DOES ANYBODY BESIDES ME ACTUALLY LIKE INEXPENSIVE OD /DISTORTION PEDALS?

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    TC Electronic MojoMojo.
    Affordable and to me sounds just right.
     
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    Plug it in one way it cuts highs; Reverse it to cut lows.
     
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    Exactly. That’s what I was getting at. I’ve had a couple high end OD pedals that didn’t float my boat, and a few really cheap ones that sounded less than stellar. That’s what I’m staying somewhere in the middle of that particular type pedal price wise. I have a Visual Sound volume pedal that replaced my Ernie Ball, a POG (not cheap) a couple of echo pedals that were fairly pricey, an EH B9 for adding a little organ to a few songs and a few other somewhat pricey pedals, but those pedals aren’t as prevalent as OD pedals and not many companies make them, so either you buy them or do without. I could do without, but we cover a lot of ground in our band and a trick here and there really adds to our sound.
     
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    Works for me.
     
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    Love my Joyo American Sound so I also got a Marshally British Sound. It seem as good in another register. I haven't really tweaked it yet. Yuo run them up front or through the effect loop, different but both great.

    One that will never leave is the Sweet Baby. It is the most transparent OD ever. It can be extremely gentle, just like a tube starting to break up, or it can give that missing kick to make your tone rip. Combined with one of the above, it makes the angels sing. It will never leave my chain.
     
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    Behringer TO800 here. It's like any other TS clone, except for the plastic casing. I have a light step, and play almost entirely at home, so that is really no issue.

    I use it with a Blackstar LT Boost and the usual suspects (comp, trem, delay)

    I just needed something green in a fast and cheap way, and for about $25?
    Come on.
     
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    The guys doing the demos said they can also be used as stomp boxes, but the target from the builder’s perspective was that it be used in place of an amp for live sound and recording. I think it’s pretty cool actually.
     
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    4:02 AM?!! Get some rest Weazel. No telling what kinda gear you might wind up with at 4 in the morning. “Hey! I don’t remember buying this!”
     
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    It won’t sound like much with the volume all the way down.
     
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    Well maybe I was watching those videos & reviewing the JOYO American sound at 4 in the morning because I bought it thinking it was a stomp box that others used in front of a PA.

    Either way I’ve been playing it every day & it’s freaking fantastic.
     
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    I use a Mooer Blues Mood which I absolutely love, and an MXR Timmy mini which I’m a bit meh about….

    the Mooer rocks though
     
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    Those are my OD.

    Joyo American for another OD color, not my best choice for OD. More like a EQ / Pre Amp Pedal.

    MOOER has good options too... you cant go wrong with this pedals...
     
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    I have some that I really like. I have a Digitech Screamin' Blues that is amazing. It was cheap and is supposedly a Boss BD-2 clone with an additional pot for tone shaping. I have a NUX OD-3 which is a Tube Screamer clone. I think I paid $22 bucks for it and I have no desire to buy a real one. I've got a Nobels ODR-mini that's been on my board for a while and is my always on pedal. It cost about $70 new. My Rat 2 was only about $60 new. My MojoMojo bounces on and off the board and was only like $50 new.

    So, yeah, I've got some that aren't in the boutique range but sound fantastic. I also have a Danelectro Roebuck that I paid about $150 for and love, but it's still new so I'm not sure if it will stay here long-term. I don't consider it either cheap or boutique though.

    Edit: I forgot about my DOD 250 reissue. I paid $50 bucks for it brand new from Harman. That spends a lot of time on my board and I don't think I'll ever sell it.
     
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    I'm more interested in how they sound than how much they cost.
     
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    No sense to me... with all the technology and products there, you could find a sound for a few bucks or spend all your bank account.

    I prefer to be a player focused on my playing, relying in a couple of good pedals and a classic amp.

    You can work with cheap pedals and find good sounds. No need for a KLON with all the options in the market. IN fact.. buying a KLON its not very clever.

    I feel that im a idiot when i see a guitar hero with a cheap pedal sounding really nice, and me trying to find THE pedal. no sense.
     
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    Sometimes the line is not so clear between inexpensive and boutique. A while ago, while the Lovepedal SNS was in its heyday, I sold a BD-2 that I had bought for ~$75, and sold it for about the same price. Around the same time on one of the Lovepedal sales I got their OD11 for $50. Lovepedal tends to be lumped in with the "boutique" brands and Boss tends to be cast as the "inexpensive, everyman" brand. These broad category labels can really mislead us if we don't look under the surface a little!
     
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