An OD different than a Timmy

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  1. tjb4233

    tjb4233 Member

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    Ok so I have have a couple of ODs: Timmy, CTO-1, Rock Candy, Hot Cake, and MJM Phantom OD. It appears to me that I have a bit of Timmy-like overload. What are your suggestions for something completely different? I've never had a Klon/Klone/What have you is this the solution I'm looking for? Don't know know if I'm ready for fuzz. Can you guys give me some suggestions for something different? Thanks!
     
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    Something different? FETTO, Mantra, Screwdriver
     
  3. sleejay80

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    Timmy = flat EQ, uncompressed, transparent overdrive

    Tubescreamer = mid heavy, compressed, colored overdrive
     
  4. FenderBigot

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    How about an OCD? Two pedals in one with the HP/LP mode switch.
     
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    I'm not sure how they compare to the Timmy but I've been eyeing the Skreddy Screwdriver and Mad Professor Sweet Honey OD lately.
     
  6. teleclem

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    I'd say Honey Bee :aok
     
  7. tdk8709

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    Maybe a bluesbreaker circuit like a morning glory or butah?
     
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    Tubescreamer is about as different from a Timmy overdrivewise that I can think of, I'd go with one of the many variants if I were you.
     
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    i haven't tried it but i've been hearing good things about the walrus audio voyager
     
  10. teleclem

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    The Butah's certainly different (and better at really low gain, imo).
     
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    If you set it that way, though you could EQ it to be mid heavy, and turn the toggle to the compressed setting.
     
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    Ahh, the AstroTone, the fuzz for people who prefer overdrives. Seriously, it's the perfect marriage of fuzz and od
     
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    Don't know if you're looking for lower/higher gain, but +1 on the Butah for lower gain. Also agree with the Astro Tone and Screwdriver for higher OD/fuzz. I'd look at the DLS for a Marshall flavor.
     
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    C'mon, Timmy will never be mid-humped, compressed, and have that color like a Tubescreamer and its variants.
     
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    Never said like a tube screamer, but yes, it will have a mid hump. It won't get as compressed either, but it can be more compressed than how most people use it. I posted the following settings in a couple threads and people really liked it: turn the bass clockwise (down as far as it will go), treble to 3 o'clock, gain maxed and toggle (IIRC when I had a Timmy) to the most compressed setting. You get a super smooth drive that has good cut-through.
     
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    One I just bought that was really kill'in earlier today at church was a Yellow Drive by T-Rex that's made exclusively for Guitar Center and can be had for about $160. it's a 2 channel overdrive / distortion pedal that that has an A Channel for overdrive and a B Channel for distortion which has a different gain structure. It has a toggle switch to kick it from one to the other. I'd call it a low to med-high gain distortion that sounds vintage and is very useful for lead guitarists. I saw one at GC awhile back and tried it and really liked it on a Tele and a Strat but didn't buy it at the time but did check it out online later. Seems a lot of guys are starting to notice the pedal.
     
  17. fred_

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    Screwdriver Deluxe. Done. Amazing pedal.

    You mentioned that you were "not sure you were ready for fuzz" and I was in the same tonal boat. The screwdriver is the pedal. Boost, OD, fuzzy (kinda) and amp like. It just has a feel to it when you are playing that puts it in a special league.

    I ordered a Screwdriver mini deluxe when Marc (Skreddy) was changing the format/pedal size (NOT the circuit) and got it and immediately sold some pedals so that i could get yet ANOTHER ONE for stacking purposes.

    It just does so many things so well.

    Recommended. (In case you couldn't tell)

    Get one.
     
  18. Yr Blues

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    I would wait for the new KOT if you might like a less mid-range Tube Screamers.
     
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    All really good--Mantra is my fave (not dissimilar to the Screwdriver, actually, but has a more useful--if less tweakable--eq); it's definitely the most dynamic. I also love the Solidgold Superdrive, which, to me, is the anti-Tim (big and muscular but keeps the tone of your rig; I always feel like the Tim bypasses the amp and just adds hair to your guitar). -E
     

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