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Barber users, which Barber OD/Dist for a Barber Noob?

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Which Barber pedal should I look at for crunch to singing lead sounds?
I've never heard a Barber unit that I know of, but I love OD pedals and I've heard a lot about Barber's products. I've recently bought: OCD v.4, BoR, George Dennis The Tube, GD King Bee, and a Zoom Hyper Lead HL-01. I have a Rat, a Bad Monkey, a Zinky True Grit, and a bunch of others. What does Barber have that's compelling to ya'all? I really dig my new stuff, and I'd like to know if he makes something that would fit in with the first 3 pedals I listed. Thanks!
 

Padsy9

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It all depends on what you're looking to accomplish. What kind of music are you playing and what kind of guitar are you playing?
 

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The Small Fry is pretty cool. Can go from a little bit of grit to almost high gain (my stuff = humbuckers and Mesa Express).

Two very important knobs:

Dynamics - seems like it adds/subtracts compression and maybe adds some mid scoop.

Burn - gain and distortion

So Dynamics full down (7:00), burn at 12:00 - 1:00 = Voxy
Burn down (7:00), dynamics at 12:00 - 1:00 = Tweedish
Both Burn and Dynamics at 12:00 or more = Various degrees of Marshall or Mesa
Burn full up and Dynamics full down = Dumble (supposedly, sadly I wouldn't know)

Point is; a whole bunch of sounds and those two controls alone are very interactive. Add the tone control into the mix, plus your guitar controls and it's plenty going on.
 

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I'm playing Strats, Teles, and Les Pauls into mostly Fender DR or SR, rarely a Marshall JCM 800 2x12 combo. Style varies from soft Praise Band to hard blues to rock. I want a pedal that I can turn down the guitar and clean up, like the OCD, and will drive hard. I was plugging in different things yesterday and tried a Bad Monkey into my OCD. Now there is some cool pick attack yet it wasn't too noisy. I like a rowdy sound that is refined if that makes sense...thanks.
 

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Barber Tone Pump EQ - my fave OD pedal ever. It does exactly what you want & is two channel with independent control over gain & volume per channel.
 




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