Budget Guitar Overdrive Pedals — Discover the Best

budget guitar overdriveOverdrive pedals designed to give you all of the crunch that you need without emptying your pockets.

Effect pedals are a great way to change or enhance your sound. You can get almost any sound you can think up, somewhere in a pedal. You can do anything from adding a slap-back echo to turning your guitar into a synth. Because of their small size and relatively inexpensive price, budget guitar overdrive pedals allow players to get several types and string them together on a pedal-board. Or, they can get several of the same type and swap them out. Many people collect vintage pedals and sell them for thousands of dollars.

Budget Guitar Overdrive – Overview

Right now we’re going to take a look at overdrive pedals in particular, and of those, we want the ones that won’t break the bank. Each pedal on this list costs less than $100, looks and sounds great, is high-quality and durable. In addition, each will deliver all of the overdrive crunch that you need. We’ll look at, and discuss a few vintage pedals that have more than proven themselves. We’ll also take a look at a few of the more modern ones on the market today to see how the technology is changing, and determine if they sound as good, or better, than the old pedals.

tube screamerIbanez TS9 Tube Screamer

The original Ibanez Tube Screamer is one of the most popular and imitated overdrive pedals of all time, and the Ibanez TS9 Tube Screamer reissue is made in the same factory, with the same parts, to get the same tone.


soul foodElectro-Harmonix Soul Food Overdrive

The Soul Food Overdrive is yet another great effect pedal from the people at Electro-Harmonix. This is their representation of the KLON CENTAUR overdrive pedal, one that can cost thousands of dollars. more…

mojomojo overdriveTC Electronic MojoMojo Overdrive

The TC Electronic MojoMojo Overdrive is designed with extra headroom and precise control in mind. Made in Denmark, the pedal features an inner circuit that boosts the voltage three to four times the amount of most overdrive pedals.


electro harmonix crayonElectro-Harmonix Crayon Full Range Overdrive

The Electro-Harmonix Crayon Full Range Overdrive is designed to overdrive the full frequency range of the signal. This is unlike most overdrives which concentrate on the midrange frequencies.


deputy marshalOutlaw Effects Deputy Marshal

The Deputy Marshal, by Outlaw Effects has three control knobs for fine tuning your sound. With Level you adjust the overall volume, which is in considerable abundance in this great budget guitar overdrive pedal. Unity is achieved around the 9 o’clock position.