So I need some overdrive pedal ideas. I'd like it to boost the amps od to get more gain, I'd like it to tighten up the sound ( bottom end), and keep the amps natural tone, these are a few I've been looking at:

Digitech Bad monkey

Ibanez TS808 Vintage Tube Screamer Reissue

Ibanez TS9 Tube Screamer

Maxon OD-9 Overdrive

Visual Sound V2 Series V2JH Jekyll and Hyde Overdrive and Distortion

I guess the jekyll and hyde pedal would be cool cause I could get a different sound with the distortion, but is the OD any good?

As for an amp, I'm currently looking but I just like to keep OD's in mind cause I'll probably end up getting one sooner or later.

Fender Highway One HSS Strat
Art & Lutherie Cedar Acoustic
Line6 UX2
No amp ... Help me find an amp
Last edited by mrxtreme_4 at Oct 31, 2008,
i haven't tried the visual sound one, but i think the jekyll side is meant to be more or less a clone of a ts808. could be wrong, though.
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What's the amp?
Gibson Les Paul Studio
Highway One Telecaster
Dean Evo
Mesa F-50
Laney GH50L
Vox AC30 C2
Ampeg V2
wont matter if you amp sucks

Epi Les Paul Std w/Duncans
Cry Baby From Hell
Marshall JH-1
EHX Metal Muff
MXR EVH Phase 90
Carl Martin Classic Chorus
EHX #1 Echo
Ibanez LU-20
Dunlop DCB-10
Crate V50112
Tascam US144

I'll be using the od to boost the overdrive channel if anything, to give it a bit more gain and to tighten it up.

EDIT: Like I said in the first post, I Don't have an amp yet, I'm looking. It'll be a decent amp, like a traynor ycs50 or a used jcm900, I'll be using the od to get them into metal territory if I need to or just to tighten it up.
Fender Highway One HSS Strat
Art & Lutherie Cedar Acoustic
Line6 UX2
No amp ... Help me find an amp
I always loved the sound of a tube screamer. Of course, that might be just a hair more gain then you are looking for.

For what you're looking for, I would get the boss overdrive.
Here is a link to what it sounds like. (may be a short introduction video that I would skip)
1979 Gibson Les Paul Silverburst
James Tyler Variax JTV89
Schecter C1 Classic
Ibanez RG520QS
Greg Bennett Torino TR4

Mesa Boogie Dual Rectifier
GSP1101 & Pod X3 Pro
Peavey 5150 & JSX
Bugera 6262 & 333XL
Carvin V3
Spider Valve HD100