best OD for a 5153?

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  1. wakjob

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    Does a 5153 need an OD/Boost?
    Thought they were tight and gainy enough on their own???
     
  2. King Belial

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    its already been discussed. they dont need a boost. i clearly stated that i must run a boost. got it? good...
     
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    wakjob SS.org Regular

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    Only played the original 100 watter when it came out...that was years ago.
    Just asking.
     
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    runbirdman Lackawanna County Volunteer Sheriff's Deputy Contributor

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    I liked the blue channel boosted but the red channel sounds worse with one. It’s already super compressed and has too much gain on tap. Given your history of disappointment I would go to with a tried and true pedal. Trying to reinvent the wheel is a crapshoot when people have gotten great results with a TS or SD-1 or their slightly modified clones (i.e. Suhr Riot).
     
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  5. erdiablo666

    erdiablo666 I'm from Canada...and they think I'm slow...eh

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    I have a Boss GE-7, MXR 10 band EQ, a TS9, a TS Mini, an OD 808, a Revv G3 and G4, Horizon Devices Nano Attack, Fortin 33, and a Friedman BE-OD.

    The BE-OD is the only boost you'll ever need. It will do whatever you need it to.
     
  6. King Belial

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    better than the SD 805? i know as a preamp, the BE-OD is fucking awesome!
     
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    Interesting! I've definitely thought about checking this pedal out but already own the Buxom Boost, which is also killer. I've never actually tried a distortion pedal as a boost. Maybe it's time.
     
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    erdiablo666 I'm from Canada...and they think I'm slow...eh

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    I honestly didn't even know it was considered a "distortion" pedal when I tried it. Always used it as a boost. If I'm being honest, it kicks the shit out of everything else on my list. Incredibly versatile.
     
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    erdiablo666 I'm from Canada...and they think I'm slow...eh

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    The 805 is highly regarded, and I love SD products, but I don't own one so I can't comment necessarily. BE-OD has changed my life though.
     
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    Honestly any boost will do. Just go buy a used tubescreamer (any green variety) and you're good to go. You can buy a used one for super cheap
     
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    That moment where it all starts to make sense.
     
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    OP doesn't have time for your questions. He has tones to chase and D list musicians to hang out with

    @OP you're looking for a HM2 or Fortin 33
     
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    And? Your not allowed to switch instruments?
     
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    STFU
     
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    USMarine75 The man who is tired of the anus is tired of life Contributor

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    ^ My apologies, I thought that's how we reply to each other's messages now.

    :lol:
     
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    @King Belial hey man I can understand the frustration of trying to get into an instrument and want to get it right at one go but the problem is that what each of us finds pleasing is quite subjective. People here have a wealth of knowledge and have tried some insane gear they can reccomend, from the well known and common to the niche unheard of stuff. It still is however personal preference and you still might not be happy with what might be recommended here.

    It's like I decide to start playing drums and I ask what is the best drum set, the best drum heads, the best cymbals, triggers, pedals etc etc. Every drummer will reccomend something different and it will be contradictory. Insulting people trying to help you, even if their comments might be a bit snarky, is not the way to go. So chill a bit and don't take some comments too seriously.

    Having said all that I've tried some safe choices as boosts and so far the most organic sound I get is from the Maxon OD808. I'm sure the SD 805 you ordered will be great and I'd love to try one. I've tried the Metal Zone as a boost but it colours the sound too much and I loose the tube aspect of the amp too much. A good sound but not for me. I recently got the TC electronics Dark Matter that does a better job as an OD in front of an amp and boosting but still prefer the Maxon. It kind of depends on the amp though.
     
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    Favorite pedals for boosting a 5153:

    Catalinbread Antichthon
    Mr. Black Doomstick
    Fairfield Circuitry Unpleasant Surprise
    Death By Audio Evil Fuzz
    Death By Audio Absolute Destruction
    Earthquaker Life

    You don't want to boost distortion with a fuzz pedal? Enjoy your life of cowardice then
     
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    KnightBrolaire thy fart is murder

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    lmao life of cowardice
     
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    You’re allowed to switch to whatever your heart desires. If your drums aren’t exciting you anymore, pick up your guitar and rock out with your cock out. You’re allowed to make your own decisions.
     

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