Best OD pedal for #umble-sque tone

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  1. norrin radd

    norrin radd Member

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    on a clean hiwatt or engl blackmore clean channel, what's the best among:
    - Barber Tone Pump
    - HAO Rumble mod
    - BJF Baby Blue
    for the record...I play both Strato and Les Paul guitars...
    and I'm looking for Ford/Carlton type of tone
    :)
     
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    norrin radd Member

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    yeah, I know, Hermida Zendrive, but I live in Europe, have to order in USA, wait 6 weeks+shipment, over than paying shipment cost and taxes...:(
     
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    Gotcha. The Hao is a pretty good sounding pedal but it plays very stiff and doesn't interact well with other pedals. I haven't played the BBOD, but it sounds like it's dynamic but I haven't heard it cop the Dumble sound in any clips.
     
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    Hi Norrin,

    I have looked long and hard for this type of sound myself and have tried loads of pedals. My conclusion was "get a ZenDrive".

    I too live in Europe but I went ahead and contacted Alf H and he was a no-problems kind of guy so I ordered one. Yes there's the wait and I haven't yet received it but from what I have heard from people whose ears I trust and the sound clips on TGP I believe it's worth the wait and the money (including customs fee and 25% sales tax).

    Cheers,

    Mats N
     
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    One thing that needs to be said about the Zen is that yeah, it sounds good (I'm sure you already know that), but also that it is so dynamically responsive. I've never played a pedal that can be set so light strumming yeilds perfectly clean notes, medium picking sweetens the tone up, and diggin in for a solo seems to make the notes jump out. It's more amplike than many of the entry level tube amps are!!!
     
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    yeah get a zen or even a mosferatu, it can cop the dumble esqe deal pretty nicely and heavier too. i traded my zen and kept the mos cause it has such nice picking sensitivity. and it is probably easier to get a mosferatu than a zen
     
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    I like my HAO Rumble Mod. More so with my Marshall JTM-45 then my Hiwatt DR103, however.
     
  9. Deaj

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    I was on this search as well and the Zendrive was at the end of the rainbow. It's better at copping the Dumble thing than any pedal I've heard or played. It'll definitely be worth the hassle/wait. The Mosferatu is similar but there's more compression on the attack and this makes the Mos less responsive to picking dynamics. The Mos is a great OD but the Zendrive is what you're looking for.
     
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    I did the same thing and ordered a Zendrive from Europe. Think of it that way: the Dollar-Euro exchange rate is pretty decent these days (approx. 30% lower than it used to be a few years ago). Even with the customs and shipping fees you still get a decent price.
     
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    I've tried a bunch of them. The Zendrive is the best. It's also got a feature rarely spoken about which is that you can turn the gain WAY down and it acts like a low wattage fender amp where it slightly distorts in a very blusey way and cleans up when you turn you guitar down. Folks are always talking about it for that violin Robben-tone but it excels at a plethora of other tones too.
     
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    Can a LovePedal Eternity give the same tones? I think it is voiced
    similarly to the Zendrive.

    I have one on order - that's why I ask.

    John.
     
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    Check out the eternity clips by Guitarzan and especially MrMunky (do a search). The eternity seems to be TS type pedal crossed with a treble booster. It also has ALOT of gain and can do that santana infinite sustain thing but also does excellent low and med gain tones. Its also >$200.
     
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    The Eternity really isn't a tubescreamer - it doesn't respond or "feel" the same, and doesn't really have the same tonal characteristics. It is, perhaps, more like a tubescreamer + a little cranked tube amp- though it delivers this tone at any volume, and into an extremely clean, non-tube setup. Also a pedal with loads of tones in it

    http://www.inrerocknroll.com/tunes/Etern.mp3
    http://www.inrerocknroll.com/tunes/Etern2.mp3
    http://www.inrerocknroll.com/tunes/Etern3.mp3
    http://www.inrerocknroll.com/tunes/Etern4.mp3 (this one is sloppy, sorry 'bout that)
    http://www.inrerocknroll.com/tunes/Etern5.mp3
    http://www.inrerocknroll.com/tunes/EternRic.mp3
    http://www.inrerocknroll.com/tunes/FunDL.mp3
    http://www.inrerocknroll.com/tunes/Soup.mp3
    http://www.inrerocknroll.com/tunes/Slap.mp3
     
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    Not to pile on, but +1 for the ZD...
     
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    Clips sound great but nothing like the dumble. I do like the tone of that overdrive though.:)
     
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    That's actually one of my favorite settings. I think I'm gonna need 2 or 3 Zendrives before it's over.
     
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    yeah Norrin, another +1 for the Zendrive. It's definitely worth the wait, and not that expensive really. Got mine from another TGP fellow a few months ago.
     
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    Mine's in the mail as we speak!

    :)

    Chuck
     
  20. norrin radd

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    I didn't mention the Hermida Zendrive among the others even if I already know about it, just to see your reaction...but already had the intention of buying one...:D
    yesterday I passed the order to Alf...:dude
     

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