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Anybody use a "Tweedy"?

Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by Jumblefingers, Sep 7, 2005.

  1. Jumblefingers

    Jumblefingers Supporting Member

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    Hi,

    Does anyone have any experience with the "Tweedy"? I know it was discussed a while back but what are the current thoughts on the pedal, getting good clean/dirty Fender tones and how "far" does it go into full blown overdrive?

    Thanks in advance....
     
  2. bluesdoc

    bluesdoc Gold Supporting Member Gold Supporting Member

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    Pretty far, JF. Do a search here. When it came out, there were a number of great reviews.

    jon
     
  3. Macaroni

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    I've had one since the beginning - I think I have #2. I love it. It gets nice chewy tones, with lots of feel. I tend to use it with the Drive set at 3, which is not full blown OD, but bridge pickup tones are great - lots of character and nuance. Setting the Drive to 5-7 will get you into serious OD territory. There are quite a few variations you can get by tweaking the knobs to alter the basic amp model.

    It's also fantastic for direct recording. Here's a song I produced and played solo guitar on, using just the Tweedy direct to disk. In the mix, I used delay and reverb, and I EQ'd it to fit properly, plus a touch of compression...

    http://www.soundclick.com/bands/pagemusic.cfm?bandID=187271
     
  4. wichita

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    I love mine!
    It is one of the best pedals that I own. Killer tweed twin tones, tweed deluxe vibe...all of that and more.
     
  5. muddy

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    i use it similarly, ron, with the drive down low at between 1 & 3. if you turn the bass almost all the way ccw, it gets so close to a bassman you can smell the tweed!!


    ml
     
  6. exodus

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    It's probably the best (IMO) low volume, true amp 'sim' out there. Beats the pants off any tube amp, attenuation/slaving big rig setup. Really great tool.

    Also sounds better the louder it gets....

    Hopefully, he'll get around to making some more pedals.
     
  7. Macaroni

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    He sold the company. But they're planning on coming out with some 'very interesting' products. :D
     
  8. Phil M

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    I've been very interested in that one, and there were a few for sale around here in the low $100s. Should've snagged it then. Didn't know he stopped making them.

    I always thought he should've done a dual pedal with the Classic and Tweedy. Even talked to him about it and it sounded like he was considering. Oh well.
     
  9. muddy

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    he hasn't stopped making them. he just needed an infusion of cash so that he could continue inventing.


    ml
     
  10. El Jimbo

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    I just returned my Tweedy for repair. The switch died and I tried to fix it myself but things went astray.:(

    Anyway, Steve is a very nice bloke who looks after his customers. You wouldn't know he's sold it either.
     
  11. wichita

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    Steve is developing some very interesting stuff! Standby...
     
  12. Phil Harmoneeek

    Phil Harmoneeek Member

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    I've got a flakey switch on mine aswell but I think the pedal is great. My settings are; Bass 6.1 / Treble 6.3 / Gain 1.6 / Volume 3.9. Very anal settings I know, but I find the pedal is very sensitive to minor adjustments. Get the one with LED & power input. Randall
     
  13. Macaroni

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    Contact Steve and he'll fix it for you.
     

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