So...what do you stack your Carb with???

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  1. Stressfest

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    Hi All,
    Screwing around with my Carb today and it absolutely loves the AC30...match made in heaven. I tried running the Klon but found it a bit too thick, making the celestion blues fart a bit...I didn't get a chance to try the RC yet, of which i could imagine working quite well but was wondering what everyone's using as a boost...or do you use the Carb as your boost?

    Hands up who has an opinion?? :D
     
  2. Phil M

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    I have not had a lot of luck stacking it, but here's something that works for me (not part of my standard setup yet though).

    I like to run the Carb close to the front of the chain with the volume and gain at around 1:00-1:30 and toggle to the right. I run this into a vintage style amp that is breaking up a little but not totally saturated. I run a clean booster after the Carb to boost the volume and since the amp is already a little ragged, it adds a little saturation and smoothness.

    Les Paul => Carb => clean boost => Tophat Club Royale or Allen Old Flame

    So I've got a base sound that's a little edgy, but can be rolled back for clean via the guitar's volume knob. Then I've got the Carb for a dirtier rhythm tone, and the clean booster for leads.

    The booster I'm using is the boost side of the TC Jauernig Gristle King (which also give me a tubescreamer sound).
     
  3. Stressfest

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    I've only tried the Klon and Lo Driver so far myself and only before the Carb...may have to try behind the effect instead.
     
  4. Tweeker

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    Agreed. I am a stacking freak and I am still working on getting the CARB to play well with others. It's my only overdrive that does not like being stacked with a Neo Fuzz. It does seem to respond well to being boosted by a DOD Bi-Fet FX10 (almost anything does). I am using it with mixed success when used in front of a Zendrive and Blue Boy Deluxe. I think I like it best by itself.
     
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    The Carb followed by the Eternity is excellent for me - I usually choose one or the other, but if the Eternity is on - the Carb on top of it gives an extra treble boost that adds a nice complexity - I then often have both going until the end of the song...can work with the volume on the guitar well, too...

    The one pedal I have the most trouble with is the wah (area 51) followed by the carb - maybe its the carbs germanium ancestry? Not that it squeals or doesn't work, its just...brash, not ideal. I'll be putting a buffer on the wah and we'll see if that makes mo better.
     
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    I agree. I think it is the germs, and I've posted about this in another thread. If the Carb is on, the wah stays off (true bypass wahs).
     
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    Hotcake. sounds good, either side of the CARB, thou I prefer before it
     
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    Tried Carb with blackstone....:dude
     
  9. Matts Tone

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    Could someone please tell me about the Carb? As I've read a few comments about it but do not know who makes it & who stocks the pedal?

    Thanks

    Matt
     
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    Thanks War Ship for the info!!
     
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    +1 for Jay
     
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    The Carb/Klon (or vise versa) thing doesnt do anything for me.

    The BJF Emerald Green into the Carb on the other hand is a rocking combo!!
     
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    Didn't like that combo at all myself...detracted from the tone of the Carb.

    Anyone tried two Carbs stacked???
     

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