Direct Drive and Timmy - any similarities?

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  1. cber1517

    cber1517 Member

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    Hey guys,

    I have the Direct Drive and I use it for low to medium gain in conjunction with the Tone Press. I am really pleased with both. I am curious if the Timmy would work well with these pedals as a clean/OD boost without adding to much gain. The reason I am interested in the Timmy is the transparency I keep hearing about and the bass and treble controls for tone shaping. Are the characters of these pedals different enough to have both? Thanks!
     
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    clothwiring Supporting Member

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    If you're after a transparent clean boost you could go after a Super Chili Picosso or RC Booster (I found, for my setup, that the RC and Timmy were similar).
     
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    The Timmy works great as a clean boost. I actually replaced my RC booster for a Timmy for this very purpose. The Tone Press, Direct Drive, and Timmy would be one impressive setup.
     
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    I use my timmy for a boost after my direct drive exactly as you mentioned. I like it, and it's nice to keep it transparent and bump up the volume and treble a bit for leads... i use my direct drive for a medium/full overdrive sound that i stack with my almost always on cactus crunch set to a touch sensative clean/light breakup. I don't think you could go wrong with the timmy as a boost, it is very great sounding and versatile with the EQ.
     
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    Yea timmy is different. It has less gain and has a clarity to it that sounds great before and after the DD. I had that combo for a bit, but I sold the DD for something more aggressive. I might pick up the LG DD though. Anyways, it was on my board for a very long time. I still have my timmy (well I upgraded to a Tim).
     
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    I have the Direct Drive, the LTD and a Tim. I find the DD to be very different than the Tim, and I love stacking the LTD with the Tim... want a Tone Press badly though!
     
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    The Direct Drive dimed after the Tone Press is tone heaven. I haven't played the Timmy, but understand it to be a low drive pedal that stacks well with others. By itself, it sounds like it would be a good match with the Direct Drive to progress up the drive train.
     
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    Thanks for the helpful responses everyone!
     

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