#1
Hi guys.

I have a Mooer Hustle Drive, which as you may know is an OCD clone. This is my main drive, but I notice I miss some grit for solos.

Soul Food is awesome or so I've heard, and I played a Mooer Green Mile in front of the Hustle and it worked great. But as for the Soul Food; WILL IT CUT ?
#2
What are you wanting the pedal to achieve? If you want grit then most TS pedals should do. I am a fan of the soul food pedal and I use it for grit rather than a boost. Also depends on what amp you are playing through. I found that it responded really well to my old Vox Ac15 that I used to have.
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#3
What amp?
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#4
If you like a straight boost, the Duncan Pickup Booster provides 25dB of clean gain. It can also make single coils sound more like humbuckers.
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#5
I would think an OCD clone would have more gain than the typical ts or Soul Food. I think I'd go for a ts type pedal, I'd suggest a used Digitech Hardwire series CM2, they go for $30-$40 used and its a solid od pedal that gets along well with other pedals (for stacking).
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^ yeah my cheapo joyo ocd clone has a bit more than a ts. I'd have said the soul food was much of a muchness in terms of amount of dirt compared to an OCD but I never bothered to try them head to head, that's just the feeling I get.

As cath said, what amp? and what type of tones are you trying to get?
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^ yeah my cheapo joyo ocd clone has a bit more than a ts. I'd have said the soul food was much of a muchness in terms of amount of dirt compared to an OCD but I never bothered to try them head to head, that's just the feeling I get.

As cath said, what amp? and what type of tones are you trying to get?


I'm using a Bugera V22. Often live, and in rehearsal rooms I play over a Twin Reverb though. But the tones I try to get are like his @1.51; https://youtu.be/OrQJjT66KUI?t=1m51s and John Mayer type tones. I play a lot of neo soulish kind of music, and I'm looking for a nice full tone on the edge of break up but with enough hair too solo with. Preferably something which responds well with the volume knob.

And then also full on rock tones, and using a boost to just make playing a breeze, really.
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#8
Thanks.

Yeah that's not a super-saturated tone- I'd probably err on the side of one of the less middy/less tubescreamery type overdrives for that type of tone. I think the soul food would probably do it. Then again the hustle drive (unless it's pretty dark like the joyo clone) should get into the ballpark too.

It sounds like he has a fair bit of reverb on there too (just in case you didn't notice; you probably did ).

For the full-on rock tones I'm not sure I'd want a soul food, though- it's a bit like the ocd in that respect (I'm going by my joyo; i haven't tried the real thing nor your mooer version), it has a fair bit more gain than most ods but still doesn't really sound like a distortion pedal to my ears.

if you want a boost to make playing a breeze, though, conversely something in the tubescreamer or boss sd1 camp is probably the thing- the added mids, tightened bass and compression are what make playing feel effortless.

I realise that's not a ton of help, what I've basically told you is "what you really want are 3 pedals"

Something which can sort of do both might be worth considering- off the top of my head, the digitech/hardwire CM2 tube overdrive or the nobels odr1 might be worth a try. They can both sort-of do the tubescreamer thing (the cm2 possibly a bit better than the nobels) and can also sort of both do the flatter mids thing (the nobels possibly a bit better than the cm2). That might actually be a plan to save you from having to buy two pedals. though for the full-on rock stuff, unless boosting your hustle drive does it, you still might want another pedal to absolutely nail it.
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the CM-2 is a great TS style pedal with a better EQ. it also has a switch which will up the gain which might help when using a twin. however you might want to look for an overdrive that has a built in clean boost. i use a T-Rex Crunchy Frog for this. the overdrive is very much in the TS style while the boost function works seperately or with the overdrive which makes for a very versatile pedal. the boost bypasses the tone control so it doesn't really mess with your amps tone when used but wil add some hair for leads. when used with the overdrive it adds some hair and volume (the boost is adjustable). the Crunchy Frog also sports a blend knob to adjust how much how much straight signal is used and how much affected (overdriven) is added. again a nice feature
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i would look hard and long into a zendrive. they aren't as cheap though, but they are worth it.
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Thanks!

I still don't know which pedal I should get. The options are too numerous. I guess I'll reserve myself a day to get to all the overdrive pedals and see what works best. Good to know the potential hits guys
#12
yeah if you can try a bunch, that's the thing. bear in mind you really want to be trying them into a similar amp to yours to really see how they'll sound for you.
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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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