2nd Stage Drive

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  1. ev5501

    ev5501 Member

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    Hey All!

    Need some seasoned advice....I'm looking for a second stage overdrive pedal.
    The First drive pedal is a JHS modded Soul Food. My amps are a Modded Blues JR and a Jackson Amps Newcastle 30.

    Looking at the (Emerson Custom) Paramount, (Paul C) Timmy or (Walrus Audio) Voyager.
    Any thoughts? Any more pedals you could recommend?
    I'd like more of a transparent drive with some touch response.

    THANK YOU!!!!
     
  2. TheRealDeal

    TheRealDeal Member

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    If your into jhs go for the double barrel. I would go for a KoT though
     
  3. DaveKS

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    Well if you need just light OD and boost can't rec' kingsley page enough.

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  4. Jet Age Eric

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    If "second stage" means more gain, don’t get the Timmy. Try a Rockbox Boiling Point in Boost mode (left toggle in middle position). ]“Transparent” (sounds like your amp cranked, use Bass Boost for lower gain settings), CRAZY dynamic. -E
     
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    I use a Timmy with a Caroline Haymaker as my second stage. Love the combo. The haymaker has a toggle which can switch between a transparent drive, a boost, and a light fuzz sound.
     
  6. andrew_cojo

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    i prefer the walrus audio mayflower. it's not as transparent as a timmy or a jhs morning glory but it still sounds wonderful
     
  7. Jet Age Eric

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    The Haymaker would be my second choice (“transparent” like the Boiling Point), but BP is a lot more dynamic and break up is more amp-like. If you’ve got a Haymaker I wouldn’t replace it (sonically, both are awesome and very close), but given OPs desire for touch sensitivity, BP is the clear winner between the two. -E
     
  8. PurpleJesus

    PurpleJesus Gold Supporting Member Silver Supporting Member

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    When you say 2nd stage do you mean something that goes on up to mid-gain and almost distortion?
     
  9. ev5501

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    Spencer1987: I actually really really like the Haymaker after listening to some sound samples! May look into it down the road.

    PurpleJesus: 2nd stage as in a heavy light or medium overdrive. Something I can stack during a Chorus while playing Rhythm to get a slightly grittier tone.

    I also found a cool OD made by Mercy Seat Effects called the "Tree of Life"....

    This is hard........Too many good pedals, too small of a paycheck.
     
  10. jordane93

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    From your list I'd go with the Timmy. Place it after you Soul Food so you an take advantage of the Timmy's EQ.
     
  11. meowmers

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    The Timmy would give you "more" of the Soul Food in terms of gain and the powerful eq sculpting on board
     
  12. bluflames

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    If you want something to stack with the Soul food, maybe try a barber gain changer, just because it has some EQ options... I've had a hard time stacking other pedals with my MO, so I usually set it for the gain I would need for a solo and then play with my volume knob on the geetar.
     
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    I've never used a Soul Food, but the Timmy stacks well with my AF I Klone. I also stack a Wampler Ecstacy (now named Euphoria) with the AF I, which I like even better. It's also very transparent and has more gain on tap.
     
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    I would highly recommend the Paul C "Timmy" for what you want and have.
     
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    Thats what I use my timmy for, Gain around 2 oclock
     

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