most transparent pedal besides timmy

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  1. Dave M

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    VFE Pale Horse and Rockbox Baby Blues. -E
     
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    I bought an EM Drive & sold pretty quickly, it added some bassy thing I didn't like when used as a boost & didn't appeal as a low gain drive by itself. Mooer Blues Crab worked much better for me with the tone control tamed.
     
  4. ilikeoverdrive

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    +1 on the TC Electronic Spark Booster!

    It's an incredibly versatile drive pedal, and for 39$ new it's kind of a no-brainer.

    I'm getting some awesome tones with my AmO 50's strat into it, very pleased with it!;)
     
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    Please tell me where I can buy a TC Spark Booster for $39 or anywhere near that?!
     
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    ime AF1 (which I have) and MO (which I have) cover it very well.

    yes, I’ve played and heard numerous real Centaurs. :cool:
     
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  8. bloozeman1

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    I have a ceriatone centaur on my big board. I like it much better than a tube screamer. I prefer the lower mids to the higher mids
     
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    This is a great pedal. The “Hot” switch is a nice feature as well.
     
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    Does that black Amp 11 have a bit more gain? I have never been clear on the different versions of the Amp 11
     
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    For my guitars, I use a Sarno Earth Drive.
    I discovered this pedal over at the Pedal Steel Guitar forum ( they obsess over tone more than we do here at TGP)
    I wanted some slight warmth / overdrive with my pedal steel.
    In experimenting, I started playing my electrics ( Gretsch and Fenders) on my pedal board.. and love how the Earth Drive doesn't mask the tone of the guitars.
    And it can get dirty if you push the gain all the way up.
    Its not cheap... but its been super reliable.
     
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    +1 The Sarno ED is my go-to transparent low-to-mid gain.
     
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  14. bloozeman1

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    That pedal sounds pretty good
     
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    My original Clark Gainster kicked my Klon off the board and as a added bonus is a wonderful od as well... something the Klon couldn't do.
     
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    The Lightspeed has me very curious though.
     
  17. bloozeman1

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    me too
     
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    Transparent enough?
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    Don’t buy a real Klon, OP, and don’t listen to this ridiculous drivel. For one thing, Klons are not very transparent. I mean, no pedal is “transparent,” but a Klon definitely and noticeably alters the EQ curve, even when used as more of a clean boost. Secondly, don’t believe anyone who tells you that original Klons are somehow intrinsically different or special when compared to other faithful reproductions. There’s significant tonal variance even within the originals. Finally, if you were to buy an original, have fun de-gooping when you eventually (and definitely) need to replace one or more of the electros (or some other component).

    Idiocy like this really annoys me.
     

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