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Has anybody tried the new MI Audio Tube Zone please ?

Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by brattmoore, Jul 3, 2006.

  1. brattmoore

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    mine should be in this week. i will post a review when it gets here with some pics as well
     
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    I have one, I really have not used it enough to give it a good review. But it has a ton of overdrive. I have not yet dialed it in with my guitars yet. This pedal alone is a project! There is almost 0 compression. So the sound is very wide and deep. It sounds nothing like anything I have on my board now. I do think it is a cool box. And it does have a "tube like sound".


    With all the settings I find myself tweaking way too much. That of course is a personal issue that I have.
     
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    where can you order a new version tube zone and how much are they? thanks!
     
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    I bought mine at guitarville.com for $179.95 plus shipping!! Great Pedal! Lot of Sounds in that one!!
     
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    How does it compared with older model, the one with 3 positions switch please ?
     
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    I got one of the original Tube Zone pedals when they first came out. Since then I've purchased three other versions. Until the newest one I preferred the original over all of them. I just got to try out the new one a few minutes ago. After trying the 2nd version I asked him to make me a custom model which was very similar to the new one. I didn't like it as much as the original model though. The new one, however, sounds really good. I'll have to try it out in a gig situation but I think I'll be using it. It takes a bit of tweaking to find the sweet spot but that's fine by me. I play a GVCG Tele through a Div. By 13 FTR37/late 60's Marshall cab w/blackbacks. I've tried just about every distortion out there and always end up preferring the Tube Zone. Of course the search never ends but it's been 2 or 3 years. I recommend it!
     
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    It has no compression at all?

    I would like to see how you guys use it, and what you guys use it with. :)
     
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    Are the sound samples ont he site for the tubezone 3? or the older one??
     
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    I believe the sound samples are mostly of the older versions but there might be one of the newest version.

    also, I heard that the tube zone has a compressed sound. anyone know more about this?
     
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    Michael told me that the TZ is more like a boogie rectifier distortion as opposed to marshall distortion.
     
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    I've had mine for several days now, and it definitly has a Mesa dual recto thing going on.

    V
     
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    Hmm are the brett garsed ones of the new one???
     
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    Is the new TZ quieter than the last version? Previous one seemed okay with humbuckers but so much with single coils. However, I do like that dual recto sound! Might have to just use it with LPs.
     
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    Just got one in the mail. Havent plugged in yet, but if it sounds as good as it looks.....:cool:

    [​IMG]
     
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    gassy...well it looks good. how does it sound?
     
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    Hahahaha...its only 3 o'clock in the afternoon here, so I havent finished work yet. Fear not - I shall report, possibly with clippage :dude
     
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    Just tried it out yesterday when i had a day off. here we go...

    A lot or versitility! this pedal got me on all sorts of bases. i got (and got very well mind you) a very soft a low gain blues overdrive sound that worked wonderful with single coils.

    ...a very rich rock 'n' roll overdrive that made my les paul custom sound like heaven. I am also found a very muddy setting that i actaully like that worked well for rythym and the sort. It worked great a a gain and lead boost for my road king that just made soloing a treat. i found this pedal to fall into the boogie sound instead of the marshall sound which is nice because i like boogies better then marshall. i actaully hate to say that this pedal is looking like it might push my eternity off the pedal board. ITS THAT GOOD!!!
     
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    Hey Sean,
    U mean the tube zone can actually compete with the Eternity??
    Its much cheaper too rite?

    Leb
     

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