I really like the subtle, smoldering overdrive that I can get from the input stage of my Genz Benz Shuttle 6.0, but turning it on and off while playing live means tweaking knobs until I have the right amount of drive at the right volume. Obviously, this just doesn't happen often between songs.
So I'd love to find an overdrive pedal that will sound as close as possible to the Shuttle's overdrive. I know it's just a 12AX7 with in and out gain knobs, but I'm having a hard time replicating it for a reasonable price. For instance, the EBS ValveDrive looks promising, but I'm trying not to spend quite so much. Any suggestions?
Oh yeah, before we get too far into this, I do have a BDDI. It's great for some applications, but it can go overboard and get clanky-sounding really quickly. It also has a tendency to suck out the mids. I'd like something a little more tonally neutral.
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