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MIA Crunchbox + Barber LTD?

Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by chris_dk, Aug 28, 2008.

  1. chris_dk

    chris_dk Member

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    Hi guys!

    I am currently using a MI Audio Crunch Box for high gain distortion. I run it into my clean amp, and I like the sounds I get out of it.

    Now I am looking for a mild drive to go along with it, and have heard some good things about the Barber LTD.
    Do you think the LTD would be a good match for the CB? I like tubescreamer kind of sounds...

    Another thing about the LTD:
    I am afraid it is TOO tweakable for me, seeing that it has 2 internal trim pots. I normally like a pedal that's easy to tweak, but do you guys see this as a problem?

    Thanks...
     
  2. highfive!

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    the ltd's internal trimmers are for bass and presence, and it's mostly a set-it-and-forget affair. I use an orginal big box rat for high gain, and stacking it with my ltd sr is quite blissful. Never tried a CB, though...
     
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    i think thats a good match. i run a ltd type pedal as my lower gain and a cb for high gain. good match.
     
  4. chris_dk

    chris_dk Member

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    Sounds good so far!
     
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    One thing I've heard from a number of people that the MI Blues Pro goes perfectly with the CB for what you're looking to do.
     
  7. semi-hollowbody

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    LTD wont do tubescreamer sounds...it is a transparent warm light over drive pedal...
    I have the ltd and the crunch and I love these pedals...maybe a bbe green screamer is the way to go...this pedal will get you from ltd light od to crunch hard rock gain and is very tubescreamer like
     
  8. chris_dk

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    It's not that I'm looking for exact TS sounds. I'd like a more transparent overdrive than the TS, which is only mild gain. But I wouldn't mind some TS flavor and a little bit of mid boost.

    Judging by the soundclips, I think both the Blues Pro and BBE Screamer, as suggested, has too much gain for me.
     
  9. el34power

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    I agree in the fact that the blues pro has too much. The ltd works well with the crunch box. It does have a slight ts flavor but not too much.
    I like to use a Keeley BD-2 with the crunch box as a solo boost too..
     

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