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1878
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liverpool. england.


overdrive
« on: January 25, 2009, 04:12:02 PM »

Hello Everyone.

I need an overdrive. I'm currently using a double muff after my higher gain effects to colour or boost, but it just doesn't seem to cut it. I'd also like to start using overdrive to colour my clean tones. I've been thinking about a Valvecaster, but from what I can gather, there's not much gain/saturation involved, is it more of a clean boost ??

So, does anyone know of a nice overdrive build ?? I'm not really looking for anything too complex, but I'll build it if it's worth it.

Thanks.
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Cardboard Tube Samurai
Posts: 497


Re: overdrive
« Reply #1 on: January 25, 2009, 04:20:33 PM »

DOD OD250 or the Grace Overdrive. I think the Grace is my favourite and has the lowest parts count. Really simple build
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Der Groovemeister
Posts: 113

Servaas - Holland


Re: overdrive
« Reply #2 on: January 25, 2009, 06:20:04 PM »

The Trotsky drive!  Grin
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frequencycentral
Posts: 4890


Kicking the sh!t of of your speakers since 2008


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Re: overdrive
« Reply #3 on: January 25, 2009, 06:23:06 PM »

The Valvecaster cetainly is not a clean boost! Recommended by thousands - every home should have one. And build a Pentaboost into the same box to drive it even harder.
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orangetones
Posts: 114

Steve L.


Re: overdrive
« Reply #4 on: January 25, 2009, 08:18:33 PM »

LTD Silver is my new favourite!
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captntasty
Posts: 391


Patrick G.


Re: overdrive
« Reply #5 on: January 25, 2009, 09:03:07 PM »

+1 Valvecaster +1 Barber LTD
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Ripdivot
Posts: 133


Re: overdrive
« Reply #6 on: January 25, 2009, 10:51:19 PM »

The Skreddy Screwdriver, Barber LTD and the Zen Drive are my favorites lately. I really like the touch sesitivity of the Screwdriver though.
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1878
Posts: 349


liverpool. england.


Re: overdrive
« Reply #7 on: January 26, 2009, 12:48:10 PM »

Thanks for all the replies.

I think I'll go with the Valvecaster. From what I've read, there's a lot of 'warmth' in it's sound, and that's what I'm after. I've got most of the parts lying around too. I'll order myself a valve and a socket tonight.

Thanks again.
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Gila_Crisis
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Re: overdrive
« Reply #8 on: January 26, 2009, 03:38:13 PM »

I built myself a zendrive a while ago and i love it, much better than a tubescreamer
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