Anything better than Timmy at rhythm/crunchy chording?

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  1. troykennedy

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    All you veterans! Let's hear it. I love my timmy, but curious as to what else may be out there. Only thing I like better at this point is my amp pushed.
     
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    To me, nothing better. I can't imagine my board without the Timmy on it.
     
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    I've had a Timmy and I almost hate to say this around here but I SLIGHTLY prefered my Keeley Blues Driver. There...I said it. Timmy's a killer pedal tho.
     
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    hmmmm.....Box of Rock eh?
     
  6. jamison162

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    But why?
     
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    OM Lab Sahasrara, but it's a close-run thing.
     
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    I think it might depend on if you're happy with the pushed sound of your amp, which the TIM/Timmy brings out, or if you're looking to add some different flavor or tone to say a clean Fender. I've played some other great boost/ODs like the Germ, KOT, Super Hard On, Klon, etc. Some of them sounded amazing, but the TIM/Timmy has a combination of great sound, versatility, and tweakability that is hard to beat.
     
  10. Grant Ferstat

    Grant Ferstat Some guy in obscure bands in a far away place... Silver Supporting Member

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    For me the Timmy has surpassed everything for crunchy/changy rhythm tones but it's going to depend a lot on your amps.
     
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    The only other pedal besides the Timmy I've tried that I liked for that purpose was a Vexter BoR, but it does sound quite different than the Timmy since it's got a specific voicing to it. The Timmy just sounds like your amp.
     
  12. Jacobpaul81

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    +1 - My analysis as well. I also liked the Direct Drive for this purpose.
     
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    We should just move in together. :roll
     
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    We'd certainly save on gear! :D
     
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    I have a Barber Silver LTD and there are some songs that I like the crunch that it gives better than the Tim or Timmy. I have both and they are probably my favorite pedals but the Barber pedals are verrrry good also. Just voiced a little different. To me there is a little mid-range bump in the Barber and you can make the Tim or Timmy sound just like your amp.
     
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    Nothing has kicked the Hotcake off my board in terms of rhythm crunch.
     
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    Blackstone for me, also the Keeley BD2 as well for nice crunchy chording.
     
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    I've had the Tim and Timmy, and they're both great, but I prefer the Liquid Sunshine for crunchy stuff a bit more.
     
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    I found the Timmy too grainy with my setup and for my taste. The Blues Driver was plain and simpley smoother at low/medium grind. Very slight difference tho.

    This is only my opinion!
     
  20. Grant Ferstat

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    It's always worth experimenting with opamps and clipping DIP switches with the Timmy-one of the great things about the pedal IMO is the ability with those options (and the powerful EQ) to tune it to your particular rig. You can have your Timmy be open, edgy or actually quite smooth with a few simple tweaks.

    I use my Timmy with an LM1458 opamp which is a bit smoother than the stock 4559 and I run it on asymmetrical clipping which makes it feel a bit more natural with my amps. With the Timmy optimized that way when I turn it on it really is SO close to turning my AC30 up louder.

    For those that find the Timmy a bit grainy. If you haven't done so try the most compressed DIP switch settings and a TS style 4558 opamp and generous use of the treble cut and you'll find the Timmy can be surprisingly lush sounding.
     

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