Ethos on the way.

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  1. jzucker

    jzucker Silver Supporting Member

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    Look for a video review very soon!
     
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    Sweet!

    The Ethos has ended my "D" inspired pedal search and I've been through a few of them.
     
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    Looking forward to your review Jack. I had mine for 6 weeks now. Still tweeking away......
     
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    Mine should arrive tomorrow!
     
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    Look forward to hearing what you get out of it!
     
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    just a quick note. I'm really stoked about this thing. I have not played through another pedal that gets cranked amp tones like this. I'm getting some great SRV El Macambo type tones out of the clean channel (really gorgeous with a tube screamer) and dumble/bonamassa tones out of the lead channel.

    Just beautiful.
     
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    Just got mine today - incredible, and I have a Glaswerks to compare it to.
     
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    wanna sell your glasswerks? :)
     
  9. Lucidology

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    Yo Jack ... can't to hear your report ...

    Now you didn't like the GSB ...right?
    But have you tried the GSR ,,,?
     
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    I did not like the GSB. I'm going to be reviewing a lovepedal 200lbs of tone which seems to be in a similar territory. I have not tried a GSR but at this point with the Ethos, the BB Preamp and my vaughnc modded ts9 I think i'm done with overdrive pedals. The BB preamp gets 90% of the zendrive tone. It does not have the mid-hump that the dumble amps get and that the zendrive has but it is also less colored and more versatile. I can get just a slightly overdriven tone that sounds like you are driving a marshall amp hard or I can turn up the gain and get a more robben-like sound (minus the hump).

    The Ethos combines those tones into one pedal. Instead of choosing whether I want a slightly overdrive amp sound or a higher gain violin tone, I can get both out of the same pedal and depending on whether I turn up the midrange or engage the modern/classic switch I can get a more clear or more colored dirty sound. The clean tone is cool because it gets that wonderful mayeresque semi-distorted strat tone and does an amazing SRV Lenny thing. Better than *ANY* pedal I have tried. Even better than the BB which surprised me. And my tube screamer in front of that gets the texas flood tone. Very cool. I think you could use this pedal rig in front of a transistor amp and be very happy with it.

    The whole rig sounds great in front of my Axefx or my Allen old Flame.
     
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    Wow .... sounds great coming from someone's opinion I really trust ...
    Thanks for the rundown Jack ...
     
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    sorry :)
     
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    Did you get the TLE mod?
     
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    Yes.
     
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    Jack, please share some settings if you have a mind to. The Ethos has a whole lotta knobs and switches for my ADD. Inquiring minds want to know!
     
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    Hey Jack! REALLY glad your review is backing up what I think! HANDS DOWN the best pedal I have ever used, and I would think many would be hard pressed to tell it from the real thing. I have the standard model, and love it so much, I ordered the TLE so I would have a matching "set". :D
    Agree with you alo about the clean channel. It totally changes the tone of fender amp to a Dumble clean, without losing any magic!
     
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    here's my basic setting. This gives me a good excuse to write it down because I've been wanting to save this.

    Clean Channel
    • Gain - 2 O'Clock
    • Bright
    • Modern
    • Rock
    • Treble - 2 O'Clock
    • Mid - 11 O'Clock
    • Bass - 7 O'Clock
    • Pres - 2 O'Clock
    OD Channel
    • Gain - 11 O'Clock
    • Bright off
    • Classic
    • jazz
    • Treble - 5 O'Clock
    • Mid - 2 O'Clock
    • Bass - 2 O'Clock
    • Pres - 5 O'Clock
    Gac - On
    HC 2 O'Clock
     
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    Hi Jack I am really interested in your opinion of the Speaker Sim Out on the ethos.
     
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    Have not tried it yet. My studio is in shambles because I was running new outlets and electrical so my recording / video stuff is not up and running. Maybe next week. Also, my 1202 Mixer bit the dust.

    I will be putting the ethos through it's paces soon with a video review. I'll include some direct audio too.
     
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    Thanks will look forward to hearing it. :AOK
     

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