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Your 2 most versatile drives.

Discussion in 'The Stomp Box' started by Festofish, Mar 21, 2021.

  1. KATT

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    The two drives that have been on my board for a couple of years now are my favourites and happen to have been designed for versatility.

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  2. DCCable

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    Since I build most of my stuff here's my OD/fuzz petal. From right to left: modified TS circuit, Modified Big Muff circuit, and a Klone clone. Quite frankly the TS with the Klone is my fav. DSC_0395.JPG
     
  3. The Stever

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    I have 5 Source Audio pedals and I love them all...HOWEVER I will never buy a digital dirt pedal from any mfg!
     
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    My OCD uses a standard power supply input, but it's a pretty recent one. Did old versions use something different?
     
  5. pi

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    I like the SL drive, but I never thought of it as versatile. At least in my rig, it only does one sound (Super Lead with medium gain). It does it well, though.
     
  6. BFcaster

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  8. TeleBluesMan

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    OCD can use standard power supply but can also run using 18VDC. Fulltone says with 18 VDC it’s cleaner, louder, and more dynamic.
     
  9. Glen W

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    Which Blue Note do you have...Pro or Tour Series?
     
  10. Maguchi

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    i like the TC Electronic VPD-1 Vintage Pre-Drive. Dead quiet with no hum, hiss or finger noise. Fattens up the tone while the bass, mids and highs stay the same. Get similar results with the with a Boss GE-7 Equalizer, just boost the level slider. These two pedals goose the front end of the amp and the amp does the rest. TCElectronicVPD1.jpg BossGE7.jpg
     
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  11. Maguchi

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    Haven't heard or heard of those pedals yet, but I love your pedal board! I use a Boss BCB-60 too. It's very clean, convenient and easy to setup. pedo board.jpg
     
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  12. DavidP

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    Versatile?? Barber Gain Changer!!
     
  13. Maguchi

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    My sentiments exactly. The the edge of breakup up to distortion of a Tweed Deluxe or Tweed Champ just sound the best to my ears as far as OD or crunch goes.
     
  14. gridlock

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    Your board is much neater and better organized than mine. I only own two Boss pedals (a tuner and an EQ) and only the tuner stays on my board.

    I’ve had to remove all foam dividers over the years, to accommodate my various sized pedals.

    The Boss pedal board was definitely money well spent and I’d like to pick up a second one sometime.

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    Above all else, the JHS Clover. It's the only pedal that literally never leaves my board, and is always on.

    Also:

    Earthquaker Westwood

    Reverend Drivetrain II

    One is a tubescreamer and the other is transparent. Both feature really useful EQ controls that can work with any guitar and amp combination.
     
  16. Greggorios

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    +1, exactly, a real nice pedal.
     
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    I've got a hammer, therefore everything is a nail. :D
     
  18. Reivaj

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    I can def. see that combo working with excellence.

    I choose the Boss OD-3.
    I’d add Maxon OD 808X and Maxon VOP-9 but only from memory.
     
  19. DougM

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    I guess my Tone City Durple is the most versatile, because with the mid control, it can be a TS with the mids up, or more like a Timmy or Bluesbreaker with the mids lower. After that, I'd say my new Caline Mellow Drive, which is their Zendrive/Dumble type, and the voice control can give it several different flavors.
     
  20. cousinpaul

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    Just a random thought... Have you ever tried a DOD OD 250 with your Marshall? IIRC, some Marshall players used them back in the day and sounded pretty good. Like a Dist+ you'll find the fattest tones low on the gain dial.
     
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