Six Swords overdrive Overview

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  1. jzucker

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    That sounds so much better than what was on their site!
    Cool!
     
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    Any particular reason why you chose to flag it with other pedal maker's products? I'd be a little PO'd if I were them...
     
  4. KeithC

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    I think you just sold a bunch of them!

    Nice tones and playing :AOK
     
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    I respectfully ask that you please delete this comment. You are above this. I think this is a refuge for most of us.




    Nice playing Jack.
     
  6. erksin

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    Um, what?

    You don't find it a little questionable using other established pedals reputations to highlight a new unknown product?
     
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    ^^ I don't have a dog in this race, and I don't want to comment on propriety, but I have to admit it was a little confusing to see that when I opened up the clip.

    Awesome clip, though!
     
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    ptdesign Handmade sonic art

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    I guess I'm too laid back here in Cali. What is the damage to Alf? BTMB did not post this. I will not comment again. I hope all is well with your buisness, You make fine products. -p
     
  9. DocRock

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    Damn, Jack, that was really bad ass.

    I know it's billed as an "overdrive," but it sounds a lot like a very refined, intense fuzz, especially on note decay. Very, very nice.
     
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    thx for the fabulous demo ...
    don't need to say that this is fantastic playing too ...

    would it be possible to make a comparison video,
    like the one donner did with the dumblelike pedals?
     
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    Sounds great, but how does it respond to picking dynamics? thanks!
     
  12. jzucker

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    By the way, i deleted the tagging out of the heading. You're right, that that shouldn't be there.

    The purpose of tagging is for search engines and I do that on all the reviews so that folks who are comparing tones of related products can see more of them at a glance. By the way, if you want to lend me a pedal or two, i'd be happy to do a review for you. no hard feelings. :)
     
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    i don't have enough od pedals to do a shootout.
     
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    None here either, Jack.

    Sorry - I shouldn't have come across so caustic in my initial comment.

    :BEER
     
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    No problem. As I said, if you want to lend me a pedal or two to demo contact me offline.
     
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    My appologies for getting involved. Peace to all.

    btw, mine should be here tomorrow. woohoo!
     
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    I got an email from Keith stating he thought he might have left the manual out of my box, so he sent me a PDF. In it there are settings for Tubescreamer, Rat, DS1, 2 Muffs, Fuzz Face, Tonebender Mk2, Dist+, 250, and Shredmaster. (The TS sound uses B & T on minimum so that midrange is proportionally bigger.)

    That they didn't even have a "Dumbleish" setting when releasing the pedal and manual shows that it really can do more than they intended. Wonder if it can sound like an Eternity too? Maybe somewhere between a TS and Dumble setting. Jack might be able to tell.

    One thing to note, current draw is 70 mA. Most overdrives are only 10-20, so it would likely eat batteries faster than most ODs.
     
  18. gitpicker

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    Very nice playing - thanks for the demo.

    Based on the demo, I would tend to call this a fuzz pedal and not an OD - lots of sustain and very hairy tones coming out, but not a lot of low-end definition and pick artiulation. One thing I will say for it, it doesn't sound like a tube screamer!
     
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    I wish I had the PDF file before I did the overview. I'll record another one using the suggested presets when I get time .
     
  20. slopeshoulder

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    If this is't hype (and it doesn't seem to be), then I'd get it and free up some space.
     

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