I like overdrives. Overdrives are my favorite guitar effect, it’s soft clipping which creates a smoother tone than hard clipping distortion and fuzzes and a lot of ODs enjoy being stacked. And there’s so many flavors of them.
In the answer above I posted about the different OD types.
In particular though, I’m beginning to like a few different styles of OD – notably the Dumble style OD, the Transparent style OD and the Clean/Tone booster. I’ll give examples of each:
Dumble Style ODs
There are many of them out there mostly modeled on the Dumble Overdrive Special type sound.
The original D-style OD pedal that kind of created the blueprint for others to follow.
J Rockett The Dude
A nice top-mounted D-style pedal
Way Huge Overrated Special
A very versatile option
Another top mounted option
Mad Professor Simble
Now discontinued, but have heard lots of great things about it
Kingsley Page DS
Expensive, but a tube powered D-style pedal
Another tube powered D style pedal
Definitely one of the most complicated in depth D-style pedals..
G-town Holy Grail Overdrive
certainly looks the part of a homemade dumble pedal
Same thing for the dumbloid…
MXR Shinjuku Drive
MXR made a mass produced version of the Dumbloid..
Transparent (non coloration) overdrives
Note that I’m not going to include Klon type ODs here because Klons are not actually transparent and do color the tone..
JHS Morning Glory
Seymour Duncan Forza
Note that many of these include ‘Dumble’ style clean overdrives as well
Vertex Steel String
J Rockett Archer Clean
J Rockett Lenny
Greer Special Request
Xotic EP Booster
Catalinbread Epoch Boost
Chase Tone Secret Preamp
Benson Germanium Boost
Cornerstone Gladio SC
Ethos Clean II
Effectrode Fire Bottle