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Best Overdrive Guitar pedals

A while ago, I made a post about the best small handwired tube amplifiers, and what better to follow that up than with the best overdrive guitar pedals, both mainstream and boutique kinds. I’m going to look at ‘traditional’ overdrives, and not the crazy wacky ones with a million different settings. Let’s take a look.

Best overdrive guitar pedals

Boss SD-1W Super Overdrive

Boss SD-1W
Boss SD-1W

Amazon price: $149.99

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SaLh_IfBbbw

Digitech Hardwire CM-2 Tube Overdrive

Digitech Hardwire CM2
Digitech Hardwire CM2

Musicians friends price: $99.99

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=83hmC9T-gPk

Vox Straight 6 Overdrive

Vox Straight 6 Overdrive
Vox Straight 6 Overdrive

Musicians friends price: $159.99

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dCgD3IXsYmc

Electro Harmonix East River Drive

Electro Harmonix East River drive
Electro Harmonix East River drive

Musicians friends price: $99.99

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZfevZ44_TWo

Seymour Duncan 805 Overdrive

Seymour Duncan 805
Seymour Duncan 805

Sweetwater price: $149.99

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SFewAWtxGh4

Keeley White Sands Luxe Drive

Keeley White Sands Luxe Drive
Keeley White Sands Luxe Drive

Musicians Friends price: $199.99

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SfHc9l4RLTw

Maxon OD9 Plus Overdrive

Maxon OD9 Plus
Maxon OD9 Plus

Musicians Friends price: $199.99

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cu22N450I5U

Wampler Pedals Clarksdale

Wampler Pedals Clarksdale
Wampler Pedals Clarksdale

Sweetwater price: $199.99

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YCIDFJp-B2w

T-rex Diva Drive

T-rex diva drive
T-rex diva drive

Musicians friend price: $199.99

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Z-dUadeKfM

Way Huge Green Rhino

Way Huge Green Rhino
Way Huge Green Rhino

Musicians friend price: $129.99

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ka4GKposIjA

BBE Green Screamer

BBE Green-Screamer
BBE Green-Screamer

Musicians friend price: $129.99

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=06qoTD43Zs0

Fulltone OCD

Fulltone OCD
Fulltone OCD

Musicians friend price: $129.99

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4diQzCr87qA

MXR GT OD

MXR GTOD
MXR GTOD

Musicians friend price: $129.99

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dZsS9SAeWwM

Ibanez TS808HW Tubescreamer

Ibanez TS808HW Tubescreamer
Ibanez TS808HW Tubescreamer

Musicians Friends price: $349.99

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aInEQG-c1Mc

So.. the options range from the relatively inexpensive EHX East River Drive to the $350 Hand wired TS808 Tubescreamer. I personally own the Seymour Duncan 805 and Maxon TBO-9 pedals, and they are great overdrives. Would love to hear some feedback about this list.