Fender Twin players - what dirt pedals on your board?

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  1. smilefan

    smilefan Member

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    Just curious to see what Twin users (any model or vintage)
    have settled on for dirt boxes. I think high powered Fenders
    are the most challenging amps to match pedals to.

    '65 BF Showman owner needs tips!

    BTW - My Eternity kicks butts thru the Showman!
    killer rock sound! But so far I'm batting 1 for 4
    in compatible pedals. This isn't good.


    P.S. - BJF Honey Bee on the way. That's got to be
    a good match according to all the hype on this
    board.
     
  2. wgs1230

    wgs1230 Fully Intonatable Silver Supporting Member

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    Maxon SD-9 with the Analogman mod: works best with the gain set below 50%
    SIB Varidrive: great eq, very flexible, plenty of overdrive

    What doesn't work: treble boosters. Ask around.
     
  3. mustangman

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    Frantone Peachfuzz
    Fender blender
    Fulltone OCD
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  4. sandman

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    I'm on the cheap side> Jekyll and Hyde and Bad Monkey
     
  5. vanguard

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    these are my findings with an orig. bf twin.

    -menatone tbiac: awesome if you like really jangly uncompressed light od.

    -analogman sd-9: crap. this pedal just sucks for guitar in my opinion. (awesome for vocals, synth, bass etc.) sounds fake on guitar. the mod made it waaay better, but still crap.

    -klon centaur: this is the amp bill tested the pedal with when he made it. if you can turn up to about 4 or higher, this sounds great for light od.

    -bsm-hs treble booster: ****ing awesome. really heavy, woody od/distortion. loud as hell no matter what though.

    rat II: great. rats rule.

    foxx tone machine: fabulous and thick as hell. just make sure its the only sound you wanna use cause it can't compete with other pedals output, and even has volume loss at full throttle when playing in a band verses your clean tone. to me: crap. sounds good in the bedroom, but unusable in a band setting.

    analogman beano boost: wonderful. use on full range boost combined with klon centaur for totally organic, woody od with zero compression. this is the best od for the twin i've found so far.

    i've got a big muff pi and an analogman sunface on the way. I'll report next week.

    hope this directs you on what and what NOT to buy.
     
  6. m4tt

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    Keeley DS-1, BD-2, and TS-9 through my Silverface Twin ATM. I either use the BD-2 or DS-1 in conjuction with the TS-9.

    I get great light-rock -> SRV`esque tone from the BD-2/TS-9 + Strats and when I need to go a little more modern use the DS-1/TS-9 w/ LP.

    For blues rock projects I think it's sufficient, however for everything else it sometimes lacks. :(
     
  7. This is the Edg

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    I have an extensive OD/Distortion collection but I find that the original Marshall Gov'nor works best. Sounds very much like a JCM800.

    Landgraff DO - Very good with complex overtones. I would like to try this out on a different amp
    TS (Potato Bug) - Good for the price
    FDII - OK, might sound better with another amp
    Timmy - works best as a boost pedal to any other dirt pedal
    Zendrive - I just got it so I cannot pass judgement on it yet
    Red Threat - When I test drove it in the store on a TR Reissue, it ruled for heavy distortion. Not so great on my SFTR. It looks like this pedal is very depended on the amp.

    This is the Edge
     
  8. Realfi

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    In my experience The Analogman King Of Tone works fantastically with Blackface Fenders. It fills in the mid range dip just the right amount and the colouration seems to compliment these amps in just the right way. I'd venture to say that it would also work pretty well with a silver face twin too.

    My friend has a low powered tweed twin clone that he built and the King of Tone is one of his faves with that too along with his Menatone stuff when he's trying to get a more Marshally vibe.
     
  9. Wooley

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    I used an OCD and 2 Analogman tubescreamers Saturday when I busted out my Twin for the first time in a while, and they sounded fantastic. I also ran an Analogman Beano Boost into the Brown-modded tubescreamer with an SG for a while for a lead tone, and it was beautiful.
     
  10. lanervoza

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    rat, zero, fender blender, fuzz probe
     
  11. jokerjkny

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  12. Wooley

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    So, you're saying Foxrox ZIM.:p
     
  13. Fernando

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    I'm running a TIM and a MI Audio Tube Zone in front of my TRRI. Both work like a charm. With the TZ, I can get a smooth high gain tone, with tones of sustain, especially with my Barber Tone Press in front of it. The TIM, well, is there anymore to say about it? Its my favorite pedal.
     
  14. Baby Evil

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    Into my Dual Showman Reverb and Pro Junior I run a Barber Ltd (for a bit of dirt and boosting the other od's), Emma Reeza for higain, and OCD for midgain, they work great.
    The Maxon ROD881 did not for some reason : it sounded either muffled or shrill.

    Jan
     
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    I always wind up coming back to my vintage RAT, A BOSS BD-2 just replaced my TS-808 as more of a clean boost/mild OD. My old MXR script distortion + did the trick until it died
    -m

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    Nobels ODR-1

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