Barber OD Pedals: If you could only buy one?

Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by jamison162, Apr 4, 2007.

If you could only choose one...

  1. Barber Direct Drive (Newest Version)

  2. Barber LTD, LTD Silver or LTD SR

  3. Small Fry (Based on the Burn Unit)

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  1. jamison162

    jamison162 Member

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    I'm wanting to pick up a Barber Drive to add to the mix; which would you choose if you could only choose one?

    1. DD (DDSS)
    2. LTD (LTD Silver) (LTD SR)
    3. Small Fry (i.e. Burn Unit)

    I currently own the following:
    RC Boost, BB Preamp, Crunch Box, Tim/Timmy on order since 8/06.

    Owned but sold:
    MJM Blues Devil
    Maxon OD9+
    Boss MT-2 and various others back in the day.
     
  2. therhodeo

    therhodeo Member

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    I had a DD and sold it. I really miss it so I'd probably get another one.
     
  3. MitchC

    MitchC Member

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    I vote for the Small Fry. Very flexible OD pedal

    ** edit ** solicitation removed.
     
  4. jamison162

    jamison162 Member

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  5. fabiomayo

    fabiomayo Member

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    Never played the Samll Fry. Own a black LTD and an old DD.
    Voted for the LTD but it really depends on your needs...
     
  6. ari

    ari Member

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    I've only tried Small Fry -- but looking at your pedal list and judging from clips/what I read about them, I think Small Fry may be the one to add to your arsenal, because I understand DD to be a Marshall-y gain and you have those covered with your BB and Crunch Box, while LTD is a low-gain/boost and you have that covered with RC Booster (and maybe Tim).

    Small Fry is a mid-gain pedal with its own character. It can be made to sound close to a lot of other things but I think it just sound like itself in the end. I love how it focuses the mid range. Note attacks become tighter and more articulate (though it can be made to be loose, too).

    ari
     
  7. guitarman_1

    guitarman_1 Silver Supporting Member

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    DDSS for me. Its been on my board for 4 years. Nothing touches it for marshall tones.
     
  8. Thazy

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    Based on the question possed at the start of the tread, I would get a LTD. It looks like the medium to heavy OD needs are covered with the BB and the Crunch Box. I would recomend either the Silver or the LTD SR becuase I own both and they are great low to medium OD's.
     
  9. jpagey

    jpagey Supporting Member

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    Of the choices, a DD or DDSS. Otherwise a TP EQ `or Black LTD which go great with every guitar and amp I have.
     
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    The Burn Unit EQ!!! It's not on your Poll, but that would be my choice.
    I have one, and it's now my main overdrive pedal, and it sounds GREAT!!!
     
  11. GTRJohnny

    GTRJohnny Member

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    I'm going to say LTD, because I like each of the series for different reasons..
     
  12. vintage66

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    I love my Direct Drive-but I'd like to know how it compares to other Barber pedals.
     
  13. Wooley

    Wooley Member

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    Does the Gainster count?
     
  14. musickbox

    musickbox Supporting Member

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    DD was it for me for a long time. Before my timmy and BOR, the DD ruled my board as top overdrive. Great lead tones. I was thinking of going back to it, but I have that sound covered with my other pedals.
     
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    I own the DD and it's great!
     
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    iamspartacus Member

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    i liked the small fry the best
     
  17. jspax7

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    I only have the DD, but for adding a slight edge to cleans, or Marshally leads, it's a keeper. Would like to try some others though.
     
  18. Tuberoast

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    I have owned the LTD,SF, and currently the DD. I prefer the DD but the others have their pluses. The LTD does the lower gain thing very well, the Small Fry covers low, medium, and high and I thought the most flexible. But I love my DD
     
  19. jlagrassa

    jlagrassa Supporting Member

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    Direct Drive with mod board does it for me!
     
  20. Troy T. Blues

    Troy T. Blues Comstock Station

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    Direct Drive for me as well - sounds great and very versatile! :AOK
     

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