View Full Version : Anybody use a "Tweedy"?
09-07-2005, 08:36 AM
Does anyone have any experience with the "Tweedy"? I know it was discussed a while back but what are the current thoughts on the pedal, getting good clean/dirty Fender tones and how "far" does it go into full blown overdrive?
Thanks in advance....
09-07-2005, 09:25 AM
Pretty far, JF. Do a search here. When it came out, there were a number of great reviews.
09-07-2005, 05:58 PM
I've had one since the beginning - I think I have #2. I love it. It gets nice chewy tones, with lots of feel. I tend to use it with the Drive set at 3, which is not full blown OD, but bridge pickup tones are great - lots of character and nuance. Setting the Drive to 5-7 will get you into serious OD territory. There are quite a few variations you can get by tweaking the knobs to alter the basic amp model.
It's also fantastic for direct recording. Here's a song I produced and played solo guitar on, using just the Tweedy direct to disk. In the mix, I used delay and reverb, and I EQ'd it to fit properly, plus a touch of compression...
09-07-2005, 06:04 PM
I love mine!
It is one of the best pedals that I own. Killer tweed twin tones, tweed deluxe vibe...all of that and more.
09-07-2005, 08:26 PM
i use it similarly, ron, with the drive down low at between 1 & 3. if you turn the bass almost all the way ccw, it gets so close to a bassman you can smell the tweed!!
09-07-2005, 10:30 PM
It's probably the best (IMO) low volume, true amp 'sim' out there. Beats the pants off any tube amp, attenuation/slaving big rig setup. Really great tool.
Also sounds better the louder it gets....
Hopefully, he'll get around to making some more pedals.
09-07-2005, 10:42 PM
He sold the company. But they're planning on coming out with some 'very interesting' products. :D
09-08-2005, 06:51 AM
I've been very interested in that one, and there were a few for sale around here in the low $100s. Should've snagged it then. Didn't know he stopped making them.
I always thought he should've done a dual pedal with the Classic and Tweedy. Even talked to him about it and it sounded like he was considering. Oh well.
09-08-2005, 07:01 AM
he hasn't stopped making them. he just needed an infusion of cash so that he could continue inventing.
09-08-2005, 07:43 AM
I just returned my Tweedy for repair. The switch died and I tried to fix it myself but things went astray.:(
Anyway, Steve is a very nice bloke who looks after his customers. You wouldn't know he's sold it either.
09-08-2005, 08:27 AM
Steve is developing some very interesting stuff! Standby...
09-08-2005, 12:43 PM
I've got a flakey switch on mine aswell but I think the pedal is great. My settings are; Bass 6.1 / Treble 6.3 / Gain 1.6 / Volume 3.9. Very anal settings I know, but I find the pedal is very sensitive to minor adjustments. Get the one with LED & power input. Randall
09-08-2005, 12:52 PM
I've got a flakey switch on mine aswell but I think the pedal is great.
Contact Steve and he'll fix it for you.
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