#1
Well, I've finally decided to get my Marshall fixed, and that means I find myself in need of a new OD pedal!

I used to have an MXR Zakk Wylde 44 OD that I used with it, but I ended up selling that one to help fund accessory purchases with a new guitar. I also find myself wanting a pedal with more clarity.

So I guess what I'm wondering is if I should just go with the BOSS SD-1, or go all out and get a Maxon 808 OD? (I figure it's basically a tubescreamer for less money). The shop I'm taking my amp up to is selling the 808 new for $119 USD, which seems like a really low price for those kinds of pedals. I've played the SD-1 a long time ago, but have never got a chance to compare the two side by side.

I play music like In Flames, Metallica, Iron Maiden, Children of Bodom, Dark Tranquility, basically any melodic/heavy metal. I also like to play punk like Rancid, Pennywise, Anti-Flag, and the Unseen from time to time.

EDIT: Also some metalcore/NWOAHM too. Avenged Sevenfold, Shadows Fall, Trivium, As I Lay Dying.

Help would be appreciated
- Gibson Flying V 120 #1 (White)
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- Jackson DK2M

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- Many pedals, plus other stuff
Last edited by FlightofIcarus at Mar 7, 2007,
#2
compare them if at all possible.

if you can't, it depends on the type of stuff you want to play, but I'd say maxon.
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#3
Well if you like the Maxon for the sounds you want, go for it.
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