best overdrive pedal?

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  1. marbass00

    marbass00

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    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 I like turtles. Supporting Member

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    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

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    A better place to start would be the effects forum.
  4. emjazz

    emjazz Supporting Member

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  5. nogoodwithnames

    nogoodwithnames Supporting Member

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

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    +1 on the Hardwire CM2... The EQ gives back all the low end the overdrive may have removed.
  7. yeahna

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    Boss overdrive, love it great sound works for me
  8. SirMjac28

    SirMjac28 Patiently Waiting For The Next British Invasion Gold Supporting Member

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    Bk3 I bought and sold it three times because I thought there was something better but I had to come home to my baby.
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    Zooberwerx Gold Supporting Member

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