Overdrive for F-50

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Overdrive for F-50

Post by DangerousDan » Fri Oct 16, 2015 11:57 am

Hello Forum, greetings from Colorado! Just acquired a 10-year-old F-50 earlier this month and absolutely love it. I am a blues, jazz, and jam band lead player and am looking for some suggestions on a low-to-mid-gain overdrive pedal which works well with the F-50. I read one post advocating the AC Booster by Xotic. Any others? Thanks!

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Re: Overdrive for F-50

Post by waterboy » Sat Oct 17, 2015 7:23 am

I use a spark mini boost. Not really an OD but on channel 2 it drives the amp harder even though it's a boost.
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Re: Overdrive for F-50

Post by DangerousDan » Sat Oct 17, 2015 12:10 pm

Thanks waterboy. That Spark sounds nice, but I should have been more precise about how I intend to use the pedal. I plan on taking advantage of the F-50's remarkable sounding Clean channel nearly always, so I need an actual overdrive pedal rather than a clean boost. One which has a characteristic tone which works well with the amp. I noticed in one the videos I saw about that Spark boost the guy used it to push an Xotic AC Boost pedal, which is a true overdrive pedal. It sounded great through the Orange he was using. I might try to find a music store in Denver which has a selection of boutique overdrives that I can actually try out with my amp, that's the probably the only way to know for sure.

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Re: Overdrive for F-50

Post by Santuzzo » Sat Nov 07, 2015 5:55 am

I use an Exotic BB preamp comp with my F-50 combo, and I love it!
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Re: Overdrive for F-50

Post by elvis » Tue Jan 19, 2016 5:39 pm

Can't go wrong with a BBPre. Or an OD808. Both give you the tone of your guitar and amp, plus... more. Of the two, the 808 is the more transparent, while the BB has more character and control. A really cool thing about the BB is that it can be set to be a fairly light overdrive in clean, and then work with the same settings as a boost on lead mode that gives a touch more drive and really facilitates feedback and sustain without overwhelming the channel.
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Re: Overdrive for F-50

Post by Nick79 » Thu Jul 07, 2016 1:22 pm

I've just bought a Tubescreamer mini to use with mine, and either running it through the clean channel as an overdrive or through the dirty channel to tighten things up works a treat. Best pedal i've ever bought i reckon (and i've had a few..).

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Re: Overdrive for F-50

Post by paul461 » Sat Jul 09, 2016 6:21 am

I use a Free The Tone MS SOV with my F50 and the 2 go well together..I also used a Zendrive with good results but the SOV smokes
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Overdrive for F 50

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