COT 50: Gain/OD + Volume Increase?

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  1. Jumblefingers

    Jumblefingers Supporting Member

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    I am wondering if the COT 50 gets significantly "louder" as you turn up the knob or does it mostly just get more distorted, or does it do both. I had a HAO Rust Driver that had a similar OD character at all settings and the knob controlled the overall volume.

    Any info would be helpful as I am NOT looking to "push" a tube amp with this but to provide a good sounding OD on it's own.

    Thanks!:cool:
     
  2. Phil M

    Phil M Supporting Member

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    To me it seems to do both. I don't think it sounds all that great with a totally clean amp, but excels at pusing an amp that's on the edge of breakup or just over the line.

    Amp on the verge of breakup, COT50 at 1:00-2:00, control with guitar's volume. I like.
     
  3. screamingduck

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    I've only had my C0T50 for under a week and my pedalboard is at a friend's
    studio so my answer is a bit tentative, however, it is more of a very sweet
    power amp breakup sound than a huge volume boost od (like most of my
    Fulltone pedals where the volume increase is much more noticeable at
    anything above lower settings.) Take this answer with a grain of salt and maybe some others can confirm or disagree.

    Thanks to everyone for the great info!
     
  4. screamingduck

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    Phil,
    I am running my CoT through a Mesa Boogie Mark IIc and Fender Super
    Reverb (blackface) both set at very clean settings and I am thrilled with
    my tone. Very Chunky non-master volume (plexi) Marshall sound with
    a fat bottom end that is exquisite to my 45 year old ears.
    I love this forum for everyone's input and we all have different opinions
    but that is what makes this forum so valuable.

    Tone is King!
     
  5. michael.e

    michael.e Supporting Member

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    I have one of the first three that Sean put out for sale oh so long ago. I actually use mine with my clean amp, a Savage Blitz 50. I keep the pedal on the lowest setting and I have this woody, super sensitive tone that reacts best when you are looking for tones using your volume and tone controls. There are so many shades of tone to be had. It actually works really well with my Tophat Club Royale and a Vitamin G treble boost as well. I have a two amp rig and I have the pedal on about 75% of the time. I can get so much out of this pedal. There is a volume boost with the unit on and upon turning up the knob on the 50, you get some volume boost and more compression with more overdrive that cleans up incredibly well again with the gtr. volume. M.E
     
  6. fatback

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    I'm with you Michael. I run my COT50 at min. setting also. I love the way it adds girth and definition while still keeping a nice feel. Anyone with a cot50 and a tube od should should try running the COT on min. into the tube pedal. The bridge pu's on my tele's and strats really come alive with this setup.:dude
     
  7. Phil M

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    Too funny! The CR is the one amp I've had that I DON'T like the COT50 with, and I thought they'd be perfect. When running with the CR I knock the COT50 down to about 9:00 because there was too much mud at the higher settings. I love the pedal with everything else! I'm beginning to think I need to get my CR checked out or something, because my findings do not mirror the majority's...

    Thanks.

    Phil
     
  8. jpagey

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    Yes...louder and more gain as you turn it up.
     
  9. screamingduck

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    I just got my CoT and am finding that I like to leave it
    at the lower settings which to me is like having a different
    amp sound (plexi) without carrying around another amp. My Boogie
    Mark II and Super Reverb are heavy enough. I use my
    Menatone Dirty Blonde (Bassman) for the same reason. I like Brian's
    concept of pedals as "amp simulators".
    The descripton of the CoT as "woody" is quite accurate.
    It really works well with other pedals like boosts and/or overdrives.
     

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