Overdrive/Distortion + Built-in Boost suggestions

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  1. tele_pathic

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    The modern classic has to be the ZVEX Box of Rock. Now, it’s the ZVEX Double Rock.
     
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    94DE8C9C-50A7-429D-B3BF-C906DC1423C9.jpeg Westminster effects Knox 800 overdrive. His eyes glow and it’s good to have a fine Protestant figure represented on a worship pedal.


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    Its available here in Oz! but wow, the price!
     
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    Man, there are dealers here in Oz, but no stocks!! I love what I heard on youtube!
     
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    They're an easy and cheap DIY... it's one of the many Lovepedal designs based on the Electra+ circuit. ~£20 for a Fuzzdog kit.
     
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    I play in church with more drive than most - also a bluesy style. Also lots of ambient reverbs and delay. I’m using a hybrid analogue pedal and modelling solution now and go into a clean, flat SS amp with an Eminence Private Jack speaker. However, before this I used the EXH Tortion as my main dirtbox and preamp. It’s basically a JFet based two channel preamp, rather than an OD. It’s very flexible and organic sounding. It’s sounds more like amp distortion than pedal distortion, which I’ve found I generally don’t like.

    Using either the EXH Tortion or my current modelling processor, I use a clean boost in front to hit the preamp circuit harder for more gain (not much more volume) and a Boss GE-7 after the preamp stage to give a clean volume boost and some tone shaping for solos/intros/outros. I’ve tried a number of solutions and this is by far my preferred approach.

    Here’s the Tortion:
    https://www.long-mcquade.com/files/26952/lg_EHX TORTION.jpg

    It also has a analog cab emulated XLR out - I didn’t use this much, but it is pretty decent and came in handy for playing direct to a PA on a Christmas float gig I did a few years ago - pretty bloody portable solution for stuff like that!
     
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    voodoo labs sparkle drive?
     
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    Didn't think of that. They come up every month or six weeks on Lovepedal's Saturday Night Sales, usually for around $100, but I have no idea whether they would ship to your corner of the world or not. Here's the link, anyway:

    https://lovepedalcustomeffects.myshopify.com

    Left side of the Tchula has no knob, mainly useful as an always-on pedal, due to the big gain boost when you engage it. Very useful in fattening up a tube amp, good sparkle & dynamics. Right side has a knob, variable boost, seems to push things over the top without a lot of mud. I really really love mine but I don't think it's a pedal for everybody -- but man, does this thing love telecasters.
     
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    Sorry, didn't know you were down under.

    And I meant Godfather III, not II. Keep an eye out if they pop up near you.
     
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    i’m open to a different route. I dont have any clue what jfet/mosfet overdrive is, but I’ll check this one out. Its a bit expensive here for a bnew one, almost double of my budget 415aud.

    all i want is a drive that can do clean-gain gain gain + boost to make me louder and maybe add some gain.

    I already have a pre-amp/base tone, thats the tech21 Blondie, it also has gain/drive knob, but I keep it really clean. Our amps are backstage and mic’ed, the amp i’n assigned/regularly use is a Blues Deville. But they’re pre-set to a volume of 2-3. So its not gonna break up, and its SUPER clean, which is what I want, and use my pedals for drive, which is also what I want.
     
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    thank you. I’m in love with early 60’s spec telecasters. Especially double bound. I’m still on the hunt AND saving up for an AV64. I think and AVRI62 and AVRI64 would be a perfect combination as guitar number 1 and 2 for me. All the other tele can be anything as long as it has rosewood board. Lol
     
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    They sound good! But I need something with dual footswitches for the boost
     
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    The sleeper...



    Demoed with a standard Tele.
     
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    Blackstar HT Dual?

    Cascaded valve gain stages. It's classed as a distortion pedal, but can be reined in. High voltage rather than starved plate operation, and quite effective.
     
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    I may have to try this, not only it might not fit in my board, but also the power supply..

    Ive read mixed reviews about this..

    and yes I'm still having a hard time trying to find a good dual overdrive, and Im getting annoyed to the point of considering just buying two different drives that I can stack. LOL
     
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    this JHS thing might do the trick

     
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    I was actually disappointed ( after being so hopeful- a few years back) after buying a used Fulldrive 2:

    My impressions of the OD side of the pedal ( despite the switch options) was not quite enough midrange grind when increasing Gain knob- a nice or even refined OD tone, but kind of lost in the mix
    - and the Boost function seemed to ' muddy-fy or woof-a-fy' the OD sound when all I was hoping for was a cleaner or more pure volume boost.
    I know it is a very well-made/solid and popular pedal- it just didn't quite scratch my itch. The FD2 now stays at my buddy's living room Pro Tools studio- he likes it, so, good.
     
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    Ive actually stopped hunting because I really think what I want is the Tim.. Ive tried the BB+, AC+, even KoT clones, Fulldrive3, and its just not quite right in my ears and in my rig..

    so I just bought a pedal to put in between my Timmy and Klone, and would you believe that despite 100000000 overdrives out there, I chose the humble Boss OD3 which gave me the crunch and grit that Im looking for at that gain stage.. boosted by a Timmy, it sounds nice!

    Theres a noticeable mid hump so I just run it a little brighter than usual to better interact with the Timmy.. The Klone at the end also gives a nice EQ if I run them all together..

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    I actually use an 'always ON' Boss Blues Driver into a clean Fender( just control all from guitar) many years now, just works, and I'm happy.

    Just let down by the few double- OD ( Dual switch) OD pedals I have tried.
    Nothing wrong with them, so much as what you want to hear in a distorted tone ( and then boosting it) is really personal!
    So I'd get excited about the idea one pedal doing it all
    ( * I like using as few pedals as possible 4- 5 max)
     
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