Friend of Leo's
- Sep 2, 2016
Rough and tuff for sure, like MXR. I’ve owned a few over the years, just wondering if others have noticed this or am I just unlucky? - confused in Vinland
I don’t have any personal experience with the Blues Driver specifically, but I have heard that it can sound a bit fizzy/crunchy on the top end at higher gain settings.
I always wanted to like the TS-9 but never got along with it. I've had two different versions in the past but sold them. I decided I'd try another relative of the Tubescreamer so I ordered a Boss SD-1. I realize they're not the same, symmetrical vs asymmetrical clipping, etc but they both are supposed to tighten up the bottom and enhance the mids.
Well..... it was a big fat nothing burger for me. It's going back. The only sound I found remotely decent was with the drive at absolute minimum, level past noon and tone around 10-11. Even then it was a little noisy but it had that "Texas Flood" tone. To be honest, I got past my SRV stage a long time ago.
Why do we, as guitar players, keep trying new overdrives? It's either a fool's errand or chasing our tails.
Mid boosts are useful in a band setting with a mid shy amplifier. In other settings they aren’t all that great. Playing solo, or in a duo setting, they aren’t needed or very useful.