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We did some testing and found settings which allow one modified pedal to sound like another, this gives you a good idea on which ones have more distortion/volume/brightness.

DS-1/Pro vs BD-2/Super set to sound similar:

  DS-1/Pro BD-2/Super results
Level 12:00 12:00 same volume at drive settings below
Dist/Gain minimum 12:00 (halfway up) DS-1 has more distortion
Tone 12:00 (halfway up) 10:00 BD-2 is a little brighter

Here is some info on the Ibanez SD-9, a distortion pedal that many people are familiar with. This is just to give you an idea of our pedals if you are familiar with the SD-9.

Ibanez Sonic Distortion SD-9 vs BD-2/Super set to sound similar:

  SD-9 BD-2/Super results
Level Max 10:00 BD-2 is much louder than SD-9
Dist/Gain minimum 12:00 (halfway up) SD-9 has more distortion
Tone 12:00 (halfway up) Maximum SD-9 is brighter

Ibanez Sonic Distortion SD-9 vs Boss DS-1/Pro set to sound similar:

  SD-9 DS-1/Pro results
Level Max 12:00 DS-1/Pro is substantially louder than SD-9
Dist/Gain 12:00 (halfway up) 2:00 SD-9 has a little more distortion than DS-1/pro
Tone 11:00 12:00 SD-9 is a touch brighter