Good drive pedal into a clean HRD?

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MatthewShredderyMatthewShreddery Frets: 587
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I'm looking for some drive pedals to run in the front end of the clean channel of my Fender HRD. 

I guess I need some kind of crunchy rhythm tone, plus something higher gain for shredding. If they can be stacked to achieve the high gain then that's even better, because I could have 2 medium gain pedals for 3 overall tones if that makes sense.

I currently have a ibanez mini tube screamer if that information is of much use...

Thank you, you bunch of absolute legends. 


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  • jonnygreentreesjonnygreentrees Frets: 555
    Does the tube screamer get you there for the rhythm sound?

    Most drive pedals sound good into a HRD, can you be more specific what sound you want?
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  • not_the_djnot_the_dj Frets: 5622
    This will quickly become a list of every drive pedal on the market! The HRD is a great "pedal platform".

    Personally I use a ThorpyFX Gunshot with mine, occasionally boosted with a TC Mini Spark.

    I've also used it with a Catalinbread DLS iii and a Suhr Riot for shreaddy stuff  and it sounds great with them all.
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  • Cheers guys. I know it's a pretty rubbish thread, probably been done to death on here .I did search, but nothing specifically involving HRD. 

    The TS doesn''t really do it for me, but might work as a boost either as a volume after the drive, or to saturate one of the drives before. 

    I like a nice saturated lead tone for my shredding. Hot rodded Marshall times perhaps. 
    For rhythm I like a nice chunky medium gain sound

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  • ThorpyFXThorpyFX Frets: 4228
    Cheers guys. I know it's a pretty rubbish thread, probably been done to death on here .I did search, but nothing specifically involving HRD. 

    The TS doesn''t really do it for me, but might work as a boost either as a volume after the drive, or to saturate one of the drives before. 

    I like a nice saturated lead tone for my shredding. Hot rodded Marshall times perhaps. 
    For rhythm I like a nice chunky medium gain sound

    THE HRD is indeed a great pedal platform. The gunshot sounds very very good into mine.
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  • jonnygreentreesjonnygreentrees Frets: 555
    Cheers guys. I know it's a pretty rubbish thread, probably been done to death on here .I did search, but nothing specifically involving HRD. 

    The TS doesn''t really do it for me, but might work as a boost either as a volume after the drive, or to saturate one of the drives before. 

    I like a nice saturated lead tone for my shredding. Hot rodded Marshall times perhaps. 
    For rhythm I like a nice chunky medium gain sound

    MI Audio Crunchbox gives good Marshall tones into a HRD
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  • BebopperBebopper Frets: 10
    How about the Boss Angry Driver? You get the Blues Driver side for your crunchy, lower-gain sounds, the Angry Charlie side for your higher-gain Marshall tones, and various combinations of the two together.
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  • Danny1969Danny1969 Frets: 3577

    The souldfood sounds great into mine, it seems to track dynamics better than a lot of drive pedals, sounds more organic. I like a tubescreamer as well but the Soulfood is better I think, especially at gig volume


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  • 545454545454 Frets: 20
    Nowt fancy, but I used to get good results from a Marshall Guvnor mk2 into my old Blues Deluxe
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  • digitalscreamdigitalscream Frets: 11901
    edited June 7
    Bogner Ecstasy Red. Hands-down the best drive pedal I've ever used. I ran one into a clean AMT preamp pedal (the Fender Twin-alike), into a valve power amp and a real cab, and it sounded absolutely phenomenal. Critically, the "boost" function has separate controls for both gain and volume boosts at the same time.

    Sounded better than most amps I've ever used, in fact.
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  • Great suggestions everyone, thank you so much 
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  • StefBStefB Frets: 476
    Bebopper said:
    How about the Boss Angry Driver? You get the Blues Driver side for your crunchy, lower-gain sounds, the Angry Charlie side for your higher-gain Marshall tones, and various combinations of the two together.


    +1

    I use an Angry Driver on all channels of my MkIII Hot Rod Deville 2x12 and it sounds great, soooo flexible.

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  • ICBMICBM Frets: 32818
    Mini Tube Screamer into something like a Boss BD-2, DS-1, Fulltone OCD etc. Either should work as a different-sounding crunch rhythm tone (TS - mid/jangle, other - scoop/chunk), and both stacked give you the lead sound.
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  • RandallFlaggRandallFlagg Frets: 5575
    Strymon Sunset
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  • ewalewal Frets: 740
    I stack a DIY Rat into an OCD clone with my Blues Deluxe. That plus occasional Carcosa madness is all I need.
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  • LebarqueLebarque Frets: 868
    OCD, tube screamer, done
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  • LebarqueLebarque Frets: 868
    OCD, tube screamer, done
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  • thecolourboxthecolourbox Frets: 3202
    Lebarque said:
    OCD, tube screamer, done
    Lebarque said:
    OCD, tube screamer, done
    And an echo presumably

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  • meltedbuzzboxmeltedbuzzbox Frets: 7659
    Marshall Shredmaster
    Nobel ODR-S
    Empress Multi-drive (the distortion setting)
    OCD

    I have really liked all of those through a HRD
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  • joeyowenjoeyowen Frets: 3143
    Bogner Ecstasy Red. Hands-down the best drive pedal I've ever used. I ran one into a clean AMT preamp pedal (the Fender Twin-alike), into a valve power amp and a real cab, and it sounded absolutely phenomenal. Critically, the "boost" function has separate controls for both gain and volume boosts at the same time.

    Sounded better than most amps I've ever used, in fact.

    I sure loved that pedal when I had it, it really was incredible 
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  • Pete24vPete24v Frets: 223
    ThorpyFX said:
    Cheers guys. I know it's a pretty rubbish thread, probably been done to death on here .I did search, but nothing specifically involving HRD. 

    The TS doesn''t really do it for me, but might work as a boost either as a volume after the drive, or to saturate one of the drives before. 

    I like a nice saturated lead tone for my shredding. Hot rodded Marshall times perhaps. 
    For rhythm I like a nice chunky medium gain sound

    THE HRD is indeed a great pedal platform. The gunshot sounds very very good into mine.
    Gunshot for the win. Seriously, its sounds ace into any Fender (type) amp. TS pedals sound great in front or after the GS too. 
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  • Great ideas guys .Got a couple of pedals coming so I'll do some experiments
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