All I want to do is buy Analogman pedals

Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by DiNiro, Aug 23, 2019.

  1. DiNiro

    DiNiro Member

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    Before I inevitably spend over a thousand dollars, please help me! Right now, I have both sunbenders and a beano boost in the shopping cart and that just cant happen if I want to eat at all over the next month or so....

    I'm really looking for suggestions on optimizing my set up for these types of pedals before I start the collection. I bought an RCA Sunface that I'm really liking, and I feel like I should tread softly on the path of fuzz before I load up on options. "spend some time with a good fuzz face" seems like good advice.

    I'm using humbuckers and p90s into a Retro King 18w most of the time, and a 50w RK JTM50 when I can get away with it. My bridge pickups are around 9k output PAFs on average and I'm thinking of moving to t tops 7.5k-ish output. If I'm after more touch sensitivity and clarity, more shades of dirt between sparkling cleans and plump fat ass fuzz sounds, is the lower the output better for that? I hear T Tops more single coilish, better for fuzz, but.....

    I'm surprised how bright it the RCA sunface gets. I'm nervous at times that it is too much, even though no one seems to be complaining. Sometimes at practice if I'm the only one playing I think, damn, that chord sounds like broken glass, I would never want to plug single coils into it. My amp tone knobs are dialing in more bass than I'm used to. Thats cool, theyre there for a reason, but if I'm correct on the t tops being more like a single coil am I going to be moving past the threshold?

    I've never liked any fuzz face pedals before and I think the brightness concern would go away with the sunbenders, but I think if I can get a firm grasp on this sunface thing first, get the right pickups going, i'll be better prepared for this fuzz journey.

    I'm considering low output unpotted A3 PAFs, T tops, or possibly overwound T Tops with coil splitting and would appreciate any thoughts on how to get the most out of the sunface with my guitar's electronics before I start really diving in. Hope to hear some wisdom from those who have gone before me on this path!
     
  2. pete12string

    pete12string Supporting Member

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    On a side note, how’s the RK 18?
     
  3. ED_P

    ED_P Silver Supporting Member

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    I'm very pleased with the POT, his BD-2 Blues Driver mod, and have a Sunface on order.

    If you are an effects nut though, the one thing you really need to order is the effects book.

    It's a really interesting read, and doesn't have to be read chronologically. You can jump around and read individual short stories piece meal.

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  4. AceBSpankin

    AceBSpankin Prince of Ales Supporting Member

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    You like to buy..
    I like to try...
    Mike is fly...








    I'll pm you my mailing address:aok

    :beer
     
  5. Radar

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    The POT/KOT is an overrated drive pedal with no bass and ice-picky mids. No need to thank me.
     
  6. MrGuitarhack

    MrGuitarhack Member

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    Well, I have a KOT and IMHO its a great sounding pedal.

    Nothing wrong with wanting to buy Analog Man Pedals - he makes great sounding pedals.

    His Bi Chorus is on my short list.
     
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  7. 65ChampAmp

    65ChampAmp Member

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    Empty your shopping cart for now. Go cold turkey and quit reading about and thinking about effects pedals entirely. Focus ALL of your energy into your actual music. Work hard on something you cannot now do. Memorize Ted Green's Chord Chemistry, for example.(Hehe).

    If you've already done that, screw it. Buy any pedal you want.
     
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  8. urQuill

    urQuill Supporting Member

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    Go slowly, Analogman isn’t going anywhere! totally understand tho
     
  9. Gaheba

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    Don’t worry, we won’t.
     
  10. TubeStack

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    Been feeling this way about Keeley pedals lately. Have always loved my Fuzz Head and recently discovered the Red Dirt OD. The sound and feel of his stuff just makes me want to play and play. Now I’m looking at all his other pedals, but no need to rush it.

    But yeah, I’d say cool down and bit and enjoy the Analogman stuff you have, no need to go nuts all at once.
     
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  11. frisco

    frisco Supporting Member

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    Mike's Sunbender MK IV is an essential for anyone who likes fuzz!
     
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    He's not, but his transistors are!
     
  13. JackfromAK

    JackfromAK Gold Supporting Member

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    As a kicker I like "no need to thank me" a little better than "you're welcome", but they both come off so condescending that it's hard not to be immediately dismissive of the message, not that the sender is normally likely to care much.
     
  14. Robot B9

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    I never had a KOT or POT, but I once had a Analogman chorus pedal. It was ok. It wasn’t leaps and bounds better than other chorus pedals, so I sold it.
     
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    Oh, I'd like to buy him something more practical like a nice suit
     
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  16. tubekingsley

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    Buying the MKlV, seems like a good choice. Or, MKlV and Beano- both great with humbuckers
     
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  17. PaisleyWookie

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    Not overrated for what Mike sells them for, it's a good value if you like the tone. But it's definitely overrated for what they sell for on the used market.
     
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  18. Vaibhav Joshi

    Vaibhav Joshi Member

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    Thanks. ;)
     
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  19. Last Nerve

    Last Nerve Supporting Member

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    You say that like its a bad thing.
    Commence!
     
  20. Boogie92801

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    I'm no help. I have 3 of his pedals on my board now and one on the way.

    NKT HG sunface, mini chorius, ARDX20 with Amazio and a KOT coming soon I'm told.
     
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