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    Best bang for buck Tube Screamer clone?

    After fishing for some second hand TS's (trying to replace my Maxon OD808 I stupidly sold) I noticed an awful lot of clones out there. I have no idea what's a good buy though, any help would be awesome as they seem like a great cheap alternative, but I don't want to end up with a total lemon.
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    Just get an OD808. Buy nice or buy twice.

    All the guys here with their ghetto TS7s are just plebians.

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    I use a TS7 that Joe modded. They are dirt cheap used, and are not very hard to mod to 808 specs.

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    modded ts7, or a bad monkey.

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    Digitech Badmonkey, it's pretty cheap in Europe and very very good sounding (used in front of a Deliverance or a SigX). Also has a 2 band EQ. The only "downside" is that is seems the level doesn't go as high as a regular tube screamer, meaning a full volume tubescreamer for a boost = badmonkey with full volume + 20% gain or something.

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    I love my Bad Monkey. They're like $45 brand new, and you can find them for around $30 used all day long.

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    I've been happy with my delta lab tube screamer. It only cost me $30 new and it's no slouch

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    I've heard some very good things about the Digitech Bad Monkey around the web. I've gotta give one a go next time I get a chance to grab one, especially for the good price. I used to own a Maxon OD808 too at one stage and it was fantastic before I stupidly sold it as well. One of the worst things I ever did as I loved that pedal and didn't particularly need the cash either. I was young(er) and (more)foolish.

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