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

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  1. don

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    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
     
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    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.
     
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    Golden Horse.
    $20.
     
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    I like the J Rockett Archer. Pricey, but I don't collect a bunch of pedals. I just use a few.
     
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    The VFE Pale Horse can do both of those very well. It is no longer being made, but it can be found used.
     
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    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
     
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    J Rocket Blue Note pro does that very well.



     
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    I think there are several Wampler pedals with three band EQ. I would imagine they could do what you're asking for.
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    Although it's a boost pedal, the Tube screamer

    It will drive your uppers and mid frequencies and can be subtle or nasty
     
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    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.
     
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    Lots of good choices here -
     
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    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.
     
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    Doesn't the full drive have the ability to do this?
    Caline do a version called the Crazy Cacti that's cheap.
     
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    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.
     
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    I have one of these:

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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    I had one of those. It was fun.
     
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