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#1 jamesnlcc1

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Posted 13 July 2016 - 11:06 AM

Still not finding a good overdrive pedal that doesn't get fuzzy.  Looking for a U2 rock-like tone.

 

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#2 pianoguyy

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Posted 14 July 2016 - 04:06 AM

Isn't the very point of overdrive to make the sound fuzzy?


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#3 AlexKenivel

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Posted 14 July 2016 - 12:55 PM

No silly, that's what the fuzz pedals are for. Overdrives are for making the sound overdriven
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Posted 19 July 2016 - 10:37 AM

Instead of using a PEDAL, try to use the CLASS A-30 Model AMP with the GAIN knob at 100%. Believe me. 


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Posted 20 July 2016 - 06:17 AM

Instead of using a PEDAL, try to use the CLASS A-30 Model AMP with the GAIN knob at 100%. Believe me. 

 

And if that isn't enough overdrive, try a Screamer (the TS-808) in front of the amp with the Drive all the way down and use the Output to push the amp more a la Stevie Ray Vaughn to name one.


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Posted 21 July 2016 - 04:37 AM

I tend not to use the overdrive pedals but just set the amp as if I were using the natural output distortion of the amp. I don't do much shred or metal. Mostly, classic rock, blues and jazz projects. The overdriven amp sim to my ear is worlds better than sticking a fizzy sounding overdrive or distortion box in front of an amp. Besides, that leaves one more blank block to fill in with another effect box. LOL!


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#7 Indianrock2020

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Posted 26 July 2016 - 11:10 AM

I agree about the value of the amp model's tone, but if you're using that for crunch rhythm and then want a boost on solo, place the OD effect in front of the amp ( or amps ), then put a parametric EQ right after the OD and use it to notch out fizzy tones.

 

You'll wind up with the parametric "Q" at about 3 o'clock, gain at 9 o'clock ( low )   and the frequency ( percentage ) probably between 50 and 65%


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#8 AlexKenivel

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Posted 27 July 2016 - 12:40 PM

Screamer, tube drive, occasionally the buzz saw or facial fuzz. Ive stacked drives, too
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