BOSS OD-3 vs SD-1 Video Comparison

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  1. Freethenoise

    Freethenoise Tele-Holic

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    I've seen loads of OD-3 vs BD-2 and SD-1 vs TS9 videos, but not a video of the two yellow drives from BOSS that happens to be in English.
    So I made one.



    I really do like the OD-3 for a prominent, cutting rhythm drive sound. Definitely one of my favorites.
     
  2. telefunken

    telefunken Friend of Leo's

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    Why would you compare them? They are soooo different from each other. A BD-2 vs OD-3 and a SD-1 vs TS-9 makes sense because they are similar. Oh Well.:confused:
     
  3. Freethenoise

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    Because they're both lower priced overdrives made by a mass producing company with the exact same controls and layouts.
    To a new player or someone who is only just getting into pedals and gear (without the same knowledge as some people on this forum) the only difference in their name being 'super' might be a little confusing.
     
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    Love my Od-3! Thanks for the vid!
     
  5. telefunken

    telefunken Friend of Leo's

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    Good point, never considered that possibility. I must of come off like a douche, unintentionally;)
     
  6. Freethenoise

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    All good friend, no harm done!
     
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    I miss my 'ol OD-3! I used it before with a Bad Monkey before it... it rocks!! SD-1 for me is just thin... I like the layout and ease of use though, it's just redundant with my Fulltone FDII
     
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    What about the ds-1?
     
  9. Abe

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    Love both of them. The SD-1 is kind of my "go-to" for an unfamiliar amp, but the OD-3 is probably more of my favorite - even though I don't have one at present.

    I have also found that I like the two of them stacked as well. Great with a Tele or P-90's.
     
  10. RockerDuck

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    The reason the SD-1 sounds thin to you has to do with volume. My Les Paul classic with a Marshall, using the SD-1 is thick with all the meat you want. The St-2 and the Bad Monkey have the bass control to compensate for low volume. When I play my Bad Monkey at stage volume, I have to turn the bass back, because it gives alot of it. The OD-3 seems to be a better blend at low and higher volumes.
     
  11. sirloin

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    Nice demo, thanks for doing this! Are your pedals new? Is there a reason to try to track down older versions of the SD-1 and OD-3 or do the new production ones sound the same?
     
  12. Freethenoise

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    Sorry it took me so long to get back to you! My internet has been choppy as anything lately.

    Yep, they're both 2013 models.

    Thanks for your kind words everyone!
     
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