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Eternity on the way . . . how much gain ?

dankayaker

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I have one of these on the way and was wondering about just how much gain they have, how responsive they are and what makes them so special.

I saw the video clip recently and like what I heard.
 

jhale

Senior Member
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Plenty of gain but I prefer it on lower settings.Great pedal one of my all time favorites!
 

drolling

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Yep, thing practically tore my head off first time I plugged in. Read the warning note in the instructions- the man ain't kidding!

I rarely turn the gain knob past 9:00. There's plenty of tones to choose from in that first quarter turn, depending on how the treble control's positioned.

And that's with the alternate TLO72 OPamp. The mysteriously unlabeled stock chip has been placed on a bed of dry ice in a lead lined hyperbaric chamber surrounded by a gravometric isolation field buried deep under the reverb tank in my back yard.
 

johan

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Difference between the Eternoty and the COT50? Tone from the same family? The Eternity has more gain on tap and possibility to tailor the tone more? Interested in both. I use Fender guitars and BF Fenders amps. What some fat low gain crunch.
 

rhmcfarland

Member
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304
Mine has a lot of gain.

One setting I like is with the

volume @ 2 o'clock
treble @ 10 o'clock
clip @ 10 o'clock

That works well with a Telecaster, and I keep the volume rolled down half-way for rhythm, and full up for singing slide leads.
 

MrMunky

Gold Supporting Member
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It's definitely got more useable gain than any of the other real overdrives that I've heard. It's extremely responsive - it actually captures the feel of playing a good, cookin' tube amp. What makes it so special is that all the adjectives used to describe most overdrives "not a tubescreamer" "authentic tube amp sound and response" "transparent" "warm" "smooth" "rich" etc. actually accurately apply to it - it's not like other overdrives.

http://www.inrerocknroll.com/tunes/Etern.mp3
http://www.inrerocknroll.com/tunes/Etern2.mp3
http://www.inrerocknroll.com/tunes/Etern3.mp3
http://www.inrerocknroll.com/tunes/Etern4.mp3
http://www.inrerocknroll.com/tunes/Etern5.mp3
http://www.inrerocknroll.com/tunes/EternRic.mp3
 

rawkguitarist

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11,054
With a cooking amp, the amp not even really clipping, there is plenty of gain (and then some) for 95% of us around here.

When you first plug it in it sounds great...

But once you really listen for a while, you realize... there's probably not an OD like it. *I have two now....*

ENJOY!
 

dankayaker

Member
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4,629
Thanks guys,

Great clips Mr. Munky . . . . it sounds like the pedal has a personality of it's own . . .which is a good thing to me. Can't wait.
 

drolling

Member
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Originally posted by aarondavis
*I have two now....*
Hey! Good for you. Must be sheer insanity stacked...Tell me, Aaron do they sound identical? I've gotten the impression that no two of these creations are quite alike.

Certainly, just swapping the op-amp gives the tone a 180 degree twist. Even changes the character of the gain control. If I had two, I'd probably leave the 'stock' chip in the other, as mine's currently sporting a TLO72. I love a good mystery, but what is that stock chip, anyway? There are no markings on it whatsoever.

thanks,
david
 

rawkguitarist

Member
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Drolling,

First I'm not sure what the stock chip is... I'm sure someone else knows. Sorry. It is my fav though... but yes changing the chip makes a HUGE difference. The other chip is REAL LOUD, it's the one you need if you want more of a volume boost.

And, I've never had both of my E's going at the same time or A/B'd them. I have them on separate boards. I should put them together some day though. BUT, no I can't really tell an appreciable difference. The unpainted one was Seans personal pedal. It has one component change, a different type of capacitor. But there’s only like 15 components on the board. It's amazing what those few components do!! BUT, when I talked to Sean about building my yellow one, he wanted to know the guy's that I played through, so he could build it like the one I was used to. WHAT AN AMAZING GUY! So yes, like all manufactured products, the Eternity has some variances in its lifecycle.


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