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    Which OD should I build

    7DT won't leave me alone about soldering things so I'm going to have to at least build an OD to up my street cred. You can never have too many ODs.

    What's a cool one to go for that has a reasonably readily accessible kit/schematic for someone with fuck all zero free time? I have the following already:

    - Strymon Sunset (king of the mountain)
    - Strymon OB-1
    - TS808
    - "Tubular modded" TS808
    - MXR custom Badass
    - Maxon 808
    - Mesa grid slammer
    - Boss SD-1
    - Fulltone OCD

    I'm probably forgetting a couple. I love overdrives.

    #2
    Dude, SD1 is always the clear choice.

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      #3
      Lol you have a all the ones I would recommend.

      I really like my ODR-1 clone thing but its 100% not metal
      https://aionfx.com/project/andromeda-natural-overdrive/

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        #4
        How do you not have a Klon clone? Klon clone.

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          #5
          You don't have a maxon st9 pro+ so there's your answer.

          Matt recently built me a clone of a catalinbread naga something or other, it is great, that would be my second choice and obvious kits are available for that.
          Last edited by Nick; 06-22-2021, 12:00 AM.

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            #6
            The Nobels ODR-1 and a Klone are two missing ones. I'm also a fan of the RAT, which is much more of a distortion but is super aggressive.

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              #7
              https://buildyourownclone.com

              https://www.madbeanpedals.com/projects/index.html

              a couple of good sources. The latter has everything you can think of.

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                #8
                I don't see a TC integrated preamp on your list, the main overdrive of Meshuggah. I have a Peper's Pedals Dirty Tree on my board, which has a clone of the Fortin 33 and a clone of the TC IP both on it. The 33 sound is far too bright for my tastes, but the TC IP has more control and is outstanding for super heavy rhythm guitar.

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                  #9
                  Maybe a Timmy? I wouldn’t start with the Klone as it’s a bigger build than I would suggest for a first build.

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                    #10
                    Also BYOC has really great step by step instructions. They’re a great place to start.

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                      #11
                      +1 for the Timmy. Ive got about 15 dirt pedals here and its still one of my favs. Pretty easy build too.

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                        #12
                        SD-1 all day long

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                          #13
                          I'd probably start off with a fuzz if this is your first build ever. The fuzz has a lot less components, and is much easier to troubleshoot.

                          Madbean has a bunch of great stuff, too. I like his stuff better than BYOC, but they're both really good. The upside to BYOC is you won't have to screw with buying your own components, though at $60 starting price for an OD kit, you can get a lot of parts for that if you want to do more than one in the future.

                          This one has a pretty small component list, and I want to say its some sort of MXR.

                          https://www.madbeanpedals.com/projec...G/pdf/Moar.pdf

                          Here is a tubescreamer

                          https://www.madbeanpedals.com/projec...enBean2019.pdf

                          And here is an SD-9

                          https://www.madbeanpedals.com/projec.../Sandstorm.pdf

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                            #14
                            I say you build another Strymon Sunset then ship it to me for extensive testing.
                            Don't expect much, it's not like I'm a Rocket Surgeon...

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                              #15
                              If you want something with a very simple layout, you should try a super hard-on.

                              *titter*

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                                #16
                                Originally posted by Überschall View Post
                                Maybe a Timmy? I wouldn’t start with the Klone as it’s a bigger build than I would suggest for a first build.
                                How hard was the OD-1 clone you built that Dave, um, "borrowed"? That thing's awesome.

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                                  #17
                                  Build a Rat or SD-1

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                                    #18
                                    Build a Barbarossa Gargoyle clone.

                                    Ok seriously, a Timmy, Rat and Klone clones are what your collection is currently lacking, so those will be nice.

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                                      #19
                                      Originally posted by Mike View Post

                                      How hard was the OD-1 clone you built that Dave, um, "borrowed"? That thing's awesome.
                                      It's not hard, but it's not a kit. It's just a PCB. You have to source all the components yourself, which is a pain in the ass for a first build. I'd stick with a kit for a first build.

                                      Blues Braker kit, this is the circuit that the King of Tone is based on. It's a good drive.
                                      https://buildyourownclone.com/collec.../products/bbod

                                      RAT kit:
                                      https://aionfx.com/project/helios-vintage-distortion/ -

                                      Klone Kit:
                                      https://aionfx.com/project/refractor...nal-overdrive/

                                      Here's the OD-1 kit, some of the components are out of production, they're findable, but not as easy as going to Mouser or Small Bear
                                      https://aionfx.com/project/corona-legacy/
                                      ...and here's the updated version:
                                      https://aionfx.com/project/parhelion-vintage-overdrive/

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                                        #20
                                        Originally posted by Überschall View Post

                                        It's not hard, but it's not a kit. It's just a PCB. You have to source all the components yourself, which is a pain in the ass for a first build. I'd stick with a kit for a first build.

                                        Blues Braker kit, this is the circuit that the King of Tone is based on. It's a good drive.
                                        https://buildyourownclone.com/collec.../products/bbod

                                        RAT kit:
                                        https://aionfx.com/project/helios-vintage-distortion/ -

                                        Klone Kit:
                                        https://aionfx.com/project/refractor...nal-overdrive/

                                        Here's the OD-1 kit, some of the components are out of production, they're findable, but not as easy as going to Mouser or Small Bear
                                        https://aionfx.com/project/corona-legacy/
                                        ...and here's the updated version:
                                        https://aionfx.com/project/parhelion-vintage-overdrive/
                                        Bluesbreaker is another good one. I've got that in my dual overdrive build, with a Klone pushing it.

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                                          #21
                                          Whichever one comes with the most LEDs.

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                                            #22
                                            Originally posted by Leon View Post
                                            Whichever one comes with the most LEDs.
                                            ^ This.

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                                              #23
                                              Timmy is good too but I associate it most with my "clean" strat sounds because thats all I use it for

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                                                #24
                                                I also don't see a Quad Core on your list. For only the purest distillaiton of tone.

                                                But, another vote for BYOC. I did their 808, which was a lot of fun and idiot proof enough that I built it successfully. I'd probably do some sort of Klon inspired pedal next, if I were to build a second.

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                                                  #25
                                                  Originally posted by Leon View Post
                                                  Whichever one comes with the most LEDs.
                                                  Was gonna say SD-1 but then I saw this.

                                                  Side note... Also the MXR Custom Badass. I love mine. Had it for quite a few years and haven't felt the desire to get anything else.

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