All user reviews for the Belcat OVD-302 Overdrive
It is a pretty simple pedal to figure out. It only has three knobs, input, tone, and output. Input can be described in more general terms as drive, while output is basically level. There is a single bypass switch. The manual is almost unnecessary, but it's well-written and easy to follow. This thing is pretty cheaply made, so be careful with it, I've read some horror stories online. Mine hasn't broken yet, but I'm nervous that it will if I mistreat it at all.
This pedal sounds great on its own, if you just need a really slight boost in the graininess of your clean tone. Otherwise, it's better used in conjunction with other overdrives and distortions, as a boost for those pedals. It's pretty weak so don't expect to rock out on this guy alone. However, it is a nice, smooth overdrive, and would work well if you are playing leads that are basically clean and just need a bit of a volume and clarity boost to ring out above the rhythm section. I find that using it with a Fuzz Factory or a Big Muff is a great way to basically allow for it to kick those pedals up a notch or two, which is impressive, since those things really kick up quite a storm on their own.
This pedal is useful, and can definitely benefit a good amount of players if used properly. I would never suggest that it be used as a single overdrive pedal. I would also advise that while it is cheap, it's likely to break easily, so it's probably not the greatest pedal to use if you're looking for a permanent addition. For short-term use, it's pretty much perfect.
Don't remember if there even was a manual, but it definitely isn't needed -- hey, we're talking about a stompbox with THREE MERE KNOBS! If you can read, you can use it, period. And if you can't read... well, then what are you doing here anyway?
A good sounding pedal that can go from a nice boost to creamy overdrive with the drive knob all ways up and the volume kept down to a fatter sound with the volume control turned higher. Will do the job for any Hendrixian to Pearl Jamesque sound you could ever want, including everything in between -- but don't expect to play metal with it. It is also very efficient in boosting an Electro Harmonix Big Muff while providing the mids the B.M. originally lacks...
I've been using this pedal for one year now. I tried a vintage Marshall Guv'nor (the original, black one) and Ibanez something (a digital-programmable yet analog-sounding pedal from the 80s) and found both of them less convincing than this low-priced, Chinese-made stompbox which didn't even cost half the price of any of the other two.
For someone like me who only has a limited interest in overdrive sounds, it is definitely not worth spending 2 or 3 times the price of this one for an Ibanez or Maxon while this one definitely CAN do the job; and, for the rest of you, this pedal is most likely far from perfect but it is definitely worth trying -- especially for its low price (a bit under the 40€ mark).
Da Mool's review(This content has been automatically translated from French)" Green Overdrive"
Simple as any OD is a little of what we can expect from this type of product
My perspective was the use of a single boost with correct cab mesa correct, I was actually looking for other pedals green (...) but this one really happened to me in the nose and so I bought secondhand.
Mainly to boost a Gibson LP and an Ibanez Apex 2, in a big hair rock / metal.
The drive goes far enough-for-OD, but lacks finesse. Well, it may not be dramatic anyway, OD is very useful but ...
Boost in the "compression" and / or "equalization" it provides is not the most elegant but they are not horrible. The attacks are not really his class and the shot is a bit clumsy and lack of discretion afforded transformation.
Attention if I give this advice, it is because I've owned the same time, then a Maxxon OD808 then a TS9. So I of course could compare.
In particular, I kept Maxon (...) is significantly higher: more frank and incisive attacks in boost, the drive is much more class. You tell me recess, ets not the same price but it is justified .. laaaaargement
In short, the Belcat is a good pedal for the price though, it helps to have a correct OD and also correct a job boost for qqu'un who has not the means, but it is even better when expect to be able to pay a TS or Maxxon ..
Green pedal ... but the clothes do not make the man
I would do this choice, of course not, do not like me who have bought and sold secondhand shortly after (6 months). Expect to pay you a "real" ....
