Got my 2nd Timmy today and it is CONSISTANT!!

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  1. fast ricky love

    fast ricky love Supporting Member

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    Sounds every bit as good as the first one I have. So not like you need to go thru a bunch of em to find the *right* one. :)

    And now that I have 2 I was able to really tell the difference in changing OpAmps... here's what I found:

    Stock (4559) - A bit thinner and brighter
    4558 - More mids and compression, my fav
    LM833 - Like splitting the difference between the 4559 and 4558. Nice too.
    1458 - Mellower and not as much gain

    Really all sound great but I like the more rounded and full tone the 4558 gives. Damn I love this pedal!!
     
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    That's good to know. I love boutique effects but I think consistency is important. Heck, even with some older mass produced stuff you have to search and search to find the right one.
     
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    Anyone try an LM308 in there? Just curious if it would work. It is the same as a rat uses. ( I know silly, but still curious).
     
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    I'd like to get another Timmy too, it's such a killer pedal! And thanks for the "chip-out"!
     
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    Hey fast ricky love, just curious- which 4558? I've got an old TI4558P plus I've also got JRC4558D, JRC4558DD & JRC4558DY.

    Been trying the LM1458 too-interesting in the TIM. I'll have to try them all again when my Timmy arrives.
     
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    Paul C. crafts the pedals so carefully and with pride and compassion. Timmy is a winner!
     
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    Hey Realfi, it's the JRC4558D, the 'Tubescreamer' one...
     
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    OK the 'standard' one. I've compared that one to the TI4558P that I have (and that Keeley sometimes puts in his TS mods) and I find that to be a little clearer than the JRC but only a fraction. Very subtle but yet another variation!
     
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    Ricky, thanks for the info. Would you say that the JRC4558D gives a creamier, sustaining type of sound for soloing? The thought of two Timmys intrigues me; I use one for basic low gain chording (where the Timmy really shines), maybe a second, fatter sounding Timmy would be ideal for solos! Currently I use a Zendrive for leads. While I do love the smooth, singing qualities my Zendrive provides, I sometimes wish it had the clarity and EQ capabilities I find in the Timmy.
     
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    So I'm not the only person who wants two Timmys! I'm still waiting for my second one (and a Tim) but the first one's seen a lot of active duty since I got it in December.

    I asked Paul if it was possible that I got a *good* one, and he said given the design & quality of the components, it was almost impossible that there'd be any difference from one pedal to the next.
     
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    A buddy of mine has two Timmys-one that used to be mine and one that he got at the same time. I have a TIM and another Timmy on order so I'm thinking that we'll have a 3 way Timmy test soon. We'll be able to compare and contrast with different opamps & different DIP switch settings.

    Should be fun.
     
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    I would definately say the JRC4558D will give you that tone you're looking for. I'm not one to stack pedals, I like to keep the signal as pure as possible so guitar ---> Timmy ---> amp is what I'm hoping to stick with. But with both pedals on, it does get thicker for sure. Not a lot more gain that way but chewier/thicker.
     
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    Yeah, I'm not big on stacking either (although I do like running an RC Booster into the Timmy). I would be looking at the 2nd Timmy to provide a thicker, more compressed flavor of gain on its own, without stacking. I guess what I need to do is try a chip swap, and if I like what I hear, order another Timmy.
     
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    Where are you sourcing the 4558 from? Mouser or someone like that? Radio Shack? ;-o

    just curious, I may want to essperiment....

    cheers,
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    Instead of starting a new thread, thought I'd ask here.

    1) is the only way to get on the list to call Paul? ie no email?

    2) what is the current wait time of a timmy?
     
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    I've tried (and others have tried) e-mail with no joy - seems only way is to call.
     
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