Tubescreamer alternative

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waylon
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Tubescreamer alternative

Post by waylon » February 24th, 2018, 8:48 am

I was thinking about effects for tube simulation, like Tube Screamer etc. I found three cheap models. Which on is more "natural"?
https://musicsquare.co.uk/168127_XVive- ... ffect.html
https://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/EastRiverOD
https://www.gear4music.com/Guitar-and-B ... -Pedal/BHH

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Re: Tubescreamer alternative

Post by olikiernan » April 5th, 2018, 2:21 am

I found the Behringer TO-800 Tube Overdrive to be a good cheap alternative for the Tube Screamer. Might be worth checking out. The Behringer VT999 Vintage Tube Monster Effects Pedal has some good reviews as well, though I never tried it.
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Re: Tubescreamer alternative

Post by unleashedfury » July 22nd, 2018, 10:32 pm

The first one you posted the Xdrive pedal. sounded real muddy when heavily boosted I would just avoid it didn't sound pleasing at all.

The Electroharmonix did sound very nice good bite, with nice crisp leads.

I personally have a Digitech Bad Monkey Drive, which was a knock off of the TS, I got it very cheap. and it if you willing to shop ebay or used you can probably get one for around 20 dollars. Its a very stout pedal solid metal case and can take some abuse. Got that great Blues Drive sound. but not over saturated to the point where it seems like a Distortion pedal.

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