Seegs...Germany Sikor...Germany Chrissy...Germany SkipTracer...Germany Lordriffenstein...Belgum Blueprint...France Hendrix2430...France Stekks...Holland Auratnik...Slovenia Stubrew...UK/England Tube Guy...UK/England Toasted...UK/England Andy J...Finland Samtheman...Finland back to Telenordia FX... Telenordia Tourbox #2 TA-100 Overdrive TK-23 Kompressor TA-24 Treble Booster TT-3 Tremelo Test Equipment 1987 Gibson ES335 with Wolftone Dr. Vintage pups K-line Ash/Maple Hardtail Strat with Lollar Tweed neck and Blonde Middle and Bridge pups Fargen Dual Classic S/N 1 Analogman AR20DL (330ms) Analog Delay and Lehle 1@3 for channel switching TA-100 Overdrive - low to medium gain Germanium based od that gets fuzzy in the upper gain ranges...tightens your low end and while the high end remains very sweet...imparts its own thing but seems to integrate with and become part of your rig...very seemless and not at all pedal sounding...three controls but high interactivity with the pedals placed before and after it...IMO this is where the magic happens but more on that later... TK-23 Kompressor - a very nice compressor that doesn't have the typical compressor side effects that kill your high end or mess with your attack...a very sublte gentle squish which can help dirt boxes to sustain...turning the threshold control up provides a bit more of a subtle compression as well as a noticeable volumn drop which can be compensated for with the output control....there is also a Dry Feed control to route some of the precompressed signal around the compression circuit so you can shape your own attack... I didn't really feel or hear the effect of the dry feed control when the compressor was used by itself but it was way more noticeable when it was used in conjunction with the Overdrive and Treble Boost pedals...does a very nice low gain clean boost for soloing and as a tone shaper/smoother/sustainer for gain pedals placed before and after it...for me what I liked best about this pedal was how it interacted and helped me to shape the tone of any gain pedals placed before or after it...it worked incredibly well with the other Telenordia boxes... TA-24 Treble Booster - Wow I really dug this pedal...a buddy of mine is a treble boost freak (Hi Chrissy and has brought by just about all the ones currently avaliable and they are usually either painfully voiced or hissy or both...I cringe everytime he tells me he has a new one for me to hear as I end up feeling the same about most of em...I can't wait for him to hear this box..this pedal was a pleasant surprise in that it is voiced ever so sweatly in the high end and is dead quiet...it has a non-linear gain control which appears to make the pedal louder until you get to the point where it starts to add distortion...there is also a tone control which reduces the gain at high frequencies and a 5 position Treble switch which is basically a high pass filter with various selectable corner frequencies...set all the way counterclockwise the TA-24 becomes a full range boost equivalent to the TA-23 which was not included in this tourbox...I found the furthest CC position great for my strat and a bit too woofy for my hums...the beauty of this box lies first in dialing in the treble control to suit your pickups and then setting the gain and tone to taste...I liked the first 2 CC settings of the treble control for single coils and the farthest 2 CW settings for humbuckers… TT-3 Tremelo - this pedal also adds its own thing to your sound and is based on the TA-23 booster circuity...it has an LFO that produces a near sine waveform but it can get seriously raunchy and overdriven and get close to a hard pulsing square wave tremelo...it can be very subtle and used as a boost or take over your tone as a wacky deep throbbing raunchy trem. pedal depending on how you set it...feeding it an overdrive or treble boost signal was a very musical experience the led me to places I don't normally go...fun box...I'm not a tremelo guy but I sure could be with this box and a little analog delay added in... Four pedals in unfinished boxes made with premium parts and stellar workmanship...these pedals are Art!...I have to admit that when I first got these I was scratching my head as they appeared to be very simple...three knobs but the tones I was getting at first were difficult for me to comprehend as they are unlike anything I have ever played or heard before...full of warm and fat germanium tone which I found sometimes to be too fat and woofy in certain settings with humbuckers...in all cases I was able to dial out the excess woof and find a setting rich in harmonics that worked for me...I even found the infamous germanium torn- paper sound which unlike some germaniumn based pedals I have tried...could be dialed out with some knob tweakage...it's a cool sound when you want it but I don't really care for it all the time... I admit that at first as I was trying to understand these pedals I probably didn't do them justice... that is until I hooked them up together...my chain was the TA-100>TK-23>TA24>TT-3>Analogman Delay>Lehle 1@3 (Channel Switching)...this is when it all made sense to me and when the real magic started happening...the subtle complexity of the controls became more apparent when the pedals were used togthter... it was when I used and adjusted them as a system or like an amp channel that I started to understand and fully appreciate what was going on here...the pedals integrated seemlessly into my setup and it was very easy to find the sounds I was looking for... the tones I was getting were absolutely amazing and full of rich harmonics…first I adjusted the OD for low gain and then the compressor for high compression and low dry feed for a beautiful singing sustainy lead tone and then kicked in the TB dialled in for either my strat or 335 to lift it up and add some sparkle and articulation...lowering my guitars volumn control cleaned up the signal which still had some hair around the notes but was less gainy...after I got the hang of how I would use these pedals I found them to be extremely musical and very inspirational...I was able to go from subtle and predictable to wild and wacky and everything in between... I would love to have just a smaller pedalboard with a few of these pedals and a delay...I'd like to say thanks to Matt for sending us the tourbox for all to try and experience first hand... I'm sure you guys are gonna have tons of fun with them...I am gonna have a hard time sending them on their way!