Menatone users: need an advice!

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  1. blueprint

    blueprint Member

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    What Menatone pedal would match an EL 34 powered amp set clean with single coils guitars?
    I like dynamics and I use my guitar's volume pot a lot...
    Any opinion welcome!

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  2. Hamilton

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    What type of gain are you going for?

    The Red Snapper is great for boost and low/med gain sounds. The Blue Collar is a great all around drive. Both the Working Mans Blue, and the King of the Britains are good for med/high gains.

    Overall, Menatones are great pedals. I have a couple. Our local shop is always running out of them because they sell faster than Brian can make them!

    Hamilton
     
  3. blueprint

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    Well, I'm mostly looking at low to mid gain, not high gain at all.
    According to you, Hamilton, the Fish Factory would work for me?
     
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    I've never tried a Fish Factory, but since it is a Red Snapper, and Blue Collar in one, it should be very good. Plus you can stack the two together if you want a higher gain sound.

    Hamilton
     
  5. Seegs

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    My favourite Menatone pedal is the Ms. Foxy Brown...I've had the 3 knob and it was excellent for low-gain...crunch or just pushing an amp over the top...

    The 3 knob was a bit bright and I wanted a little more control over the brightness so I have a 4 knob on the way...

    Chow,
    Seegs
     
  6. bobotwt

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    I have a 6-knob kotb that I just haven't gelled with. I love the feel but it is so overly bright. One of the guys on the toyz forum did a mod to his. He put a cap on the volume pot of his tbiac and said it helped alot in making the treble control more usable. I want to try this but I'm not sure about his cap value. He said he used a 4700pF cap. What else do i need to know (such as voltage rating, ceramic or metal film, etc.) when getting a cap for a pedal?
     
  7. stratneck

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    I just got my Kar/Krash , and I played through a Rivera and I super Rev BF, better,with the R on the lead chanel,
    so so w' the BF.
    still experimenting! So far, Ilike the pedal .OH!, My amps, are
    tubed w' 6l6s:rolleyes:
    Hope the help???
     
  8. Rollo Timbre

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    My favorite set up is a EL34 powered 50watt half-stack, set clean, with a strat type guitar. I like to play funky type blues and like pedals which embellish my clean tone. I think Menatones are perfect for this role. I use the new Dirty Blonde a lot for a cleaner rhythm. I set the drive between 12 and 1:00, and it gives my tone a cool sweetening plus a little grind. Some have complained that the pedal is a little mushy, but it reminds me more of the sag you get when cranking an old Fender Showman. I've also been loving the new Kar Krash with this setup. It's a little tighter sounding than the DB, and perfect for a little higher up the gain ladder. This is probably the least pedalistic pedal I've owned. It's very dynamic and amp-like, and is cool to crank and then ride the guitar's volume. When I want to enhance a straight clean tone, I usually go with the Red Snapper. With my strat, I usually have it set pretty clean, but with my Gibson, I like to crank the gain for some creamy overdrive. It doesn't congest with humbuckers like so many overdrive pedals do. I also really dig the Workingman's Blue. I have an older one and I think it's great for that Marshall grind. I've tried the new six knob WMB, and it seems a little more dynamic and can do the clean gains a little better.
     
  9. blueprint

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    Thanks all for the replies, it helped me, really...:)
     
  10. Nathan

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    I own the Kar Krash and continue to be impressed by it. It's one of the most dynamicsemsitive pedals I have played (the Xotic BB and OCD are way up there too). Anyway, I recommend it. I used it with 6L6 and KT66 in the same amp so I can't say about EL34's. I find this pedal to be maybe the most amplike out of any ss pedal I have heard. So many settings it's a blast. Only my Varidrive sounds more amplike, and even then, there's not that much difference.
     

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