So THIS is a “Transparent Overdrive!” One of the first Paul Cochrane Tim Overdrive/Boost Pedals
Was looking for a good discussion of “transparent overdrive,” but this is that and a lot more.
So recently there’s been a lot of focus on “Transparent Overdrives.” It seems to be something that lies in the realm of boutique guitar pedals (although certain companies have made inroads into this idea, by hook or by crook). The basic idea is that it adds volume/gain/drive to your pedal, but only as if you reached over to your amp and cranked it up accordingly. So, if you’re not in the situation where you’re close to your amp’s controls, or heck your amp just doesn’t get higher volume/gain/drive on its own…you turn to one of these pedals. It’s not the kind of overdrive that imparts its own “thing” to the game like a tube screamer would (and definitely not like a distortion pedal would, think the ProCo RAT here). It’s kinda like hitting a “More” button.
So anyhow, the tag of “Transparent Overdrive” got put on the Tim pedal that…
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