#1
I own a valveking and i would like an overdrive pedal for it to clean it up. What would the best pedal for under 100$. The dealers around my area don't have a lot of selection so maybe suggest 3 or so if possible.

Also would an EQ pedal be a better choice or should i get a overdrive first. Maybe suggest a couple EQ's if possible
#3
I prefer the Bad Monkey like most Valveking owners...

If your playing nothing but metal i say go with the OD first.. If you doing everything else then get the EQ.. I would suggest a MXR108 its the best one out there at the moment..
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#4
Boss bd-2, without a doubt. if i had to only have one overdrive, it'd be the BD-2.
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I forget the name of it but there was a really cheap TS9 copy that you had to assemble yourself. Just some soldering from what I heard, easy stuff.
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^BYOC overdrive. It's actually a TS808 (most consider this the best version) but it comes with all sorts of extras and you can easily make it a ts9 or add more gain or what have you.
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#8
mxr makes mxr, lol. I would say get the blues driver. Your valveking covers metal and alt. rock pretty well, and the blues driver can boost your leads, and be a great overdrive, esspecially if you get a Keeley modded one, but that's over 100.
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i would like an overdrive pedal for it to clean it up.
i posted the pear and all i got was a mod edit and an email

I'll give you the benefit of the doubt and assume you want an overdrive. You'll find a huge bias towards the Digitech Bad Monkey - and quite rightly so, as it's one hell of a pedal for $50. It's on a par with the Ibanez Reissues, and even A/B'd with a maxon the difference is surprisingly subtle. The Boss BD-2 isn't bad, it's voiced a little differently which some players like, and some hate. Try out both and see what you think.
#10
I have tried and a/b'd the bad monkey with other overdrives through a marshall jvm. The bad monkey sounded incredibly sterile and digital. I cannot believe it gets so much praise here. For 40$, its still pricey. Id say go with the ts-9 or bd-2 over the bad monkey, cause to be honest, the bad monkey leaves much to be desired.
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#12
Dude, delete that pear before a mod sees. Anyways, I also like the Bad monkey.
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#14
^Fail, neither of those are overdrives.
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#15
The bad monkey is an amazing deal for the 50 bucks it cost

Its a great TS clone and its super transparent
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I have tried and a/b'd the bad monkey with other overdrives through a marshall jvm. The bad monkey sounded incredibly sterile and digital. I cannot believe it gets so much praise here. For 40$, its still pricey. Id say go with the ts-9 or bd-2 over the bad monkey, cause to be honest, the bad monkey leaves much to be desired.


Strange, seeing as how it is all-analog (despite the fact that it's made by Digitech.

Anyway, I would recommend either getting a bad monkey, or maybe a BBE Green Screamer.
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#17
I bet if it didn't say digitech anywhere on the pedal it would get even more praise

When you open it up and exam the components.. you are definetly getting a steal for 50 bucks!
#18
regardless of its analog circuitry, it still sounded sterile and digital, and in the realm of music, how it sounds is all that really matters.
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#19
well I don't know about the Bad Monkey but Digitech makes analog pedals too despite their name.


I've had mine exactly 30 hours and so far so good.

Use a GC coupon and it will cost you $43 bucks. Joke there. Not bad tho. Make sure you get the right power supply tho unless you are happy with batteries (which it comes with)

not arguing which is better as i hear the TubeScreamers are great
#20
Get a Danelectro Fish n' Chips and a Bad monkey.

The Bad Monkey is surprisingly good for the price. Don't know about the Danelectro, but it's very cheap and has some great reviews
#21
If you just want to clean it up a bit or get a little extra push i'd say an Electro Harmonix LPB-1. It's pretty much a clean boost that will clean up your sound and push your tubes a bit harder when you want it to. Otherwise as people have said the Digitech Bad Monkey is great or even a Marshall Jackhammer is quite nice at that price
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#22
under $100 i would definately say a Boss Super Overdrive. My main OD is a Tubescreamer but for the money the Boss is superb overdrive, fantastic for boosting an amp and good as a standalone overdrive pedal.
#23
I almost forgot, if you shop around you may be able to get a Fulltone OCD for under 100.
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Get a Danelectro Fish n' Chips and a Bad monkey.

The Bad Monkey is surprisingly good for the price. Don't know about the Danelectro, but it's very cheap and has some great reviews


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^ I'm talking used, I've seen em on ebay for around 100
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