#1
I've been looking for a good OD to put in front of my Roadster to tighten up Channels 3 & 4, add some power to my palm muting, and make for a great lead tone.
I know that the TS9 gets a lot of attention--particularly when put in front of a Roadster, but I wanted to see if there were any other recommendations.

So, here's the list of potentials: Green Rhino, Jekyll & Hyde, SD-1, OS-2, and, of course, the TS9 (or the TS9DX).

I play a lot of hard rock and metal. Again, this is mainly for a boost, not something to distort a clean channel.

My budget if probably around $150--new or used.


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#2
do you want it to tighten your tone and all that good stuff?

if so then a tubescreamer is probably the way to go (at least without doing a ton of research).

by that i don't mean the ts9... i mean something designed like a tubescreamer. Most of the pedals you listed there are tubescreamer clones, or closeish copies.

you have a lot of options, basically.
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#3
try out the Maxon od808 or od9, Fulltone OCD, MXR Wylde Overdrive (i hear it has more "balls" then the ts9), MXR GT-OD Overdrive Pedal. give them all a try and which one you like.
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#4
I used to use my Maxon OD-808 for that. It sounds awesome. The stand alone OD on it leaves something to be desired but as a boost it can't be beat.
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#5
Fulltone OCD. Awesome OD, killer boost. IMO there's no other choice.
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#6
i have the bbe green screamer to boost the signal. try getting a pedal used on guitarcenter.com ive never bought used gear on there that has failed on me
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#8
The maxon od808 will love your roadster.
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#9
Digitech Hardwire Tube Overdrive. does the tubescreamer thing and has a mod switch that ups the gain. better EQ set up than a tubescreamer and a lot of the clones.
#12
Tube screamer type pedals seem to be the best for this type of function. The OCD is a good unit, but the bass is too boomy, it's just going to make things flabby and muddy.
#13
I can vouch for the Fulltone OCD as well (see gear). It does a great job adding more gain to your existing tone unlike some other pedals which create a whole new tone for you. Sounds like just the thing for you.
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#14
The 808 is a great pedal....but I still prefer the mid hump Ts9.
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So then the most popular seems to be the Maxon. How does that compare/differ from anything else on the list? Also, I haven't heard much from hear about the Jekyll/Hyde. Does anyone have anything to say about that pedal?

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#16
Maxon an Ibanez are the same pedal. So either one is a good choice. The TS is usually used as a boost because of it's mid hump and it's bass cut. By cutting the bass and boosting mids, it makes the tone tighter.
If you want a TS style pedal for cheaper, look into the Digitech Bad Monkey, but a TS will do you well.
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So then the most popular seems to be the Maxon. How does that compare/differ from anything else on the list? Also, I haven't heard much from hear about the Jekyll/Hyde. Does anyone have anything to say about that pedal?

Thanks

I've used the Jekyll and Hyde before, but not as a boost. You're better off just getting the Route 808 from Visual Sound (the overdrive part of the Jekyll and Hyde) than paying around $150 for the overdrive AND distortion on the J&K. The Route 808 is another Tubescreamer-type overdrive, and I find Visual Sound's new housing to be quite durable. I think they're around $90 used.
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#19
don't do the OCD, they arent the best boost at all.

any of the standard TS pedals will work just fine.
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#21
they're rebranded biyangs... gfs claims they're modified, i have no idea. Certainly the biyangs i've tried sounded pretty good, but the reliability was terrible.
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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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#22
green rhino ftw, best tubescreamer ever, love mine
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