Dr. Scientist: The Cleanness

Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by devinb, Jul 23, 2008.

  1. devinb

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    Arrived yesterday.

    I ordered it particularly to use with a Gretsch with no real tone controls. The guitar has individual pickup volumes, and a master volume, but the only EQ is the 'mud switch' which gives you the choice between no, a little, and a lot of treble cut.

    My amps have limited EQ options as well, so I decided I needed to invest in a pedal.

    I have to say it's everything I hoped for and more (a lot of clean boost to it).

    I don't really know what else to say about an EQ pedal, but when I searched for this particular pedal before I bought it, I didn't find much here, so I figured I'd start a thread to let other potential buyers know that one person at least thinks it's a very quality pedal.
     
  2. fast ricky love

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    Cool, that's a pedal I've been curious about....
     
  3. drolling

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    +1 on the coolness!

    I've got a couple Gretches, and they're as 'picky' about pedals as my old VOX amp..

    Nobody seems to *voice* their pedals to work w/F'trons and/or Dynasonic pickups. Boosters, equalizers & overdrives that sound great with strats and/or lesters just don't do a thing for Bamboo Annie (6118).

    Been meaning to check out those Scientist pedals - Half my board's now loaded w/Kanuk-made effects (Diamond, MJM)..

    BTW, what kind of pickups in that Double Annie? The real problem could be starting w/p-ups, rather than the switching system. Depending on the age/model of the guitar - Mine's been 'upgraded' to TV Jones, and they sound just great - even with the mudswitch!
     
  4. devinb

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    I've got the stock HiLo's in my Gretsch. I had been a little nervous about the output of them, but all fears have been squashed. I can get a lot of nice overdrive tones out of them, even with the Valvetrain which is all headroom with my Legacy.
     
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    I haven't taken my own pictures yet, but this it the guitar. Jim from Mass Street was great:

    [​IMG]
     
  7. B_of_H

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    I feel lucky to live 30 minutes from mass street. top notch operation.
     
  8. fast ricky love

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    I just got a Cleanness and it is great. I A/B'd it with a Chili Picoso at volume last night.

    The SCP had more sparkle, but was thinner.

    The Cleanness gave more thickness, albeit with a touch darker tone. I preferred it. And it overdrove the amp like a mofo! Very nice.

    Need more time with it, but so far it is a very cool buffer/booster/EQ.
     
  9. nibus

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    Funny, I was just looking at this pedal like 5 minutes ago thinking it looks great.

    Is it a good approach for switching between singles and buckers? I was looking into the Retrosonic FA-1 because it has the bass cut as well as bass and treble, but I think this might possibly work better.
     
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    i meant DR Scientist Pics!!!!:BITCH:FM :D
     
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    before i got a "too good to turn down" offer for my SBEQ this was what I was gonna get. Dr. S has got the magic touch, I'm really glad to see more pedals than just his RRR getting their fair credit!
     
  12. Belmont

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    cool looking pedal,I can't believe all the graphic options[​IMG]
     
  13. rawkguitarist

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    Ok guys. I know this pedal is called "The Cleanness", but does it *really* stay clean at higher output levels? (when you have higher headroom after it) I recently got a HBE Detox EQ. It sounds killer, but it's output control is passive, so when you attenuate frequencies, you loose "perceived" output. I need to be able to boost the output when attenuating frequencies, but can't...

    I've tried other EQ pedals, like the BJF Sea Blue EQ. It sounds *amazing*, but always seems to have a bit of grit. This is what I want to avoid.

    This Dr. Scientist EQ looks like what I hoped the Detox would be.
     
  14. supersonic1414

    supersonic1414 Silver Supporting Member

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    I LOVE my Cleanness pedal. You can dial the EQ in for anything you desire and it delivers in spades. I also have a SBEQ, and several other EQ boosters, and they don't quite match up in sound or versatility.

    I can not recommend it enough...Plus Ryan at Dr. Scientist is the nicest guy you will ever meet!!
     
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    As long as your amp has the headroom, so does The Cleanness. Even with severely cut EQ, the pedal has plenty of clean boost. Great EQ. I keep it at the end of my chain and it does everything for me from solo boost, to re-EQing fuzz boxes, to intense over EQ'd sounds, to adjusting my tone for a weird sounding room without having to change my amp and all the setting on my other pedals.

    Everything you said, dead on right.
     

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