Overdrive Pedal Shootout!

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Cameronhimself
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Overdrive Pedal Shootout!

Post by Cameronhimself » Mon Mar 11, 2013 1:44 pm

So I decided to film a video with every overdrive pedal I have. Hopefully this will help you guys see what some of these pedals sound like. To keep things fair, all pedals have their controls set to 12:00. I used a Marshall JCM 800 for everything.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kK9DRSBLlo0
What was your favorite? Least favorite?

Pedals used:
Xotic AC booster
Often FX Meta Driver
Barber LTD
Barber Launch Pad
Fulltone Fulldrive 2
EHX Big Muff
Ibanez TS9
Ibanez TS9 modded
BYOC Tube Screamer
Ibanez TS5
Digitech Bad Monkey
Nobles ODR-1
Keeley Modded Pro Co Rat

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Re: Overdrive Pedal Shootout!

Post by lyman » Tue Mar 19, 2013 12:27 pm

NIce. I'm a big muff fan, which is a pretty different style pedal vs the others of course. For the OD's, I thought the AC boost sounded really good. Wasn't crazy about the ts5 or the Fulldrive w/o the boost (liked it w/boost).

I get why you set controls to 12:00 as an constant. But that might not be the optimal setting for each pedal, just something to keep in mind when listening. Pots can have pretty different values.

I enjoyed it though, nice video!
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Re: Overdrive Pedal Shootout!

Post by soundchaser59 » Sun Jun 23, 2013 5:04 pm

I did not like the Big Muff. It sounded muddy to me.

Otherwise, the rest are good, if I had to choose I'd pick the AC Booster, the Fulldrive, and the TS9 modded.

Thanks for doing this.
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