Members Lensrock Posted April 25, 2006 Members Share Posted April 25, 2006 I tried out a few OD/Dist pedals at Make'n Music this afternoon. 1. Maxon OD-820 - Nice pedal, lots of available volume. Wasn't terribly impressed though. It does your basic TS style boost, but with more clarity. It still had too much of a mid hump for me though 2. Maxon DS-830 Distortion Master - TONS of output just like everyone says. I loved the bass response of this pedal. It really has that 'oomph' to it and sounds very heavy. The main problem with this pedal was, though, that the gain was way too fizzy sounding and impossible to dial out. I wish i could find a pedal with the bass response of this pedal, without the buzzy/fizzy gain 3. HBE Big D - Wow. This pedal kicked the other two's asses. Very natural response that even had some sag to it. I preferred the hard clipping with the first 3 diode settings. Very amp-like. I think this will be my next OD/Dist Also, the guys at Make'n are such nice guys. Very open to chat and recommend stuff to try out. Plus they're little isolation rooms have the cream of the crop amp-wise. I tried all of the above pedals out through a Top Hat Super(?) Deluxe. AWESOME amp. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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