#1
I'm looking for an overdrive that will give me a boost for solos. I play hard rock and metal and I will be using it with an already distorted amp. Which is better? Or are they both bad?


Thanks in advance
#2
The TS-808 would be the best, bt that's really expensive.

I know the SD-1 is good driving on its own, but might be a boost a bit too much if you're playing with an already distorted sound.

So ts-7
#3
I heard that the ts-7 is a more creamy sound than crunch. Is that true?
#4
Well, the Tube Screamers only slightly 'boost' the sound rather than actually distorting it. If you turn the gain down, it'll work perfectly.

Besides, you've got all the tone from the amp already, and all you need is a boost for solo's, right?
#5
are you going to boost your gain or boost your volume/mids to cut through the mix ?

an OD will not boost your volume enough, it will just boost the gain...
if you want to cut through the mix, buy an EQ, and boost your mids (and/or volume)
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#6
Quote by cmickd06
I heard that the ts-7 is a more creamy sound than crunch. Is that true?


Yes. But the TS-9 and 808 are far better.
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#7
I'm looking for a gain boost. And for the extra money is the ts-9 worth it?
#8
Quote by cmickd06
I'm looking for a gain boost. And for the extra money is the ts-9 worth it?


What do you play? I prefer the 808 to the TS-9, but it really depends on what sound you're looking for.
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#9
I play stuff like AC/DC, GN'R, Metallica, Ozzy. stuff like that but I will be using it just for solos.
#10
so should i get the ts-7? im gonna try it out at the local guitar store
#11
Quote by cmickd06
I play stuff like AC/DC, GN'R, Metallica, Ozzy. stuff like that but I will be using it just for solos.


I'd go with the TS-9 if you're willing to spend that kind of money. If not, go with the TS-7 (or the Bad Monkey)
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#12
I use an SD-1, but I simply use it to add the extra crunch. It seems to add a lot of treble to the sound though so you have to play around with the tone knob alot.
#13
Digitech Bad Monkey and pocket the extra cash.
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#14
Quote by Cmogi10
Digitech Bad Monkey and pocket the extra cash.


^You win

It's better than the tubescreamer anyway
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#15
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^You win

It's better than the tubescreamer anyway


Hm, I dunno, I like my TS's more, but the Bad Monkey is a great pedal.
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#19
Well the TS-7 is far from the real Tubescreamers and lacks alot. My dad has a TS-7 which i barley used and never use now since i got my TS-9. Times better Id say SD-1 or Bad Monkey or save up for a TS-9!
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#20
I think I'll go with the cheaper priced ones. What does the bad monkey sound like? I've only tried it on an ss amp.