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I've given up on OD pedals, the search has ceased!!

Discussion in 'The Stomp Box' started by telefunken, Dec 22, 2012.

  1. telefunken

    telefunken Friend of Leo's

    Dec 27, 2004
    North Hollywood
    After chasing the newest craze, the popular choices, and the desire to be different, I concede that I AM a Tube Screamer guy through and through. I haven't bonded with "transparent","Clean", "Scooped", or "Open" overdrives............ I needs me some TS coloration and mid hump, thank you!!:D
  2. yz250f49

    yz250f49 Tele-Holic

    Mar 30, 2010
    If it was good enough for Stevie Ray, then it's good enough for me....
  3. Suttykins

    Suttykins Tele-Meister

    Jun 28, 2009
    United Kingdom
    More power to you!

    I've conceded defeat and settled with a TS type pedal (Maxon OD9) and a RAT type (Freakshow FX Brown Rabbit) on my board.

    There's not much you can't do between the two, perhaps that's why they are the two most cloned pedals in history.
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  5. andrewsadlon

    andrewsadlon Tele-Meister

    Jun 17, 2012
    DeLand, Florida
    Congratulations on finding yourself. Tubescreamers for the win.
  6. BWNadeau

    BWNadeau Tele-Holic

    Feb 2, 2011
    Lachute, Canada
    Same here. The MJM Phantom Drive has ended my quest. It with my Timmy boosting / shaping it...od bliss.
  7. Bill

    Bill Poster Extraordinaire

    Mar 16, 2003
    I know the feeling. I wanted something that I could plug into a clean amp at home and make it sound like a good overdriven amp, with a realistic amp feel. I found what I wanted in 2002 and nothing has topped it for me. Doesn't matter what it is, just that it's cool when you find what you want and can stick with it.

    Congrats on finding yours!
  8. telefunken

    telefunken Friend of Leo's

    Dec 27, 2004
    North Hollywood
    I have 3 pedal boards
    #1 has a Keeley TS-9
    #2 has a Keeley Sparkle Drive
    #3 has a HBE Power Screamer
  9. fedor4tw

    fedor4tw TDPRI Member

    Oct 28, 2012
    I love the ibanez ts-7 but I also have found myself loving the empress multidrive. I know that is is more than just a overdrive pedal but mixing a little fuzz with a little overdrive is awesome with verb and delay imo.
  10. tiskit86

    tiskit86 Friend of Leo's

    Jan 6, 2011
    Good Lord, man! What is this OD you speak of? Don't keep it some kind of secret!
  11. tazzboy

    tazzboy Former Member

    May 5, 2005
    Glad you like the Tube Screamer
  12. isaacvining

    isaacvining TDPRI Member

    Dec 26, 2010
    United States
    I have a Morning Glory and a Voyager, but on the same board as those expensive OD's you will find a standard, un-modded TS9. I honestly think it's my favorite on the board... Something about it just works. With a great amp, it can only make it better.
  13. leonard d rock

    leonard d rock Tele-Afflicted

    for me, the ts-5 tubescreamer was the sound i was looking for, and once i modded my sd1 to ts808 sound i think i'm happy. real screamers here are expensive new. once i find a used one i'm gonna grab one
  14. groovie

    groovie TDPRI Member

    Jul 2, 2012
    It's as though the guitar and amp ate the meat and potatoes. The ts (or equivalent) is the gravy.
  15. fakeocaster

    fakeocaster Tele-Afflicted

    Ive bought and owned loads of tubescreamers and their various copies. However when I recorded and listened there wasnt a lot of difference between them.

    Before anyone gets offended its largely cause I'm the common link!. Its taken me a long time and a lot of money to realise that!
  16. fuzzbuzzfuzz

    fuzzbuzzfuzz TDPRI Member

    Jul 21, 2012
    Congrats! :)

    Had a TS-808 reissue - loved it then hated it, now I see a MINT one for $75 - arghhhhhh, they are gold in their own way..

    and for that matter - very few drives make a solid state amp (such as the Roland JC120 sound good) - that test the TS pedals pass with flying colors :)
  17. schenkadere

    schenkadere Friend of Leo's

    May 13, 2009
    Ibanez JD9...never going anywhere...has become my sound.
  18. Mike Eskimo

    Mike Eskimo Doctor of Teleocity

    Nov 9, 2008
    Dano Trans OD V1 plus a Hoof.

    Two pedals that do all points in-between.

    I had a Bad Monkey once - does that count as a TS ?
  19. surfoverb

    surfoverb Doctor of Teleocity

    Jul 17, 2007
    yes. mid-hump FTW

    ts9 and Rat is one all needs ever...mabe a fuzz now and again.
  20. Fearnot

    Fearnot Friend of Leo's

    Jan 17, 2010
    Decatur, GA
    I went through that whole search a year or so back and, while I'm happy with the combo of ODs I finally settled on, occasionally I pull out my cheap old TS-5 and - when it's not shorting out - hear the sound I love best.
  21. BigWillyInd

    BigWillyInd Tele-Afflicted

    Sep 6, 2012
    Interlochen, MI
    Aaaaarrrrrgggg! Danggit...
    You're right. I'm gonna have to get another one. Mine sort of just stopped workin after about ten years or so, and I've been using my Sd-1 and my new Bad Monkey to replace it, but Schenkadare's right. It's my sound.
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