PeaveyBOS429
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#1
I'm in a metalcore/hardcore band & im looking into a few tube overdrive pedals. I already have an EQ pedal in the FX loop, & a Noise Suppressor. I'm wondering which would be best for what I'm looking for. I've seen a few pedalhes in my price range, being the DigiTech Bad Monkey, Behringer TO800 Vintage Tube OD, & a Behringer VT911 Vintage Tube OD
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#2
Assuming you're using the VK and you're on the cheap, I'd go with the bad monkey. Its a solid boost pedal for the price and the treble and bass adjustments make it stand out above the competitors.
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bassmastamitch
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#3
What is your price range? Bad Monkey beats out Behringer, but there might be some that beat the Bad Monkey, depending on your budget.
bobafettacheese
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#4
I would look at the joyo vintage overdrive or ultimate overdrive, maybe even the gfs greenie, all pedals fall right in around the $50 (USD) price range, and are pretty amazing pedals for the price.
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Robbgnarly
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#5
I have a Bad Monkey and a GFS Greenie. Both are good pedals. The GFS is true bypas while the Bad Monkey is not.
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#6
The Bad Monkey is about the same price as the Joyo in the US aint it? If so, Bad Monkey all the way. Well, unless you want to go exotic with a Timmy.
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rob904
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#7
I'd go with the Joyo, or maybe the Biyang Mad Driver. I'm somewhat biased against Digitech.


EDIT: Completely forgot that the GFS Greenie is just a re-branded Biyang...
Last edited by rob904 at Sep 29, 2012,
bassmastamitch
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#8
Quote by Robbgnarly
I have a Bad Monkey and a GFS Greenie. Both are good pedals. The GFS is true bypas while the Bad Monkey is not.

Do you notice that much of a difference in bypass?
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#9
Quote by bassmastamitch
Do you notice that much of a difference in bypass?

the bad monkey sucks a little tone when it is off, but it is hardly noticable. The GFS I notice no tone loss at all.
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2009 Epiphone G-400 (SH-4)
Marshall JCM2000 DSL100
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Morley Bad Horsie 2
MXR Smart Gate