I have a DT-10....why get a Pitchblack?

Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by 89strat, Jul 22, 2008.

  1. 89strat

    89strat Member

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    I like the pitchblack due to its size. But I'm not really pressed for space at this time and was wondering if there are any benefits to getting a pitchblack if I already have the DT-10? Is the tuning that noticebly better, quicker, etc...? Will it affect my signal differently?
     
  2. jlagrassa

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    The Pitchblack is true bypass the DT10 is not, I've had the DT10 and the buffer does effect the tone its not bad but to my ears is noticable. I have the pitchblack now and it works nicely!
     
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    I kinda like the dt10 better....I got both on diff boards.
     
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    why do you like it better?
     
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    Wait, the tb is why everyone was foaming at the mouth for the Dt10. And it's not tb? I almost bought one but went with the Boss instead-seems these other tuners come and go but the Boss is always around on too many boards to count.
     
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    the accuracy of the pitchblack is the same as the dt-10. the pitchblack is true bypass and the dt-10 isnt; however, id dint notice any signal change with the dt-10 when i had it. the buffer, from what i heard, is very good. the display is much better with the pitchblack, and there are more tuning options/features if you want/need them. The size, as you've noticed, is significantly smaller too. The Boss TU-2 is not true bypass either and from many experiences, it is a tone sucker unless put at the end of the signal chain. The DT-10 might be best at the end too

    if size is not pressing and you dont need extra tuning options, then i think there is no reason to switch. If you want more accuracy and a small size to boot - the new Sonic Research ST-200 may be your calling card

    hope that helps!
     
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    I have both and use both. Only real advantage with the PB over the DT-10 (in my eyes) is smaller footprint and DC power out for powering other pedals off of the PB.
     
  8. 89strat

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    I remember somebody else mentioning that. Why is that?
     
  9. Moe45673

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    Who knows? It just does :dude

    For the record, if you're looking to upgrade, there is no reason to not buy a Turbo-tuner (unless playing in direct sunlight is an issue, in which case the Korg and Boss tuners will be equally as useless)
     
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    When I had a DT-10, mine was a the beginning of the chain, then 2nd in chain. I put it at the end and took it out, didnt notice any signal change/tone loss. Due to cable/pickup signal and impedence, there may be people with different experiences.

    I'm not sure why this phenom exists, but it does.
     
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    i switched primarily due to the size of the pitchblack. the true bypass is nice, i suppose, but the DT10's buffer seemed pretty good to me. So unless you are very picky about any tone change or need a small pedal (which you said you didn't need), I dont think there is a need to rush out and buy a Pitchblack.

    Since the Pitchblack is true bypass, when you step on the pedal, it cuts out all signal to your amp. The DT10 has a mode where you can tune and have the signal pass through the pedal. I never used that option, but if you do, that should be something to think about as well.

    I was happy with both and liked them both more than the Boss.
     

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