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11-10-2010, 08:30 PM
I'm on the wait list for Tim and Timmy but couldn't resist picking up a second hand Tim to use until my turn for a new one comes up next year.
After a lot of searching I could only find what seems like a quite old manual on the web, which doesn't describe the operation of the toggle switch on the front.
If anyone could PM me with a copy of a recent Tim manual that would be fantastic.
Also the old manual I have describes a push-pull pot on the drive control on the back, but mine doesn't seem to be a pull pot. I'm assuming this feature might have been replaced by the toggle switch? Is that right?
11-11-2010, 04:12 AM
Got the Tim home and had a play with it - it certainly lives up to the hype.
I was able to dial in some killer tones really quickly. Low gain stuff was sublime as expected but I was surprised just how awesome this thing sounds with the gain turned right up - really nice moderate gain crunch, with just the right amount of boost to dial in for leads. Really nice. I found cutting quite a bit of the treble yielded some of the best results - treble knob at 1 - 2 o'clock with the bass around 9.
Still not completely certain what this toggle switch does but it definitely sounded the best with the switch in the middle position - much nicer, fuller sound. The down position definitely adds a fair bit of compression - still sounds okay but just not as good as the neutral position.
Can't wait until I get my new Tim and Timmy from PaulC next year - there's such a nice palette of good sounds here I'd almost be tempted to keep all three on my board - one for clean, one for low gain, and one for moderate gain crunch.
Would still love a copy of the manual though if anyone has it...
11-11-2010, 09:12 AM
Interesting. My older Tim has 2 toggle switches. I thought the single toggle was only on the new Tim version?
On the 2 toggle version, both switches up was symmetrical clipping with the most open, least compressed tone, and it was also the loudest position. One toggle up, one down was asymmetrical clipping and had less volume with a little more compression and gain. Both switches down was symmetrical but with the least volume, most compression, and most gain.
On the toggle model, the push-pull pot didn't work because it was replaced by the toggles. On the non-toggle model, it gave you the two symmetrical positons mentioned above.
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