Versatile overdrive pedal for Blues Junior and Tele

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  1. OwenHu99

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    Need a recommendation for a very versatile and tweakable overdrive pedal that ranges from low to high gain, preferably with a boost stage as well (as this will be the only overdrive pedal on my board). I'm considering the full drive 2 and that's also around the price point of what I plan to get. Thanks!
     
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    I gigged a Tele and Blues Jr. for years. Nice little bar combo. Just crank Junior up, roll back the Tele volume til it cleans up, and you're done. Save the $$ for somethin' else. ;)
     
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    I agree with straight in but if ya gotta have something more A Ratt can work great as can a Blackstone Effects OD
     
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    I've used a Rat a lot going back to the 80's when they first came out. Great, cheap versatile pedal.
     
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    how did you crank the blues jr? I used to dial the master down and control the volume as amount of overdrive. But recently ive seen many posts about how you should dial the master up instead for better headroom.
     
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    It's been a while since I've had a blues junior so I don't remember 100% how I did it.
     
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    Way Huge Green Rhino or Pork Loin, if it's just an OD you're looking for. Or else the VS Jekyll/Hyde is cool too. The new version looks like it's fixed all of the issues of the old ones, but I've not had my hands on one yet.
     
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    I've got a Blues Jr (NOS/Tweed) that I use a Tele (and Strat) with.
    Timmy (with an EP Booster before it) is what I use.
     
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    The Blues Jr is a great little amp if you use it for its strengths (i.e. cranking it up enough to get power tube saturation) I tried to go the same route you're going and was never pleased. The BJr just doesn't have enough clean headroom to be used as a pedal platform IMO unless you are playing at pretty low volumes or you have it mic'd.

    Or you can take the opposite approach...

    If you have the master and volume controls turned up pretty high, the amp will get that nice natural compression and a little grit when you dig in. That's the sweet spot, and I did have success with pushing it with an EP Booster at that point. A low gain OD would work as well. Again though, you are pretty limited when it comes to using drive pedals with a small amp like that. When I took that approach I was still not happy with the clean tone. It would never clean up enough, but I'm used to my '66 Super Reverb so maybe I'm just spoiled.
     
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    I haven't played one, but this intrigued me. Way Huge Camel Toe. It combines a Green Rhino (TS type) with a Red Llama. It should be very versatile.

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    I like the sound of a Fulltone OCD with a Blues Jr, with the gain down it's a good boost, and can go from that to med overdrive to pretty high gain.
     
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    another vote for the Way Huge Green Rhino
     
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    I picked up a visual sound VSXO recently and it is a very versatile 2 channel pedal IMHO.
     
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    I am curious about this pedal and why it's in a double enclosure. The Way Huge pedals all have top jacks and can replaced close to each other and be about the same around of room on a board. Does the Camel Toe offer any additional features other than the awesome name? I see a series switch, I assume switches the order of the two pedals, but is there anything else?
     
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    My Pro Junior isn't loud enough for the weekly bar jam I go to, and my Bassman and cab are too heavy to bother with.

    So I've started taking the PJ and an Analogman King of Tone. The King of Tone bumps the sound up admirably without sacrificing tone. (Which it's king of.)

    It's also easy to use. If you've ever used an overdrive pedal, there's zero learning curve. No surprises, no Easter egg hunts for sweet spots. It's all one big sweet spot. And the internal knobs will let you bump it up manic distortion, if that's what you're after. (I just leave mine on its factory settings - plenty for my purposes.)

    Read all about it at www.analogman.com.
     
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    Search Rawk D Pedals. The son of blues... p2p Boiling piont clone on one side..Modified BB clone on the other. Lots of options and a price that is nice!!! DSCF2881.JPG
     
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