Is there no love?!

Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by Artimus82, Sep 29, 2008.

  1. Artimus82

    Artimus82 Member

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    So I've been trolling the boards and looking at everyone's boards.
    I've counted ONE Durham Electronics Sex Drive. . .

    Gawsh, you guys... I thought this was a super usable pedal. Thought I'd see way more out there :confused:

    Anyways, the reason I bring it up: I use one and I'm trying to figure out where the hell to put it in the chain. I wondered if anyone out there had a preference or a "this is why and that's all!" bit of input :)

    First pedals to catch my signal are: EB volume -> TU-2 -> OCD -> Eternity Kanji

    At first, I shoved the Sex Drive in front of everything else. Then I put it out after the E.
    I know it's whatever sounds good to your ear, and honestly it sounds great in both spots, but I wondered if anyone out there used it somewhere else or could suggest a new spot?

    omg that's all.

    Thanks!
     
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  3. nibus

    nibus Supporting Member

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    There are quite a few Sex Drive users on TGP. I've been running one for a couple years.

    I run mine early in the chain to boost my OD's. It coaxes more harmonics and gives the overdrive a nice clarity. Wouldn't play without it!

    Lately I'm thinking of giving the Retrosonic FA-1 boost a shot to see if it can replace the SD. But it will have to be real good to replace it!
     
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    I've got one on my small board. First in chain for the same reasons listed above.
     
  5. Artimus82

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    awesome guys, thanks :)
    further affirmation for me!

    man, I love that pedal.
    It's pretty much ALWAYS on~
     
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    Another big +1 for the Sex Drive. I'm currently using it as an acoustic preamp for my Turner Renaissance (which is another FANTASTIC use for this pedal), but it has certainly seen a lot of action on my electric board as well.

    I think there are quite a few out there in rotation on gigging boards.

    jtw
     
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    gtrfinder Supporting Member

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    I have built at least 30 pedalboards for customers and clients and I always place the Sexdrive last, even after delay.

    I have used my SD for about 4 years now and I never leave the house for a gig without it.
     
  9. williamh

    williamh Supporting Member

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    I've had the sexdrive in my rig multiple times. always thought it was a great pedal. Finally put it to rest when I got my klon. I just ended up not needing anything to help my signal out at all. everything sounds great as is at this point.
     
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    Do you use the Klon at the end as a boost/buffer, or at the beginning?
     
  11. williamh

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    I always had mine at the beginning of the chain. I found it to work well for adding clarity, and a little bit of extra hair before my primary overdrive pedal. Tightened things up nicely as well.
     

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