Favorite "Always On" OD Pedals

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Re: Favorite "Always On" OD Pedals

Post by kaboodle45 » Tue Jul 28, 2020 7:13 pm

the closest thing I have to this the ss/bs Mini, which can get very distorted/fuzzy, but also works as a great slightly gritty boost

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Re: Favorite "Always On" OD Pedals

Post by HH1978 » Wed Jul 29, 2020 2:00 am

The Spaceman Saturn V is also a great always on boost/low gain OD. Thightens everything and adds a touch of sparkle.

Deadendfx makes a clone PCB (The Flint).

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Re: Favorite "Always On" OD Pedals

Post by shoule79 » Wed Jul 29, 2020 9:51 am

Been a couple years and have been through a handful of pedals. I like having something always on, especially if it bumps the mids a bit.

I thought I’d found a permanent winner with the Rocket Archer Ikon, it loves my tele and JM. Always on with just a hint of gain through a cleanish amp, or dialed up through a breaking up amp as a main distortion.

I still found that I preferred a TS type pedal with my humbucker guitars. First a Fulldrive 2, then Since last fall a Plumes to save space. The Ikon stayed on though because it played nice with everything.

My jag threw a wrench into the use the Ikon plan though, it sounds meh with it, but it loves the Plumes. So I’ve got the Plumes on my board now as a compromise.

I’m going to try a JHS Morning Glory for awhile, it seems to have some of the Ikon mojo and I like the gain remote switch as another gain stage with it. My jags in for service, so it will be the real test for the MG when I get to put it through it’s paces at volume.

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Re: Favorite "Always On" OD Pedals

Post by ElephantDNA » Wed Jul 29, 2020 10:54 am

DOD 250. A classic and sounds great.

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Re: Favorite "Always On" OD Pedals

Post by DarnWeight » Wed Jul 29, 2020 1:53 pm

Way Huge Red Llama, gain/drive set no higher than 9 o'clock. Really dynamic, goes from fat and clean to a tweedy grit with picking strength.

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Re: Favorite "Always On" OD Pedals

Post by Keegs » Wed Jul 29, 2020 8:09 pm

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Re: Favorite "Always On" OD Pedals

Post by Maggieo » Thu Jul 30, 2020 1:38 pm

ElephantDNA wrote:
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DOD 250. A classic and sounds great.
I got one in the blowout sale and it's one of the best things I've bought. Simple and great.
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Re: Favorite "Always On" OD Pedals

Post by stilwel » Sun Aug 02, 2020 8:49 am

Lately it's this guy. Even at about 3 oclock it's still not really gainy and you can stack anything on top of it for layers of dirt.

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Re: Favorite "Always On" OD Pedals

Post by kaboodle45 » Sun Aug 02, 2020 11:19 am

new candidate for me: the Halberd from Electronic Audio Experiments. it's really incredible. the builder describes it as "If Neil Young played guitar for Drive Like Jehu" and that pretty much nails it

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Re: Favorite "Always On" OD Pedals

Post by pj » Sun Sep 27, 2020 3:38 am

These pedals are kept on individually depending on my set up and clean or dirty tonal needs:
JHS Morning Glory
Seymour Duncan 805
Xotic SP
JHS Angry Charlie

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Re: Favorite "Always On" OD Pedals

Post by Shadoweclipse13 » Sun Sep 27, 2020 8:32 pm

I have 2 that are almost always on. Catalinbread Naga Viper and my EQD Westwood. If one isn't on, the other is for sure. Both do different things, but both are almost interchangeable for what I play. Naga Viper driving the Westwood is really good too.
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Re: Favorite "Always On" OD Pedals

Post by Zork » Tue Sep 29, 2020 11:09 am

Futuron wrote:
Mon Dec 17, 2018 4:17 pm
BD-2! Used it for years, it's always-on for every genre, soft or heavy, both knobs at 10->11 o'clock depending on the guitar used.
This! Exactly my setting. It's the first pedal after the guitar.

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