BJF / DRD into a Tim anyone

teleblaster

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Just wonderin if anyone has used this combo. Iam looking for high gain distortion. The Tim covers me with the low / medium gain. The teles into a tweed twin, deluxe. Thanks, teleblaster.:horse :NUTS
 

Garygtr

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Check with meterman, I know he uses those pedals together. :D
 

Chrissy

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teleblaster said:
Just wonderin if anyone has used this combo. Iam looking for high gain distortion. The Tim covers me with the low / medium gain. The teles into a tweed twin, deluxe. Thanks, teleblaster.:horse :NUTS
Are you specifically looking to stack the two together or will you switch the DRD on separately? DRD has plenty of gain on it's own for me. I have stacked it with a Klon but not for more gain, just to firm up the bass with a Les Paul which a Klon does great. Perhaps the TIm will let you EQ the DRD just how you want too. I actually own both pedals but never tried them together yet.

Chris
 

Don Rusk

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Yes, this is an excellent stack - set the Tim to interface well with your amp,,,, the kick in the DRD for its distortion push, great rock drive sound and the Tim will tweek the EQ a bit if you want a little more/less of something since the DRD has just t he treble control......
 

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Yes, some some cool stacked sounds would be great. My main objective would be three switches (1)- tim / clean, light OD, (2)- tim / med. grit, (3)- DRD, (4)- combo: DRD into tim. Thanks, Mike :D
 

evanjackson

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I know I'm kind of late in my reply, but I have this exact setup right now and I've been really happy with it. The Tim and the DR work great together...I think it will be just what you're looking for.
 

ToneDog

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DonneR said:
Yes, this is an excellent stack - set the Tim to interface well with your amp,,,, the kick in the DRD for its distortion push, great rock drive sound and the Tim will tweek the EQ a bit if you want a little more/less of something since the DRD has just t he treble control......
+1. I am not a fan of stacking because pedals always seem to sound best by themselves to me, but I have been using a Tim for going on 3 years now (had an early prototype) and I have owned the DRD and have another on the way as I type this. The DRD / Tim combo was one of the better stacks I ever tried although I always run my gainier pedal AFTER the lower gain pedal. But the point is that the Tim and DRD sound really good together.

I never got the lower gain following the higher gain thing alot of players do. I find that running the lower gain after the higher gain causes the higher gain pedal to be tweaked to accomodate the lower gain second pedal because that second pedal really influences the sound and output of the higher gain pedal if the higher gain pedal comes first. That causes a dependancy situation that practically renders the higher gain pedal unusable by itself so it becomes usable ONLY with the second, lower gain pedal on. If the higher gain pedal is second in line, there is not nearly as much dependency on one another so they can be used more readily by themselves (or together) giving me more options.

But since I am not a stack fan, I use a Dual Loop switcher and run my lower gain rhythm pedal (Tim or Keeley BD-2) in one loop and the higher gain lead pedal (Tube Zone or DRD) in the other so it is impossible for me to have 2 overdrives on at once. The compression from 2 OD's is annoying and like I said above, the pedals never sound as good together as either one does alone to me. And both the Tube Zone and DRD have plenty of gain on their own so they don't need a push from anything else.
 

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Ditto TD, the second pedal usually has the overidding influence on the overall sound especially EQwise ---- I was speaking more of a leave it on case --- setting the Tim with the amp/guitar and leaving it on (low distortion,EQ adjustment) - then adding the DRD for driven sounds......using t he Tim to improve the basic sound and the sound of the DRD, not so much as a stand alone drive....

Actually this is what I do with the Sea Blue EQ now - its an even better 'interface' than the Tim/my and Timmy is a drive again........

lots of possiblilities ~~~~ try them all , at least one should work with you rig...
 




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