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Do I need another OD on my board?

Mick_Braun

Gold Supporting Member
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I know, I know, this has to be the dumbest question ever. Of course, this being TGP, the answer is a resounding yes. But hear me out ...

This is a board I'm building now (for a live project):

Suhr Iso-Boost > Polytune > MP FGC > Jetdrive > Hartman Flanger > EB VP Jr. > RRR (rotary setting) > Deville Dark Echo > Nova Repeater

I'm using the Suhr primarily for the buffer, but I'm playing a Strat for this project, so I find myself using the boost function as well. The FGC is new and I really like the "sustain" mode. I figured the Jetdrive's 2 sides (separate and combined) could give me all the OD tones I need, but I can't help being drawn to putting a low-gainer right after it.

Thoughts? I like what I've read about the Helium and the Solid Gold FX Nitro. And of course there's the Timmy. Any other suggestions?
 

62Tele

Silver Supporting Member
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5,689
I've used a Jetdrive for years now and have a Gold Standard as well. I actually have my Jetdrive on the emporium but I'm about to pull it off. What I found really adds something to that pedal is either a fuzz (currently using a Mini Bone, it also liked a Lunar Module) or a fat boost - the EP booster in front of the Jetdrive pushed it nicely as does a VFE Alpha dog (which can get pretty fat). But you're probably getting a pretty similar effect out of your FGC.

The Helium is really nice, but it's not HUGELY different than the blue side of the Jetdrive. I just sold my Red 2 and putting then side to side, they are very much in the same universe in my rig. The gold shift stands out as pretty different - more mids, gets pretty compressed sounding with some settings, can get kind of edgy in a good way. There are probably too many options running the Jetdrive and Gold standard together.
 

Mick_Braun

Gold Supporting Member
Messages
925
I've used a Jetdrive for years now and have a Gold Standard as well. I actually have my Jetdrive on the emporium but I'm about to pull it off. What I found really adds something to that pedal is either a fuzz (currently using a Mini Bone, it also liked a Lunar Module) or a fat boost - the EP booster in front of the Jetdrive pushed it nicely as does a VFE Alpha dog (which can get pretty fat). But you're probably getting a pretty similar effect out of your FGC.

The Helium is really nice, but it's not HUGELY different than the blue side of the Jetdrive. I just sold my Red 2 and putting then side to side, they are very much in the same universe in my rig. The gold shift stands out as pretty different - more mids, gets pretty compressed sounding with some settings, can get kind of edgy in a good way. There are probably too many options running the Jetdrive and Gold standard together.
Thanks! I've never played a Helium but I figured there may be some overlap. I'll continue to experiment.
 




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