Pedals

Here’s a can of worms to chew on: what’s your favorite Overdrive?

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3 Spd. with a Borg Warner O.D. in my 1941 Dodge Hemi Coupe. Thanks John

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MY favorites?

  1. The Chandler Tube Driver (the predecessor to the Real Tube dirt boxes), that used an actual 12AX7 - I used that pedal, with amps that were both lacking in clipping capabilities, and as my soloing tone from 1987 (shortly before I graduated from college), until 2000, when I sold it due to a money shortage brought on by me being foolish enough to lend a former friend several hundred dollars that she never did pay me back (despite promises to the contrary).

  1. DOD Overdrive Preamp 250 - these are nowhere near as common as they used to be when in the late 70s & early 80s. Mine was great for medium gain 70s tones, and was a wonderful clean boost into an amp for even more dirt. Years ago on this forum, when I linked some sound files of me demonstrating Charlotte, my first Country Club (it was a 2003), the dirtiest guitar parts were done with a Carvin X60 tube amp, through the high gain channel, with my DOD Overdrive Preamp 250 to really dish out the grind. I kick myself for getting rid of that pedal, but like the Chandler Tube Drive I used to have, I have no need for another dirt pedal, due to my amps high gain channels giving me more than enough dirt, without using a dirt box.

Charlotte - my first Gretsch Country Club

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It's been years that I've been using Electro-Harmonix Nano Muff. But, I wanted to try something new. I was choosing among these options.

Ibanez Tube Screamer Mini is now in the family :) it gives me exactly the sound I was looking for! I've already used it for recording, does its job very well. And it's soo small, I love its compact design.

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MY favorites?

  1. The Chandler Tube Driver (the predecessor to the Real Tube dirt boxes), that used an actual 12AX7 - I used that pedal, with amps that were both lacking in clipping capabilities, and as my soloing tone from 1987 (shortly before I graduated from college), until 2000, when I sold it due to a money shortage brought on by me being foolish enough to lend a former friend several hundred dollars that she never did pay me back (despite promises to the contrary).

  1. DOD Overdrive Preamp 250 - these are nowhere near as common as they used to be when in the late 70s & early 80s. Mine was great for medium gain 70s tones, and was a wonderful clean boost into an amp for even more dirt. Years ago on this forum, when I linked some sound files of me demonstrating Charlotte, my first Country Club (it was a 2003), the dirtiest guitar parts were done with a Carvin X60 tube amp, through the high gain channel, with my DOD Overdrive Preamp 250 to really dish out the grind. I kick myself for getting rid of that pedal, but like the Chandler Tube Drive I used to have, I have no need for another dirt pedal, due to my amps high gain channels giving me more than enough dirt, without using a dirt box.

Charlotte - my first Gretsch Country Club

– EllenGtrGrl

Ah... the Eric Johnson pedal LOL. Chandler Tube Driver. BK Butler is now making them himself, and improved. I have never owned one, and always "threaten" to buy one, just TO SEE WHAT IT'S ALL ABOUT, but I never seem to pull the trigger...

https://butleraudio.com


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