#1
I am new to the forum and this is my first post but I have been hanging out here a while.

I am looking for a pedal to boost my amp. And was wondering what would be the best pedal for this. I know the Maxon od-808 and the Ibanez TS-808 are really good but I haven't tried any of them out. What I'm trying to do is tighten up my dual rect for some of the heavier stuff that my band plays. And I know bands like Killswith and Bullet do use overdrives in front of their amps to do this. And info on which one would work the best would be great.
Gear:
Paul Reed Smith Standard 24
Paul Reed Smith Custom 24
77 Les Paul Deluxe
Mesa Dual Rect (eurotube personal fav tubes)
Randall 4X12 (v30's & G12T-75’s)
#2
IMO, tubescreamers and (most) clones are slightly over-rated, especially if you're looking at the ts-808. If you're dropping that kind of money, save yourself a few bucks and get a Fulltone OCD. It's more versatile and sounds better.
My Gear:
Fender Deluxe Fat Strat
Taylor 410ce
Fender Hot Rod Deluxe
Blackheart Little Giant
Zakk Wylde Wah
Fulltone FullDrive 2
Fulltone OCD
Fulltone GT500
Fulltone TTE
Boss Metal Zone
Line 6 Delay Modeler
#3
KsE uses the maxon if thats what you are looking for, im guessing the ibanez will sound pretty close
My Gear:
Schecter C-1 Plus with EMG 81/85(18v mod)
PRS Tremonti SE
Randall V2
Genz Benz G-Flex 212
BBE 482i Sonic Maximizer
ISP Decimator Prorack G