Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by steve_man, Dec 7, 2017.
3OD, RYRA, OCD, TS9.
1fuzz, Data corrupter.
I have a black tea and a bad horsie too... Hoping a model m or b is in Santa's bag for me!
I landed on a “formula” many years ago.
Low gain drive (not transparent, never really heard about transparency until I came hear recently)
Medium gain drive
2nd low gain drive at end of chain with volume cranked for solos, I kick this on with one of the other two drives engaged. Or I just play it on it’s own as a cleanish boost for clean tone.
Usually this looks like
Tubescreamer low gain set somewhat bright
Rat medium gain set a bit darker
Bluesbreaker for solo/clean boost.
I have over the years switched the order, but the above is my favourite setup.
I wasn't hunting for the ultimate Klone either.
I bought one Klone (CircuitRider FX made by a TGP member) for cheap (after resisting Klones for years) and I really liked it. It had a nice open sound and the breakup was nice although it thinned out the tone just a tiny bit.
Then I bought another TGP fave Klone assuming the sound would be quite similar, and did not like the EQ at all.
Rinse, lather, repeat ...not so good.
Bondi Sick As
Chellee Pony Boy
Rimrock Lil Mo
BYOC Silver Pony
My CircuitRider Klone just sounds better to me ...period.
The only Klone that that I've tried that seems equal to, or better than, the CircuitRider is the Anasounds MKII which I also really like.
All Klones do not sound alike.
I use 2. Strymon Sunset stacked into a T-Rex MAB Overdrive. I would like to have my good old Big Muff there too, but that thing is way huge. Still that thing is irreplaceable, so I should probably get myself a Nano Muff? Oh, and there will soon be 3, just ordered a SviSound Overzoid oz1+, just for the fun of it!
Boss FZ-5, and that's it for me. Fuzz is the only thing I can't get with just my guitar, amp, and volume knob.
Arc Klone V2
So... ummmm.... 8
And then on my other board...
Mojo Hand Colossus
Black Arts Black Forest
Subdecay Liquid Sunshine
I really try to keep it at 2. Still figuring out the whole boost thing though.
My biggest issue is I haven't found my "sound". But once I do all I would need is 1 clean tone 1 lead tone and possibly a boost. I just have a hard time finding my lead sound, having 3 guitars doesn't help.
Blackstone Mosfet, but that is a dual overdrive.
AmpTwerker Tight Fuzz.
Also, I have overdrives in the H9, Sy300, and MS3, which I do use, tho usually in combination with other effects there.
I have a bunch I swap in and out to taste. mostly cheap 'n' cheerfuls
MI Blue Boy Deluxe
Zoom PD-1 Power Drive
Guyatone Micro Metal Master
HBE Dos Mos
HBE Full Metal Jacket
Quinnamps Dirt & Ernie
Amptweaker Tight Fuzz
plus other fuzzes, Klinger tonebenders etc
DOD Boneshaker, EHX Soul Food, Line 6 DM4, JHS Angry Charlie, Seymour Duncan Dirty Deed, Fulltone OCD
Wampler Mini Ego, Fulltone Fat Boost
So 6 pedals, 9 different sounds not counting the boost or Compressor
Well LIST them for us then, effin' (I mean good) Sir!
I use three on one board: A "Neoplex" into a "Jan Ray" into a "Distortion + Script".
And 'two' on the other board: A Pettyjohn "Chime" and "Iron" fusioned into the "Pettydrive v2".
I like your style - I'm curious to hear what you think of the Mini...
Two on the gigging board:
Box of Rock clone for rhythm, Mooer Black Secret for leads.
Two on the bench:
VS Son of Hyde for rhythm, Bad Monkey for leads.
1, a transition year ProCo Rat 2 from 1987.
thanks I'll try to send a PM after I've had some time with it.
Well I got to try it today, it really is something different. Stacked gloriously into both the XTS and Honey Bee. Didn't get near enough time with it, hopefully I can put some hours in tomorrow. Hopefully I won't go further down the rabbithole.
Mooer Blues Crab: very low gain, basically my clean sound; also used for fattening up singlecoils in conjunction with a Xotic SP comp.
Rockett 45 Caliber: my go-to tone for rock/pop stuff. Usually set in between Malcolm and Angus. I goose it with the Mooer or SP comp to get more sustain and ride the vol knob for clean-up.
Bogner Uberschall: used for everything thats heavier than AC/DC. VH, Yngwie, Metallica etc. To send it into solo-land I goose it with the .45.
Sometimes for the shreddier stuff I'll add an YJM308 to the board to hit the Uberschall hard.
Currently only 2 : Boss OD-3 and DOD Carcosa
Zero. My amp is a one helluva mother fu*king driver.