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Overdrive suggestions

PostPosted: Fri Aug 16, 2019 5:31 am
by VREEEEVROOOOOW
I'm using a shitty DOD FX91. It's probably not shitty if you have, you know, a bass guitar, which is what it's made for—but it does not sound great with my V guitar. Anyone have any suggestions as to what I could replace it with?

My main dirts are MXR Distortion+ and DanElectro Fab Tone. (I also have the Digitech Death Metal that I use... ehh... kind of like a compression pedal... but also booster... and ehh... don't ask.) The Dist+ sounds terrific for post-rock-y tremolos (think MONO) as well as soaring open chords (think The Pine), and thick riffs (think My Bloody Valentine). The Fab Tone... well, it's loud.

So what I want is a pedal that will give me a nice and pretty, clean, low-volume (I use the overdrive to bring down the volume, so that the other dirts sound louder) sound, with a bit of bite. Something like the right-panned tremolo thing here https://monoofjapan.bandcamp.com/track/ ... the-snow-3 would be... not terrible.

Re: Overdrive suggestions

PostPosted: Fri Aug 16, 2019 1:52 pm
by dubkitty
if they weren't utterly impossible to find i'd recommend the Mellowtone Singing Tree, or perhaps the Hi Five for a cleaner sound.

Re: Overdrive suggestions

PostPosted: Sun Aug 18, 2019 3:44 am
by qersty
Boss od3?

Re: Overdrive suggestions

PostPosted: Sun Aug 18, 2019 7:27 am
by ognoy
Timmy

Re: Overdrive suggestions

PostPosted: Sun Aug 18, 2019 12:39 pm
by goroth
Barbershop is the best low gain overdrive ever.
Get a fuck if you want to get into higher gain or crackly fun.

Re: Overdrive suggestions

PostPosted: Sun Aug 18, 2019 1:22 pm
by sylnau
Mid-Fi Magic "I" or Full Frequency Overdrive

Re: Overdrive suggestions

PostPosted: Mon Aug 19, 2019 12:40 pm
by frodog
The Pine is a nice reference, love them. Not sure what gear they used, tho. I'd recommend the Fuck OD as well, at least I own that and use it for any number of more or less broken drive sounds. Other JFET-based circuits would probably also get you there, i.e. "amp-like" overdrive with that compression and bite. Seems you have op-amp dirt pretty much covered.

Re: Overdrive suggestions

PostPosted: Mon Aug 19, 2019 11:02 pm
by waltdogg
Any older Fulltone OCD. v1-1.4 basically.

Re: Overdrive suggestions

PostPosted: Mon Aug 19, 2019 11:26 pm
by MrNovember
I really like my EQD Westwood, but I wouldn't hesitate to get a Fuck either

Re: Overdrive suggestions

PostPosted: Tue Aug 20, 2019 7:33 am
by dubkitty
I agree re: the Barbershop. when the Fairfield box went around a few years ago i called it "the Klon Killer."

Re: Overdrive suggestions

PostPosted: Tue Aug 20, 2019 9:00 am
by chromandre
qersty wrote:Boss od3?

their BEST dirt pedal. looks pretty cool inside too
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Re: Overdrive suggestions

PostPosted: Tue Aug 20, 2019 5:28 pm
by VREEEEVROOOOOW
frodog wrote:The Pine is a nice reference, love them. Not sure what gear they used, tho.


I actually sort of know those guys. Kurt uses a lps2 with dd5, ce2, mxr dist+ like me, saturn works custom a/b/y pedal, into 2 ts-50bs with one 4x12 ampeg with eminence speakers, and one with stock speakers. Check out Kurt & Roger's new band: viewtopic.php?f=150&t=62721

Re: Overdrive suggestions

PostPosted: Wed Aug 21, 2019 4:32 pm
by frodog
Yeah I did listen to that, should have commented in the thread. How is Annie Records I see, they're in my neck of the woods and have been involved with other releases I liked. Also this one! Not as immediately captivating as the Pine but I like the last three songs especially. Might be a grower. Same loose feel but not as intense. The CE-2 is in effect here and there with both, really nice.

What do you mean by LPS2, excuse me. I've seen older pictures of Kurt (think it was him at least) with a Les Paul type guitar.

Re: Overdrive suggestions

PostPosted: Wed Aug 21, 2019 9:56 pm
by Blackened Soul
what type of amp are you using? that makes a big difference with ODs.

Re: Overdrive suggestions

PostPosted: Wed Aug 21, 2019 10:18 pm
by BetterOffShred
Another vote for a Fuck. It's a very versatile OD and a Mini would probably work too.