OD for Super Reverb

Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by redpony, Feb 10, 2006.


  1. redpony

    redpony Member

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    I have a Super Reverb RI and a Vibrolux and it seems all of my pedals like the Vibrolux better than the Super Reverb--except for my Reverend Drivetrain, which is ok for what it does.

    I'd really like to get a chimey overdrive full of harmonics as this seems to be the base signature of the Super Reverb. Can anyone suggest pedals that would enter this territory and/or sound good with a Super Reverb?
     
  2. drbob1

    drbob1 Silver Supporting Member

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    Zim-tried it in the store with a Super (SF) and it was just killer-all the way from SRV to hard rock...
     
  3. rockster12

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    I have an old 66 super that pretty much just sits in my music room but every now and then I like to play through it and the other night I played through a ts808 followed by an analogman DS1 pro and it sounded great. I would cover pretty much the same area only since it was 2 pedals, it made it a little more versital because now I had basically 4 different tones.
     
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    if you are interested in a barber direct drive let me know, it should work good with a SR, has the pull knob for harmonics.
     
  5. homerayvaughan

    homerayvaughan Supporting Member

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    I have a '66 super reverb and use with it:
    Reverend drivetrain
    Barber DDSS
    TS808
    Zendrive
    all nice OD tones, just different flavors:p
     
  6. A440

    A440 Silver Supporting Member

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    zendrive works for RF :D
     
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    the bjf bbod works perfectly on a super reverb, as does the tim, as does the barber ltd
     
  9. tga-3

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    +1 for the Zendrive for great smooth overdrive with a Fender Amp.
    FWIW,
    Rick
     
  10. gitpicker

    gitpicker Silver Supporting Member

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    I have an old 1965 Super Reverb - most TS clones work well - +1 on the ZIM (HB card for OD / Dist - VT for low OD Strat work) - Keeley modded RAT is cool for higher gain stuff.

    But the best (IMO) is a COT 50 or FAB 50 for light OD - and Eternity for everything else!

    PS - try keeping your treble at 5 /6 - this helps with the fizzy sound some OD's produce - and keep the mids at or below 7 - this allows the mid hump of TS clones to shine through without becoming muddy. I leave the bass control off, but try to keep it at 2 or below to keep the amp from sounding woofy.

    Works for me....
     
  11. Guitarzan

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    I use an Eternity with my SR for exactly what you are describing. Add a COT50 and an RC boost and you can cover everything!!! The eternity is amazing!!!
     
  12. redpony

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    Thanks for the replies. I should have mentioned that my main two guitars are a Start and Tele. The Strat sound I'm looking for is that chimey Television/Marquee Moon sound. If anyone has seen Grizzly Man, Richard Thompson's guitar sound knocked me out. Round with some grit and a bit of swirl.

    Of the sound samples I've heard online, I like the COT 50 and LTD. Has anyone ever used a Hotcake with a Super Reverb?

    I have the Dave Hunter effects book, and the Roger Mayer stuff stood out for me on th cd. The Concorde+ sounded great (although a different, beefier sound), but its hard finding any info on it--or sound samples and dealers.

    Great (but dangerous) forum here.... and thanks again.
     
  13. johan

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    i have a 66SR. use a zendrive, eternilty, klon and cjod. they all sound AMAZING.
     
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    The Volume knob....hehe.

    I like the OCD.
     
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    zendrive and voodoo lab sparkle drive
     
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    I use a KOT VI with my 64 SR, after that I like the TS9/Silvermod.
     
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    i use a Maxon OD-820, Marshall Bluesbreaker pedal I, and a PPF with my SR. the zendrive and Eternity also sound great through a Super.
     
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    I have an old BF Super Reverb. I love using my Klon with it.
    Here's what it sounds like (using 63 Tele):
    http://www.danafuchs.com/music/mp3/Live-God's Song.mp3

    I have the Klon on for the fills, the solo and a good part of the rythm playing. The thing I love about it is that you really can't tell that a pedal is on- it just gets gainier and fatter and it FEELS great.

    JD
     
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    +1 on the Klon and Zim....
     

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