Barber Direct Drive still good or something better?

Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by Webfoot, Jan 28, 2012.

  1. Webfoot

    Webfoot Supporting Member

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    Need a good medium plus gain pedal.

    Some youtube clips of the Direct Drive sound great and others sound harsh. This pedal gets a lot of praise but others have sold it.

    How good is it or what did you replace it with?
     
  2. jlagrassa

    jlagrassa Supporting Member

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    Get the B-Custom Super Sport very full sounding pedal compared to the DD... very tweakable as well!
     
  3. schrom81

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    The DD is great flat eq dirt. The SS is great as well but has more color to tone. I use both.
     
  4. Blues Wail

    Blues Wail Member

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    :agree
     
  5. JackStraw12

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    I enjoyed my DDSS while I had it but I went back to TS-type dirt.
     
  6. plan-x

    plan-x Supporting Member

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    You gotta try it for yourself to see if you like it. You can get one on the emporium for like $80.
     
  7. SlyStrat

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    I like the DD. I've tryed a few and this one's a keeper. I like it better than some expensive pedals that I sold.
    Bought mine here for $80 shipped.
     
  8. Yonderwanderer

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    I love the Direct Drive. Hell of a pedal... I don't believe I went as long as I did without it.
     
  9. stephenyi

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    Awesome pedal. The DDSS has been my primary OD for several years. I still don't quite understand why Barbers don't get much respect in the marketplace.
     
  10. gatordoc

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    The B-Custom SS can do a great TS meets Marshall tone. I set mine to the 808 Killer setting with a few tweaks and it sounds great for AC/DC style OD. I prefer a TS or TIM for light OD and use the Barber when I want a heavier, fuller sounding OD.
     
  11. Bob Pollock

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    I love my Direct Drive!
     
  12. Mick_Braun

    Mick_Braun Silver Supporting Member

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    DD is my "desert island" dirt. Works great with every amp/guitar combo I have.
     
  13. Bluedano1

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    1+1+1+!!!!

    The Direct Drive is a great, natural sounding OD- By this, I mean I find that with the Bass and Presence trimpots, it is easy for to preserve the EQ I get from just Guitar>amp (in my case with DD at say medium Drive, I can make the DD sound similar to a TS w/o low end loss- BUT also w/o some unnatural-sounding boost). Add this to a great Gain range (pure clean boost too, with Drive OFF there is no added distortion), I just think it kicks ass for those that really love their guitar>amp tone.

    Dave B. has a hell of a set of ears in designing this OD- an affordable "future classic"! :aok
     
  14. yerbluesrob

    yerbluesrob Member

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    Barber makes great stuff, I couldn't get my DD to sound bad if I wanted to
     
  15. afterburner

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    My DD Super Sport sounds great! I just got one and am really impressed. It just sounds awesome right out of the box. Barber really got the voicing right! It captures a cranked amp feel very well.

    Simple layout with ample tweakability. IMHO if you want a somewhat Marshall-voiced vintage rock tone plus flexibility, this is it.
     
  16. Whiskey N Beans

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    This or the small fry. Super versatile. bug tone.
     

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