lovepedal eternity questions

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  1. bojo

    bojo Member

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    ok so i've read it's based on a tube screamer circuit

    my question is, how is it compared to a ts-808 or a modded ts-9

    more clarity? more gain? more versatile? ca it be used for rythm with great results?
     
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  3. bojo

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    i've read that here on the forum but hey i don't know myself

    that's why i'm asking :)
     
  4. jzucker

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    did you listen to the clip? Doesn't sound anything like a ts9
     
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    i also remember hearing that...but i agree w/ jack...my eternity doesnt sound anything like a TS.
     
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    Jack - what amp where you playing through for that clip?
     
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    Can't remember. It was either the Kingsley D50 or the Allen Old Flame.
     
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    Thanks. How does the Eternity sound through the Ceriatone? I've got a Fuchs ODS and was wondering how they might pair up.
     
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    Brian Wampler from Indyguitarist.com sent out a schematic for the Eternity, along with a mod to make a Boss SD-1 sound similar, to his newsletter subscribers. According to him, the Eternity is indeed a modified, hot-rodded, bufferless TubeScreamer, at least as far as the schematic goes. I agree that the Eternity sounds WAAAAAAY better and different than a TS9 or TS808, but apparently that circuit was the starting point for the mystical pedal magic that Sean is famous for.
     
  10. bojo

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    yeah i totally agree
     
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    This has probably been done to death, but does the Eternity work OK for rhythm sounds or is it voiced more as a lead type pedal? I'm thinking of getting one to replace my FD2 (which I use for rhythm a lot) on my board....
     
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    uh, i don't really like/use my E for rhythm. infact, i prefer my FD2 over my E for rhythm. however, my timmy/hbod combo rule all types of rhythm tones. i like the E way more for leads. the tone "cuts" well due to heavy treble ability and a bit of a mid hump.
     
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    I love the Eternity for open, jangly chords at low drive settings and I really like the cool Hendrix rhythm tones ala "Wind Cries Mary" you can get by really digging in on the strat neck pickup. I also play funk and country-Knopfleresque rhythm and love the Eternity for both. At lower gain, it can be an always on pedal IMHO.
     
  14. Wooley

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    With respect to previous poster, the Eternity has too much gain to be used as a rhythm pedal for me, except for heavier rock songs. This is true of my Roadhouse and even moreso of my Burst. But it kicks *ss for leads.
     
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    I totally agree with this post. The Eternity is the best OD that I've found for chords with my setup. The muddy bass is not an issue anymore. Gain set at about 8:30 is the sweet spot for me. It's set up for this on my jam board, then when I want to bring the lead tones, I step on my '69 set at 2:00 7:00 5:00 2:30. Tone heaven.
     
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    That's just not true. You can get a huge range of OD from it from clean boost up through heavy od.
     
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    And Summers is apparently is using one for rhythm on the Police tour.
     
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    The Eternity works very welll in front of a Fuchs ODS whether it's being used as a boost or an OD.

    The Eternity is a stripped down TS808 circuit with changes in selected component values and a different dual op-amp IC. Great circuit!
     
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    I'm a fairly new Eternity user, and as far as its similarities to TS's, mine with my rig is very different than any TS I've run through it. It's much better for me in that it feels like a high gainer but has the nuances of a less distorted platform.
    I've been through many pedals of this lineage and this pedal is the most complete. Tone(not too bright or dark), sensitivity, and build quality.
    If I could, what would I change on it? Lower gain overall and better guitar volume control.
     
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    I respectfully disagree that the pedal does "clean boost" well.
     

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