Alright, I finally did the overdrive shootout. Check out the videos and let me know which one you think is the winner or winners, and which is the loser….or if you think they are all losers. hehe

The players:

Dallas Arbiter Fuzz Face clone (homemade, but not by me)
Hermida Zendrive 1 (running on 12 volts)
Paul Cochrane Tim (running on 12 volts)
SIB Varidrive (with JJ ECC81 tube, on gain setting)
Menatone King of the Britains (newest version)
MI Audio Blue Boy Deluxe (running on 12 volts)
Keeley modded Blues Driver
Danelectro FAB Metal
Ibanez TS7 tubescreamer (modded to TS808 specs)

Baseline tone:

Prairiewood custom Les Paul with Dr. Vintage pickups (most sounds with bridge pickup)
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1 Loop-Master bypass box–>1 Loop-Master bypass box–>Diamond Memory Lane on at low setting–>Damage Control Timeline off (mostly)–>Diamond Memory Lane off
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Holland custom amp (EL84 tubes, AC30/bassman circuit)
–>65 Amps birch cab with Celestion Alnico Blue & Celestion G12H30

Recorded on the little camera mic, no actual recording.

All pedals in bypass loops.

Part 1:

Part 2:

Forgive the playing, the poor recording quality, the fact that youtube compresses the files in such a way that it actually sounds like a volume drop when the overdrives are engaged, and my knee blocking half the pedals. Oh, ya, and the fact that blog.com won’t let me embed videos. *Sigh* Hopefully you can at least get an idea if you’re looking to try out one of these pedals.