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    Default Zakk Wylde MXR Overdrive vs. Boss SD-1

    First off, I would like to wish everybody here a very merry Christmas and hope you all have a great 2006! I appreciate all the tech advice you all have given over the last year, so I am once again turning to you for your thoughts on this subject.

    I have the MXR Zakk Wylde Overdrive, but have only used the pedal a couple times due to living in a residential neighborhood with a 5150 combo. I am impressed with the subtleness of the overdrive and am especially in love with the bite it can give the 5150 on the clean channel. But looking at Musician's Friend today I saw that the Boss SD-1 was only like $40 now. I am going for a tone that is a cross between Eddie's Balance era tone and Zakk's Pride and Glory era tone. I know that Zakk used a SD-1 in those days. I was just wondering if there is a big drop off in the quality of the MXR pedal and the Boss pedal and if they can approximate a similar tone, especially on the the clean channel. I guess I am curious as to whether the SD-1 can provide the crunch that the Wylde Overdrive can on the clean channel because I am pretty sure it can handle what I need on the lead channel.

    Thanks for all your help and have a happy and safe holiday season!

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    I have an SD-1 but no ZW MXR. Yet, I read that they were very similar, the MXR has more bass though and apparently a bit more versatile. Frankly, Zakk's sound hasn't changed a lot since he switched for the MXR. Endorsement...
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