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OR100 Dirt Pedal Recommendation

Post by Hologram » Wed Jan 09, 2019 3:45 am

Hey all,

I’m trying to find a good overdrive to give my OR100 a tighter, more modern sounding distortion. I use it for its excellent cleans and thick distortion but I’m looking for a sound that’s also suitable for playing fast, drop-tuned riffs. Some bands I’m trying to emulate are Full of Hell, Friendship, and Sumac. All of these bands use Orange amps too, just not the OR100.

I have thought about getting a TH100 to use exclusively for playing those extreme styles since that’s what Friendship & FOH use. However, having a pedal that could give me a similar sound would be much more practical and economical. I also love how the low end on the OR100 sounds which is something I would like to retain.

I run my head through an Atlas 2x12 with an eminence swamp thang and wizard. I also use EQ Devices Warden Compressor and Arrows Preamp booster to tighten the sound up but it isn’t giving me what I’m looking for. I’m currently giving some consideration to the Mesa Boogie Flux Drive.

Please let me know if you have any good suggestions. Thanks!

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Re: OR100 Dirt Pedal Recommendation

Post by mici88 » Wed Jan 09, 2019 12:48 pm

Why not try a Ibanez TS-9 / Maxon OD-9? That would be a good starting point to tighten up your overall tone and add even more grit. I use OD-9 in front of my Rockerverb MK1 pretty much all the time.

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Re: OR100 Dirt Pedal Recommendation

Post by Jondog » Wed Jan 09, 2019 1:27 pm

mici88 wrote:
Wed Jan 09, 2019 12:48 pm
Why not try a Ibanez TS-9 / Maxon OD-9? That would be a good starting point to tighten up your overall tone and add even more grit. I use OD-9 in front of my Rockerverb MK1 pretty much all the time.
After years of overdrives and money, I think I love my TS-9 the most.
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Re: OR100 Dirt Pedal Recommendation

Post by Les Paul Lover » Wed Jan 09, 2019 10:50 pm

Jondog wrote:
Wed Jan 09, 2019 1:27 pm
mici88 wrote:
Wed Jan 09, 2019 12:48 pm
Why not try a Ibanez TS-9 / Maxon OD-9? That would be a good starting point to tighten up your overall tone and add even more grit. I use OD-9 in front of my Rockerverb MK1 pretty much all the time.
After years of overdrives and money, I think I love my TS-9 the most.
There's a reason they're so famous.
They work well.

I had a TS808, great tone. Didn't try it for metal though. I love the Digitech Hardwire CM-2 tube overdrive ive got too, tube screamer variant, but it wouldnt work here as it's got a flat EQ. You could boost its treble control to get more cut and leave the bass low, but the original tube screamer, Ibanez or maxon, are the tried and tested method.
Last edited by Les Paul Lover on Thu Jan 10, 2019 3:35 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: OR100 Dirt Pedal Recommendation

Post by Tisca » Thu Jan 10, 2019 2:11 pm

Don't see it being "that" tight with anything in front. You might wanna consider a preamp pedal into loop return instead. Those Mooer mini pedals excellent and not pricey.
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