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New Chips In A Tim Pedal? *Anyone Tried It?

McSoappy

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While this is the best pedal I've ever played, I watched a video on YouTube of a guy changing out the chips in his Tim pedal and thought about trying it. *The audio wasn't the greatest, and didn't really give me too much of an idea how much the chips change things. *Anyone ever tried this, as I was thinking of tinkering a bit this weekend. :)

David
 

dosmun

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I tried about 10 different chips including the popular choices among others and the differences were very subtle. I ended up settling on the RC4558 but in the end any chip would be fine especially in a live setting. It is a cheap thing to try though so give it a shot and see what you think.
 

Eva

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I agree with the RC4558. Make sure your pin out is correct, so you don't damage anything, if you do tinker.
 

McSoappy

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So stupid question: *Where can I score these chips?

Eva: *what do you mean by checking the pin-out?
 

sixstring531

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I tried a bunch of em (made a small clip on youtube, but its not very good) and now have the 4559 back in (stock). The 4558 is more TS style (as 4558 is the ts chip) and LM1458 takes a little bright bite off, but the 4559 seems most transparent and amplike to me.


Great pedal!
 

McSoappy

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I tried a bunch of em (made a small clip on youtube, but its not very good) and now have the 4559 back in (stock). The 4558 is more TS style (as 4558 is the ts chip) and LM1458 takes a little bright bite off, but the 4559 seems most transparent and amplike to me.


Great pedal!
You might have been the one I messaged on YouTube then. ;)
 

Last Nerve

There is no magic tone in a decal.
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While I like the LM1458 in the timmy, I found the stock chip worked the best in the TIM.
 

Fuhgawz

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I changed it in my Timmy. The standard 4559 is a bit too bright for my taste. I tried RC4558P, which I hated because it made my midrange sound weird. I did like LM4158 because it sounds smooth and TL082 because it is a bit dark which works well in a bright pedal like the Timmy, but I settled on the OPA2134 chip. Just sounds 'bigger' for lack of a better term. It is also the most expensive chip I tried.
 




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