The report quality price is right and it is not a bad OD but it is clearly not one OD808 or TS9 who neither yet the same job! And here it is not a matter of taste I think honestly, I do not have shares in or Ibanez Maxxon.
Even if the chipset thing dedant owl ears do not deceive though.
I said to the context that I am among other guitarist amateur for 24 years.
2 of 3 people found this review helpful
black birdins's review(This content has been automatically translated from French)" satisfactory"
configuration and very simple: 3 buttons, "tone" "drive" and "level" to adjust as you see fit in order to obtain a sound near your espérences! and a button to activate and deactivate the overdrive.
overdrive sounds good, the high strings resonate in a little shrill if the volume is too high. overdrive is good however and once properly adjusted the sound it makes is very pleasant to the ear. I use a jet lâg that fits well with this pedal!
this is a bit more than a year before I use it to acquire I owned a zoom g2 value for price is right or good (you can not ask for more) this is not a choice I would do ..
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wenderssoul's review(This content has been automatically translated from French)" BELCAT OVD 302"
Tone, a drive, a volume. What else! Just right.
This is a clone of the Maxon OD808 (I just Cramer to my great regret, poor diet and yes ...)
I triturated knobs of the two pedals (Maxon and Belcat) in all directions, and in regard to her, my verdict is: it's the same with a little more precision on the maxon on the tone. Indeed, as noted just above, the famous JRC4558, are also present in the belcat.
Manufacturing side, it's much more serious in Maxon (switch and knob) The rubber placed under the Belcat, tes are often the trunk. Same for the Phaser Belcat I own too, but I highly recommend (clone of the MXR phaze 90, with less volume, but a mix knob for more).
In short, his side, the two are superb. Personally, I place recently before them, a booster "Orion" (Elektro booster), which my sublime overdrive.
I use the overdrive for a long time and I had the opportunity to try a few (Fullton, love, Xotic ...) "handmade" or "footmade" I really do not know. I will only say that his side, the OVD 302 has to suffer from any complex. As for manufacturing, good for the price can not rally too little either (it was butter, we will not ask for money from the butter, the daughter of the ... in short, I Megara) . Belcat three for the price of a Maxon. We just buy another one, in case, we crame one (and yes, do not laugh, it happens) and it is enough to get a drink with friends.
* I have attached pictures to show you with what I use (single coil or humbucker, it's veryguoud). In the records (which are mine), blues, jazz, rock (all types of rock) ... it is for me a kind of overdrive must. And so I think that for zicos, like me, that is, not too rich, not too snobby, Belcat, it just do it.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful
patchylepirate's review(This content has been automatically translated from French)" Super Overdrive"
An input, output, level, tone, drive
Metal casing is strong enough
Simpler, it does not: one branch, one hack and that gauze!!
I play telecaster with a Baja, but have used a Musicmaster, a Gibson SG and a Telecaster Thinline Wesley.
This pedal makes a perfect seal every guitar sound. With my tube amp, I use it as a boost: excellent, the sound makes a very good sustain.
Level with half and half drive, we have a very good overdrive dribbling, good for blues.
Drive donf and level at noon: it rocks, but the lack of quality it is very very runny.
In short, his very vintage
I use it on stage since 2008, the stomp is strong (although sometimes unscrews) and she never let go, unlike my Wasabi AX-1
I do it again this election if I found a
1 people found this review helpful
Power Bibi's review(This content has been automatically translated from French)
For those seeking an OD pedal to play blues, rock, vintage coughed a little, it's great.
Say easily found sounds to Hendrix, the Who, and co.
That said, we must pay attention to the microphones that are used with.
With guitars that I use the +, a Custom77 and Epi SG, no need to touch the knobs on the pedal. Any sounds for me. on the other hand, on my Gibson Flying V Faded (500T and 496R) and an LTD with EMG HZ, I find its really not great, better use a distortion to have a proper saturation.
Frankly, I bought it like to see here ... Like many of my other pedals ...
