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The Ultimate Overdrive Shootout

Sat May 15 2021
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There are so many great overdrives on the market today. Almost every dirt pedal I played thus far can sound wonderful for a certain genre. All of them do the thing that they do.

The only question is: What is that thing? That's what this shootout is about.

I'm trying to compare as many different types of overdrives as possible. The goal is that you can identify what differentiates a TubeScreamer-type pedal from Blues Breaker or a JFET overdrive, etc.

Whenever I get my hands on another overdrive, I'll add this to the shootout in the future.

Signal Chain

  • K'mo Memphis Std. (classic T-style bridge pickup)
  • Overdrive pedal
  • Strymon Iridium (Chime)
  • Focusrite Scarlett 2i2
  • Garageband

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