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Lovepedal Eternity-OCD-Timmy ????????

es137p

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anyone have opinions on these pedals?
Anyone ever tried all 3?
It would be for use in a 2-6V6 tweed amp.

thanks Bill
 

bettset

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i have a divided by 13 ftr37. i have 2--the lovepedal is a kanji 9. i like the tim the best. but i can use any of them. the ocd works best for me with a lp. the kanji i like with my prs md. depends what i want. guess the next question is the speakers used--this can play into the response. all are very nice. :munch
 

sixstring531

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I have used all three -- all three different pedals. Timmy/TIM (though TIM has boost) is an extremely transparent OD that doesn't get too heavy. The Eternity has its own sound and is completely awesome! I used mine as a medium gain following the TIM. E can also do lower gain. The OCD is a marshall in a box. Not high gain like a RAT pedal, but higher gain. Follows the TIM well too.

Right now I still have the TIM. Would love to have the E again, but I don't really need it as my DLS takes care of the higher gain.

In my opinion (and it depends on what you are after) the TIM/TIMMY is the safest bet (can get med gain OD) and the Eternity is close second with the OCD a 3rd --- unless you're searching for that marshall in a box.
 

Groberts

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I've played through all three, own the Timmy after a lot of comparing.

The Fulltone OCD is a bit more midrange oriented and offers more of its own Tonality. You an adjust the OCD for lower gain, but it seems to rock the best at medium gain settings. Very good pedal. The Timmy is the most Transparent, which I would categorize as a low to medium gain OD pedal where the Eternity and OCD are higher gain.

I don't think of the OCD as a Marshall in the box. Not as much as plextortion pedal. But the OCD does do high gain OD very well. In the higher gain mode, it does sound more Marshall like than the Timmy ...to my ears.

The Love Eternity is a brighter glassier sounding overdrive. I really like it a lot, But the Timmy just sounds more amp/tube like to me.

I tested all these with Single coil Strats mostly.

If you want high gain OD, the eternity sounds great in a band mix, but it is bright. And I even hear the brightness of the pedal wben it's on my pedal board, but bypassed. (Yes, even with true bypass, an over generalized term in my experience)

I know players who get killer tone with the OCD and Eternity. But for my preference, I like the neutral amp-like performance of the Timmy.
 

Hoffe_68

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I have owned and tried all three of them. Actually twice I've owned an Eternity and an OCD, and I had a Timmy and a Dano Transparent OD (Which is supposed to be a clone of a Timmy).
I think they're three entirely different pedals.

The OCD is supposed to emulate a Marshall 18W. It's a very open sounding pedal with a "wet" character. Sort of rubbery, hard to describe:)
Had a version 1 and a version 3. Think it has way to much bass for my taste. Can't really dial that out. I think it sounds best with the LP setting and the gain fairly low. Can be bright also.

The Timmy is more transparent as everyone mentions. It has a drier character. A little grainy. Good eq possibilities with both bass and treble knobs. I usually want a little bit of mid and I have a hard time dial in mids with the Timmy. You get a little more with increased gain. A good pedal that's supposed to be designed to be used with a Marshall Plexi.

The Eternity is the most midfocused of them. It has a great range of tones from clean boost to medium overdrive. I don't think it's too bright. The tone knob is a trebleboost so if set at 7 o clock it's not bright. Can be extremle bright though with tone at 5 o clock:) A bit more compressed then the others. A great pedal with singlecoil. I prefer it for leads but can sound good for rhythm also. But I prefer my KoT for rhythmtones, which is a more open sounding od.

I use Telecasters and a Blackface Vibrolux reverb.
Just my two cents....
/Thomas
 

Groberts

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I have owned and tried all three of them. Actually twice I've owned an Eternity and an OCD, and I had a Timmy and a Dano Transparent OD (Which is supposed to be a clone of a Timmy).
I think they're three entirely different pedals.

