Honey Bee, Blackstone, Timmy clips

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Domino guitar bridge pick up, Fender Musicmaster Bass amp with two 6v6 tubes and a 12" speaker. Blackstone, Honey Bee, Timmy. I plugged into only one pedal at a time while recording. the H2 recorder was a couple feet away from the amp. Pedal settings are shown in the photos. The Blackstone is set to the Brown Channel. When the pedals are clicked on, the volume rises, so there may be a volume boost pushing the tubes a little in addition to the overdrive from the pedals. I'll post which pedal is which later. Anyone care to guess which clip is which pedal?

http://www.soundclick.com/util/getplayer.m3u?id=6208899&q=hi

http://www.soundclick.com/util/getplayer.m3u?id=6208905&q=hi

http://www.soundclick.com/util/getplayer.m3u?id=6208910&q=hi






 

Sid

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nice clips man...is the order timmy,blackstone,honeybee??? i like the third one the best anyways...
 

james russell

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Nice clips, thanks. I also liked the third clip the best. It sounded more like a real a amp being pushed. The first two clips really sounded raspy and very sqaure-wave kind of sputtery.

James
 

6789

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The Timmy and the Blackstone are capable of a lot more overdrive. The Honey Bee was maxed out. I didn't record higher gain clips because I don't really like higher gain for the way I play.

I've had the Blackstone for a few years. I like it for low overdrive. I like the EQ. I had it set flat on this clip though. I don't really like the high gain settings on this pedal though. But I never play with high gain anyway. Remember the Blackstone has internal trimmers for gain and treble and each channel has it's own capacitor that can be swapped out.

I bought the Timmy to use as a clean boost pedal. I found it sounds great for dirtying up a Farfisa keyboard - better than any other overdrive pedal I tried.

I recently got the Honey Bee. I haven't used it much yet. I like it so far.
 

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I'll let more people take a guess then I'll give the pedal order answer later this evening.
 

pattste

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My guess :

Honey Bee
Blackstone
Timmy

I thought the first clip had higher gain and sounded more clinical. The second clip I did not like at all. I liked the third clip best overall.
 

6789

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don't let anyone's answers influence you - there have been a lot of wrong guesses so far.
 

6789

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Man, you dial in a lot of bass and treble on your Timmy - I don't think I've ever had them set to the left of noon...
I thought all the way to the left was more neutral and turning the dials to the right removed bass and treble. I thought turning to the left doesn't add bass or treble. But I understand your point that YOu usually have less bass and less treble on your settings. I bet I dial in more because I play old cheapo guitars that need extra brightness dialed in compared to newer guitars.
 

jac37656

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Pretty unanimous - everyone seems to like the third clip the best. To me, it sounded the closest to my Timmy (I haven't played the other two, though). If the third clip isn't a Timmy, I'd like to try out whichever pedal it actually is!
 




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