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Done with Dist/OD pedals

Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by Powderfinger, Jun 22, 2006.

  1. Powderfinger

    Powderfinger Gold Supporting Member

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    I don't mean I'll stop using them. I mean I'm gonna stop buying them. (Really. I mean it). I've become kind of addicted. But, realistically, will I ever need a distortion/OD sound that I can't get out of one of these pedals (all of which I like in their own way)?

    Keeley TS-9
    Keeley DS-1
    Skreddy Mayo
    Eternity
    Zendrive
    Barber Direct Drive
    Barber Silver LTD
    Crowther Hot Cake
    SCOD
    Rat
    SansAmp GT-2
    MI Audio Crunch Box
    MI Audio Blues Pro
    OCD
    Emma ReezaFratZitz
     
  2. gulliver

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    I think part of the addiction is when the most subtle differences between similar pedals seems like a huge difference to you and you justify keeping them all. It looks like you have a lot of bases covered. There's always more to explore, but it seems like you may have reached the point where you get disappointed with new pedals as you hit the wall of pedal limitations ... they're only pedals.
     
  3. drolling

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    What! No BJFe???
     
  4. dosmun

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    You are right on the money bjjp2.
     
  5. Powderfinger

    Powderfinger Gold Supporting Member

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    Although the COT50 sounds interesting . . .:eek:
     
  6. StompBoxBlues

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    But before you do, you really ought to pick up a Zvex SHO pedal!




    Signed,

    Evil GAS producer
     
  7. JoeYello

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    Once I got my Klon last year my OD pedal addiction diminished. I like my amp with a slight breakup and I never really play all that clean so this turned out to be perfect for me.

    The only problem is guitar addiction is much more expensive than pedal addiction.:crazyguy
     
  8. Phil M

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    I thought the same thing a few months back, but now I need ONE more. I posted about needing a heavier modern sound out of a vintage style amp and the MI Audio Tube Zone came up. I've thinned out my pedal collection significantly, but here's what I ended up with:

    2 TC Jauernig Gristle Kings
    COT50
    Dragon
    Butler Rangemaster

    I want to try the Tubezone...and an Eternity.
     
  9. David-R

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    What? No Tim/Timmy?
    You NEED a Barber Small Fry!
     
  10. bluesgeek

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    Don't do it! You know you have to fan the flames :) If you don't buy an OD pedal you'll end up with an expensive amp instead!
     
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    Nice setup. I would sell one of the gristle kings and get an Eternity and a Tubezone! I love the gristle king BTW... you dont need a TIM if you have one. :D
     
  12. Phil M

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    Derek, nice to see someone else digging on the Gristle King. I was beginning to think something was wrong with me since I'm head over heels for the DGTM/GK but they don't seem real popular. Thanks for mentioning about the Tim too. I've never tried one and was thinking about getting one for no good reason--you've essentially answered a question I've been pondering but haven't asked.

    Would love an Eternity someday, but actually need the Tubezone (or something like it) in the near future for a few songs my band plays.
     
  13. Mullet Kingdom

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    Hey Phil, I'll trade you my Tonebone Classic for one of those Gristle Kings. ;)

    FWIW I've known Greg Koch -- the real Gristle King -- for close to 15 years.
     
  14. Phil M

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    His pedal rules.
     
  15. TieDyedDevil

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    Haven't tried the Blackstone, huh?

    Oh well... Now you'll never know... ;)
     
  16. Powderfinger

    Powderfinger Gold Supporting Member

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    His playing ain't too shabby either. :AOK
     
  19. drolling

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    Can't believe I didn't notice that as well when I posted; "What! No BJFe?"

    Seriously, I have/had most of the pedals on your list, and while you've got some of the truly great ones - the BJF's are really in a class all their own.. Like yourself, I'm pretty much burned out on sampling ODs, but having a BJF HoneyBee has made me really, really curious about others in the line. I know I'm gonna cave sooner or later and order an EmeraldGreen DistortionMachine.

    And Paul Cochrane's stuff is unique as well. It's no coincidence that both these builders are also very accomplished amp designers. I know you don't wanna hear this, but you've got to try their pedals..

    At least overdrives are relatively cheap. I've begun fixating on analogue delays, and it's starting to cost me..
     
  20. CADdrafter

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    banzai cold fusion
    :AOK
     

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