#1
I'm looking for a pedal that adds more gain to my proco rat, but can also be used as a good standalone overdrive... nothing SUPER heavy, and I don't want an OD pedal that cuts the low end and boosts midrange like my old behringer did.

anybody got any good ideas? I was thinking the boss SD-1 or an mxr micro amp...
#3
Quote by ironkat
I'm looking for a pedal that adds more gain to my proco rat, but can also be used as a good standalone overdrive... nothing SUPER heavy, and I don't want an OD pedal that cuts the low end and boosts midrange like my old behringer did.

anybody got any good ideas? I was thinking the boss SD-1 or an mxr micro amp...

just a heads up, when i do the same thing that your doing (dist pedal + ts808) it comes out awful... just a heads up.

but, theres the TS9, always the TS9.

and the micro amp is a clean boost, not an overdrive.
#4
Get a Boss OD-3, I love mine it holds a tight bottom end.
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#5
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Get a Boss OD-3, I love mine it holds a tight bottom end.

thast what i hav, but i was under the impression he is tryin to boost his current gain, such as a micro amp would normally for a clean channel,,,, the boss tends to just creat a new distortion, and belie me when u put tjhe boss plus ur amps distortion and gain it soud awful!
#6
Indeed, the OD3 is good, I've got one too, tightens everything up, and sounds great on its own too.

What amp do you have anyway?
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#7
Quote by callum2903
thast what i hav, but i was under the impression he is tryin to boost his current gain, such as a micro amp would normally for a clean channel,,,, the boss tends to just creat a new distortion, and belie me when u put tjhe boss plus ur amps distortion and gain it soud awful!

Yeah I use it on top of my amps od, it sounds great.
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if u got money, OCD. if not, TS9.
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just a heads up, when i do the same thing that your doing (dist pedal + ts808) it comes out awful... just a heads up.

but, theres the TS9, always the TS9.

and the micro amp is a clean boost, not an overdrive.


I'm guessing it's because you have the distortion set to full on, or whatever it is you generally use it for (a sound that you would like using the pedal alone). The trick is to set the distortion on lower gain settings, around 1/4th of the way, and have an OD boost it.
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#12
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I'm guessing it's because you have the distortion set to full on, or whatever it is you generally use it for (a sound that you would like using the pedal alone). The trick is to set the distortion on lower gain settings, around 1/4th of the way, and have an OD boost it.

no, dont tell me what i do.

i have it set to one, but i stopped doing that.
#13
Quote by Arlabester
no, dont tell me what i do.


Didn't I read "I'm guessing"? Don't get so goddamn defensive dude.

I would suggest the OD-3 as with everyone in here for the tight bottom end.
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Didn't I read "I'm guessing"? Don't get so goddamn defensive dude.

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The Tube Screamer (TS9, TS808) is just perfect for what it does, especially for a boost
#15
Quote by ironkat
I don't want an OD pedal that cuts the low end and boosts midrange


Your Options:

NOT a Tube Screamer. It does just that.

1) Fulltone OCD - $143
2) Boss Blues Driver - roughly 70 i think
3) Boss OD-3 - i cant recommend since i haven't played it, but its been brought up.

The OCD is the best OD pedal i have ever heard or played. Its versatility is astounding, from moderately overdriven blues to black sabbath, all on the same amp with a twiddle of a knob. Its very transparent as well. I'd go with it and just pay the $$$.
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#16
Quote by SRVStrat808
NOT a Tube Screamer. It does just that.



NOT if he switches out the bass cut capacitor to .022uF. i have enough bass to turn the tone control all the way up. and its still got tight bass.
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#17
I don't want an OD pedal that cuts the low end and boosts midrange


Oh, I didn't see the "don't"

You can always mod a TS for more bass and less mids, but meh.
#18
Quote by ECistheBest
NOT if he switches out the bass cut capacitor to .022uF. i have enough bass to turn the tone control all the way up. and its still got tight bass.


, helped you out there .

Yeah if you're willing to mod your tube screamer go ahead, but the OCD still will sound better. There's just something extra there.
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#19
ah. woops lol xP

i'm just a pedal mod/builder so yea. it's my way of doing it. if u don't know how though, don't risk it.
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