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A better TS style OD

Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by Paul Conway, Sep 30, 2006.

  1. Paul Conway

    Paul Conway Member

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    Got a Reverend Drivetrain 2 that I like a lot. Is something out there that is just a little more transparent in the mids? Needs to sound good with a tele...
     
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    sanhozay klon free since 2009

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    Fulldrive II
    Sparkle Drive
    Maxon OD-820

    These are all fantastic pedals and are available used for great deals. People go nuts craving the TS808 sound but usually complain about transparency, mid hump, bass loss and not enough gain. Which in the end is a different pedal, so good thing there are so many choices.

    Anyway, the pedal that kills them all with a Tele is the Crowther Hot Cake.
     
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    MI Audio Blues Boy Deluxe. Great pedal with enough knobs to sound however you want it to. I'd stay away from the sparkledrive unless you want to have to change the switch after a few months.
     
  4. Paul Conway

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    Blues Boy, Hotcake......is there something about the Antipodes and overdrive?
     
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    sanhozay klon free since 2009

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    Yes, indeed. Has something to do with a mo'better price point.

    The Blues Boy Deluxe is great, I should have mentioned that one! Can be a TS but tweakable in so many toneful ways.
     
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    BJF Little Green Wonder is my current favorite.
     
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    do check out the cmatmods tubeslammer deluxe if u get the chance...i preferred it to other clones:BOUNCE
     
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    Another vote for the Blue Boy Deluxe...

    I've owned the DT2, Hotcake, AC Booster - the Blue Boy is MUCH more versatile than any of them.
     
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    I know I'll catch some **** for this, but to me - the Landgraff is friggin awesome.
     
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    Barber Silver LTD!
     
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    For what you're looking for it's the Fulldrive 2 Mosfet. TS style and pretty transparent (but not totally) in the flat mids/mosfet mode. Sounds awesome with all 3 of my teles.
     
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    I concur. I am pretty tired of TS types, but the spice knob on the Tejas really adds a nice twist.
     
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    The Two that I would look at are the BJF LGW or the Lovepedal Eternity.
     
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    cbpickin Tweed Supporting Member Silver Supporting Member

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    +1 I have both and they are both awesome. I actually find the LGW more versatile than the E because it can go to very clean and get into pretty substantial gain also. It is also much less compressed, which is nice because you can always put a compressor in front of it, but it is impossible to "uncompress" a pedal.
     
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    Ah...those BJF's are the cream of the crop.
     
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    In my experience you can't go wrong with any of the following:

    Vox Valvetone (Discontinued and may be hard to find)
    Fulldrive II FM
    Keeley TS-9 Mod +
     
  17. Jacobpaul81

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    Hotcake isn't a TS pedal... Nor is the Silver LTD for that matter. They are Low to Mid gain, but certainly not TS. The Silver can get TS like sounds, but it aint a TS (Same goes for the DD and SSDD)
     
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    I was gonna say...the Eternity's not really a TS style pedal. I'd be edging towards a Landgraff, LGW or Exotic's AC...
     
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    Hotcake, AC, Eternity, Landgraff, Fulldrive etc etc - all TS varients.
    All you need to do is change one part to get a drastically different sound, take the landgraff, the toggle has 3 positions which sound very different but all that's changing is a couple of clipping diodes. I guess it's how you look at it. If a pedal sounds different than a TS but is very similar by design is it still a TS?
     

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