Old Tim vs New Tim

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  1. jono007

    jono007 Member

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    Hi,

    Just went crazy and bought two Tim's from two TGP'ers (thanks neil99 and Garbanzoman).

    Noticed that they were different cosmetically. One is obviously older than the other because it looks different from the ones in online shop pics.

    They sound the same sonically to my amateur ears. Just wondering if anyone else has had the luxury of testing an older Tim vs a newer Tim. [​IMG]The circuits inside appear identical.

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    What do you guys think?
     
  2. paraedolia

    paraedolia Member

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    That yellow wire sounds different. :)
     
  3. Londoncalling

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    awwwww beat me to it!
     
  4. mude

    mude Supporting Member

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    I have had several over the years and I think they have all been the same. Fantastic pedal for the right application. Enjoy.

    Evan.
     
  5. sandman

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    I've got the 'new' one and I love it... I love the battery holder clamp solution. Not that I use it but many boutiques have batteries just floating around inside and it's a nice detail. I also like the position of the 9V input plug. Smart.
     
  6. Last Nerve

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    IIRC, Paul had trouble with his screener, and had to change to another company.
    Pedal should be exactly the same, tone-wise.
     
  7. PaulC

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    Nothing has changed about the circuit. 1.5-2 years ago i changed the graphics from being stenciled on to silk screened. The box is New Sensors version of the hammond one i used before. The pedals are not made overseas. They're still built the same way in my home like I've always done.

    Later, PaulC
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  8. screamingduck

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    My Timmy will be on my main pedalboard until I'm either too old or too deaf to play anymore:band
     
  9. Cary Chilton

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    I LOVE the TIM, esp it's dialability!
     
  10. sandman

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    Hi Paul, I was by no means implying they were! I was talkin' to you as you were making mine :D

    Edited the post just in case...don't wanna potentially confuse anyone.
     
  11. PaulC

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    Hey Sandman - you didn't imply anything! there have been guys in the past who thought the pedals were made overseas though because of where the box comes from. I just wanted to clear that up.

    The main thing is I don't want the graphics change to turn into a "gold vs silver" thing. The circuits are the same. There's a lot of things i can do to it, but there's enough guys who are buying them because they heard one and I don't want to make changes because of that. If I ever change the circuit it'll say so on it, or just be a new pedal.

    Later, PaulC
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  12. orogeny

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    i think i'm going to have to get me one of them sandman tims one day with the toggle switches for clipping and such on the outside. . . . . . . but that might look silly next to the two timmys on my board . . . . .
     
  13. sandman

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    no such thing as 'silly' :)

    in fact I call them 'Realfi' Tims...
     
  14. giggedy

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    I have to check to see what color wire I have in mine as soon as I get home. Please please please please be yellow!
     
  15. John Hurtt

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    I've had the pleasure of owning the current version and from several years ago. They both had the same great tone, no differences that I could tell.
     
  16. fullerplast

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    Every early Tim adopter knows it's really a painted box/unpainted box thing.... the "plain metal box with taped on label" era Tims were the ones.:D
     
  17. KLB

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    You Betcha!

    (Nah, they are all 100% GOOD STUFF. But I do love my plain box TIM.)
     
  18. Trebor Renkluaf

    Trebor Renkluaf I was hit by a parked car, what's your excuse? Gold Supporting Member

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    Yep. With Tim's older is definitley better. :AOK
    Did I mention I have one for sale? :D
     
  19. kldonegan

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    The yellow wire has way more mojo.
     
  20. PaulC

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    The mojo comes from the fact that the yellow wire comes in a 1000 ft roll - costs less!

    Purple is my fav color, but that only comes in 100ft rolls, and by the time you bought 10 of those you ended up paying a lot more than the yellow, so yellow it is (except for every now and then when it's on back order then it's what ever they got).

    Later, PaulC
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