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Germino and what overdrive/distortion pedal do you use?

sparkle**

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Germino and what overdrive/distortion pedal do you use?

Just picked up a C40 and was wondering what pedal/pedals do you use? I have a KLON right now. I was also wondering about putting a PPIMV on it like many do with there older marshalls.
 

gregc

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Well, I've been using a Lead55, and I've not been tempted to do anything but use a little attenuation and maybe speakers that are not so efficient to get the goods at a somewhat reduced volume.....Celestion Greenbacks work for me.
Greg C
 

will132

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With my Lead 55 a Tim pedal really opened up the sound. Brightened it up and more 3D sounding if that helps.
 

jkr

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I have a C45. I have a Varidrive w/ 12u7 that makes that amp sound like a JCM800 (if you think that's a good thing) and a TIM that gives a very similar tone to the tone that I get when the amp is cranked, but at lower volumes. If Mastervolume says the OCD is worth a try, I'd check that out also.
 
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SIB Varidrive sounds pretty good with my Lead 55 at lower to moderate volumes, I keep the gain pretty low on the varidrive and it adds just a little crunch and thickness, though a little bit too furry at higher volumes. Analogman Sunface fuzz sounds good with that amp too. Tubescreamer types didn't really do it for me, Mosferatu was a nice pedal but too loud with an already loud amp, I'll try an OCD with it later this week sometime :)
 

sparkle**

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I guess I am thinking... Germino clean/breaking up to a Good thin lizzy , Judas priest Breakin the law or late 70's early 80's rock/metal crunch.
 

tonefreak

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I use a Zendrive and a COT50, just for a different flavor. The Masonette's own drive sounds great by itself. With the Zendrive and COT50, I set the amp-up pretty clean, then kick in the the pedals.

A touch of COT50 give a nice breakup perfect for single coil lead work.

When I'm tracking I usually have the Masonette cranked hard right and Masonette clean w/ Zendrive hard left... great combination!
 

fjs1962

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I think the Lead 55 sounds great on it's own, but in a situation where I can't crank it a OCD with the amp set clean is cool too. The Lead 55 also loves fuzz pedals and treble boosters if you're into that sort of thing.
 

Moods

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With my C40 I enjoyed the Timmy and Pro Analog Power Driver the most. The Pro Analog Dual Drive works nicely too. I don't like any kind of a tube screamer with this kind of an amp... but I play mostly buckers. Bet a TS would work well with a strat.

Honestly, that amp likes just about anything you throw at it. A true pedal slut... as is the C45. Great amps!

Good luck

<M
 
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Originally posted by sparkle**
Anyone own an OCD and a varidrive?

ah, I do, as of about ten minutes ago... band practice tonight, possible report tomorrow. One real nice thing about the varidrive, though, in a pinch you can set it BELOW unity volume, and still have a respectable crunch when you can't be too loud.
 

jkr

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As a note: I run a Klon into my Varidrive (w/a 12au7 always) and had my Varidrive modded by the guy who designed the pedal to be voiced for Marshall type amps. The Klon brings a lot of life to the pedal. I'm curious to know if the OCD does the same.
 

tedwoods

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I use a Stephenson Stage Hog.
I set the amp (Masonette)clean and use the drive from the Hog when I practice and use it as a boost only for gigs.
My sound never suffers...I'm happy as can be!

Ted
 




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