Guidance for an effects virgin

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by cdaniel, Jun 30, 2008.

  1. cdaniel


    Nov 29, 2003
    So I'm thinking it's time to try out some sort of overdrive on a few songs. Having never really been much into stomp boxes, I'm looking for some ideas for something under $100.

    Something with a little edge, not an all out metal distortion.
  2. bongomania

    bongomania Supporting Member Commercial User

    Oct 17, 2005
    PDX, OR
    owner, OVNIFX and OVNILabs
    In that price range the DOD 250 is popular. Also check the TB classifieds often, as I regularly see good pedal deals in there.
  3. crapusername


    Sep 26, 2005
    North Kent.UK
    endorsing artist: Dean guitars, Marshall , Rotosound strings
    check out the James Lomenzo Hyperdrive - i believe it retails around $100
    can do pretty much anyhting from a full on drive through to adding a little "hair"/ Grit to your sound. And TB too!
  4. cdaniel


    Nov 29, 2003
    Anyone know where you can actually get one of these in the US?

    My local Ashdown dealer says "they're not out yet, don't know when"
  5. mrokern

    mrokern TB's resident Rush freak

    Jul 20, 2007
    Minneapolis, MN
    I'll let you know what I think of my modified Bad Monkey from Humphrey Audio when I get it in a couple of $95, maybe it will fit the bill.

  6. Jared Lash

    Jared Lash Born under punches

    Aug 21, 2006
    Denver, CO
    Well, assuming he's still building them, the "Polish Love Pedal" is the effect du jour at TB. It is apparently a Red Llama clone and a fairly versatile gain pedal at a reasonable price.

    If you're willing to wait a few weeks to get one that is . . .
  7. Guest043

    Guest043 Guest

    Apr 8, 2008
    dig electronix messdrive/messdrive hybrid+. highest quality pedals on that budget.
  8. That pedal, albeit a great one, does not fit his description of a light overdrive, instead falls into the Fuzz categorey.
  9. Nick Kay

    Nick Kay

    Jul 26, 2007
    Toronto, Ontario
    Guidance for an effects virgin? Get out while you still can. Run far, far away and never look back.
  10. +1
  11. You can pick up a stock Bad Monkey for about $50, and it should do what you're looking for. I use mine a lot.