best overdrive pedal?

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by marbass00, Dec 3, 2013.

  1. marbass00


    Dec 2, 2013
    what is youre favorite overdrive pedal for $150 or under? I am thinking the ibanez tube screemer is a good one.. suggestions? Thanks. It is with a Geddy Lee Jazz bass with an Ampeg combo.
  2. mmbongo

    mmbongo Chicken Pot Pie. My three favorite things!! Supporting Member

    That's almost impossible to answer, but I can tell you it's not a Tube Screamer for sure.

    A good place to start would be a Hardwire CM-2 Tube Overdrive which can be had for around $50 used. It's somewhat Tube Screamer based, but does not have all the shortcomings that make an actual Tube Screamer such a poor choice.
  3. wvbass

    wvbass Supporting Member

    Mar 1, 2004
    A better place to start would be the effects forum.
  4. emjazz


    Feb 23, 2003
    Boston, MA
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  6. nogoodwithnames

    nogoodwithnames Supporting Member

    Mar 6, 2011
    Ottawa Ohio
    I've not had a bunch of experience with overdrive, but the joyo ultimate drive is the real deal and its less than $40...
  7. ddeloach


    Sep 21, 2013
    +1 on the Hardwire CM2... The EQ gives back all the low end the overdrive may have removed.
  8. Boss overdrive, love it great sound works for me
  9. SirMjac28

    SirMjac28 Patiently Waiting For The Next British Invasion Gold Supporting Member

    Aug 25, 2010
    The Great Midwest
    Bk3 I bought and sold it three times because I thought there was something better but I had to come home to my baby.
  10. Zooberwerx

    Zooberwerx Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 21, 2002
    Virginia Beach, VA