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TC Electronic Tailspin VS Boss VB-2

dattoboy1

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Anyone know if this is just a stripped down clone? I'm very interested... @ 1/6th of the price.
 

gearscrubs

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I suspect the Tailspin is an update of the Behringer UV300, which itself is a VB-2 clone. It looks like TC did not include the momentary latch/unlatch feature, which is very useful, imo. For that reason, I would (and did) buy the UV300 instead.
 

Javiceres

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The two Behringers I've tried had an really noticeable ugly background noise. One of those is actually mine and I never use it because if that reason.
If I test a vibrato, the first thing I do is setting the depth to its minimum and thoroughly compare the signal with the pedal set to on and bypased (and bypased an out of the signal chain).
 

MIM#1

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Any body try the TC Tailspin yet? If it sounds like the UV300 without the frying bacon sounds that mine has then I'm in!
 

InAbsentia

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Any body try the TC Tailspin yet? If it sounds like the UV300 without the frying bacon sounds that mine has then I'm in!
Where did you buy yours from? They may work with you even though the rubber is messed up being that it’s defective. I’ve got a slew of vibe pedals and the uv300 is my favorite hands down.
 

MIM#1

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Yeah, I may attempt to return it,but as a foreigner who's Czech is barely pass-able it might be more trouble than its worth. I bought it from the Czech 'Guitar Center', MUZIKER.
I have to agree, its a phenominal sounding pedal. I have some NICE vintage chorus units by Arion,Sound City and Pearl. I always thought they had an amazing leslie/Vibrato sound. But after trying the UV300 I realize that no chorus does pitch vibrato,and now its a sound I need on my board!

Update, FIXED! :banana Bad solder joint somewhere. Touched up a bunch and no more frying bacon! I'll put this thing in its own little bypass loop and it will live happily ever after on my pedalboard. If I could figure out how to put an expression pedal jack on the rate pot It would cure my VB-2W gas!
 
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Balok

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I went through the gamut (shaker, shaker mini, uv300, koko) and went analog with a used VB2W. The Tailspin is almost certainly a stripped down Shaker.
 

Coldacre

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I went through the gamut (shaker, shaker mini, uv300, koko) and went analog with a used VB2W. The Tailspin is almost certainly a stripped down Shaker.
nah the Shaker is digital and the Tailspin analogue. they should sound pretty different
 
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I was looking at the Tailspin and the UV300 myself.

Can any uv300 owners tell me if there is any signal loss/tonesuck/noise when the uv300 isn't engaged? Does it really need to be in a loop?

If the uv300 molests the guitar signal when off, maybe the Tailspin is the way to go?
 

MIM#1

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I would recommend a loop,there is a small hiss but its worse before dirt pedals. Its worth having it in a loop though!
 

Kluch

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Have a uv300 on my christmas list this year. If it's got too much noise though I may check out the tailspin. I've seen it discounted on guitarcenters website a couple of times (which makes it even cheaper!)
 

MIM#1

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Once I got rid of the frying bacon, its really not that noisy. Shouldn't be a problem. The looper however will definately prevent any mechanical failures with the stomp switch, etc... Its really one of the few pedals I own that definately makes my guitar sound and 'feel' better when its on. I've got vintage phasers and choruses but none of them can claim that.
 






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