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Chase Tone Secret Preamp!

jazztastic

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I've been wondering, is the effect from this pedal audible in live situations? I can understand using it in a recording scenario but I'm not sure if it would be worth it in a live gig scenario.
Only had a couple gigs out with mine playing thru a Fender Hot Rod Dlx. Absolutely loved it! That being said, it's not an 'always on' pedal for my rig. Some of my drive pedals like the 'bright' mode, some 'mid' and the others with it off.
 

Gera RG

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Just did read this entire thread, liked what I saw so I placed an order.
I want to know that feeling you guys mention when you notice the instant harmonics enhancement.
 

Gera RG

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Okay just come here to say something.

I must confess that first I had my doubts about it , I'm always attracted to delays and reverbs ¿Why expend the money on a pedal with one knob and one switch? ¿A boost with only 3db?

Lots of things crossed my mind and I was buying all kind of pedals, some of them to enhance my tone (some boosters and EQ pedals).

But everyone kept on saying that this pedals is incredible, a pedal to never turn off. So reluctantly I placed the order.

Now I can say that everything I read about this pedal is true, surpassed my expectations. And yeah, since I plugged it in it has never been turned off , it just can't be done things wouldn't be the same.
 

Fret-O'File

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Okay just come here to say something.

I must confess that first I had my doubts about it , I'm always attracted to delays and reverbs ¿Why expend the money on a pedal with one knob and one switch? ¿A boost with only 3db?

Lots of things crossed my mind and I was buying all kind of pedals, some of them to enhance my tone (some boosters and EQ pedals).

But everyone kept on saying that this pedals is incredible, a pedal to never turn off. So reluctantly I placed the order.

Now I can say that everything I read about this pedal is true, surpassed my expectations. And yeah, since I plugged it in it has never been turned off , it just can't be done things wouldn't be the same.
We told you so! ;)
 

Kriig

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Okay just come here to say something.

I must confess that first I had my doubts about it , I'm always attracted to delays and reverbs ¿Why expend the money on a pedal with one knob and one switch? ¿A boost with only 3db?

Lots of things crossed my mind and I was buying all kind of pedals, some of them to enhance my tone (some boosters and EQ pedals).

But everyone kept on saying that this pedals is incredible, a pedal to never turn off. So reluctantly I placed the order.

Now I can say that everything I read about this pedal is true, surpassed my expectations. And yeah, since I plugged it in it has never been turned off , it just can't be done things wouldn't be the same.
It’s like going from 1 to 2 amps :D
 

Devin

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I tried using mine on a new board after a tc chorus+ and it made a weird noise. Moved it to first in chain right after tuner. Doing great things for my signal still. Im not even running an OD right now. Just using boost from the SP and my reverb pedal.
 

Dazza

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I had read countless 'how does this compare to that' questions regarding the many 'Echoplex Preamp' based pedals that my head started to spin, hehe. The fact is every player and every rig is different. Chances are peoples' opinions will be too. I stripped my questions down to the absolute basics. One's that directly apply to me - I'm an old school player driving old school amps from my guitar knobs for my base tone, not rotating through a collection of gain pedals.

Do I want an Echoplex to enhance my amp tone just as my heroes have done ?
Do I want something based on an Echoplex (possibly in name only), with extra features and tweak-ability ?

The Chase Tone is a copy of the 'actual' working Maestro EP3 circuit. Not an approximation or digital algorithm. It does what they do.
Simple enough conclusion. I want that.

Fab pedal. It enhances my tone and my playing enjoyment.

Daz
 
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Kriig

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If you run it after, it does its magic on whatever it gets.
I run mine after everything, but before my Bogner La Grange. Sounds great.

Be sure to run it at 150 mA or more. Lower than that will introduce noise.
 

JJO

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I just got mine and I’ve been running it after a Screwdriver—practically a fuzz—and it works brilliantly for that, along with every other flavor of dirt I’ve thrown at it. Really impressed so far.
 

earthmud

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Only had a couple gigs out with mine playing thru a Fender Hot Rod Dlx. Absolutely loved it! That being said, it's not an 'always on' pedal for my rig. Some of my drive pedals like the 'bright' mode, some 'mid' and the others with it off.
That's my favorite thing about this pedal. It can be used almost like a final eq pedal if placed last. I take it on and off my board but won't ever sell it.
 

moPHOmo

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I've been looking for an EQ. Playing a Epiphone Dot into Fender Hot Rod Deluxe. I can't play too loud, unfortunately that's when the amp sounds the best. I will try this and forgo an EQ.
 

soundbee

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I just bought a second one for a spare.
This is one of those pedals I wouldn't want to be without.
I did the same last Tuesday night 11/26 around 11:30pm EST, got the tracking number literally 6 minutes later, and was in my mailbox by Friday. That's some speedy order processing!
 

earthmud

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I've been looking for an EQ. Playing a Epiphone Dot into Fender Hot Rod Deluxe. I can't play too loud, unfortunately that's when the amp sounds the best. I will try this and forgo an EQ.
Another way I use it is almost as a master volume. I can crank everything and set final volume with the SP. You can boost or attenuate to a certain extent. I don't think attenuation is where it shines, but it works.

Personally my favorite feature is its effect on clipping. Take a Telecaster with a tube screamer into the TB channel of a Vox and it can be painfully bright. If you switch on the SP set dead last in your chain, it alters the gain, clipping, and all the sudden everything sounds great. I'm not exactly sure what it's doing or how it works, but it's pretty damn cool.
 
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Fret-O'File

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I did the same last Tuesday night 11/26 around 11:30pm EST, got the tracking number literally 6 minutes later, and was in my mailbox by Friday. That's some speedy order processing!
Same, ordered it Tuesday morning and by Friday it was in my mailbox.
I figured I might as well take advantage of the sale Kyle was having and pick up a spare.
My first is the Golden SPA so only has a bright and dark, the new one has the mid so might end up using both at the same time on occasion.
 

El Phaco

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Yess, it adds some "good" treble (in the bright setting), thickness and sustain. But in the end, i sold mine (an early two settings versions) because i prefer a vibe preamp after my fuzz (it's more agressive than the SP).

Note that the SP works really well into the loop of a delay to add some grit to the repeats.
 




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