Brownie - Marvel Drive - Pinnacle - King of the Britains

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  1. Figaro

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    Can someone that is familiar with all of these MIAB pedals please give a comparison of their sounds?
     
  2. King Rat

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    I have the King of The Britains, the one with the boost and lots of knobs...

    I owned it when I went through a MIAB phase.. I like it more than the Shredmaster, drivemaster, guv'nor for the OG marshall boxes.

    I like the OCD better for cleaner settings for that vibe but the KOB is pretty great! I find it to be PIXIES IN A BOX for the most part and so much more.. it's often the only pedal I'll take for some sessions.
     
  3. Figaro

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    Thanks. Anyone tried all these?
     
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    I've tried pinnacle, brownie and KOTB and of the three IMO the most authentic and amplike is the KOTB. Great pedal.
     
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    Out of those, I like the Menatone best.

    FYI, beyond that one, I've come to prefer Weehbo's JTM and JCM drives even more.
     
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    Thanks! Anyone else tried any?
     
  7. WhoJamFan

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    I thought the Marvel Drive was pretty exceptional, definitely worth trying if you have a chance to.
     
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    I want to add, that I had 4 knob KOTB and now I have big 7-knob one. And they also sounds pretty different.
    4-Knob has more aggressive and upper-mid boosted sound, with a more pronounced high-end
    7-knob is smoother, lower gain. With a little boxy sound.
     
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    The Marvel has a permanent place on my board. Anything from Hey Joe-esque clean plexi sparkle, to AC/DC crunch, to Van Halen 1 sustain is totally covered. There is nothing better. I slam it with a Rockett Archer in front to take it to later VH/Slash levels of gain. Nothing is more authentic for Plexi tones.
     
  10. scotty31

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    i haven't played the marvel, but the other three are up there with some of the great MIAB pedals.
    Im a valve convert these days and its a Kingsley Jouster for marshall crunch

    But of the three, i really like the KOTB for amp-like response and versatile tones. The Pinnacle is great for that hot rodded crunch tone (esp when you push it some more). The Brownie i tried a long time ago and i remember liking the MI Audio Crunch Box a little more. but both were close.
    I replaced them with a BJF Dyna Red, then a Lovepedal COT. Then an OCD for a long time until the Kingsley came out

    I like Nystuss' description of the marvel (and the idea of pushing it with an Archer - klon style boosts into a plexi are pure rocknroll coolness). It sounds like a great pedal.
     
  11. BrandonAy

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    I will never sell my Marvel drive. Haven't owned any of the other ones, though.
     
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    The Marvel is far better than the Pinnacle I had.
     

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