Is there an OD pedal that can go from transparent to mid-hump

Discussion in 'The Stomp Box' started by don, Sep 16, 2020.

  1. don

    don Tele-Meister

    Posts:
    460
    Joined:
    Mar 18, 2003
    Location:
    The Old North State
    I just went over to my son's borrowed his Ibanez tube screamer and hooked it up - great tone with all the guitars. I dialed up the tone and back a little on the drive and it was very nice - would just like a little more transparency sometimes - I hear the sparkle drive many do that
     
    Old Plank likes this.
  2. Cali Dude

    Cali Dude Tele-Afflicted

    Age:
    58
    Posts:
    1,615
    Joined:
    May 20, 2020
    Location:
    California
    I do think that you can do both with a Klon clone by adjusting the treble knob. Turn it far to the left, more mids, farther right fewer.
     
    don likes this.
  3. charlie chitlin

    charlie chitlin Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

    Age:
    59
    Posts:
    16,662
    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2003
    Location:
    Egremont, MA
    Gol
    Golden Horse.
    $20.
     
    Cali Dude likes this.
  4. Cali Dude

    Cali Dude Tele-Afflicted

    Age:
    58
    Posts:
    1,615
    Joined:
    May 20, 2020
    Location:
    California
    I like the J Rockett Archer. Pricey, but I don't collect a bunch of pedals. I just use a few.
     
  5. Anacharsis

    Anacharsis Tele-Holic

    Posts:
    740
    Joined:
    May 12, 2019
    Location:
    United States
    The VFE Pale Horse can do both of those very well. It is no longer being made, but it can be found used.
     
    sanfi4u likes this.
  6. leonard d rock

    leonard d rock Tele-Afflicted

    Posts:
    1,287
    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2008
    Location:
    Malaybalay,Bukidnon, Phil
    The best probably here would be the EHX crayon. Bass and treble both at 12" or higher it is a full range transparent OD. cut the bass and treble to 11" the bass and treble are lower and the mids appear. or you can play with the bass and treble with different amounts and get different shades of OD

    https://www.sweetwater.com/store/de...harmonix-crayon-69-full-range-overdrive-pedal

    familiar mid boost sound at 3:10
     
    Last edited: Sep 17, 2020
    don likes this.
  7. 4pickupguy

    4pickupguy Doctor of Teleocity

    Posts:
    11,709
    Joined:
    May 12, 2013
    Location:
    Fort Worth, Texas
    J Rocket Blue Note pro does that very well.



     
    sanfi4u, kevsonic, don and 1 other person like this.
  8. DougM

    DougM Poster Extraordinaire

    Posts:
    7,323
    Joined:
    Jul 5, 2017
    Location:
    Honolulu, HI
    I think there are several Wampler pedals with three band EQ. I would imagine they could do what you're asking for.
     
    Gatordad and Cali Dude like this.
  9. Guitarteach

    Guitarteach Doctor of Teleocity

    Posts:
    11,279
    Joined:
    Aug 6, 2014
    Location:
    UK
    I was going to say same.

    Great range and cleans up nicely on volume control and the switch does what you need for fattening.

    It is popular and lots of pro boards for a reason.
     
  10. EsquireOK

    EsquireOK Poster Extraordinaire

    Posts:
    5,646
    Joined:
    Aug 30, 2011
    Location:
    U.S.A.
    Make it a two pedal board, and have an e.q. pedal. Other than a tuner, an e.q. pedal is the most useful pedal you can have. Every board should have one IMO. A three pedal board with those two plus the O.D. you like will still be small and light.
     
    leonard d rock likes this.
  11. guitarist232345

    guitarist232345 Tele-Meister

    Age:
    24
    Posts:
    470
    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2019
    Location:
    Venus
    Although it's a boost pedal, the Tube screamer

