Calling all OD/Dirt box specialists - HELP!!

Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by JPenn, Feb 14, 2006.


  1. JPenn

    JPenn Member

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    I'm looking for a crunch box with some upper mids. TS type pedals just ain't working for me anymore. I have a Barber Direct Drive (at Barber getting repaired) that works pretty good, but the lowend is still a little too crisp and stringy like the TS pedals. I had an Emma Reeza that was close, but had too much lowend. I have a Maxon SD9 that seems to work great for recording, but is too woofy live.

    I haven't got to try out an OCD or BB Pre yet. The new version OCD sounds like it might work, but there's not any close to me that I know of. I'm also very intrigued by the Kar Krash, but the price is keeping me from trying it.

    I tried an Eternity this past weekend. It was a good sounding pedal, but seemed to be more in the TS camp. I don't know which chip was in this pedal though, that would probably make a difference.
     
  2. Somnos

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    Try a Lovepedal Black Magic Distortion.....full stop. I've owned and own many distortion/overdrive pedals......you want it!!!! :horse...it is cheap...it is wicked...it will rob you of sleep!!!!!!
     
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    These 2 statements seem contradictory to me. TS9's have a TON of upper mids and thats why they sound nasal. Are you basically looking for a pedal with a less nasal tone and more bass? What about gain? More, less or the same amount on tap as a TS9?

    The timmy pedal comes to mind immediately as the anti TS pedal. The OCD, and the BB are also good choices.
     
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    Whats the black magic all about. Is it oamp based pedal or mosfet. What are the two controls for? volume and gain maybe. Is there an internal control. Thanks:confused:
     
  5. playon

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    The Throbak Overdrive Boost is nice if you have $200 to spend...

    http://gundrymedia.typepad.com/throbak_electronics/2005/10/overdrive_boost.html

    You could get a clone of the Way Huge Red Llama, a couple different people make them.

    Both of the above pedals have a completely different design from the TS, as neither uses opamps to create the distortion.

    I don't see the contradiction in what he's saying -- Tube screamers have the mid range bump but they don't have the Marshall edge sound, the attack is too soft.
     
  6. lcjc800

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    The Keeley Fuzz Head has allot of boost, OD, and distortion on tap and internal tweaks/ changes to work with.
     
  7. modoc

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    Upper mids...sounds like a hotcake is what the doctor ordered :)
     
  8. JPenn

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    Yeah I'd like to know more about this pedal as well. Is it the same as the Black Iron that's under the custom shop part of the Lovepedal site?
     
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    Subdecay Liquid Sunshine might be just what you're looking for...has 2 drive knobs, one controls full frequency breakup, the other mids/highs...can dial in lots of upper mid breakup...really cool pedal.
     

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