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Do I really need a Tube Screamer?

Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by spiritofeden, Jan 2, 2008.

  1. spiritofeden

    spiritofeden Member

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    Currently on my board:

    MENATONE FISHFACTORY
    HAO SOLE PRESSURE
    CROWTHER HOT CAKE
    TIMMY
    HERMIDA ZENDRIVE (on the way)
    MOJO HAND CREAM PIE (on the way)

    Do I really need a pure Tube Screamer clone? And if the answer is YES may you suggest one?

    P.S. I used to have FULLTONE FULLDRIVE 2 and SPARKLE DRIVE, so in case I needed a TS I'd like to try something different...:roll
     
  2. slopeshoulder

    slopeshoulder Senior Member

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    NO!!!!!!!!!!!!
    1. The TS is a dated sound, very choked, fake, stinky, poo
    2. the BLUE Collar in your fish factory is a great TS
    You wanna hear tone? Use your red snapper (no hump) side, and stack your zemndrive before it and/or timmy after it.
    But you knew that.
     
  3. trucks

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    No, the first channel of the Fishfactory based on the Tube Screamer.
     
  4. spiritofeden

    spiritofeden Member

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    Ok it's dated, I won't argue about this. But I was just interested in covering "that sound area" just in case. I knew that the first channel of the FF was based on the TS, that's why I sold botn Fulldrive and Sparkle Drive (I like FF much more, personal taste). But a lot of pople argued about the lack of a pure TS since the FF, in their opinion, is not "pure". It's a pleasure to hear that I do not need to buy a TS...so I can buy another stomp:drool
     
  5. welcometoashley

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    you've already got some nice OD pedals that cover TS territory. i think TS pedals are alright and i've owned several. but, when i use a natural sounding OD like a timmy and then go back to a TS-type pedal i find the sound kind of nasal-y and a little too compressed.

    if you really feel you need to buy a TS try an AM-modded or Keeley modded TS for starters. although they sound great in their own right, i bet you'll end up using your current OD pedals instead....
     
  6. XKnight

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    There is no doubt in my mind that you need an MJM Blues Devil. You wouldn't have asked the question is you didn't need it.:rotflmao
     
  7. spiritofeden

    spiritofeden Member

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    Doh...:jo
     
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