#1
I am new to this forum so my apologies if this topic has been discussed before. I am looking to add an overdrive pedal to my board that is flexible, does not color the sound, has a lot of headroom, has true by pass and cleans up well. The two that I have narrowed my search down to are the Hardwire CM-2 or the Xotic BB pre, the former being quite a bit cheaper.

I am kind of in analysis paralysis right now because both pedals sound good to me and I don't know which one to choose!! The Xotic seems to sound a bit more organic and warm to me, which is good, and the CM-2 looks cool. My setup is simple and consists of an American Fender Deluxe through an Epiphone Galaxie.

Any thoughts or advice on which pedal to choose would be greatly appreciated.
#2
Perhaps it's because the Hardwire line is fairly new but is there anyone out there that has used these 2 pedals before?