A PTD Rotobone is on the way....

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  1. shallbe

    shallbe Deputy Plankspanker Gold Supporting Member

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    to me!


    I am pretty excited. I love the sound of an amp nearing meltdown. Twice in my life I have been playing with runaway tube (or tubes) in my amp---about to blow---and right before that happens, it was the most glorious and crazy sound.

    I have always wanted that in a pedal---a neat combination of overdrive and fuzz. I'm sure there are other pedals do this, but the only one i have liked so far is the Durham Crazyhorse. Its on my board.

    The Rototbone appears to do this very well, plus a lot more. I can't wait to try it out when it arrives. Any tips on dialing it in would be appreciated.
     
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    ptdesign Handmade sonic art

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    shallbe Deputy Plankspanker Gold Supporting Member

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    Thanks! I will contact you.
     
  4. cbm

    cbm Silver Supporting Member

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    I think that the Rotobone is really wonderful. I think you'll enjoy it.
     
  5. la noise

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    It has risen to the top of the heap---
    as my all-time favourite fuzz pedal.

    Does so much, and so well. So tweakable.
    I use it mostly for rather mundane and
    pedestrian tones (light to medium OD) and it
    does it better than pedals specifically designed
    for those purposes.

    The adjustable input and output cap values is
    utter genius. Always you to thin or thicken
    your tone right on the spot and adjust to
    guitar, amp, and room in an instant.

    Oh, and then you can blend in an octave down
    and commence with all kinds of subterranean
    mayhem and madness!

    Prepare to be initiated, Steve!! :aok
     
  6. shallbe

    shallbe Deputy Plankspanker Gold Supporting Member

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    I am ready! Thanks for the input. I am really looking forward to getting it. This one is red as well, with the Ge/Si switch.
     
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    Good call on the Ge/Si switch. Mine has it
    as well. It really opens up the pedal. The OD
    tones with the Ge trannies are out-of-this-world
    good! :)
     
  8. splatt

    splatt david torn / splattercell Gold Supporting Member

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    one of the best of the best, here, too, where my fuzzes are..... all..... deadly, in one way or another.

    Ge/Si switch? check! more & different textures, sounds, feels, & real differences in the interaction with octave/ring-mod/sidebanding stuff.
    also:
    when i'm going back'n'forth between Si & Ge quickly (or, "comparatively") on the RotoBulone?, it helps (a lot, for me) to remember to always push gain & volume a bit further in Ge-mode than in Si-mode.....
    and, the reverse, too, so that relative volume/gain levels remain near parity.

    in/out cap-value selectors? check!
    not just "big/little" switches: changes in feel, texture & octave/ring-mod/sideband interactions!
     
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    shallbe Deputy Plankspanker Gold Supporting Member

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    The od tones with the additional fuzz plus octave is really appealing. Plus boost, right?

    I want something that adds dirt and all kinds of harmonic character, that can be a bit unpredictable yet controllable and useful for solos or rhythm. I have been impressed with how well it cleans up with the volume knob from clips.
     
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    shallbe Deputy Plankspanker Gold Supporting Member

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    David,

    Thanks for your input. Much appreciated. I look forward to exploring what this pedal can do, and it sounds like that will be fun.
     
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    dammit... just got GAS.
     
  12. la noise

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    In Ge mode you can run the gain low and stack other
    fuzz or od in front of it. It also plays immaculately well
    with other pedals---which is not always a given with
    Ge-based fuzz pedals. I didn't know this for the first
    months of ownership---as I assumed it would prefer to be
    first in the chain and receive the guitar's output directly.

    Now I have it 4th or 5th in my chain and it still delivers the
    goods just as well. :aok
     
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    PTD pedals are some of the most musical pedals. By that I meant the entire range of the pedal is useful. Never descending into mush. I have a Bone Machine Ge/Si w/ Treble Boost as well as a Burning Sensation. The Burning Sensation is also a "must have" pedal.
     
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    PTD is the best! I have 3 pedals currently, with more planned, SOON.
     
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    I'm on the list . Tick , tock , tick , tock .............. absence make the heart grow fonder :)
     
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    Same here. A friend sent me some of Paul's designs to play. Fell in love! So refreshing and fun to play. Paul's doing something very cool and special. Tick-Tock....Tick-Tock!!
     
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    Friends like that are called "pushers." I also have a friend who loaned me a Mini-bone. Bastard.

    Now I have a Mini-bone, a Rotobone, a Tornita, and a Kush. I'm trying not to listen to any clips of PTD pedals I don't already own.
     
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    ptdesign Handmade sonic art

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    Don't worry Chris. Nothing new to report.

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    Congrats! It's a world of awesome
     
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    Oh my....
     

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