OD to Break the Mod'ed TS addiction

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  1. everlovin

    everlovin Member

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    OK Ramblers let's get rambling.....
    I have a friend in an AMAZING touring band from Austin TX that you need to run not walk to go and see ( The Band of Heathens)
    He recently had his TS9 modded ( think homegrown Keeley Mod) he LOVES the tone BUT...
    Still to " heavy" for his taste. in a perfect world.....He'd Kill the gain by 25% since he barely runs the gain as it is and its STILL to heavy.
    My gut tells me to guide him towards the Keeley Mod Sparkledrive to have the ol' clean blend option....but...what do I know?
    Thoughts?
    Remedies?
    Gratzi Y'all
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  2. Deaj

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    Swapping out the drive pot for a100k pot should reduce gain significantly allowing for anything from clean boost to mild overdrive.
     
  3. jamison162

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  4. orogeny

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    how about a clean boost? otherwise, if he wants to retain the TS flavor, the sparkledrive is a great idea. . .
     
  5. Franklin

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    The Sparkle drive is a good idea!! Do a search here for "low gain" if you can and you'll find several options. A boost is a good idea.

    - I like a (full range) treble boost for light gain, it adds grittyness but does color the sound. It isn't a transparent boost.

    - The light OD pedal that I use is the TC Jaugernig DGTM, it is a TS varient but with the led clipping option it has great light OD.

    - Another popular option is the Fulltone FD2 with the "comp cut" mode, which simply bypasses the clipping section (I think!) and you get a clean op amp boost.
     
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    Check out the King of Tone pedal.
     
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    the usual suspect (Timmy) might be to transparent
    - it doesn't color the sound like a TS

    but I think the Pedalworx Tejas (TS territory)
    or the CactusCrunch (Timmy territory) might be worth a look.
     
  8. shawntp

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    If you like the TS flavor of a slight Mid Bump and a boost all in one then Klon is the pedal to check out. It is my OD, my boost, my everything. While its not a Tube Screamer, there are elements that place it in that family of overdrive. Its got a pleasing mid bump and excels as a clean boost OD.
     
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    Please tell me how the CactusCrunch is like the Timmy.
    Thanks
     
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    :agree

    The LTD is my alternate clean tone. It adds just the right amount of mmmm... I rarely turn it off.
     
  12. Lolaviola

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    M I Audio Blue Boy has a lot of control, and a graet range of drive and is inherently cleaner sounding than a TS.
    Treble Booster may be anoter way to go. Light, uncompressed drive. Colors, but in a good way.
     
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    The Cactus Crunch would be a good fit I think. I always used it as more of a booster than Overdrive. I'm a big Band of Heathens fan BTW.
     
  14. TooManyHobbies

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    Death by audio Interstellar overdriver.
     
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    Sounds like a job for an Eternity to me.
     
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    Analogman King of Tone was the answer for me
     
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    I'd say that it depends on the guitar and amp.Some pedals work great with my Fenders(the FD2)and not with my plexi.With others,its vice-versa.My Hoochee Mama excels with the Marshall.
     

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