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<iframe width="560" height="315" src="//" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>PrintIf you haven’t heard of it you’ve definitely heard it being played.  Popularised by Stevie Ray Vaughan and used by countless others this has become the benchmark pedal against which other overdrive pedals are measured, Guitar Player magazine has endorsed this as the best overdrive pedal.  There’s a lot of Tubescreamer clones out there but this pedal is the official reissue using the same components and construction as the original – when it sounds this good why change?

<iframe width="560" height="315" src="//" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>The pedal is metal construction with pots for Level, Tone and Drive.  You don’t need to treat this pedal gently, even its ancestors are still going strong. One of this pedals distinguishing features is the sickly green color, it’s one aspect of the pedal that the imitations tend to avoid.

The Ibanez Tubsescreamer accentuates the frequencies between bass and treble giving the much sought after ‘mid-hump’. As with most overdrive pedals it can be used as a clean boost as well as for drive, coloring the signal as it passes through the pedal so check out the video at the bottom of this post to see if it’s the right sound for you.

Use this pedal to get sounds like these famous guitarists:-

Jimmy Page, Stevie Ray Vaughan, The Edge



Ibanez Tubescreamer Classic TS9 demo:-

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As the name implies the Boss BD-2 Blues Driver is a pedal you can count on to provide that essential blues overdrive. The pedal has the usual Level, Tone & Drive pots with which you can dial in pretty much any level of creamy, smooth, tube-like overdrive.

The Blues Driver pedal is very responsive to pick attack and lets you really make those blues phrases ‘talk’. It has a ‘Fenderesque’ sound but don’t let that put you off putting your Gibson or Ibanez through it, you’ll get a great amount of articulation out of your playing with this guitar pedal.

It’s not just for the screaming blues solos or crunchy rythm either, with the drive cranked down low it can blues overdrive pedal, best blues overdrive pedal, overdrive pedal for blues, overdrive pedal, overdrive distortion pedalgive a clean boost to your signal and add in extra tone.  Mods are widely available for this pedal if you want to really create a unique blues tone.

The Boss workmanship on this pedal means that you can gig without fear of breaking it and it also comes with a 5 year warranty from the manufacturer.

Use this pedal to get guitar sounds like:

John Mayer, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Jeff beck




Here’s a video of the Boss Blues Driver being taken out for a test drive:-

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Boss SD-1 Super Overdrive Pedal



If you’re looking for a subtle overdrive effect the Boss SD-1 Super Overdrive Pedal may be just what you need.  It has 3 control pots (Level, Tone & Drive) which can deliver a surprising array of sounds.This is a great pedal to give you a clean boost or push your amp a little harder to for a more classic rock or gritty blues sound.  It has smooth and warm overdriven sounds and uses an asymmetric circuit for a natural tube amp growl.

Being a Boss guitar pedal it is built like a tank and will withstand heavy gigging, and if you’re into pedal modding you can easily tweak this pedal to create your own boutique sound.

Best overdrive pedal, tube overdrive pedal, blues overdrive pedal, overdrive distortion pedalIt’s powered by battery or mains and when it’s not in use it won’t suck your tone.

This is a great option to get those classic rock/dirty blues sounds without breaking the bank.

Comes with a BOSS 5 year warranty.

Use this pedal to make your guitar sound like:

Jason Becker, Edward Van Halen, Zakk Wylde


Listen to the Boss Super Overdrive being put through its paces in this video:-

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