1 JimmyR 1 year ago I have a Strat which I like a lot, but I have always found getting great overdriven Strat sounds a bit tricky. Strats are not known for sounding huge on the bridge pickup and i like twangy, bridge pickup sounds. And I do not like Tubescreamers at all! No low end, no twang, no clarity...Recently I found a couple of decent contenders. The Rockett Dude and the Friedman Dirty Shirley. The Dude is supposed to sound like a Dumble. Does it? I dunno! But it is a good sounding OD. It's a bit weird in that the bass strings don't seem to break up as much as the trebles. How does that work? But it does work and with some reverb and delay it sounds huge. Lots of lovely twang and a surprisingly tactile, fat treble. Takes a little getting used to but I'm starting to really like it.The Dirty Shirley is more Marshallesque. But it does Marshall better than most ODs which claim to sound Marshall. It has plenty of low end, a powerful mids knob and some great Kerrannnng! I found I could get some pretty good ACDC rhythm sounds with a Strat. Surprisingly good, complex tones.If you look hard enough, there are some great overdrives out there these days.