#1
I did the search and got a few ideas, checked every pedal on the gear for metal thread which is what this will be for.

I have a VHT Pitbull, its pretty high gain. Currently using a TubeScreamer 808. I like it, I just know there is better out there. Also wondering maybe i should be using a clean boost instead?

I would love a Klon or a Tim, but I just dont think I have that much to spend.

Im really just looking to see what will give the best/tightest sound overall for a boost with a high gain amp.


Here is a little list of what I have already researched and would like to try. But if I missed any please add some more.


JETTER GEAR HELIUM BOOST
Bennett insane gain
Fulltone OCD
Catalinbread WIIO
Green Rhino
Germanium 4
green rhino
the SD-1
Signa Drive by CMATMODS
Gearmanndude's Luther Drive
Rivera Metal Shaman
GODBOX
RC booster
Emma OMP-1 OnoMATOpoeia
GHeffects golddrive or Roadkiller


If you have tried any of these please give a quick reveiw?

Thanks
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I own the OCD and love it. It's very true to what your amp sounds like and is pretty versatile within clean boost to heavy overdrive. I wouldn't call it a distortion by any means but it should suit you fine. It has a huge dynamic range and really responds well to picking nuances. However, I rarely turn the EQ knob past 9 or 10 o clock, 12 being in the middle. It's a very bright pedal and I pair it with a bright and and bright guitar. That being said, it still can sound like my deluxe cranked up with some tweaking,
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#3
Thank you, good description too. Im planning to get a VHT cab after Jan. Right now im using some crappy 7080's. But the amp does sound a little dark so maybe this pedal would be a good fit.
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Try to get your hands on a Danelectro Blue or Black Paisley, the Blue being more for classic rock and blues overdrive and the Black being for higher-gain stuff. As far as I know they aren't being made any more, but they are really versatile. The Blue Paisley has a tone switch that alters the mid-range from cut-normal-boost, a volume knob, a drive knob, and two tone knobs. Not for everyone, but it really lets you dial in a unique tone.
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well if you already have a ts808 a fair few of those are based on a ts808
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#6
If you want ridiculous gain, you can get a motherbucker. Although I'm not sure if that's too over the top or not (it's a 4 coil pickup)
#7
OCD has a flat EQ if you dont want a tonal change, only gain related.

do you want more of an OD or more of a boost?

Suhr koko boost. can boost or add grit. also has EQ i think?
#8
If you're just looking for some boost, you could always try an MXR 10-Band EQ. It has both Volume and Gain sliders, plus you can EQ it how you like, in case the OCD's flat EQ doesn't suit you or if you don't want a pre-set EQ. I just ordered one today for precisely this job.
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the green rhino, its a beast. i tried it side by side with a maxon 808 (and every other overdrive at gc) and it definitely won
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#11
Not sure if this was mentioned, but the JHS Morning Glory is fantastic. Very versatile, a reasonable amount of gain on tap, but you could easily use it as a clean boost as well. It can go from super chimey and grimey to fat and warm. They're a bit expensive ($200 new) but a really solid pedal.
#12
i love my OCD, as an OD, but not as a boost. its a great pedal just dont use for a boost.

the green rhino is great.

i really find my MI Audio Blues Pro, there is just something about it. that is what i use for a boost if i am playing something that needs to get boosted.
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OCD has a flat EQ if you dont want a tonal change, only gain related.

do you want more of an OD or more of a boost?

Suhr koko boost. can boost or add grit. also has EQ i think?



I guess just some boost. Something to tighten it up. I have plenty of gain with my setup. I use the tone and gain both at 0 on my 808.

Want something similar to OCD that wont change o colour your tone at all but makes it tighter.
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I've been hearing good things about the Mojo Hand Rook, but have yet to try one in person.
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I guess just some boost. Something to tighten it up. I have plenty of gain with my setup. I use the tone and gain both at 0 on my 808.

Want something similar to OCD that wont change o colour your tone at all but makes it tighter.


how is that going to work? making it tighter normally means cutting bass.

i mean your tubescreamer is probably already doing a pretty good job.

if it's too middy, then that's ok (i find the same thing at times with my ts clone).

Maybe something like a timmy? I say that having not tried the timmy, but i own teh dano cool cat transparent od v1 which is supposedly a cheaper clone.

EDIT: i don't think the ocd works too well as a boost. Again, i say that having not tried it but having owned a clone.
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Timmy? Can be had new from Paul for $130 IIRC.

Could always look at something a bit different like the Blakemore effects stuff? His two OD's reportedly make excellent clean boosts with tweakable EQ's.
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problem with the timmy is teh wait, not the price
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i mean your tubescreamer is probably already doing a pretty good job.

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it is, but I wanted to try some others.
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no worries

as i said, though, just make sure the others you try aren't just glorified tubescreamers
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Once again, the JHS Morning Glory would work great. It can be used as a clean boost, and with the EQ options could definitely be used to tighten up.

Just curious, but if you're leaving the tone on your 808 at zero, wouldn't that be a tad muddy?