SHOD too ice picky

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  1. spyrotheleo

    spyrotheleo Member

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    Is there any internal adjustments I can do to make it not so ice picky? I find it totally unusable with both my prs cu22 and american deluxe tele into an orange terror. No matter where I put the focus or drive knob it is super bright!
     
  2. Abandoned

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    Try a HBOD from bearfoot... always very sweet on the high end.
     
  3. AndrewC

    AndrewC Supporting Member

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    I sold mine and got a Bearfoot for this exact reason. Happy with the Bearfoot. :)
     
  4. Charlie_Pace

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    I returned mine for the same reason. Just so treble-y.
     
  5. spyrotheleo

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    I guess its time to unload it soon!
     
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    saltydogg Rock & Roll Enthusiast Gold Supporting Member

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    Never cared for the SHOD. That pedal came and went in two shakes of a lamb's tail.
     
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    Not to beat a dead horse here -

    But I A/B'd a Bearfoot HBOD and SHOD. The SHOD was sold in about 30 minutes following the comparison. :aok
     
  8. SeicheNZ

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    do the two pedals even compare? I know everyone does it because of the name and where they come from, but aren't they really different?
     
  9. Octafuzz40

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    Same experience here. I just never thought there was enough bass in the SHOD. I also had the HBOD (it was better), but I've ultimately settled on a Timmy for very low gain duties (plenty of bass there) and a RAT (or RAT clone--I've got both) for low/medium gain. The RAT's typically don't excel in the bass department but it's there if you crank the filter knob, unlike w/ a SHOD's focus knob.
     
  10. Shiny McShine

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    I like the SHOD with an Ampeg Gemini (plenty of low there) and it's mellow so the highs really come out nice.
     
  11. StratStringSlinger

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    Sounds like it's really amp/setup dependent. Works well with my strat and Two Rock Classic Reverb (with G12-65). Again an amp that is has nice smooth highs and bottom. In such a setup the SHOD gives you he right amount of oomph for a lead tone.
     
  12. sick1982

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    Works very well here, has a special sound imho. But I have a rather dark clean sound.

    I do use it with the gain set at 9 to 12 o'clock max. I really like the type of breakup it has.
    That said, it's not the most versatile, and I guess a lot of people expected something different because of the 'honey' part in its name.
     
  13. hawes

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    Also works well with my RectoVerb. Maybe try changing up the EQ on your amp a bit?
     
  14. mesfigas

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    too ice picky or bright ?

    cause i had the pedal and didn't notice it

    i play with 6L6 tubes and fender type clean channel.
     
  15. StratStringSlinger

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    Maybe it would help if people list what amp and speakers they are using.
     
  16. Liquid_Mojo

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    I have the handwired version and use it through a Fender Princeton Reverb. I don't usually use it by itself, but stack it with other pedals. If you have a OD with an overwhelming low end, it can add more dynamics and really balance things out.
     
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    I use my SHO with either a Les Paul, Strat, or an old Ibanez Artist through either a Marshall TSL-122 or my original 65 Deluxe Reverb, and it works great for me.
    I keep the fucus and gain knobs both at about the 11 O-clock position.
    But it CAN get ice-picky if you run that fucus knob past noon.
    Ya just gotta tame that MoFo and you'll be OK.
     
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    i hear the same thing, but i use it for rockier stuff and it works fine. always wanted to try an HBOD, but the price is pretty prohibitive.
     
  19. Blues Wail

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    Bobby D get's them to sound close but, as he says in his demo..........The SHOD is still not a HBOD. I sold the SHOD. Kept the Bee. I did not think that the Shod was TOO bright. I run a Strat with a Super Reverb. I like the warmth & Comp that the Bee has is all.
     
  20. HBob

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    The SHOD sounds great with my amps and guitars. The only exception is the JC-120. With that amp I have to keep the focus around 9:00.
     

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