    It will drive your uppers and mid frequencies and can be subtle or nasty
     
  12. Askwhy

    Askwhy Tele-Holic

    Posts:
    563
    Joined:
    Dec 18, 2019
    Location:
    Utah
    Gain changer has 2 gain settings and 3 eq settings, one of which is more mids. Toggle switches and simple controls make it easy to dial in and, most importantly, all of the settings actually sound great. Bonus- they are well loved and easy to find and also easy to sell if your tastes change.
     
    kevsonic and 63 vibroverb like this.
  13. don

    don Tele-Meister

    Posts:
    460
    Joined:
    Mar 18, 2003
    Location:
    The Old North State
    Lots of good choices here -
     
  14. cousinpaul

    cousinpaul Friend of Leo's

    Posts:
    3,758
    Joined:
    Jun 19, 2009
    Location:
    Nashville TN
    Good call! You should at least try one. Use the "voice" control to set the twang on your low strings and "tone" to trim the highs. The ZD was designed for your app.
     
    Last edited: Sep 17, 2020
    xtelesquirex and don like this.
  15. cowboy rob61

    cowboy rob61 Tele-Meister

    Posts:
    213
    Joined:
    Aug 8, 2008
    Location:
    Saffron Walden, Essex, England
    Doesn't the full drive have the ability to do this?
    Caline do a version called the Crazy Cacti that's cheap.
     
  16. don

    don Tele-Meister

    Posts:
    460
    Joined:
    Mar 18, 2003
    Location:
    The Old North State
    I just watched a very informative video on the controls for the Pork Loin from Jim Dunlop USA which I should have watched when I got the pedal so I could understand the relationship of the knobs better. I also did a quick adjustment on the pickup height on my Esquire and I have to admit the OD tone is much better now and I am seeing how I can get back some of the scooped mids from the Little '59 humbucker. I A-B'ed it with the Tube Screamer and I like the sound I can get on the mids on the Pork Loin better.
     
    Last edited: Sep 17, 2020
    Cali Dude likes this.
  17. SixStringSlinger

    SixStringSlinger Friend of Leo's

    Posts:
    4,731
    Joined:
    May 21, 2006
    Location:
    Space
    I have one of these:

    [​IMG]

    It has two channels, each with its own mid boost control, so you can easily have one flat and one humped. The other EQ controls are shared between channels. The controls are very responsive so it could work well with your different guitars. Gain-wise it ranges from overdrive to face-melting.

    It's kind of expensive (at least when it was new), I don't know if they make them anymore, and in this day of mini-pedals it's a freakin' giant. But damn it's good.
     
    don likes this.
  18. Daddy Hojo

    Daddy Hojo Friend of Leo's

    Posts:
    2,222
    Joined:
    Feb 25, 2011
    Location:
    Kentucky
    I've got an old Digitech DF-7 Distortion Factory that has seven different distortion/Od pedals built in (digital models)
    - Tubescreamer, the DOD (250?), DS-1, RAT, MetalZone, some other worthless heavy metal pedal, and a Big Muff. It's so tweakable that I still can't decide if I love it or hate it.

    The tweakability is what keeps it off my board. I can never figure out just one "leave it" setting.
     
  19. 63 vibroverb

    63 vibroverb Tele-Afflicted

    Posts:
    1,208
    Joined:
    Nov 4, 2014
    Location:
    Lititz, PA
    All great choices here.

    The Barber Half Gainer does exactly what you describe due to its effective Mid knob. Everything from transparent all the way up to Marshally boosted mids.

    Next best option would be the Barber Gain Changer. It has a toggle switch for preset mids settings instead of the adjustable knob.
     
    kevsonic likes this.
  20. SixStringSlinger

    SixStringSlinger Friend of Leo's

    Posts:
    4,731
    Joined:
    May 21, 2006
    Location:
    Space
    I had one of those. It was fun.
     
IMPORTANT: Treat everyone here with respect, no matter how difficult!
No sex, drug, political, religion or hate discussion permitted here.