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post #1 of 59 (permalink) Old 12-09-2012, 10:30 PM Thread Starter
 
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I love Overdrives and have been playing for almost 40 years.Only in the last 10 years did I get to the Best Overdrive Pedal in my endless search.
So here it is Top 5
#1 is my Handwired Black E-6 Lovepedal
#2 is my Handwired Twin Sixty Lovepedal
#3 is my Tech 21 Oxford
#4 is my Ibanez Tubescreamer
#5 Catalinbread Silver Kiss Mk2 (English version)

#1 and #2 sometimes I don't know which I like better,The Twin 60 is a GREAT PEDAL so transparent with 2 boost switches very good for Rhythmn,The E-6 is also transparent ,but really good for Metal and leads.
If you get a Lovepedal -go for the Handwired Lovepedal..... forget the price ,You only live once!!!!!!!
What are your favorites?
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post #2 of 59 (permalink) Old 12-09-2012, 10:38 PM
 
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umm.....the $15 jobs from ALDI !
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post #3 of 59 (permalink) Old 12-10-2012, 12:55 AM
 
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Re: Tell Me The Best Overdrives You've Tried

Still like the Boss sd1, in all its bourgeois glory...
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Boss MT-2.....it has good EQ....
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I ditched my tubes and pedals for a digital/ss rig, could not be happier. But my favorite overdrive is the maxon 808
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post #6 of 59 (permalink) Old 12-10-2012, 04:32 AM
 
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The only one I've ever owned: an Ibanez TS9
I plan on changing that though. I'm itching to try a Mooer Green Mile Overdrive.
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Ice 9 pedal is probably the best sounding O.D. I have ever heard!
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TS9dx and DS-1 for me. they cover a lot of ground for very little money.

i can't justify dropping more than $100 on a pedal, let alone $300 for some boutique distortions.

rich
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Man, I bought a used Tech21 Direct drive thing awhile back, and I sold it. It was the best overall drive I"ve found. It just had that sound of a stack without an amp plugged directly into the PA. I also used it in front of a tube amp and it sounded great on the clean channel.. I wish I'd kept it. Tech 21 stuff is good stuff..
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post #10 of 59 (permalink) Old 12-10-2012, 01:40 PM
 
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Way Huge Green Rhino. Thats for me. My ears are a bit funny.........

-Wolfram
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Maxon VOP9
Maxon OD808
OCD Fulltone
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post #12 of 59 (permalink) Old 12-10-2012, 03:08 PM
 
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Mojo Hand Fx Rook.
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post #13 of 59 (permalink) Old 12-10-2012, 04:14 PM
 
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The Hardwire CM-2 Tube Overdrive really impressed me. I've currently got an MXR Custom Badass Modified O.D and it's very nice as well.
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I really like the Xotic BB preamp.
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Re: Tell Me The Best Overdrives You've Tried

For the price, I absolutely LOVE my MXR Micro Amp. Its subtle and transparent and doesn't color my sound. Its more of a "clean boost" than an OD (but sometimes boost and OD are interchangeable depending on the pedal your referring to). Gives my Egnater Tweaker another weapon in its arsenal.

Now, best I've tried but dont own...

TS808
Analogman Bi-Comprossor
Timmy
Wampler Ecstasy
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