KTR vs Timmy boosting a Marshall (JVM)

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  1. stubbyJ

    stubbyJ Supporting Member

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    Anyone have experience with both pedals boosting a Marshall? Which is the most transparent? Is the Timmy grainy? I do have some experience with the KTR and found it really clear, yet having a slight mid hump but with minimal "color," in a good way. I was thinking of getting a Timmy but thought I would "tap some brains" first. I do run my ODs with zero to very minimal gain so as to avoid mush. I also appreciate the feel of the KTR. Good feel on the Timmy? As long as we are at it. How many versions of the Timmy are out there...I've been out of the OD hunt for some time.
     
  2. snow and steel

    snow and steel Supporting Member

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    My take;

    The klon does what the klon does - and its either amazing and you love it, or you don't. You can control gain, volume and 'tone'.

    The Timmy, on the other hand, is extremely versatile as you can adjust the type of clipping and the full EQ of the sound, as well as the gain and volume.
     
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    stubbyJ Supporting Member

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    Thanks for your reply snow&steel
     
  4. wundergussy

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    Get a Timmy and a cheaper klone (like the Soul Food) and you've spent less than a new KTR. A/B them. If the Timmy is a clear standout, sell the klone and be happy. If the Soul Food wins, sell both and get a KTR. If it's even, then keep the Soul Food, sell the Timmy, and buy beer and porn.
     
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  5. stubbyJ

    stubbyJ Supporting Member

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    Porn...that's free all over the webs and I don't drink. I do see you logic, however.
     
  6. Blix

    Blix Supporting Member

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    I have both and I like using the Timmy as the rhythm drive and the mid hump from the KTR is just perfect for lead parts, makes it stand out in the mix.
     
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    Solid advice in this thread... just buy a Timmy and a Klone. Then, a Plexi style Marshall, if you haven't owned one. JVM is ok for the 2nd Master Volume, but no Super Lead...

    :drink...
     
  8. cosmic_ape

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    I own both. Go for the Timmy!
     
  9. stubbyJ

    stubbyJ Supporting Member

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    Thanks my dudes!
     
  10. jimijimmyjeffy

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    If you're just boosting then you can't beat a Klon. It's pristine transparent as a boost, and even has a little extra mojo, whether from the charge pump or whatever.

    But if you want transparent overdrive from a pedal, the Timmy wins. The Klon's gain is remarkably non-intrusive, and lets your guitar and amp tone shine, but it's not transparent, per se. It enhances your mids somewhat.

    Although I don't personally need one, there is something to be said, and a place, for transparent overdrive. It can be ideal for rhythm playing, as another posted said.
     

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