Flavors of OD : american blues / rock / US, UK...

Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by newstrat60, Dec 19, 2005.


  1. newstrat60

    newstrat60 Member

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    Hi everyone

    As some know, I am looking for an OD pedal for playing in clean amp (Blues Jr), with my strat, at appartment volumes, for MAIN RYTHM CRUNCH WORK so think 60's/70 rock

    I am hesitating beetween Eternity, TIM, FDII10th, maybe BJFE, Klon etc...

    after reading lotsa different & instructive threads, i've seen that Eternity could sound "American Blues", BJF more "english crunch" etc etc so one question remains :

    What flavor have those OD pedals ? :confused:

    does it make sense ?
     
  2. teleblaster

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    Ive got a tim that does a nice job of low volume british blues crunch type of sound (the boost channel engaged) Iam also jonesing for the bjf dyna red, i heard these too work real good together. I dont see how anybody could be disapointed with a tim pedal.~ teleblaster :AOK
     
  3. newstrat60

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    Thanks, i've heard some clips (maybe Gainster's), found them nice "rock-indy-typed" indeed, but i fear that TIM could be not compressed enough for my Strat '60 and blueJr...

    what do you think ?
     
  4. fabiomayo

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    The only pedal I've been using lately is the Barber LTD (the old, black version). It compresses a bit, and feels great both for lead and rhythm. It may not be super dynamic, but I like it a lot... (and play mostly at bedroom volumes too)
     
  5. teleblaster

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    Well let me see, I think a tim has enough boost on the first switch to throw the blues jr. into a fit. With the boost engaged you could pad it down to room volume and probaly get some nice grind with a strat. I personaly use telecasters through a tweed twin/ deluxe and my gibson GA - 20. The tim works great with these amps either for padding down for room volume or all-out blasting.I think the tim would give you some nice med. gain and alot of features: great EQ, a pull-out knob on the boost that changes the clipping ( i think) it kind of makes it either real gritty or kinda round. and two switches to play with. Teleblaster :JAM
     
  6. newstrat60

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    thangs guys, so the TIM is an option and could compress the signal enough for beeing friendly with my Strat

    any Eternity "garage rock" users ?
     
  7. brian marshall

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    the klon has more of a dirty "clean" boost type of reputation..

    Ive heard some of the Vstack pedals, they sound really good at low volumes, although ive never tried one with a band, some have said they dont cut through very well.
     
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    Reccomendations from a cheap gear guy:

    Boss OD-3
    Subdecay Stupid Box
     
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    not sure how different it is tonally from the Tim, but my favorite "dirty" pedal on my board is a Timmy. can't rave enought about it from clean to nasty dirty. i only play strats thru various amps. great pedal.
     

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