Barber Direct Drive V3 is the real deal

cg

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I have owned a big box Direct Drive forever and still love it. I was curious to see what the new V3 was like. After playing with it for a few days, I can tell you it is truly awesome. Dave just gets it right with his pedals. Very amp like. All the gain I need. That Suhr Eclipse you see is very likely coming off of the board soon. I run my pedals into a Suhr Bella combo and I have never had better tone. Very happy!

 

AceBSpankin

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Played through mine last night...
Awesome and amazing!!
Kicked my Ethos Trainwreck to the curb.
Clean to Scream...
Done and done!!

I have been hooked on the Lovepedal Purple Plexi for years.
It's now replaced also!!

Killer in low gain and high gain mode.
Pushed by my BUSS
Fan****in'tastic
 

cg

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Played through mine last night...
Awesome and amazing!!
Kicked my Ethos Trainwreck to the curb.
Clean to Scream...
Done and done!!

I have been hooked on the Lovepedal Purple Plexi for years.
It's now replaced also!!

Killer in low gain and high gain mode.
Pushed by my BUSS
Fan****in'tastic
I can see buying a 2nd - one for low gain and one for high gain.
 

guitarman92

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I have owned a big box Direct Drive forever and still love it. I was curious to see what the new V3 was like. After playing with it for a few days, I can tell you it is truly awesome. Dave just gets it right with his pedals. Very amp like. All the gain I need. That Suhr Eclipse you see is very likely coming off of the board soon. I run my pedals into a Suhr Bella combo and I have never had better tone. Very happy!

Care to elaborate on why the DD outshines the eclipse?
 

cbpickin

Tweed Supporting Member
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It really is great. The lower gain sounds are some of the best I have ever gotten out of my clean amp. The frequencies are just perfect for coming through a full band mix. At first, I thought the highs were a little too smooth for me, and then I turned up my amp. Just perfectly voiced.
 
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BluesBUSTER

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Played through mine last night...
Awesome and amazing!!
Kicked my Ethos Trainwreck to the curb.
Clean to Scream...
Done and done!!

I have been hooked on the Lovepedal Purple Plexi for years.
It's now replaced also!!

Killer in low gain and high gain mode.
Pushed by my BUSS
Fan****in'tastic
We need pics of your board. I still love the Purple Plexi (a lot!) but the Barber can give it a run for the money


:worthless
 

sstweed

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I didn't even think about that as an option!
Pretty sure Dave builds custom double drives. They are usually in the 1/2 Gainer sized box though. But it’s two complete pedals and it’s really not that much wider than a single.
 

Strumlord

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Pretty sure Dave builds custom double drives. They are usually in the 1/2 Gainer sized box though. But it’s two complete pedals and it’s really not that much wider than a single.
People keep talking about the 1/2 gainer, anyone compare this and the DDv3 or v2 for that matter?
 

sstweed

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The 1/2 Gainer is an LtD circuit. It doesn’t sound too much like the DD. But it has the mid Control like the GCX and can be tweaked to sound exactly like the LTD SR and the LTD v2. Plus you have the footswitch to go back and forth between two volume and gain settings. GREAT pedal.
 




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