With the power of social networks, it’s absolutely great to ask a question, and to receive so many opinions. This week, I thought I’d ask the question “What’s the best distortion / overdrive pedal available today?”. Again, I’m asking this question with predictions of what people will probably say, so it’s fun to see pedals either a) I wasn’t expecting or especially b) pedals I’m not familiar with. Today was no exception.
I asked this question via Twitter as well as on the Facebook page. Here are the results, but please continue the conversation here by commenting below. We all want to hear your opinions. Is there pedal not mentioned? Do you agree with others? Do you disagree?
jnewton @effectsbay the fulltone OCD!
jtsimeone @effectsbay sansamp rocks
disandroid @effectsbay i use IbanezTubescreamer TS9DX. great warm tone, good sustain. for overdrive i use the MXR Distortion+, great boost and clean.
LeeChavez @effectsbay keely boss od’s. Those kick a..
beeflin @effectsbay For many years until I got a good Marshall I used an Ibanez Mostortion pedal. Good enough to go straight into a PA.
thejessalexa @effectsbay i think the best distortion pedal out now is the electro-harmonix metal muff. great for heavy riffs and it sounds amazing 😛 xx
AustinRemington @effectsbay in my opinion, the VOX Satchurator is the best distortion pedal on the market.
FatToneGuitars @effectsbay Lots of good ones. I like the MJM London Fuzz and the Earthquaker Devices Tone Reaper
KJFAN1 @effectsbay http://bit.ly/2fOqsY the Boss os-2
seanmbrage @effectsbay barber direct drive, any of the Jetter gain stage units, fulltone MOSFET drive.
The_Original_1 @effectsbay Imo, the best dist. pedal is the Boss Metalcore.
BooDooPerson @effectsbay I’m all about the Keeley TS-9+ mod. The stock Ibanez isn’t great, but I love what he does with it.
3naturalsixes @effectsbay I love my rat/zvex machine combination.it’s total dirt
TyJbbvx @effectsbay I just heard some Boss Pedal Demos at Youtube and I had interest in DS-2… also a DN-2 is a unique thing 🙂
jeremynwood @effectsbay ac booster by xotic effects! Amazing!
Falcon_Charles @effectsbay BOSS OS 2
urbanwilliams @effectsbay Butler Tubedriver. Hands down.
rcannonp @effectsbay I don’t know if it’s the best or not, but I like my Barber Direct Drive.
patrickloggins @effectsbay DS-1. Tried and true. Or the Z-vex fuzz factory.
GeeHalen @effectsbay I think the ‘Satchurator’ created quite a buzz. I’d separate the question to tube-driven and solid-state ones.
Justin Vigeant I have a Home Brew Electronics (HBE) Power Screamer OD that I absolutely love. To be fair, it is a TS808 clone, so my vote has to go respectfully to the original TS-808
Lucas Hölbling Line-6 Dr. Distortio– amazing powerful distortion with lots of functions
As you can see there were some interesting pedals mentioned. I was surprised to see the Boss OS-2 mentioned a couple of times. I’ll definitely need to take a closer look at that pedal. I was expecting to see the ZVex Fuzz Factory, and was glad to see that mentioned. I was curious about the AC Booster (heard great things about that in the past) and the Butler Tube Driver. Anyway, hope others find this as interesting as I did!