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  1. #1

    Join Date: Nov 2014
    Location: Norman, OK
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    Beating a Dead Horse...

    So I'm gassing hard for a Dead Horse Overdrive and will have the cash to do something about it in a couple weeks. I've watched a number of videos and read up on them but have no personal experience playing one... none of the stores in my area carry them.

    Can anyone help me out with some thoughts on this pedal?

    My current stable is:

    • Korg Pitchblack tuner
    • Way Huge Swollen Pickle
    • Ibanez Mini Tube Screamer
    • MXR Carbon Copy

    Obviously it would sound great through the 6505MH, but I'd like to put it in front of the Classic 50.

    Thanks -
    All I can ask is that I suck a little less each time I pick up my guitar...

  2. #2

    Join Date: Nov 2013
    Location: Alberta
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    I'd stick with your mini tubescreamer. Dennis' ego would make you think the Dead Horse is the be all end all of over drives, but... It's a tubescreamer. Furthermore I've heard a number of things surrounding quality of protone pedals as of late.
    "I'm really not going to change to something else just because SSD4 fucks with my ass right now."

    - Rocka_Rollas

  3. #3

    Join Date: Nov 2013
    Location: Berks, UK
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    I've actually got an Essential edition of that pedal on the way because I'm a lucky bugger who wins competitions. Will give an update when it arrives. Not sure how long it will take though.
    The above comment may or may not be about Morbid Angel.

  4. #4

    Join Date: Aug 2012
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    It's basically a tube screamer, so maybe the dead horse may be refined, but there will be some redundancy. I sold one to ShawnF for my guitarist, Shawn seemed to like it. But Sean also like moustache wax so who can trust him.
    ^ probably sarcasm.

  5. #5

    Join Date: Sep 2010
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    Dude for what you pay for a dead horse, the quality of components, and build is total shit. Put your money elsewhere. There are too many builders doing things right to throw $300 at a waterslide decaled pedal with cheap components.

  6. #6

    Join Date: Jun 2006
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    What Ben says

  7. #7

    Join Date: Feb 2013
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    I have the Misha Mansoor Signature overdrive from protone and I'm pretty meh about it. Every time I pull it out and start working with it I end up frustrated and use something else. I bought into the hype. Kind of regret the purchase. Just my 2 cents.

  8. #8

    Join Date: Nov 2014
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    Consensus seems to be that a Dead Horse would be redundant with the mini-screamer already on board and I'd not heard about the QC issues.

    But then, that's why I asked you guys. Thanks very much!

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