Black LTD Classic 88

Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by roquero, Mar 27, 2015.

  1. roquero

    roquero Supporting Member

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    When I got the notice for the release of this pedal, I thought to myself: "Does the world need another Tubescreamer variant?"

    Better yet, do I need another Tubescreamer variant (after having gone through a Rockbox Boiling Point and a Maxon OD9 Pro+)? :bonk

    Well, I own just most of Jack DeVille's mechanisms of music (to borrow a term from his fellow Portlandiers from CB).

    Jack simply does not make a bad pedal.

    So I ordered one and tried it out today.

    As it "says on the tin", this isn't your Daddy's Tubescreamer- it's a Tube SCREAMER!

    Unity volume is at 9 a.m. Beyond that, the active volume control will, in Jack's words, "Slap the damned hell out of whatever it hits"!

    Even at 9 a.m., the gain delivers crunch aplenty, but I liked it full up- call me crazy, but it just gives beaucoup saturation, sustain, and ringing harmonics.

    The pedal turns my Strat into a Fat Strat, even into a clean amp.

    It remains to be seen if it will gain a permanent place on my board, as I still dig the Jack Deville Deuce Coupe for overdrive, but I can't wait to put the Classic 88 through its paces in a live setting.

    If you're interested in getting one, you'd better hurry, as Jack only made 44.

    JD, I'm not worthy! :bow
     
  2. padavis

    padavis Member

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    The Mothership(Reverb) had one of these. Really teetered between this and an El Cardinale. Ended up getting this. Should be home soon. I have been listening to the clips here and there and I am pretty excited about this beast! However, anyone out there have both the El Cardinale and the Classic 88? Any clips side by side... I know thats a specific request but this is 2017... and I know I am I resuscitating an old thread here sorry if this bothers anyone. Just discovered Mr. Black and Friday Club and now the LTD line though... I know i Know... where have I been... i dont know...
     
  3. calfzilla

    calfzilla Cynical Hack Silver Supporting Member

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    Thread necromancy isn't the cardinal sin it used to be!

    I'm actually curious how this sounds compared to the VOD freebie from a couple weeks ago...
     
  4. OotMagroot

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    It's good to hear it has ample volume. Most TSs are quite lacking when it comes to output (my opinion, of course).
     

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