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Old 07-03-2012, 07:56 AM
sanhozay sanhozay is online now
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who USES a sarno earth drive?

i hear raves & keep seeing these turn up with players i admire greatly!

nels cline loves his and rates it as tonally serviceable next to his beloved klon {?}

anybody have one on their board?
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Old 07-03-2012, 08:38 AM
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I have one. Great OD. Add a hint of compression and its very transparent, not clear-transparent. It does the "amp on the edge of breakup" very very well and works excellent as a post-OD booster because its smooth and doesn't add mid-hump.

I'm very happy with mine.
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Old 07-21-2012, 08:43 AM
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This is Brad from SMS. All 3 guitarists in Wilco are using the Earth Drive. Andy Summers (The Police, etc.) recently bought a pair of them for his two pedalboards, one compact board for the Brazil tour, and one larger board for the rest of the world... I was told the Earth Drives bumped his Klons off the boards.


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Old 07-21-2012, 10:50 AM
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Wink

Its also the best I have found for slide guitar to dial in that david lindley dumble sound.I have two as well, Andy Summers! I'm sure he cares....
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Old 07-21-2012, 11:06 AM
sanhozay sanhozay is online now
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i purchased one before the 4th holiday, so i'm getting excited to receive it and try for myself. should be soon!

i heard john horton and he sounded fantastic using his earth drive {and bearfoot model H}. so, after that show i sourced one after being curious for the past year.

booting a klon in favor of another pedal is high praise, indeed!
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Old 07-21-2012, 12:00 PM
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I've had one on my board for a while now, really great stuff.
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Old 07-28-2012, 06:49 AM
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mine shipped & on the way, yahoo!

will report back after a few run throughs.
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Old 07-28-2012, 02:12 PM
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From the clips it sounds like a great pedal to use with Telecasters! But how is it with humbuckers? I fear it might sound too fat?
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Old 07-28-2012, 03:06 PM
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Still prefer my Klon.
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Old 07-28-2012, 04:22 PM
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I have one and love it - it goes from very subtle to very dirty and remains musical throughout its whole range.

FWIW, I also have an SMS Classic Tube Preamp; Brad makes really great stuff.
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Old 07-29-2012, 12:09 AM
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Let's see some guts. That knob layout is giving me a subtle hint of nutella and nail polish.
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Old 07-29-2012, 09:36 AM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Hazelwould View Post
Let's see some guts. That knob layout is giving me a subtle hint of nutella and nail polish.
just poking around to cause a shit, or did you hear something legit?

here's the guts from the back:



i'm pretty sure the pedal has been around for a couple of years and the builders reputation very well established and reputable.

if you are taking somebody to task, it only makes sense to back it up with something more. honestly, i do not know the builder, only of his well regarded products - by some of the best in this business - and would love to hear more if the pedal i purchase is suspect in any way.

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Old 07-29-2012, 11:48 AM
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There is nothing suspect about this pedal or his company, Sarno Music Solutions. Brad Sarno and his wife run a great business with great customer service and a loyal following. His stuff is all top notch.

Here's a recent interview with him in Effects Database.

(Not connected to Brad in any way other than being a satisfied customer and asking him questions/getting good answers on a few forums.)
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Old 07-29-2012, 12:17 PM
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Brad's great and makes a stellar product. I have an Earth Drive and it definitely spanks on particular rigs. Getting our steel player hooked on the vibe and looking to bring out a Black Box for his rig soon.

And don't be fooled by the pic above... They are still hand built with through hole components, not SMD, which personally always wins.
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Old 07-29-2012, 01:51 PM
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Sarno make great preamps for years.
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