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Old March 20th, 2013, 02:12 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I ain't got 300 bucks

I don't have 300 bucks to spend on a overdrive pedal. Is there anything out there alot cheaper that could come close to a Okko Diablo. I sure like that sound.

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Old March 20th, 2013, 02:19 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I like the Durham Mucho Boosto.
The old bigger box ones have less drive than the newer
small box model.
I'd say the newer one has about 25% more gain.
You can sometimes find em' used for $100ish bucks.
They used to retail for about $219.
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Old March 20th, 2013, 02:21 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Fulltone Fulldrive Mosfet 2 - OD + Boost in one pedal. $190 tax inc brand new
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Get something that is good for the Blues... with a thread starter like that I want some soulful lyrics now : )

I liked the EWS Brute Drive which is also a Distortion + Boost set up and gets some similar sounds.
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Build your own! Tagboard has the verified layout up. Shouldn't cost more than maybe $50 in parts + some of your time.
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Old March 20th, 2013, 06:09 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Go for it.

I don't have $300 bucks either, or $207. 40 for that matter.

However that story has already been told and passed into internet oblivion.

May it rest in peace.

There are plenty of 'build your own' sites on the web. Some require membership to access board diagrams and the build out instructions.

After my experience of the last few months (and days) god knows I will be rolling my own in the future.

If you can wield a soldering iron and know the difference bewteen a resistor, a cap and diode you should be all set. I would recommend a good multimeter.

A grounding strap and pad is also advised. You don't want to blow out any IC's.


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Old March 20th, 2013, 08:10 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Tagboard is a free site run by a cool guy. They have a lot of pedal layouts put up, almost 1 per day on average. Some mass produced, some defunct, some home brew ROG type stuff and even "boutique" pedals. A great community over there. IVIark and Mirsol do a fantastic job.

The only drawback? A lot of them seem to be from Europe (Not bad but it means a lot of the links they post to great deals, cool items etc aren't as viable for US based readers)
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Tagboard is a free site run by a cool guy. They have a lot of pedal layouts put up, almost 1 per day on average. Some mass produced, some defunct, some home brew ROG type stuff and even "boutique" pedals. A great community over there. IVIark and Mirsol do a fantastic job.

The only drawback? A lot of them seem to be from Europe (Not bad but it means a lot of the links they post to great deals, cool items etc aren't as viable for US based readers)
+1 Tagboard, Mark has even taken time to answer a few of my noob questions. I am still a beginner but I have built a Emerson Drive and a Super Hard On using their Vero layouts. Working on another SHO with a Volume and the Cornish Buffer now. Good stuff.
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Old March 21st, 2013, 05:02 AM   #9 (permalink)
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It all depends upon what you want to sound like. . .you can get some okay pedals used and there's some NIB that are cheap and good.

Check out a website like Musicians Friend and sort for Effects pedals, then category distortion/overdrive/fuzz etc. then sort price from low to high.

Next look for the youtube demos for pedals in your price range. Next you can go to the Guitar Center website for used pedals to get an idea of what the price range for those pedals is used.

Then check out Craig's list, pawn shops or wherever used pedals are sold for the best deal. .
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I don't like crunchy, I like a good creamy smooth overdrive. I was told to look at a JoYo Sweet Baby, it was suppose to be cool for a cheaper pedal and built very well.
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There are tons of great pedals for less than 100 dollars, for that matter, less than 50. You could by several pedals. I would go to a big music store and start trying them out.
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I don't have 300 bucks to spend on a overdrive pedal. Is there anything out there alot cheaper that could come close to a Okko Diablo. I sure like that sound.
Machine Head Pedals. Excellent OD in many shades.

http://www.machineheadpedals.com/


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Fulltone Fulldrive Mosfet 2 - OD + Boost in one pedal. $190 tax inc brand new
Sweetwater is running a sale on Fulltone Pedals.. MOSFET 2 is $143
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Old March 25th, 2013, 01:40 AM   #14 (permalink)
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Meh, that OKKO thing didn't sound any better than my MI Audio Blue Boy Deluxe. The boost makes it sound like a Metal Zone. Double meh. The MOOER Rumble Drive is also "smoov and creemy". That means it's NOT super high gain and the tone emphasizes the low mids and there's not a ton of chirp on the note attack.
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I don't like crunchy, I like a good creamy smooth overdrive. I was told to look at a JoYo Sweet Baby, it was suppose to be cool for a cheaper pedal and built very well.
Used Fulldrive pre-mosfet FD2 (light blue one with 3-way togggle)- $99 on ebay. Bad Monkey- $50 new.
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Old March 25th, 2013, 09:27 AM   #16 (permalink)
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I have heard the Okko Diablo a few times. It does always sound rather fat. The
player is great which helps too. You would think you could find something
like that on this side of the Atlantic...for a decent price..I guess just experimenting.,
...but, that will cost too....lol
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Machine Head Pedals. Excellent OD in many shades.

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Great rich sounding OD pedal with good low end but of course most of Burgerman's videos make the pedals sound good...:)
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Old March 25th, 2013, 12:52 PM   #19 (permalink)
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I listen to the MHP RAW Preamp, I think I like it maybe but 190 bucks.
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Just get a DS-1 and mod it.
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