Swart STR Owners... What dirt pedal???

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  1. koa

    koa Member

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    I just picked up an original STR this week and I'm looking for a dirt pedal that would work best with it. I've heard stay away from TS pedals... is this accurate? Thanks
     
  2. magilla

    magilla Chasing those soulful sounds. Silver Supporting Member

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    Mad Professor Sweet Honey Overdrive could be a good 'un. Very musical. Great if you're going for a mid-gain, cranked Fender sound. Harder to dial in a mild sound with Humbuckers, I've found. Still great sounding, though. What kind of sound are you going for?
     
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    I'm playing a Tele into it. Looking for blues-rock/country rock tones.
    Thanks
     
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    If you have any friends with modeler pedals, it's a real easy way to test drive several pedals without buying/selling. I have a couple and they're surprisingly close to the pedals they model.
     
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    I really like the King of Tone with the AST a lot. I also like my AM Ts 808 for certain situations. It ends up being a very thick tone. You sacrifice a lot of clarity. Also a germanium treble does wonders for the AST if you're pushing it.
     
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    I personally would stay away from anything that is trying to change the tone too much. I think this amp sounds best just running guitar to amp. However, if you do want to run a pedal (and there are lots of good reasons for doing so) I would try to stay more or less EQ neutral. Greg V did a great demo of a boost and OD from the same company that I think go really well with the Swart sound. Check it out if you haven't - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lmyoZdgHVJQ
     
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    The Wampler Ecstacy witht he toggle in the middle position is very neutral EQ wise.

    JHS Morning Glory also just a nice push with some EQ options as well.

    Neil
     
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    I crank mine all the way up and with humbuckers I don't need a dirt pedal. With my strats and tele I goose it a bit with a Klon. Works great!
     
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    A boost will do ya! ;)
     
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    I mainly use my Tim pedal with mine. I think transparent boost type pedals sound best with this circuit, although Treble boosters are cool too.
     

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