EQ but it doesn't seem to be doing the trick for me. I know it's a cheap pedal and whatnot but all my friends have been recommending me OD pedals, hence why I'm looking into them now
#4
if you want an OD pedal get an ibanez tubescreamer, no idea about eq pedals though tbh
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#6
An overdrive pedal isnt going to boost your volume for solos. It'll just add noise onto your sound especially with a line 6 uber metal
#7
Quote by zamir666
Hey thanks for replying. What EQ pedal are you using? I tried a Danelectro Fish and Chips EQ but it doesn't seem to be doing the trick for me. I know it's a cheap pedal and whatnot but all my friends have been recommending me OD pedals, hence why I'm looking into them now



I have the MXR 6 band.
Worth every penny. And its cheap. I think I paid around 69.00
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#8
Quote by coolstoryangus
An overdrive pedal isnt going to boost your volume for solos. It'll just add noise onto your sound especially with a line 6 uber metal


listen to this man
#11
Quote by coolstoryangus
An overdrive pedal isnt going to boost your volume for solos. It'll just add noise onto your sound especially with a line 6 uber metal


So do you suggest I go with an EQ pedal instead?
#14
Quote by zamir666
At the moment I'd say no. I just hook up my guitar to my Uber Metal and straight into any amp those jamming spaces or gig venues supply me with. What EQ pedals would you recommend?


I would recommend the MXR 10-band EQ f you can.
I have the MXR 6-band and it works great, but I kinda wish I went with the 10 band for more frequency choices to mess with. It even has a slider just for volume.
At the time I was just expierementing, like you are trying to find a good solo boost.
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#18
Actually I think the MXR 6 band is one of the cheaper ones out there, besides the fish and chips.
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Actually I think the MXR 6 band is one of the cheaper ones out there, besides the fish and chips.


and the fish and chips is kinda the same features...
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#21
what amp are all these pedals going into?
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#22
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what amp are all these pedals going into?


i think a marshall AVT 50
or a Vox AD30VT

amirite?
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#23
At home I use either a Vox AD30VT or a Marshall AVT50. But when I'm outside, like I mentioned earlier, I use any amps jamming studios or gig venues provide me with. Most of the time they're Marshall amps
#25
Quote by Duv
Boost pedal or use your volume knob on your guitar to roll up a bit when you want to solo.


What Boost pedal to be specific? And doing that whole adjust the volume knob bit is too much of a hassle for me since I'm a vocalist/guitarist