#1
Hey I want to get a OD pedal, I'm considering the Bad Monkey because I like monkeys, and I hear it's a decent pedal. I've got a 30w tube amp (Crate VC3112) and a PRS tremonti SE. I was looking for something sort of cheap, but should I save for something better? I occasionally hear amazing things about this Fulltone OCD pedal. Is it worth it?
#2
I can't recommend it enough. I personally prefer it to the tubescreamer.
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#5
I've heard the fulltone is great as well, but for the price I don't think you can beat the bad monkey.
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#6
you might want to try the boss os-2 also.you can mix distortion and overdrive as you please.
#7
I say Fulltone. Or maybe a Boss Blues Driver. Don't let the name fool you, u can crank it up in front of an already driven tube amp and it acts like a booster pedal.
#8
I've the Bad Monkey and I think it gives me great vintage tones.
#9
Quote by PumpkinPieces
The Bad Monkey should be just right, I love mine and its on almost all the time when I play with my band.


Yes, but Maxon OD-808 and Ibanez TS-9 and Fulltone OCD are best for boosting smaller tube amps and big ones too, many artist use those for that sort of thing.
#10
The bad monkeys 50 bucks though

And its a damn fine screamer clone if not better
#11
Quote by Silky Smooth
The bad monkeys 50 bucks though

And its a damn fine screamer clone if not better


different ball park my friend, I've used them all in stores on my amp with my guitar >;]
but bad monkey is okay at best
#12
Its a hard comparison... the Bad Monkey is very nice, gives a great tone and sounds very close to the TS-9, just with the extra low end control (which is especially useful in many cases, if you have a trebly guitar or amp).

That being said I still prefer the TS-808 slightly, though it is not by a lot, not for the extra almost $100... so IMO you should go for the Bad Monkey.
#13
Quote by Wylde_Life
Its a hard comparison... the Bad Monkey is very nice, gives a great tone and sounds very close to the TS-9, just with the extra low end control (which is especially useful in many cases, if you have a trebly guitar or amp).

That being said I still prefer the TS-808 slightly, though it is not by a lot, not for the extra almost $100... so IMO you should go for the Bad Monkey.


also depends on your amp settings too, but the Maxon OD-808 has tone nob that does low end when set low and high end when set high so its actaullly pretty versatle but sounds great in front of a high gain setup and high output pickups, thats what it was really designed for really, I didn't like the TS-808 for my setup and for the style of music I play

hey but isn't that why we test them out lol
#14
You've gotta remember that most of those overdrives are clones of the TS... So there gonna sound very similar. In fact in a blind test I highly doubt anyone would be able to correctly identity what pedal was being used.
#15
I gotta check out a bad monkey some time next moth
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