Could this be considered a problem? (Barber)

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  1. Hcklr

    Hcklr Supporting Member

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    So I was going through my pedals today to put together a board for a thing coming up when I came across all of these. Could this be considered an addiction?

    Looking at these it dawns on me that I really need a Direct Drive Super Sport...Uh oh...

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  2. jordane93

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    It's not a problem at all but where is the Tone Press!?
     
  3. roquero

    roquero Supporting Member

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    Yes, it's a problem- you are missing the Launch Pad and Trifecta!
     
  4. Hcklr

    Hcklr Supporting Member

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    Hah! I know - but I'm an overdrive guy, not so much a fuzz guy or a compression guy (Although I'd probably take a launch pad or a Tone Press for the right trade)

    For what it's worth though I have also owned the Dirty Bomb, a few different LTD's and the Half Gainer.
     
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  5. Lef T

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    I see the problem right away.
    You have an uneven number of Gain Changers.
    It's either 2 or 4,not 3.
     
  6. Hcklr

    Hcklr Supporting Member

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    I disagree - one for low gain, one for high gain - and one because it's the color black.
     
  7. 0xeneye

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    I see the problem right away.
    You have an uneven number of Direct Drives per enclosure.
    It's either 4 or 6 or 8 Direct Drives, but never 2 Direct Drives *and* 2 Direct Drives in a Dual.
    Hope this helps!
     
  8. blackba

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    Never seen the dd/dc, looks interesting.....
     
  9. whackystrings

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    Yeah, I have these:

    • Small Fry Burn Unit
    • Tone Press (bigger box version)
    • Super Sport Direct Drive (Blue/White racing stripe)
    • LTD-SR
    • Dual Discrete with LTD-SR+Super Sport DD
    • Dual unLimiTeD
    The thing is, I have now settled on which units are going to be with me for the long haul and I am looking to unload some of the others via CL. Problem is, the market for these are pretty soft here in my region. I guess people are happy with their TS9s and DS-1s here :mob
     
  10. onyxrhino

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    Doesn't look like any of those have ever been stepped on.
     
  11. Hcklr

    Hcklr Supporting Member

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    Oh they've been stepped on PLENTY of times - some more than others. The compact DD and 2 of those Gain Changers have been on my board for the past year or more. Hmmm, maybe I'm just soft toed or something.
     
  12. roquero

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    Well, the Launch Pad is a tone sweetener/trasparent booster, so it's neither a fuzz or compressor- I highly recommend it as the Barber "icing on the cake"!

    Oh, and you need a Tone Pump too! That pedal and the Dual Unlimited are my two favorite Barber ODs.
     
  13. playthecray

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    Very nice collection of pedals.
     
  14. Wagster

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    Nice problem to have :D
     
  15. Figaro

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    I also like the Compact DD. How does the DD/DC compare?
     
  16. Hcklr

    Hcklr Supporting Member

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    It's a great pedal. They sound really (really) similar - no one would know the difference in a live loud situation - but I feel like to my ear the compact DD has just a touch more gain. But again, nothing anyone would notice cranked up - I probably just spend too much time testing out pedals. By itself it's a GREAT sounding pedal though. Really full, modern, lots of bass. It's a darker toned pedal. It has internal trim pots for presence and bass that help a lot.
     
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  17. ELmiguel

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    What do you think of the B Custom Cool?
     
  18. Hcklr

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    I love it but you can really make the Gain Changer sound soooo close to it. Seriously, almost indentical.
     
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    I see 3 Direct Drives and a Dual.

    @ the op, not a problem at all. Barber dirt is the best dirt. But you are missing a few essentials.
     
  20. stilwel

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    You definitely need a Trifecta!
     

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