Low gain Timmy

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  1. Ed Reed

    Ed Reed Senior Member

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    When Paul called telling he was going to build my Timmy, I ask for the low gain pot mod and he was kind enough to do it and add a blue led. Man this thing sounds so stinking good. Now I'm thinking about ordering a regular strength Timmy with a red led to compare. Anyone here compare these?
     
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    OK, now seeing as Paul is such a busy man I don't know if I should even mention this!

    jakeddy we must be on a similar wavelength!

    I had a Timmy and now have a TIM. As far as the least compressed aspect of the TIM goes I really like the lower gain pot which IMO sounds a little smoother and offsets a tiny bit of harshness the Timmy had at similar gain levels while still having that amazing openess and transparency.

    One thing I really liked about the Timmy though at higher gain settings was asymmetrical mode.

    My idea was for a double Timmy (a Timothy maybe!) which would have one side low gain pot run uncompressed the other side higher gain pot run asymmetrical)

    For me this would be the best combination of all things starting with the letters T-I-M.
     
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    In case you've missed all the IC-swapping discussions, a different chip in the Timmy might have a similar effect. I have not compared the two pots, but I do run an LM1458 in place of the stock chip. The quoted words above are exactly how I would describe the difference.
     
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    so jeak...
    which pot does your Timmy have?
     
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    Yep, got an LM1458 which I've tried and it also does its thing. Just trying one in my TIM actually. Tried some 4558s too and even tried the opamp from my KOT for fun.

    I still somehow sensed the pot value did something a bit different but it's been a while and I might hear it differently now.

    Imagine the cool combos with IC swapping, DIP switches and different pot values in a double Timmy!
     
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    Sorry, I should have said. The higher-gain pot. I haven't heard the lower one yet.
     
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    Does Paul always call prior to building an order? I'm on his list for a Tim and Timmy and would be interested in customizing them for the best variation with both on my pedalboard.

    Cheers,
    McE
     
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    I keep seeing the buzz on these pedals but cannot find any info other than what's getting posted on this board. Is there a website for these? Soundclips?

    Enquiring mind wants to know. Thanks.
     
  9. Ed Reed

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    Do a search, there's a ton of info on the Tim/Timmy.
     
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    So no website?
     
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    yeah he calls, mine is on the way! simply told him i want it to sound like
    my amp just more of it!
    :cool:
     
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    Do your self a favor and order one of both, you will thank me later. (about two months later as a matter of fact) As I said, every time I turn mine on I can't believe how good it sounds.
     

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