Musician_Cooter
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#1
I'm wanting to use an OD to boost my Carvin V3M.
It's between the Maxon OD808 and Ibanez TS808
I hear they're virtually the same deal.
I would prefer a Maxon, however,
I found a TS808 for $100 though, So I'm kindly leaning towards it.
Opinions?
Guitar gear used:
LTD EC-1000 Sunburst (jb/'59)
'94 Peavey Reactor EMG loaded
Eleven Rack
Crown XLS1000
Avatar Traditional 2x12
Carvin Neo 2x10 and 1x15
Spaun Drum Kit
Dave_Mc
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#2
up to you really. the maxon od808 is the ts10. there's not a massive difference between any of them.
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Perverockstar69
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#3
Grab that Ibanez

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Offworld92
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#4
You could just get an Ibanez TS-7 or one of those Joyos for like $25. It's the exact same circuit in all tubescreamers...
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Perverockstar69
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#5
Not fully exact but almost the same anyway.

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Catalinbread Ottava Magus
Jim Dunlop CFH
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Offworld92
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#6
Well yeah. Semantics lol. I mean a couple of the resistors are different, but the circuit itself is the same, and that's by far the most important part.

I mean, if you want to pay an extra $100+ for a couple resistors, well.
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Fractured Instinct
(For fans of Death/Groove/Prog Metal)

Ibanez RGA42E
Ibanez S420
LTD H-301
Ibanez RG520
Peavey Predator USA
Douglas Grendel 725
Line 6 Pod HD500X
667
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#7
I just picked up Digitech Hardwire CM-2. It has an active EQ (Cut/Boots) and 2 settings for classic and modern. I like it better than my Maxon OD808. I use it as a fat boost/EQ - no gain. It's a great pedal.

I got mine at GC for $49.
SP1N3SPL1TT3R
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#8
Quote by 667
I just picked up Digitech Hardwire CM-2. It has an active EQ (Cut/Boots) and 2 settings for classic and modern. I like it better than my Maxon OD808. I use it as a fat boost/EQ - no gain. It's a great pedal.

I got mine at GC for $49.


As do I, that's including my TS9. The CM-2 makes all other TS clones sound, including modded screamers, ridiculously weak and thin.
Musician_Cooter
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#9
I ended up grabbing the Ibanez. I dont notice a significant change, but I haven't got to extensively play with it yet either >
Guitar gear used:
LTD EC-1000 Sunburst (jb/'59)
'94 Peavey Reactor EMG loaded
Eleven Rack
Crown XLS1000
Avatar Traditional 2x12
Carvin Neo 2x10 and 1x15
Spaun Drum Kit
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#11
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Danelectro Cool Cat Transparent Overdrive. Treble/bass knob, volume, and gain. That's what I use as a gain/volume boost on my board. I just picked it up a couple of days ago and I kind of fell in love with the thing.

Agreed, the Cool Cat pedals are amazing value. Sounds like a Timmy, without the waiting time and price tag.

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