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PostPosted: Sat Jun 16, 2018 2:50 am    Post subject: NPD: And it's boring AF!! Reply with quote

Discussion of overdrives immediately leads one to think of TGP, but I actually really like them and prefer them to most other dirt pedals as my Pathfinder sounds best clean and I still haven't found that "one fuzz." Anywho, I already have an OD-3 and a Mini Fuck which I love, but have been reading about a lot of praise for the Boss Blooz Driver. So I picked one up for around $60. Surprisingly versatile and I think I like it more than my OD-3 although I need to do a side-by-side comparison. It kinda fattens things up a little when using my Jag and when the gain is cranked almost sounds like a fuzz. It's a keeper.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 16, 2018 5:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

oh shit, i've been thinking about getting a blues driver for a while, the more and more i read about it it sounds like the pedal im looking for
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 16, 2018 6:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

IRRC Joyo Sweet Baby is a clone of Boss Blues Driver. Well actually it's a clone of Mad Professor Sweet Honey which is a clone of Boss Blues Driver(only twice more expensive)
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 16, 2018 8:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

There's also a Valeton copy, it's smaller than a Boss.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 16, 2018 11:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Like the blues driver but prefer the SD-1.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 16, 2018 12:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's one of the Boss pedals I've never tried.

Whenever I've seen someone in a band using one they always had a good sound. One of the many guitarists in The Fall used one and their sound around that time was good.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 16, 2018 2:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i still have the behringer clone that hurb got for free, i don't think i've ever used it on a guitar though.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 16, 2018 3:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Makes you sound like Noel Gallagher...
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 16, 2018 6:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

dezb1 wrote:
Like the blues driver but prefer the SD-1.


Thinking about actually picking one up. They're super cheap used and still affordable new. Never had one or any tubescreamer variant. Reckon it'll sound good with single coils (Jag/Tele/Strat) and Vox Pathfinder?
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 16, 2018 6:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

plaidbeer wrote:
dezb1 wrote:
Like the blues driver but prefer the SD-1.


Thinking about actually picking one up. They're super cheap used and still affordable new. Never had one or any tubescreamer variant. Reckon it'll sound good with single coils (Jag/Tele/Strat) and Vox Pathfinder?


It's mainly a Tele I use mine with.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 17, 2018 6:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I use mine with a Squier Jazzmaster and it sounds great
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 17, 2018 3:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I still use a SD-1 as well, to be fair though I think the eq is better on the Digitech Bad Monkey.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 17, 2018 3:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Have had OD3, Blue Driver and SD1

Liked the first two a lot. Probably OD3 edges it. So cheap these days as well.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 17, 2018 4:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Anyone tried the Digitech Screamin' Blues?

I'm sure that was based on the Blues Driver.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 17, 2018 6:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fran wrote:
I still use a SD-1 as well, to be fair though I think the eq is better on the Digitech Bad Monkey.


Was eyeing up a bad monkey for ages but in a fit of uncharacteristic sense thought the SD-1 made the noise I liked so why spend more cash... bad monkey demos sounded great though.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 18, 2018 3:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Did a couple of side-by-side comparisons between the BD-2 and OD-3 today using the Strat and Tele going into the Pathfinder. Granted, I have to play through headphones 99% right now and I have only about 60% of my hearing left in my right ear, so it might have an effect on how I hear things.

Anyway, whenever both settings were similar on both pedals, the BD-2 sounded crisper/brighter whereas the OD-3 sounded darker/muddy. Hadn't really noticed that in the past when I just had the OD-3. However, you can overcome that on the OD-3 if you crank the tone knob. I know it's contrary to a lot of opinions I've read re: favoring the OD-3 over the BD-2, but I think I like the BD-2 a bit more although I'll still keep the OD-3 around because I still like it, I'm a senseless pedal hoarder, and have become a bit of a Boss fanboy again as of late.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 18, 2018 6:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've got a Jackhammer I got off Doog. It's okay, probably would be better on bass.

I'm really fucking drunk but if you're being weird about both pedals and got money. Get a Boss OD-2R.

It's what the BD-2 is based off in Turbo mode. But sounds way better. And lots of volume (I think).
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 18, 2018 6:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fran wrote:
Anyone tried the Digitech Screamin' Blues?

I'm sure that was based on the Blues Driver.


iirc i was reading around about the blues driver and the screamin blues and the digitech pedal is literally a part for part clone of the boss, but with a potentiometer instead of a resistor for the bass control
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 19, 2018 3:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

daftsupernova wrote:
Fran wrote:
Anyone tried the Digitech Screamin' Blues?

I'm sure that was based on the Blues Driver.


iirc i was reading around about the blues driver and the screamin blues and the digitech pedal is literally a part for part clone of the boss, but with a potentiometer instead of a resistor for the bass control


Yep, cheaper Blues Driver with a bass knob. Also it was previously one of the old DOD compacts, FX102 Mystic Blues (conceivably found even cheaper)
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 19, 2018 4:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm really liking the TC Electronics MojoMojo I recently picked up. I'm using my Jag thru it into a Twin Reverb Reissue (a bit modded). Thru the Twin I use it with the drive low, to give me just a little bit of grit. Sounds like light real tube OD, then when I want more gain I kick on a DS-1. The MojoMojo makes the DS1 sound really good, a lot more like real tube gain. It's also very flexible when dialing in the tone. For $50 brand new I think it's unbeatable for me.
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