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keeley Blues Driver and Timmy = Different Enough?

Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by K.E.P., Sep 1, 2008.

  1. K.E.P.

    K.E.P. Supporting Member

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    I am just trying to make the decision on whether or not I should add a keeley bd phat mod to my board. I have a bad monkey, timmy and a crunch box.

    I have have heard all pedals separate and really like the BD, but have never had both side by side to compare. I guess the main question would be......In your opinion, is the keeley Blues driver and the timmy different enough to have on the same board? I mainly use my timmy as my mid-od cruch.

    KP
     
  2. Axeaholic

    Axeaholic Supporting Member

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    Hmmm ... good one ... I ALMOST ... ALMOST sold my BD-2 due to the exact same issue, but it'S still rockin my board, love what it does although I beleive it would '' kinda '' overlap the Timmy
     
  3. Tripower455

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    I've had and sold both....... They were not all that similar IMHO.....
     
  4. orogeny

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    both are on my board. sometimes i don't know why. then there are the times i get into fuzz territory with that blues driver . . . .

    if you already have a timmy, i can't say it will be helpful or very different to add the bdphat for low or medium gain stuff. the timmy is still my favorite thing in the world for that. . . .
     
  5. cbpickin

    cbpickin Tweed Supporting Member Silver Supporting Member

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    I've had and sold a Keeley BD2 twice. Both times it was because I preferred my Tim or Timmy for the same use. They are not exactly alike, but they do fill a particular style/level of overdrive the way I used them, and the Tim/Timmy won out both times.
     
  6. Dog Boy

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    Gotta agree, they overlap on a certain style but I sold the Timmy! Kept the BD. i found the BD to be smoother which I needed at the time. The Timmy is a killer pedal tho.
     
  7. sandman

    sandman Member

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    right man for the right question...

    K.E.P. check out this guy's previous posts for even more BD2/Timmy impressions...
     
  8. K.E.P.

    K.E.P. Supporting Member

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    Great responses. So I guess my next idea would be be to look at a TS9 for a different flavor and replace the bad monkey with the TS9 for low-od stuff.

    Any other suggestions are welcome, but I love the timmy and the crunch box. Thanks again for all the responses so far.

    KP
     
  9. Tripower455

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    I bought and sold a Timmy and Keeley BD2 in the last few months. I was looking for something to replace my Barber LTD black as my light rhythm OD into a clean Hiwatt. Neither one did it. The Timmy sounded great when playing by myself, but disappeared with the band, and I was never able to EQ it into a clean amp to the point where I liked the sound and have it punch through. If the preamp gain was up, it worked well, but not better than the LTD. The BD 2 worked well, and sounded great, but I preferred the LTD overall, mainly because the BD2 was buffered, and it messed with a few of the pedals after it...... Just another option.....
     

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