Hi guys. I've always been a gear junky with a soft spot specifically for od/distortion pedals. I've owned many types and brands over the years and have been on the hunt for the perfect od/dist pedal that feels, sounds and responds like my favorite amp.
The funny thing is that all my amps are pretty much high gainers and I don't have a need for a distortion pedal, although I can't seem to resist the attraction to them
And occasionally... at an open mic night or jam I'll have to play through an amp, like a fender deluxe, and actually need a pedal to get a dirty tone.
So, intrigued by pedals and tweaking them, I got into pedal modding.
I found another local guy that fixes/mods/repairs amps and pedals and started learning from him. I'm really enjoying the process of r&d... and I got to thinking and wondering "what pedals" do guys turn to for their tone. Like for SRV, Eric Johnson, and others it was the tube screamer.... For Satch, & Vai it was the Boss DS-1. So, I started modding a few of these favorites and have been getting really great results. Here's a quick little video demo I did for a modded ts9: http://youtu.be/maXZtmRQo4w
So, basically what I'd like to know is:
1) What is your "go to" overdrive or distortion pedal(s)?
2) And what would you change about it or add to it to make it even better?