What ODs Are You Guys Using in Front of Your Marshalls

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I have a lovepedal vintage modern. I use it with my sv20h. Amazing how well the guitar volume works with the pedal on either pickup. I’ve had it a while, but always used it with my fenders for my higher gain sounds. It’s simply amazing how well it works with the Marshall.
 

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for the past week I have been using my Klon Centaur as a boost in front of my 2205. It's there to stay for now.
Never had a real Klon but I love the JRockett klones--love to hear yours!

Past month I've tried the Dover Drive (selling--didn't bond at all), a Lovepedal OD Eleven (very dynamic and open--love) and a Beetronics Overhive (thick and fuzzy without being overbearing or taking over your guitar/amp tone--great and def a keeper)
 

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I have a lovepedal vintage modern. I use it with my sv20h. Amazing how well the guitar volume works with the pedal on either pickup. I’ve had it a while, but always used it with my fenders for my higher gain sounds. It’s simply amazing how well it works with the Marshall.
I checked that pedal out on YouTube--very nice!
 

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Never had a real Klon but I love the JRockett klones--love to hear yours!

I also don't have an original Klon Centaur.

But of all the Klones I've tried these 3 are my favorites:


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Use more force at the picking hand.
So i guess a heavy ass bracelet and
heavy ring at every finger would be my
overdrive of choice. But i dont like
jewelery so back to no overdrive for me
i guess.:confused:
 

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I've got some vintage Marshall's listed in my signature. I always liked Fulltone Fulldrive 2, Maxon 808 or SD1 stuffed in front of my Marshalls. Just picked up a Nobles ODR-1 which worked well with my Friedman. I'll have to try with the Marshall's. They've been out of rotation for a few months. I've been in Friedman & Mesa Mark V mode for a bit. Time to fire up the big iron again.
 

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I've got some vintage Marshall's listed in my signature. I always liked Fulltone Fulldrive 2, Maxon 808 or SD1 stuffed in front of my Marshalls. Just picked up a Nobles ODR-1 which worked well with my Friedman. I'll have to try with the Marshall's. They've been out of rotation for a few months. I've been in Friedman & Mesa Mark V mode for a bit. Time to fire up the big iron again.
I bet that ‘79 eats OD pedals
 

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Great thread, I love stompbox distortion!

I have three on my board:

-Maxon OD 820
-B.K. Butler Tube Driver
-Sola Sound Tone Bender MK IV "Fruit Salad" fuzz

The B.K. Butler is the one I use the most, LOVE it!
The Tone Bender is another awesome pedal, I paid a lot of $$ for it and never thought I would spend that much on a stompbox, but it was worth every penny! Think "Psychotic Reaction" type fuzz.

I also have a TS-9 Tubescreamer, but I've just never took to the tone of those, and believe me, I've tried! The Maxon OD-820 has what the original Tubescreamers are lacking in, at least to my old ears..I use it mainly for a volume boost.

The distortion pedals I use mainly with my JMP, and I just use the preamp settings on my Soldano for distortion..That is, most of the time! :naughty:
 
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I haven't posted to this thread in over a year (I think), but things change...

By amp:

O20H ~ Boss FZ-5, BD-2, SD-1
DSL20H ~ MXR Custom Badass Modified OD, Super Badass Variac Fuzz
6101 ~ JHS 3 Series Fuzz
5002 (soon to be 4203) ~ TC Rusty Fuzz, Tube Pilot, Cinders
3210 & G215 ~ Demonfx - TS II
Haze15 ~ still nothin', perfect as is
Crate GX10 ~ who cares?
 

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The B.K. Butler is the one I use the most, LOVE it!

I concur, B.K.'s Tube Driver is my #1 go to and has been for years. I have other flavors on the board but none have the tone and feel of that pedal.
 

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The power attenuator (Fryette etc) is more important than any pedal. Regarding gain pedals I heard a new pedal with actually character, different from the same old gain pedal, it's the Thorpy Scarlet Tunic. It's difficult to hear great OD pedals, in my list of favourite ones I will include:

-Friedman Smallbox OD
-EHX Soul food (or any Klon clone)
-Strymon Riverside
-Boss Blues driver
-Boss SD1
-Walrus Eras
-Rangemaster treble booster
-DOD 250 (but it's a lottery, they all sound different)
-Thorpy Scarlet Tunic (if your amp is too dark or not raw enough, this pedal will do the job:naughty:)
 

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Mine are the BYOC Green Pony I built. Just a great sounding pedal.
Also my Carl Martin PlexiRanger. This is my favorite and gives me those George Lynch hot rod plexi tones with my 2204. It is a Plexi Amp in a box with a treble booster.. both independent of each other.

The BYOC Green Pony is based on the Maxon OD-820, but they've added all the obligatory Tubescreamer mods as stock options. On the outside, you'll notice they've added a NORM/THIN/FAT switch which allows you to modify the bass response and gain and a LED/NONE/Si switch that allows you to modify the clipping. On the inside, they made the Si (silicon) clipping asymmetrical and changed the value of one of the capacitors in a low pass filter so that it doesn't cut as much treble, thus reducing the dreaded mid-range hump.
 

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I'll jump on the pile: I use an Archer Ikon or a TS-9DX. The Ikon dries up the loose low-end in the amp and the TX-9DX gives various degrees of bite and leaves the loose low-end. I use it on a 2007 DSL 2K with 5.6K grid stoppers on the power board. I don't use them both at the same time. -depends on what I am playing. If I picked on, the Ikon hands down is the best all-in-1 general boost pedal I have found. Good for the chirpy Van Halen sound on many amps.
 


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