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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 07-12-2011, 12:46 AM Thread Starter
 
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Overdrive with 6505+

So I've been beefing up my rig recently with some pedals and such--I have a Boss GE-7 and an ISP Decimator on their way to me right now. Now, after talking to some friends, I've decided I may finally go the route that I've seen suggested by hundreds of people--getting a Tube Screamer.

I'm more of a metal player; I've got a 6505+ going through a 4x12 Mesa rectifier cab. Though I may be somewhat limited to metal, I still vary within that genre; progressive, power and death metal take up most of my playing time.

What I'm curious about is how well the Ibanez Tube Screamer goes with the 6505+. I'd also like to know whether I should go with the TS9 or the TS808, given the styles I mostly play. I'm thinking of buying a BYOC TS808 clone, since it's inexpensive and I'm an aspiring computer/electronic engineer, so I'd enjoy working on some circuits.

So, in a nutshell:
1. Tubescreamer, ye or ne?
2. If ye, TS9 or TS808?
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post #2 of 18 (permalink) Old 07-12-2011, 01:05 AM
 
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Re: Overdrive with 6505+

Im pretty sure what you are asking is heresy

your best bet would be to peruse youtube for what you are looking for honestly.
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post #3 of 18 (permalink) Old 07-12-2011, 01:59 AM
 
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Re: Overdrive with 6505+

Check out the Hardwire CM-2 Tube Overdrive. Awesome TS type overdrive, quiet as anything. Vintage and modern modes, and true-bypass. I loved it when I reviewed it.
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post #4 of 18 (permalink) Old 07-12-2011, 02:42 AM
 
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Re: Overdrive with 6505+

The 6505 plus a TS9 or TS808 is pretty much a standard for current metal tones. You can hear TS9/6505 on Bullet For My Valentine's 'Fever' album, while the new Trivium album is all first-generation block-letter Peavey 5150 with a TS808. Either way you'll be alright! Might I also suggest trying the DigiTech Bad Monkey, Way Huge Green Rhino, BBE Green Screamer and the HBE Power Screamer. All are great and all are slightly different but the Power Screamer is INCREDIBLE.
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post #5 of 18 (permalink) Old 07-12-2011, 07:49 AM Thread Starter
 
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Re: Overdrive with 6505+

Welp, I guess that settles it. I'll see about trying out some of the others you guys have suggested here, but my course load often won't allow me to get over to Guitar Center, sadly. I'm leaning towards the BYOC kit, since it would be a great project and, being a TS808 clone, most likely sound very good.

Thanks!
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Re: Overdrive with 6505+

if you want a great sounding tube screamer clone, true bypass, and cheap get the gfs greenie classic, just got mine, love it, very smooth and really crisps up your amp
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post #7 of 18 (permalink) Old 07-13-2011, 12:50 AM
 
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Re: Overdrive with 6505+

The best 808 is the Visual Sound Route 808. That's what I use with my 6505. It has less noise and the switch is guaranteed for a million stomps. It also has a bass boost switch to reintroduce the lowend that all TS and 808 pedals remove from your tone.
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post #8 of 18 (permalink) Old 07-13-2011, 07:39 AM
 
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Re: Overdrive with 6505+

Check out Ola Englund's YouTube demos he uses a Tube Screamer in a lot of his metal demos. +1 for the Green Rhino, really smooth OD check my demo, also the Suhr Shiba is amazing too but if you like to tinker you can build a kit that does exactly what you want anyway so you can't lose! Have fun!
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post #9 of 18 (permalink) Old 08-08-2011, 12:20 AM
 
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Re: Overdrive with 6505+

I've got a 6505+ and use an old school TS-9. It's a monster! You can get some sick harmonics with this setup!
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post #10 of 18 (permalink) Old 08-08-2011, 12:57 AM
 
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Re: Overdrive with 6505+

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qmEnpwhfd80

skip to 3:06 to hear the 6534+ with the TS9 (i know its a 6534+ and not a 6505 but theyre honestly not too different and the TS9 would have the same effect on your 6505).
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Re: Overdrive with 6505+

I like the 808, but my current favorite OD pedal is the Analogman King of Tone. Expensive but worth every penny
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Re: Overdrive with 6505+

I would say the 808. She sound more vintage than the TS9 (but this one is cheaper...)
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Re: Overdrive with 6505+

Im pretty sure what you are asking is heresy
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post #14 of 18 (permalink) Old 01-02-2012, 07:31 PM
 
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Re: Overdrive with 6505+

I have a Maxon OD808 that I use with a Rectifier, Mark V and a Peavey 6505+. That thing sweetens any amp I use it on, gain on zero, balance and tone at noon. Butta.
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Re: Overdrive with 6505+

The old adage, "ask 100 guitarists about an OD pedal and you'll get 1000 different responses" rings true. I use the Hardwire OD and it's very nice. Digitech bad monkey is a great pedal for the price. I also like the BB Xotic preamp. Cheap or expensive, there's a wealth of options. Take a trip to GC or some other store with a good return policy, buy a couple pedals to try at home on your rig and keep the one(s) you like.
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