#1
I have a JCM900 4102 (You can touch me if you like) but I want more gain out of it without having to crank it. I think I should get an overdrive. I have about £25-£30 to spend, and I definately want to go ebay as I get most of my stuff there (just bought nano clone!). I've been looking at the boss sd-1, and I see they go for less than £25 on ebay. The ibanez ts7 is also cathing my eye a bit, but I'm not sure. I want a good metal tone, as I play alot of metallica and megadeth, but I also love Zakk Wylde's heavy "Chugging" tone, you know what I'm talking about. I have a fab overdrive at the minute (shut up!), bt I don't think that's suitable.

BTW I will use it alot as a solo booster.


EDIT! Oh, and I could also get a dod 250 or dod yngwie malmsteen on thomann or £30
Last edited by duggyrocks at Jan 8, 2007,
#2
Well I have the Zakk Wylde overdrive, and it's great but noisy as HELL. The only way I can use it is with a noise gate.
I've heard that the Ibanez TS-9 and 808 are the best in the world, I'd check those out as well.
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#3
I've thought about the mxr zw before, but I decided against it. The tubescreamers are pretty dear (The ts-9 is £80+).

I'm not sure whether to get a boss sd-1, or an ibanez ts7, or a dod YJM or 250, or else save my money and buy a high end overdrive in the future (Like maxon or something).
#4
I'd definitely save up. Nothing sucks more than getting a mediocre product and then being able to get a much better one a week later.
Gibson Les Paul Studio w/ EMG 81/85
Fender American Vintage Series '52 Telecaster
Marshall JCM2000 DSL401
Roland MicroCube
Dunlop ZW-45 Wah
Dunlop Rotovibe
Dunlop MXR EVH Phase 90
Dunlop MXR Zakk Wylde Overdrive
Boss CE-5
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#5
Well...... Zakk uses a Boss SD-1......
Tone is all ...... well probably 75%, in your fingers.
The rest depends on your wallet's thickness !!

Keep the faith, baby!!
#6
No, he used to. He now uses his signature MXR ZW-44 pedal.
I think the SD-1 is better, though.
Gibson Les Paul Studio w/ EMG 81/85
Fender American Vintage Series '52 Telecaster
Marshall JCM2000 DSL401
Roland MicroCube
Dunlop ZW-45 Wah
Dunlop Rotovibe
Dunlop MXR EVH Phase 90
Dunlop MXR Zakk Wylde Overdrive
Boss CE-5
iSP Decimator
#7
The Digitech Bad Monkey is supposed to be a surprisingly good clone of the TS, and it's only $40 (USD).
#9
Quote by duggyrocks
^Is it analog or digital?

I believe it's analog.
#10
What advantages does it have over the sd-1?

Or maybe I should get an eq or something.

Heres my rig:

Ibanez RG321mh with EMGs 81/85, marshall jcm900, ibanez wd-7, dano fab overdrive, ehx small clone.

Suggestions welcome as to what I can add to my rig.
#11
The bad monkey is apparently a tubescreamer clone
i own one it is great
but probably not best for the metallica and megadeth or ZW chugging tone. That wasnt particularly helpful for you was it?
#13
Quote by duggyrocks
Well it helped me make my mind up, I'm ruling the bad monkey out.


That guy isn't using a valve amp with his bad monkey. It will boost your amp fine.
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