Barber Direct Drive Versions?

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  1. padavis

    padavis Member

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    WHATS UP?!

    Hey, you know how there are a few different prints on the older style Direct Drives? Are there any real differences between the different looks?
     
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    i am not a pro in all the versions, but between the regular DD and the DDSS (which I have) there are additional internal trim-pots on the SS that allow you to tweak the sound/EQ more. The core sound is the same, just additional functionality/sculpting abilities.
     
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    s360guitarist Silver Supporting Member

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    The one with white knobs is the DD Low Gain..
     
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    Hcklr Supporting Member

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    I have 5 Direct Drives and every single one sounds different to me. They're all definitely in the same flavor but they all have different levels of gain. The highest gain (and my personal favorite) is the standard Compact Direct Drive.
     
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    We have made a bunch of different versions of the Direct Drive, all customer inspired. The first DD had actual hand writing and had no internal trim pots, then came internal bass, then harmonics, then presence, then the SS with all the trims, then another SS with note-shape added, then the DD LG with grey knobs. The DD graphic with the rectangle was the last version of the DD and DD LG, it had bass and presence trim pots...trim pots are awesome, tell the world we need to bring trim-pots back! :)
     
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  6. padavis

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    Mr. Barber... Awesome! Thanks for giving it to us straight! Can't get any better than this, can it folks?! I love TGP!
     
  7. padavis

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    I might have to try a new one to see how it compares.
    I'll post another update when my new i think old one gets here.
     
  8. Flatscan

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    My big box DD is pretty freakin' awesome. I've never opened it up - been too busy playing through it =).
     
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    I like the big pedals, Mr. Barber. Prefer them. I like the heft, I like the spacing and size of the knobs, I like batteries and, yes, I like trim pots.
     
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    DD Low Gain = my fav. Such a great sounding low-gainer. And to David B's point - don't miss out on the trimmers! Love the presence trim in tandem with the tone knob.
     
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    I have the older one without any trim pots and it's my favorite od. Great with my strat and vibrolux.
     
  12. padavis

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    My new old Direct Drive got here yesterday. Its older with no box, just writing. Its different sounding than the box one I had before and now I'm probably going to have to start a Direct Drive collection like Hcklr... It's just the pedal that works...
     
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