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    I got a wylde overdrive about 2 months ago it worked fine for a few weeks and now when i step on the switch to turn it off sometimes my volume drops by half or more. and sometimes the led will stay on when the effect is not. i was wondering if anyone else had one and had trouble with it. if so what you did to fix it i thought about replacing the switch but dont want to if i dont have too. any info will help thanks.

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    Default Re: mxr wylde overdrive

    sounds like a typical MXR stomp box behavior to me !

    I had the same problem with a MXR P90 and fixed it with "contact oil" in the switch .
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    Default Re: mxr wylde overdrive

    thanks for the response i'll try using some oil. maybe it will work

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    Default Re: mxr wylde overdrive

    how much different is the mxr than the boss sd-1 hes used for years?? basically the same thing with a little more gain and bottom?

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    Default Re: mxr wylde overdrive

    it also colors your tone less, its pretty much a transparent boost

    pinch harmonics scream, of course
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    Default Re: mxr wylde overdrive

    Quote Originally Posted by drew_half_empty
    it also colors your tone less, its pretty much a transparent boost

    pinch harmonics scream, of course
    +1

    It has a flatter EQ than the SD-1 (less mid hump), and is true bypass (the Boss has a FET buffered bypass). Very open with little compression.

    Any harmonics scream.

    I find it's great for using as a rhythm OD as you can leave it on all the time without loosing dynamics (unlike a TS-9). I also use it as the second, higher gain boost in a dual OD setup for that Santana type "sustain for days" thing in combination with a TS-9.
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    Quote Originally Posted by screamingdaisy
    I find it's great for using as a rhythm OD as you can leave it on all the time without loosing dynamics (unlike a TS-9). I also use it as the second, higher gain boost in a dual OD setup for that Santana type "sustain for days" thing in combination with a TS-9.

    hmm, i use a rt66 or valvetone and a sd1 for that same thing. so maybe the mxr would work better?

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    Default Re: mxr wylde overdrive

    Quote Originally Posted by jeremy
    so maybe the mxr would work better?
    Tone is subjective. You'd have to try it first.
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