Non compressed, open chimy OD with Tweed Bassman..Tom Petty tone ???

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  1. dallyd31

    dallyd31 Member

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    Would a Keeley Blues driver get me into the open airy OD sound. I am thinking Tom Petty/Black Crowes type of tone. I want to retain some chime and bite.

    Any other suggestions ???
     
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    analogman silver modded tube screamer
     
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    I'm getting ridiculous open, airy, chimey goodness with: Janglebox > TIM > DRRI. Could be too much bright for your bassman, though.
     
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    *gulp*

    spam: TC electronic tube primer/Trex Moller

    check out the moller clips at proguitarshop. Super uncompressed and open. Reminds me of Springsteen and early Townshend tones. Its not a very thick OD, but it retains the top end like a cranked amp and allows you to mix in your clean signal.

    sounds good with my ac30.... but fortunately for me I discovered attenuation.
     
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    Menatone TBIAC nails Petty, IMO.
    Black Crowes can be nailed with an AnalogMan SunFace, VOL knob around 8-9.
     
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    It gets no love around here, but the Carl Martin AC Tone is a great sounding, chimey OD. It's got two gain channels, so you can set one for a lower gain Tom Petty type of thing, and the other for more of a gainy Black Crowes thing. As a bonus, there is a clean boost for leads and fills. Great build quality, and a dedicated AC cord. I can't figure out why it's not mentioned more.
     
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    Is a Keeley blues driver off target ??? Never tried one myself. I have to be careful not to go TOO bright as the basman is fairly bright already.
     
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    It would probably work for a low gain rhythm thing. You should try that big Danelectro overdrive pedal, too... that's the one Mike Campbell uses.
     
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    I'm looking forward to my Indyguitarist CrankedAC for the Vox thing out of my SRRI.
     
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    I had a Tonefactor Mule that got me pretty close to that sound.
     
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    Timmy does it for me.
     
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    The bassman seems to like mids, so I will use an 808 as well for certain tones, but I want something that will just push it and beef it up when playing at lower volumes.

    I want a fairly flat voiced pedal...I have the 808 for that mid boosted tone.

    I need something basically low gain that I can leave on all the time to get a crunchy tone. FYI, I am playing with humbuckers ( a 335)
     
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    Seriously I'd look into the Analogman Sunface. There is an input dial (white trim pot on the PCB) to "clean up" the fuzz and make a nice open, jangly overdrive tone. If fuzz isn't your thing - I would suggest a Red Llama derivative - since I have read that is what Tom Petty uses (or used to use).
     
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    Lots of ways to get close to the neighborhood that you're talking about... one of the best (and most versatile with any amp rig) pedals that I've found to do this lately is the MI Audio Blue Boy Deluxe... All the mini knobs make it very tweakable to dial it in to your amp for what you want to hear... can be set up flat voiced as you describe, which is more like the KBD-2 but better tone and more flexible IMO, and this pedal plays FANTASTICALLY well with both humbuckers and single coils.
     
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    janglebox and a decent OD pedal will get you there!
     

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