Ok, I need a crunch/Drive pedal for clean amp

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  1. Glowing Tubes

    Glowing Tubes Gold Supporting Member

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    Ok,
    I like running my amp up to the edge of its clean, then pushing it slightly over with a drive pedal. Something that can give it a nice tight crunch.

    I have had or tried so many pedals and so far the only one I really love is my Timmy, it lets my tone through, is very open and clear. I'm looking for another one to pair up with it.

    I've tried:

    RC Boost
    OCD
    Zendrive
    MI audio blue boy
    Takky Drive
    Keeley and Analogman BD-1 and TS
    CJOD (this one was the sh*t, but I cant justify that kind of money in a pedal)

    I know I'm forgetting several.


    I'm curious about BJF pedals too

    Recommendations are appreciated

    RC
     
  2. albuht813

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    Try a COT 50. Gives me plenty of crunch on my '65 fender RI.
     
  3. Jacobpaul81

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    Another pedal in the COT 50 vein, check out the gaspedal.net CARB
     
  4. slowburn

    slowburn Supporting Member

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    how 'bout another timmy?
     
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    markom89 Senior Member

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    +1 on all the pedals listed. The BJF PPF looks cool or the CAF...
     
  6. Glowing Tubes

    Glowing Tubes Gold Supporting Member

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    I tried the carb, really great voicing to that pedal but it would produce this weird semi-tone ugly thing when the gain was pushed. Anybody else have that problem? Other than that, I'd be interested in it.

    Another Timmy? I have a couple on order, its been difficult to reach Paul as of late for me.

    What is the COT 50 based on?

    Thx.

    RC
     
  7. otherone

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    For a really nice crunch into a clean amp, try a Keeley fuzzhead...it can be really great as an overdrive pedal...I use a Keeley fuzzhead along with a Proanalog Dual drive on one board and a Keeley fuzzhead along with a Analogman KOT on anaother board.
     
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    r9player Silver Supporting Member

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    I think the Carb would work just fine.
    Also I haven't experienced any 'weird' tones when pushing the carb to max so far.
     
  9. Glowing Tubes

    Glowing Tubes Gold Supporting Member

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    Yeah, it was weird, with the gain past about 1:00 this sub harmonic not would be in there, not good. I'm going to try it again tonight. Other than that, I thought it was pretty good sounding. Its my friends, perhaps he has one with a defect.

    RC
     
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    It's a Plexi-ish OD.. I don't think it's based on another pedal.

    I like it both into a totally clean amp or into an amp that's already cooking a little. It's a great pedal for crunch
     
  11. gaspedals.net

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    Hi Andersonguy, a buddy just pointed me to this thread. The carb does bring out some overtones but it shouldnt be discordant sounding at all. The Carb has very little compression so it can accentuate bad tubes etc in an amp more than say a TS type circuit, however if the rest of your rig is solid and your sure it is the carb - something is wrong with it.

    First thing I would do is change the battery as low voltage and some alkalines can cause weird noises. It is possible to fry the tranny by plugging in an improper power source which could leave the unit functioning but sounding bad. If your sure the rest of your rig is solid you should have your friend send it to me to check. I use mine on 10 often and hear no strange overtones. Thanks-Jayson
     
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    try an Xotic BB preamp. That has TONS of gain, but it can also just do a mild cruch.
     
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    Eternity on a lower gain setting.

    jon
     
  14. Glowing Tubes

    Glowing Tubes Gold Supporting Member

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    Hey Jayson,
    Thanks for the reply. I love the way the pedal is voiced. It does some cool unique stuff too.
    I tried it through my friends rig which is definately solid. He lent the carb to me for the weekend and I'll see if its doing it through my rig as well. I'll also remove the battery if its still in there.
    I may have to get one for myself and compare.:)

    RC
     
  15. Franklin

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    Andersonguy-

    Have you considered a clean boost pedal?

    I run my amp very hot, and use OD pedals for when I have the volume knob on the guitar rolled back for rythmn playing. I'll kick on my SHO or Beano boost and get into some heavy duty crunch on power chords and nice sustain and bite for leads.

    Of course I use a 22 watt DRRI, you may not be able to crank yours so loudly.
     
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    You might like the new AC Booster more than the RC Booster.
     
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    Cool RC, please keep me updated. If theres something wrong with it Id like to make it right. Peace-Jay

     

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