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overdrive
« on: January 25, 2009, 12:12:02 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.

Re: overdrive
« Reply #1 on: January 25, 2009, 12:20:33 PM »
DOD OD250 or the Grace Overdrive. I think the Grace is my favourite and has the lowest parts count. Really simple build

Der Groovemeister

Re: overdrive
« Reply #2 on: January 25, 2009, 02:20:04 PM »
The Trotsky drive!  ;D
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Re: overdrive
« Reply #3 on: January 25, 2009, 02:23:06 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.

orangetones

Re: overdrive
« Reply #4 on: January 25, 2009, 04:18:33 PM »
LTD Silver is my new favourite!

captntasty

Re: overdrive
« Reply #5 on: January 25, 2009, 05:03:07 PM »
+1 Valvecaster +1 Barber LTD
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Ripdivot

Re: overdrive
« Reply #6 on: January 25, 2009, 06:51:19 PM »
The Skreddy Screwdriver, Barber LTD and the Zen Drive are my favorites lately. I really like the touch sesitivity of the Screwdriver though.

1878

Re: overdrive
« Reply #7 on: January 26, 2009, 08:48:10 AM »
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.

Gila_Crisis

Re: overdrive
« Reply #8 on: January 26, 2009, 11:38:13 AM »
I built myself a zendrive a while ago and i love it, much better than a tubescreamer