But if I had to keep one, it would be this, without a doubt.
Its main drawback is its cons by switch activation. Over time it becomes loose and the engagement of the effect is no longer optimum.
Occasionally reached by a syndrome of GAS, I am often asked to replace this pedal with a more classy shall we say ... For the moment, not the leap ... Too afraid to be disappointed.
tontonseb's review(This content has been automatically translated from French)
If the inputs and outputs are above, not on the sides, but ... The look is a little "hard discount". Or "very clean".
In addition it seems to be a clone of the legendary Ibanez TS home or Maxxon, with the same circuit inside (I have not yet filled my nose).
The fact is that Belcat is a Chinese company that produces effects pedals, tuners and pickups for bass and guitar.
No manual but is it needed? Volume, Tone and Drive. And go.
To be honest, I have a Boss Metalzone, a Big Muff Fuzz, I missed a simple OD retains the accuracy of the sound of my Les Paul and allow me to finally "light crunch." I play on a Hiwatt Custom and I can say that Belcat is what I was missing: it allows me the medium further Od (rock 70 '), and light saturation by adjusting the knob Drive. For those unfamiliar with the Hiwatt is devoid of saturated channel, with a saturation is obtained by transplanting a small canal on the other.
The Belcat also allows the boost for solos so that uses a different pedal. And it does!
I put 9 / 10 because there are necessarily better, but much more expensive.
Postscript: I tried it for a bass (Squier vintage modified Precision + ampl Ashdown mag 300). Very interesting. Must be corrected to the serious tone, if you leave an electric guitar sound full. But the drive provides a low saturation that "roars" without blurring the note. Frankly I enjoy getting on the Deep Purple Made In Japan.
I played a few hours on it and I am fully satisfied with the sound and value for money. This is the pedal that I missed. I would definitely do it again this election. Competitive interest dear to worry ...
PS: Given its ability to bass, this modest Belcat just replaced my distortion pedal Ibanez.
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bbhack's review(This content has been automatically translated from French)" TS excellent for a very nice"
The knobs are a bit "soft" for my taste, but it does not raise any possibilities of settings.
I do not know if the pedal has a real true bypass, but I did not notice any loss / modifications obvious signal when connected.
Note that the volume control is very sensitive and allows a fairly substantial boost. Think about it by doing your settings.
Depending on the guitar and amp, you get more or less saturation, but the spirit remains in TS.
However, I feel it goes a little further in the drive that these competing prestige (maxon, ibanez).
A small lamp placed in its clear we enter immediately into the world blues / rock.
Upstream of a channel crunchisant can tease something that approaches a precise distortion, in the pure rock spirit.
In all cases the pedal has no concern for noise and respects the character of great guitars and amps used.
Given the price I would say that the sound quality is quite exceptional!
J'utlise this pedal since 2007 fairly regular basis, both at home by repeating / live.
It's a pretty versatile pedal for guitar and amp help, to vary the saturation of a very light crunch to a small distortion very nice.
In addition it meets very well the timbre of instruments and is useful in many situations.
For the price (new € 35 in stores), it is difficult if not impossible to reproach.
I would say it's a foot of exceptional quality in its market segment!
Of course one can find much better OD, with a grain more distinctive or more "noble", offering more subtle adjustments, but for that it will cost more.
I highly recommend this pedal for those wanting to experience the sounds and uses TS!
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
Jp6l6's review(This content has been automatically translated from French)
I am not sure it is true bypass.
It's super simple and Tubescreamer of assum role perfectly. I sounds which I expected.
Total efficiency. I use it as between a stratovolcano and channel typ Fender Laney VC50 one to walk in the directory of SRV. has done and very well.
I also use it with all my guitars (Fen, Gib, Iba) to thicken crunch sounds the same channel, according to its sought-.
I use it for it's markets, great value qualitprix. If you really critique: perhaps the jars lack a bit of resistance (without playing electric words).