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  • Overdrive that's like a BD-2?

    So I've got an awesome overdrive pedal that's being fixed by the small builder on the other side of the country and it seems to be going nowhere fast. However, I'm going to be jamming with a band in a few days and need something in it's stead. . .so I'm looking for a low to medium gain OD that's got a flat EQ and an overall amp-like response. I know I really like the Boss BD-2, but I'm looking for something that's true bypass so I don't add any more buffers in my signal path (I've already got 3). It's also got to be something I can grab at GC (They've got a $20 off $100 going on right now). Any recommendations? I've never played a Fulltone OCD, so that's what I'm eyeing at the moment. . .
    Cathedral Bells
    Ten and Six

    Guitar: '78 Electra Omega Les Paul
    Effects: EHX HOG, Digitech Timebender,
    EHX Stereo Clone Theory, Mooer Pitchbox,
    Crybaby Classic, EQD Rainbow Machine,
    Line 6 DL4, T1M Mini-Stutta, Ernie Ball VP Jr.
    Amp: Fender Tweed Blues Jr. NOS

  • #2
    Barber LTD comes to mind as well, so does the Timmy.

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    • #3
      I thought the stock BD-2 was pretty cool when I tried it out. The OCD is awesome of course, but it's not really the same thing. The Fulldrive 2 in Comp Cut mode is kinda similar to what the BD-2 does and you get the boost and other modes, so maybe check that out? You might be able to get there with the MXR Badass Overdrive. I hated it, but other people seem to get some good sounds out of it. Nothing wrong with a good ol' TS-9 or MXR Classic Overdrive either.
      Good deals with: TheCardiacKid, Nightraven, AverPhil, AimmarCair (x2), midi_in, draines1220, digiTED (TGP), themroaring20's (TGP), cjkbug (TGP), whsdhs1 (TGP)

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      • #4
        Barber LTD comes to mind as well, so does the Timmy.


        Yeah, if your GC sells Barber stuff definitely check those out. Can't say I've heard of one selling Timmy's though
        Good deals with: TheCardiacKid, Nightraven, AverPhil, AimmarCair (x2), midi_in, draines1220, digiTED (TGP), themroaring20's (TGP), cjkbug (TGP), whsdhs1 (TGP)

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        • #5
          You should really check out a Way Huge Pork Loin

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          • #6
            If you like the BD2 and need to buy at GC, buy a BD2 and buy or build a TB loop. Sounds like you may want to use one anyway later on if you're bothered about having 3 buffered pedals.

            I'd also suggest looking at the Boss OD3, which is my favorite OD for single coils.

            Steve
            Great trades with Tengo, Goldie-gold, Ancient Mariner, TritoneTerror and lowbrow

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            • #7
              Frantone Brooklyn is the 150% better version of any bluesdriver i found.... words cant describe how much bd-2 vein ass kicking it does.
              Sensational deals with: Gearmanndude, LameAim, DougDeeper, Jimosity, Jnichols2727, kreeper_6, paulco, Aaron SS (x3) Fetch, DonaldDemon, Eburst, OldGtrNovice, Crxsh, dyer_maker, ToonHollow (x2)


              Bad Deals/Scammers: Mewithoutlouie

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              • #8
                I would like to suggest a boutique pedal that you will never in a chance in hell, see being sold at GC.

                Thank you.

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                • #9
                  what so bad about 4 buffers
                  Current Pedalboard

                  35+ Good Transactions

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                  • #10
                    Went to GC, played a bunch of overdrives and ended up with a Way Huge Green Rhino MK II. Love it. With the tone control, gain, and EQ curve all the way up, it's simply awesome sounding - incredibly transparent from an EQ sound point, and has a grit, grind, and depth that I didn't find with a lot of the other pedals, including an OCD and TC Mojo Mojo.
                    Cathedral Bells
                    Ten and Six

                    Guitar: '78 Electra Omega Les Paul
                    Effects: EHX HOG, Digitech Timebender,
                    EHX Stereo Clone Theory, Mooer Pitchbox,
                    Crybaby Classic, EQD Rainbow Machine,
                    Line 6 DL4, T1M Mini-Stutta, Ernie Ball VP Jr.
                    Amp: Fender Tweed Blues Jr. NOS

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                    • #11
                      Cool, glad you like the Green Rhino. I wasn't a huge fan but I didn't get much time with it and it seems really tweaky
                      Good deals with: TheCardiacKid, Nightraven, AverPhil, AimmarCair (x2), midi_in, draines1220, digiTED (TGP), themroaring20's (TGP), cjkbug (TGP), whsdhs1 (TGP)

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