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Discussion in 'The Stomp Box' started by Stanford Guitar, Jan 17, 2021.

  1. Stanford Guitar

    Stanford Guitar Tele-Afflicted

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    Looking at the Catalinbread Naga Viper to get that 60s/70s boosted overdrive sound. Any comments or other recommendations?
     
  2. northernguitar

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    I have a decent Rangemaster clone. One knob!
     
  3. Stanford Guitar

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    Which one?
     
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    I forget all the good ones but Analog man and Fulltone are solid with vintage builds.
     
  5. Stanford Guitar

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    I was looking at the Analogman Beano Boost as well.
     
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    donrichfan Tele-Holic Gold Supporter

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    I just rediscovered my beano boost. It’s a pretty fun pedal; one you can pretty much leave on for an entire set while regulating guitar volume and tone knobs.

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    The Naga Viper is outstanding. Not as honky as a typical Rangemaster. Much more flexible, too.
     
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    fenderchamp Friend of Leo's Ad Free Member

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    I have a generic clone that I got on eBay years ago and an arcane analog clone. they are both pretty sweet. Catalinbread makes good stuff, I can only imagine it's nice. Try out some kind of ringmaster variation and see if you like it? I'm partial to them personally.
     
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    uriah1 Telefied Gold Supporter

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    I picked one up last summer and I was not as enthused after I got it. I sold it. But that was me.
     
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    It’s made by a guy in Hamilton, Ontario. Calls himself’StripFX’. Cody makes clones of any od/fuzz/distortion/boost not in production. Mostly focuses on the classics. I can swear by his honesty and the quality of the build.

    A US friend from another forum took a chance and has since bought four more pedals. He loves the pedals, but also how far the $USD goes up here. I think he paid less than USD$100, delivered to San Diego. That may not be enough for you to go on from me. If you’re interested, reach out by PM.

    Getting a Rangemaster clone was a revelation! Suddenly, getting so many classic tones made sense! I call it the ‘woof shaver’. It got me so much closer to Iommi, Brian May, Glenn Tipton tones. Such a simple addition was quite profound!

    That said, search around for a builder. From what I read, these are supposed to be easy builds.
     
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    Well which clone is it!?!? Have to ask.
     
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  12. northernguitar

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    See right above your post! :)
     
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    Of course I saw right after I posted. Sorry, jumped the gun!

    I’ve been looking into the General Guitar Gadgets Rangemaster clone.
     
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    Hey! I knew he had some web presence. I don’t know if his Instagram page has all his builds. I think with all the variations and versions he’s up to 70 clones.

    His Rangemaster clone has been a truly transformative experience and if I play with distortion, I usually have it on. The effect is so subtle, yet in the end quite substantial.

    It’s also a neat pedal to stack with other drive/distortion/fuzz pedals. I have a BUGGFX Raincoat, which is a tweaked Soviet Muff. If I run the TB before it, I get a seriously amazing distortion effect. It’s like I got a second pedal out of it.
     
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    What? There are all kinds of different OD sounds from those two decades -- from Hendrix (granular, a little raspy) to B May (compressed and smooth) and a long list of distinctive others as well. There are probably at least 250 genuinely fine pedals delivering one or more of the great tones from this period. I would guess that the TS and the SD1 are the most widely used, but there are literally hundreds of great options. But there is not, absolutely not, one "60s/70s boosted overdrive sound."
     
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    I have a Beano Boost.
    I love the sound if I'm alone in the house and the gloves are off, but it's like driving a top fuel dragster...I have a hard time controlling it...very wild and wooly.
    It's a very early one, so it's NOISY.
    Now I use a lowly Electro-Harmonix LPB-1 that is a nice boost that emphasizes highs and us easier to drive.
     
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  19. Stanford Guitar

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    NO! There is only one 60/70s boosted overdrive sound, and it is patented.
     
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  20. northernguitar

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    Not to mention the TS and Boss OD were late ‘70s. When I think of 60s/70s OD/Boost/fuzz, I imagine a Rangemaster, Superfuzz, FUZZrite, FuzzFace, Tone Bender, Gibson Maestro, et. al.
     
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