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05-11-2009, 06:19 PM
Hi All. My intention is not to start a vs. thread but to see if anyone here has experience with a Tim and a Full Drive 2 and how you've used them. I am looking for a very versatile overdrive with a wide breadth of tonal options. Please let me know your thoughts on personal experience and how you've used either. Thanks in advance for the feedback.
Tim matches your amp because it tends to be open and versatile. A fulldrive sounds like a fulldrive ;). My personal opinion of course.
It might depend on what amp, guitar pickups, and style of music you play the most. I recently bought the blue Fulldrive 2 MOSFET:
It sounds great with my stock American Series Strat into a DRRI. Not only do I get the variations of overdrive, but also find the boost very useful. They are widely available (i.e. no wait) and depending on where you buy (i.e. an online retailer) you can get a very liberal return policy of up to 45 days. If you don't like it send it back and you are only out the shipping charge.
I haven't tried a Tim, but from what I have read here they are incredible and have been known to provide the user with an out of body experience. :)
05-12-2009, 04:54 AM
I've got a Timmy & FD2 (Custom Shop Toggle Version, non-mosfet) on the board right now.
They CAN sound very different, but they CAN sound alot alike. I usually use the FD2 in FM mode, and if you switch the T/T to asymmterical clipping, and dial the treble & bass in right, I can get them to sound very very similar. I like the compressed feel the FD2 has, and switching the T/T to asymm. does that.
However, I also like the T/T for what it is: NOT compressed. So, right now I have my Timmy set stock, for an open, amp-like, uncompressed drive, and I'm using the FD2 for a more compressed, TS-like if you will, drive. HOWEVER- I'm on the list for a 2nd Timmy, which I am going to set for a compressed drive, and have a feeling the FD2 may finally be leaving my board after many years...
05-12-2009, 06:12 AM
thanks, good insight. I'm on the list for a Tim. Really looking forward to receiving it.
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