Ok, so I've had an OCD and a Timmy...what's next?

Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by telecopter, Sep 15, 2005.


  1. telecopter

    telecopter Member

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    Both were good, but not IT. What else is there in that same price range that I should try next??

    Oh yes, it has to be a good match for a Fender '63 Vibroverb R.I. too.
     
  2. The Whiz

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    An attenuator. No "overdrive" pedal sounds as good as turning up the amp IMO.
     
  3. Ben C.

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    Low-med gain: Menatone Red Snapper, Clark/Barber Gainster

    Med-high gain: Emma ReezaFRATzitz, Menatone King of the Britains

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  4. drolling

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    yeah, I've got to agree. I've also got a '63 Vibroverb RI that has a THD 4 Ohm HotPlate permanently attached, but I never attenuate more than -8dB. After that it starts sounding pretty raspy, and that's where your ODs come in. They'll sound quite different once you've got a good power soak in there. I've had mine for years, but there's some newer designs out now. The Weber MASS is very cool and a lot more flexable than a HotPlate.
     
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    That RI breaks up pretty quick on the volume scale, doesn't it? Mine sure did.

    You might look into a MI Audio Blues Pro - definitely in the price range (lower actually), and TS type pedals always sounded good thru my RI...
     
  6. telecopter

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    I've replaced the speakers and upgraded the tubes too.. It stays pretty clean...at least as clean as I need to be.
     
  7. Unburst

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    Depends what you call "it"
    What do you need from a pedal, do you want to push the amp into overdrive or do you want to run the amp clean and get the O/D from the pedal?

    I'm guessing you're going for pedal O/D since the Timmy excels at clean boost (but not O/D imo) and the OCD is probably too scooped for a Tele/Vibroverb combo.

    You're playing a Tele into a Vibroverb?

    Have you tried any of these?

    For clean boost
    Lovepedal Eternity
    Lovepedal COT 50
    Lovepedal Twin 60
    Xotic RC Booster
    Clark Gainster
    ZVex SHO

    For pedal O/D
    Lovepedal Eternity
    Xotic AC Booster
    Xotic BB Preamp
    Hermida Zendrive
    Keeley BD-2
     
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  9. Big Bob

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    Have you tried an Analogman silver 808-ts9? It rules with BF Fenders.
    Bob
     
  10. erksin

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    This is a Brownface amp - has a bit more mids...
     
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    menatone fish factory..
     
  12. Mastervolume

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    I am really diggin the burris boostiest.

    I like it as much as a klon or a Landgraff or the tim or my OD820 or a silver mod or a red llama or an OCD or a blue collar or a howie or a kar krash or a red snapper or a fulldrive or a ............ it goes on for a while.
     
  13. Big Bob

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    Sorry didn't see the 63 in your post. The Analogman still might sound pretty good.

    Good luck!
    Bob:eek:
     
  14. telecopter

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    Anyone tried the Indy Guitarist Pinnacle? It sounds cool...
     
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    Barber Burn Unit (two channels and lots of possibilities for tweaking). Hot Chili Tube Co. Tubester (again...lots of knobs, and you can change tubes to suit your needs)

    There's two more great options to consider.

    Jeff
     
  16. trucks

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    I got an OCD then a Timmy. My next was a Zendrive. The three are a good complement, IMO. I use the OCD for mid to higher gain, the Timmy for clean boost and mid gain and the Zen for low gain. The Zendrive is smooth. Search for some clips or go to www.hermidaaudio.com for a listen.
     
  17. Ross Kingston

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    Have you considered someting like a Keeley Java Boost? When it's set up right with the amp it sounds a whole lot less "boxy" than regular ODs IMO. The amp neads to be on the verge of crunchy though, but I find it much more versatile than just OD.
     
  18. AL30

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    Blue Magic

    Nice, transparent overdrive. Works well with my Fenders.

    http://www.generalguitargadgets.com/

    You can buy them here or check out the Projects page and build your own. Sound samples on the page too.

    AL
     

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