The OCD is supposed to emulate a Marshall 18W. It's a very open sounding pedal with a "wet" character. Sort of rubbery, hard to describe:)
Had a version 1 and a version 3. Think it has way to much bass for my taste. Can't really dial that out. I think it sounds best with the LP setting and the gain fairly low. Can be bright also.

The Timmy is more transparent as everyone mentions. It has a drier character. A little grainy. Good eq possibilities with both bass and treble knobs. I usually want a little bit of mid and I have a hard time dial in mids with the Timmy. You get a little more with increased gain. A good pedal that's supposed to be designed to be used with a Marshall Plexi.

The Eternity is the most midfocused of them. It has a great range of tones from clean boost to medium overdrive. I don't think it's too bright. The tone knob is a trebleboost so if set at 7 o clock it's not bright. Can be extremle bright though with tone at 5 o clock:) A bit more compressed then the others. A great pedal with singlecoil. I prefer it for leads but can sound good for rhythm also. But I prefer my KoT for rhythmtones, which is a more open sounding od.

I use Telecasters and a Blackface Vibrolux reverb.
Just my two cents....
/Thomas
I agree the Eternity strikes me as more of a 'lead' OD pedal. For rhythm and lead, I still think the Timmy works well in all genre's.
 

bettset

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that's how i use the kanji--for leads. but for me it cleans up nice for chords when i back down. the tim comes thru real nice--especially when i hit the boost. i agree with the "rubbery" comment for the ocd--i hear this with the lp. with all the comments so far--what speakers do you like these pedals thru the best :munch
 

Groberts

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PS: Both the Timmy and Eternity Stack very well with my RC Boost or EP Boost pedals. So you can set either pedal for low to medium overdrive, then click the boost pedal for a higher gain/louder lead tone.
 

Leftyman

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I currently own an Eternity Roadhouse edition, an OCD (V4) and a Tim. They are all on my board and sound great. The Eternity is a more open type of tube screamer without as much of a mid hump to it. The Tim and Timmy are both very transparent pedals. They simply overdrive whatever is coming out of your amp. Although depending on how you have the roll-offs set you can get some different sounds. The OCD is tough to categorize because it does have it's own thing going on. Somewhat of a Marshall thing. I would consider it to be a medium gain pedal. As you turn the gain up the pedal gets thicker. It is still an overdrive though. Sounds great with my Twin.

All 3 are completely different and that is why they are on my board. Although, I think I am going to sell the Eternity and purchase an analogman modded tube screamer. I use the regular side of the Tim for a very light overdrive set to just get my Twin on the verge of breaking up. I then kick on either the OCD or the Eternity for my dirty sound. The OCD is more for rock and the Eternity is more for blues and whatnot. I can then kick on the boost side of the Tim for leads.
 
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I use all 3 (I have a Dano TOD, which is basically a Timmy knockoff). Currently E, OCD, and TOD, in that order. Usually use the E for solos, and the OCD for heavier rhythm licks and chording. I use the TOD by itself for a driven clean sound. Having the TOD last in the chain gives me the option of cascading either of the other 2 into it for a heavier, more aggressive tone. Each pedal is great, but having all 3 on the board allows u to cover so much ground. I also have a Lovepedal Karl in the chain for fuzzy stuff. With these pedals I have found my holy grail of overdrive tone.
 

Hoffe_68

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I have Eminence speakers in my Vibrolux reverb. One Lil Buddy and one Legend 105. And I think all three pedals work great with that combo.
I prefer the Eternity over Timmy and like OCD the least. But for me KoT works a lot better than Timmy.
I stack Eternity into TOD and KoT at the moment, but the TOD might be up for sale.
/Thomas
 

es137p

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thanks everyone. I have a Victoria Trem de la Trem, 2-6V6, tweed deluxe type amp, but with a 15" speaker. So I already have plenty of mids. I also have a Clark Penrose 2-10, 6L6 tweed "super". I just borrowed a friends OCD, will get to try it out tonite and tomorrow.
thanks Bill
 




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