Now don't leave this page because it's about blues type OD's. That's where all music starts, in the blues region if you want to create that signature sound. Most OD's are not blues based, but rather rock based.
It goes back to the 60's even before Hendrix made Roger Mayer's Octavia famous.
GW's pick for the top one was a new one that some of the top roots music players are using, and pedals that run the gamut in either vintage OD, or more midrange ability to drive your signature sound into the nether regions.
My top 10 would have been different. I'll leave you today with a link to Guitar World's review and pick of their top 10 list of OD pedals. Thanks to Chris Gill of GW for his painstaking work on this.
But I'll leave with this as well. It's something Chris said in a previous article on picking an OD pedal to buy and use. Test some out before you buy. It's kind of like the " Shiny Object Syndrome" as I call it. Don't buy the first pedal because a top player uses it, or players you know use it. It may not be right for you.
And don't base it on price either. You can't exactly budget price quality gear. Not if you want to be a better player. Just buy an OD that's right for your music, and can blend in well with your band. I'm not shitting you.
Okay, here's the link to Guitar World's top 10 OD pedals.
Yeah, it's an excessively long link but it will take ya to the piece by Chris Gill of GW.
Thanks again man.
PS: I'll have something up soon from Dee Curtis our resident guitar guru and consultant here at Canadian Guitar Player on how to pick the right pedal.
Enough said, now go get that OD that will complement your tone.