#1
I'm looking for a pedal to give my clean tone a little more bite. I want something very mild, but noticeable. I play a lot of math rock (think Tera Melos) and need a little extra grit for heavier riffs. I looked at videos on Youtube of the tubescreamer/bad monkey/boss SD-1, but I couldn't get a good judge because everyone who uses those only plays blues riffs. Budget < $100. Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated.
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#2
I own a bad monkey and I love it. Great pedal. I would not recommend the sd-1. I find that boss pedals are tonal black holes and I could never get a good tone out of the sd-1. I would also look at the danelectro overdrives. The cool cat series has two different pedals and they sound great.
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#3
You could find an used Fulltone OCD for below 100. They do light to mild overdrive well.
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#4
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I own a bad monkey and I love it. Great pedal. I would not recommend the sd-1. I find that boss pedals are tonal black holes and I could never get a good tone out of the sd-1. I would also look at the danelectro overdrives. The cool cat series has two different pedals and they sound great.


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Also, youtube cant ever give you a proper and accurate representation of exactly what the pedal will sound like. Theres far too many variables like sound and camera quality, the mic placement, what amp is being used and its EQ settings etc
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#5
So the Bad Monkey isn't all about blues? It would sound good with light rock?
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#6
Tubescreamers are awesome. A staple in any guitarists arsenal. Gives just enough kick behind any rhythm or lead line to make a regular riff sound so much more powerful. Well, that's just my experience with it.
#9
I'm so torn between the Tubescreamer and Bad Monkey
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#10
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I'm so torn between the Tubescreamer and Bad Monkey


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Adjust the boost knob so it matches volume, and it's got just a bit of bite.. I like it, and what your describing is just what I use it for...
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#11
Wampler Super Ecstasy. It is intended for precisely what you want - just a bit of bite. I think it's just called the Ecstasy now.
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