Most people on here (myself included) seem to think you can't beat real tubes for overdrive...well i thought i'd do a blind test test for myself with my gear including 1 all tube amp, 1 hybrid (valve pre) and 2 OD pedals. These consist of: Ashdown Little bastard 30 (30W all tube) - speaker DI Ashdown ABM500 - DI'd post EQ and valve pre Joyo American sound overdrive - straight into recorder Joyo Ultimate drive - straight into recorder All samples are Fender US P with oldish Roto 66's steel strings via one of the above into a Zoom 8. No other processing or effects. I haven't been able to do any mic testing as yet as i need a decent DI overdrive option for my band so just focussing on this at the moment. So bear in mind they would sound different post speaker. The LB30 is also coming out from the speaker DI option so includes power tube OD. All are pushed into OD: first half is light OD, 2nd half is with added gain. So let me know which one do you like best? Which ones the "real" tubes?