a Dirt Royale sunset (vid)

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  1. fatback

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    I've had a great time last week trying out a bunch of Pro-Analog pedals as the first stop on a tour-box run. I'll be starting a P.R Tour-Box thread soon for the other folks on the tour to contribute to. In the meantime...



    The Dirt-Royale with cheeze is a really versatile little box. It can add varying degress of silicon, germanium, or both types of grit. The pedal really melds in to your rig without losing the original character of your amp and guitar.:) You can get incredible rolled-back tones that have more clarity to them than the clean amp's sound on it's own. I had a Dirt-Royale for a short while and foolishly moved it on before I had really figured out how to use it with my rig. Now I'm planning on buying a new one from Scotty.


    Here's a quick vid clip:
    (I got lucky that the sun didn't set a minute earlier!)

    http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=540580937612098631&pl=true

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  2. muddy

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    it's an awesome box, isn't it fattie? bending notes is VERY addictive with it. it's easily my fave od this year. ;) when you get yours, try it with an amp's overdriven channel, with the drive, say, half up, and LOOKOUT!!!. TALK ABOUT TIGHTER'N A GNAT'S ASS!!! AND NO NOIZ!!! the power driver is killin', too, ain't it? it has to be my fave fuzz cranked, too. it just sings for days, notes grow hairs as you bend 'em... i am SO dyin' to get my drive or mos royale!!!


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  3. fatback

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    I hear ya mud-man!:)

    Scotty's pedals all have this great clarity when rolled back on your guitar and add zero noise. Amazing! Which Drive-Royal are you gonna get, regular or mosfet?


    I also had a chance to demo the Pro-Analog , Power Driver last week and was really impressed. If Scotty was more into silly names, I'd of called it the "Sucka Punch!". The Power-Driver excells in adding punch and clarity when used as a boost. With the gain up over 3:00 it morphs into a nuclear fuzz bomb. Fun stuff!
    :dude

    Here's a little taste of the Pro Analog, Power Driver... (apologies to the Shenker fans!)

    http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=7797075868989587251&pl=true
    Power-Nemo!


    [...this clip was already posted by me in the soundclips section, but I thought I should mention in this thread too. Mods, let me know if you need one to go bye bye...]
     
  4. erksin

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    Jesus - that's a freakin' killer sounding box...

    Nice playing as always, John!
     
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    I got my Dirt Royale comin' back from Scotty sometime in the next lil'while too... I foolishly plugged it into a VERY high voltage adapter and made it go pop!

    Love this pedal... definately my favorite aquisition this year as far as Dirt goes... my FoxRox Hot Silicon Fuzz is really up there as well... between the two of them I've got some of the best solo tones I've ever had.

    Muds... I KNOW EXACTLY what you mean when it comes to bending with that bad boy... something just feels right... you try sweep picking with it? Equally blissful.

    -TJK
     
  6. muddy

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    the dirt roy really excels at cleaning up & tightening the woof you can get with overdriven 18watt/eL84-cathode-style amps. you'll be AMAZED! it'll turn that style amp into the best stompbox on the planet; with no noiz! as for which drive roy, i'm not sure yet, but probably the drive (1st, hehehe...). and yes, the power driver is, hands down, the best take on the original box jeff beck used... period. it's a joy to play, it really gives you a lot of texture to grab on to with your fingers, which i noticed you couldn't refrain from doing in yer vids, wringin' them notes. ;) it's great at the vocal histrionics. it's hard not to just turn the gain up & use yer vol pot to get at the glassy clean stuff. it just cleans up too well! and yes, tj, sweeping is a joy. it takes some of the mechanics out of it, sonically, & makes each note an event unto itself. ah luvs it!


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    Have you tried the throbak vesion??
     
  8. muddy

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    i should have said best take (that i have heard and/or played through) on the original box... sorry, i should know better. having said that, i did hear clips at the throbak site, and was underwhelmed. but you can't always judge from soundclips.


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  9. THROBAK

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    Underwhelmed? What's to be underwhelmed about, except my playing:crazyguy
    In all seriousness I think my Overdrive Boost stacks up pretty well on against the competition. Not knocking the competition but as you can imagine I take pride in my stuff.

    Some differences I think you would notice right off the bat would be the expanded tonal range of the Overdrive Boost when compared to the original Overdriver and the 10K reverse audio taper gain pot I now use spreads out distortion sweet spot over the entire sweep of the pot. The added germanium stage gives dirtier, rounder, more compressed tones than the straight Overdriver. Plus I think you would be floored by the bedroom level tones you can get with the germanium stage on with a non master volume amp like the 18 watt. But this is all speculation. You would have to try it to know.

    I have not played an Pro Analog pedals but do not doubt that he makes a quality product. But if you ever gave mine a try I think you would pleasantly surprised. My 5 day trail period makes sure that people have a chance to decide for themselves if it delivers the goods. I get very few returns.

    Here are some clips of my Overdrive Boost all with my 18 watt clone. First clips are a 52' reissue Telecaster. The Tele clips are not on my site yet. Second batch are an R7 Les Paul.
    http://gundrymedia.typepad.com/throbak_electronics/files/odb_tele_silicon_high_gain.mp3
    http://gundrymedia.typepad.com/throbak_electronics/files/odb_tele_germanium_high_gain.mp3
    http://gundrymedia.typepad.com/throbak_electronics/files/odb_tele_germanium_low_gain.mp3

    http://gundrymedia.typepad.com/throbak_electronics/files/les_paul_bedroom_level_germanium.mp3
    http://gundrymedia.typepad.com/throbak_electronics/files/les_paul_clean_silicon_germanium.mp3
    http://gundrymedia.typepad.com/throbak_electronics/files/les_paul_silicon_overdrive_fuzz.mp3
    http://gundrymedia.typepad.com/throbak_electronics/files/odb_silicon_fuzz.mp3
     
  10. muddy

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    i actually meant to say that i WAS impressed with the clips i heard of your amp (i think i even emailed you over a year ago to say so). i any event, i actually went back to edit in the disclaimer re the fickleness of ears & clips. i hate grandiose statements, & didn't want to commit the sin m'self! and, like you so shamelessly copped to ;) lacklustre performances WILL affect my judgement. btw, you took the criticism VERY well; most builders would have been fuming by comparison! and obviously (to me) i defer any real judgement until i have one of yer boxes under (my!) foot.


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