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My next OD/Distortion Pedal?

Discussion in 'The Stomp Box' started by carbon ribs, Dec 31, 2012.

  1. carbon ribs

    carbon ribs Tele-Meister

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    I have a Barber 1/2 Gainer, which I love BTW, and a Biyang Mad Driver on my board right now. I use the mad driver as a very low gain boost after my 1/2 Gainer just to give it a bit more mids to cut through on lead lines and stuff.

    I have come to find that I really love the 1/2 Gainer in the lower half of its gain range. IMO that is where it really shines! That being said I need something to handle some medium to higher gain sounds stacked with either of the other two pedals as well as on it's own.

    I play direct to board through a Tech 21 Blonde using either my Squier CVC Tele or my new Gretsch ProJet with blacktop filtertrons:cool:

    My initial thoughts are an OCD/Ultimate Drive/Hustle Drive or a Red Llama. I have about $130, but am hoping to stretch that farther than 1 pedal.

    Any suggestions??
     
  2. blowtorch

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    Dano Cool Cat CO1 Overdrive to get you started.

    Or get one of the older silver J&H's off ebay. They cannot be beat.
     
  3. carbon ribs

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    Are the V1 Dano's better than the other OCD clones?

    Our other guitar player has a newer red J&H and its ok but I have heard that the old ones are better
     
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    "Are the V1 Dano's better than the other OCD clones?"


    I can't speak for other OCD clones, or even for the OCD itself, but the V1 Dano CO1 is awesome.

    Yeah one day the secret is gonna get out about those old J&H's and they will all be worth a fortune, inferior switch and all.
     
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    Chrismo Friend of Leo's

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    The Dano is a great OCD clone and works well. The Hustle Drive is a great one too. The Red Llama, in my opinion, is very finicky.
     
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    Just bought a Bearfoot Model H and I love it. Stacked after my MI Audio Blues Boy it tears the house down!
     
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    Anybody have any experience with the Barber Small Fry? Or the Direct Drive? I know how much I like my 1/2 Gainer, would either of these cover my needs?
     
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    I used a direct drive for this at a new years eve gig. Nailed stuff like its my life and you shook me all night long. I play thru a 30 watt valve head, so may not feel the same - direct to board as you have mentioned.
     
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    I have a Small Fry and it's very good for dirt however its a little too noisy on stage for my tastes. If that issue were resolved it would be one of my major dirt pedals.
     
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    It doesn't get a lot of love around here, but the Vox Ice 9 has been my favorite dirt pedal for some time now. I do a 'modern' country gig with it, Jason Aldean stuff, think '90s rock tones. I drive a solid state amp with it.

    It has a modern and vintage setting, gobs of boost, treble and bass controls, and a 'more' button that works great for solos. Cleans up *real* well. Highly recommended. $120 at GC.
     
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