#1
I have been looking around for the best overdrive pedal to run into the 'already heavy' channel of a metal tube amp ( peavey xxx and others ) to tighten it up and add more presence to the attack. I heard Killswitch uses to Maxon OD 808 for the purpose, and niether of their guitarists seem to be able to stop raving about the added tightness and clarity this drive pedal adds, not to mention the tone and sustain.

Any other suggestions? I'm not looking for some retarted thing like a Metal Master or whatever, I'm looking for a more mild drive that will tighten up an already heavy amp. Something that is transparent would be best. I've heard good things not only about the OD 808 but also things like the OCD, but I wasn't sure that particular pedal would add to the tightness of my sound, which is the primary reason I'm interested. Also sustain. So, I'm after tightness and sustain with as provided by a overdrive pedal. Budget is anything at or under $200 or so...

Please help!
#2
Well Dev Townsend also uses the Maxon, I think it's reckoned to be good for this kind of thing.
#3
The Maxon is basically an updated version of the Ibanez TS808. So really, a TS9/TS808 or anything like a tubescreamer would work. So i would a/b a TS808 and TS9, as the maxon and 808 are more expensive than the TS9.
#4
i like maxon very much, i all so like the boss super overdrive sd-1, i dont like much boss but this is a great overdrive pedal
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#5
Maxon OD808 I believe is even cheaper than the Ibanez TS808 IIRC, it's meant to be better quality too. I have no complaints, although it isn't true bypass if that bothers you.
#6
Quote by higherworlds
i like maxon very much, i all so like the boss super overdrive sd-1, i dont like much boss but this is a great overdrive pedal


Did you like the SD-1 for the purposes I have described ( tightening up + adding sustain to a loose metal amp ) or just because it was good all around?
#7
Maxon--->Tubescreamer modded---->Tubescreamer---->Bad Monkey

Also i prefered the bad monkey over the tubescreamer modded and un-modded but if you gigging the bad monkey wont last....
#8
I liked the OD-9 more than the OD808....try both. And try the OCD also.
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#9
If you're handy with a soldering iron and want a fun project try the BYOC Screamer. It's the same thing as a TS808
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#10
Quote by IbanezPsycho
Maxon--->Tubescreamer modded---->Tubescreamer---->Bad Monkey

Also i prefered the bad monkey over the tubescreamer modded and un-modded but if you gigging the bad monkey wont last....

The Bad Monkey isn't plastic, it's metal...
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#11
Quote by Kevin Saale
If you're handy with a soldering iron and want a fun project try the BYOC Screamer. It's the same thing as a TS808


Or, for that matter, try their version of the Pro Co RAT. Three of the switching settings cut out the distortion elements and lets it run solely as an overdrive.
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#12
Quote by aznrockerdude
The Bad Monkey isn't plastic, it's metal...


Build quality is build quality... I've had two digitechs that went bad on me right at the start, one other one lasted a few weeks. And if your gigging you really dont want a pedal to just stop working on ya... Metal casings have nothing to do with it...