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Unsung Overdrive Pedals That We Love [Lovepedal, Analogman, Barber, J Rockett, Boss, Z-Vex]

Published 01 Sep 2023

There are SO many great overdrives out there - here are six of our unsung faves

Welcome to the show! At the last count, we had approximately N+1 overdrive pedals. N being equal to a number we don’t actually know. But it must be //at least// 200. How on Earth do you choose from that lot? And how do you choose what to buy in first place?
We have no idea. But here are six overdrive pedals that we would regard as somewhat unsung; perhaps not as popular as they ‘should’ have been. Some are still available new, and you can also pick ’em up used!
Happy hunting, and happy OD tones!
Please enjoy the show…

NOTE: The newer J Rockett HRM V2 is slightly different as it turns out… even more Dumbly! Can’t wait to get one!

And please visit That Pedal Shop

Pedals & Stuff in this episode
• TheGigRig Three2One

• Sonic Research Turbo Tuner ST-200

• Lovepedal Purple Plexi

• Barber Electronics Tone Press EQ (custom order)

• Boss SD-2 - no longer made

• J Rockett Hot Rubber Monkey V1- Links to newest version (which is improved!)
UK & Europe:

• Analogman-mod Maxon OD-9 with Bad Bob Booster

• ZVEX ’59 Sound

• Boss DM-101
UK & Europe:

• TheGigRig G3

Interesting bits and go-to sections
0:00 Intro playing
2:40 What are we doing today?
4:09 Today’s six pedals
4:48 Lovepedal Purple Plexi intro
6:14 Today’s amps
7:45 Lovepedal Purple Plexi sounds
12:22 Maxon OD-9 With Bad Bob intro
14:45 Maxon OD-9 With Bad Bob sounds
21:22 Barber Tone Pump EQ intro
23:39 Barber Tone Pump EQ sounds
28:43 J Rockett HRM intro
30:32 J Rockett HRM sounds
37:05 Boss SD-2 Dual Overdrive intro
38:45 Boss SD-2 Dual Overdrive sounds
45:30 ZVEX ’59 intro
47:02 ZVEX ’59 Sound sounds
54:30 All on!

Guitars in today’s episode
• 1965 Fender Telecaster - Dan’s video here:
• Gibson Custom True Historic ’57 Les Paul Goldtop. Murphy Aged - no video yet

• Cutler Custom Guitars Panama Classic ((Dean Cutler came to a TPS Experience Day and left one of his builds with us. We’re ordering one to keep but being hopelessly slow about it)

• 1961 Fender Stratocaster - Mick’s video here:
• Gibson Memphis 1958 ES-335 - Mick’s video here:
• Gibson USA SG Standard ’61 Maestro Vibrola - no video yet

Amps in today
• 1979 Fender Bassman 70 & Zilla Custom 112 with WGS12L speaker
• Matchless C-30 & 212 ESD with one Celestion G12M Greenback and one Celestion G12H Anniversary

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