menatone top boost in a can...

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  1. mcormier

    mcormier Guest

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    has anyone tried it? whats this brilliant channel it has? is it made to sound like an ac30 with a treble booster?
     
  2. cameron

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    AC30s have two channels: the "normal" channel and the "Top Boost", a.k.a. "Brilliant", channel. The new TBiaC design duplicates this configuration.
     
  3. Cary Chilton

    Cary Chilton Senior Member

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    I was checking out menatone pedals. IS it me, or do the clips of the howie, snapper, blue collar sound quite similar...a TS type sound. Has anyone tried Menatone pedals? Do these OD fare well against the likes of Tim, AC boost, Gainster, Diamond Jdrive?
     
  4. telemonk

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    None of those pedals sound remotely alike in person.
     
  5. beachwail

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    Love my TBIAC (I have the older 5-knob).

    Awesome amp-like tones with incredible dynamics in there.
    Very little compression.

    Play soft and get warmer, cleanish tones, and dig in for the
    grit and chime. Does and excellent simulation of that
    "flubbiness" of driven tubes and speakers. Growls in some
    very nice ways (don't put the gain past 2:00)

    The CUT and TREBLE controls take a while to tweak
    to your rig.
     
  6. devbro

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    Hey Brick,
    Sent you a PM
     
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    Realfi trying to re-MEMBER

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    I'd love to hear a report on the newest TBIAC.

    It appears to be set up a bit differently.
     
  8. carlygtr56

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    Cubba put one up at Toyz forum.
     
  9. slopeshoulder

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    I had 2 five knob versions. Sold both of them when I got an AC30CC (sounds great) and a boutique EL84 amp.
    I tried the new version for kicks and HOLY MOLEY! I sold the AC30 and the boutiue amp! OK, does that tell you how I love it?
    I use the regular channel set for NO gain or LO gain and it IS an AC30 clean sound! All the detail, chime, honk are there. I Usaully add gian with other pedals.
    I use the boost set to minumum (fully CCW) to biggenate and clarificate my other OD's (a favorite thing to do).
    But I also I set both controls higher to get into AC OD territory and lve this too.
    It is a lifelong keeper.
     
  10. SGFan

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    slopeshoulder, what amp are you using the TBIAC with now? I am curious, cause I have a Fender amp and wondered if the TBIAC could cop convincing AC30 tones with a Fender amp.
     
  11. slopeshoulder

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    Bruno Cowtipper 45 with either 212H or 212Blue cab. It's a Fendery amp, but refined. Check the TBIAC out and if you still want to sclepp an AC30 (even the head weighs a ton) or buy a boutique EL84 amp, you can.
    Enjoy!
     
  12. PlexiFuzz

    PlexiFuzz I know karate. Voodoo, too.

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    Mine's on the way. Should have it mid this week---I'm really hoping this can put a damper on my Vox GASfor a little while...
     
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    I should be getting my new 8-knobber TBiaC in the next week or so. :)
     
  14. Brick

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    Fatclips to follow? [/hopefully]
     
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    I'm taking a serious look at all three new versions.
     
  16. Traintrack

    Traintrack Coolest Member Award Aug 2009 Silver Supporting Member

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    Menatone is one of the best inovative builders around. I am a huge fan of his designs and his quaility.

    The Howie (6 knobber) is just perfect for my rig. If I had to have one box that would be the one.
     
  17. Garygtr

    Garygtr Almost as good! Silver Supporting Member

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    So I'm guessing by the physical location of the boost switch on the new TBIAC (on the right) that the boost is before the OD circuit and is used to up the gain rather than boost the volume like it is on a Box of Rock? Is just one knob assigned to the boost function? Can it be used separately? :confused:
     
  18. Brick

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    According to the review here TOYZ the boost can be used separately.
     
  19. Garygtr

    Garygtr Almost as good! Silver Supporting Member

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    Jeez, here we go again :messedup
     
  20. slopeshoulder

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    The boost can be used separately, and I often do.
    It does boost gain and volume into the TBIAC.
     

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