Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by TheGrooveking, Sep 9, 2005.
Seven new pedals from TC Electronics....
Gotta stick my ear in those.
Delay looks promising.
Actually now that I look closer at them...looks like they are rehoused T-Rex pedals ....
It has all the same features, even the MIDI port is located at the same spot.
The delay sounds really good to me.
check out the od! VERY amp-like!
They do look real cool... but maybe Rid's on to something.
Does TC have anything to do with Trex? Just an outsourceing kinda deal???
Well they have been asking around for some collabs...maybe this one was a fruity one?
Gotta open up one of those soon.
Will the delay output 100% wet only?
Not impressed so far.
True bypass? I doubt it, TC has never gone that way.
Tone control on Delay is just on/off. 1500 ms on a digital delay is very 1995. I'll give props for the MIDI control on the delay, even though I can't see myself using it, but let's see what the price is.
Tiny buttons to change modes? Why not full size footswitches?
The tremolo reminds me of the Voodoo Labs model, but not quite as good. Matter of fact, all the pedals remind me more of VL pedals than of the old TC pedals.
The compressor looks like it matches the feature set from Keeley, AnalogMan, etc., but nothing new.
The dirt pedals have some pretty stiff competition out there, but who knows what the TC target market is. Maybe they're trying to compete with Boss.
and where's the damn Vintage TC XII Programmable Phaser?
Well they are just rehoused T-Rex pedals....they have the same layout, same features etc etc...
Well in all my setups it has just been a source for more static noise....never had any real benefits that was groundbreaking for me.
Probably not true bypass. I have a TC Electronics SCF pedal that is buffer out, no tone suckage at all. In fact, I find it improves the over all tone of my effects board (which is all true bypass except for the SCF) when I do use the SCF near the end of the chain. True bypass is important, yes, but, all true bypass in the chain can lead to problems. Helps to have a high quality buffer output towards the end. And, if these new TC pedals are anything at all like their older stuff, it will have a high quality buffer.
TC competing with Boss? I doubt it, their competition is the boutique stuff. From a tone, quality and price standpoint.
I looked at the T Rex lineup and the TC Vintage pedals do seem to be re-packaged versions of the Bass Juice, Alberta, Comp-Nova, Tremster, Replica, Mudhoney, and Dr. Swamp. Same layout, same features, same itty bitty buttons.
Good luck, TC.
If you're going to just re-label stuff from other companies, not only are you going to other be behind the curve, you run the risk of losing the TC reputation.
As to True Bypass - it's important to me, because I often run a big board with ten to twelve pedals. I have a great buffer in the Voodoo Vibe, but if I ran eight or nine buffered pedals, I would expect some high end loss. If you run a smaller board - 4 or 5 pedals, TB probably makes less of a difference. But it is a factor in deciding where my money goes.
There are too many great pedals out there. Wait a minute, that's a good thing.
Yeah I wonder what they want with this??
As stated before, it is blinding obvious that they are using T-Rex stuff.
Which mostly is made in the far East, only a few of them are made here!
Had a friend who worked for TC...he left and is now working for some highend HI-FI guys instead
Did not want to work for them anymore...guess the standarts got too low??
Well if I use TB pedals I get alot of annoying static and hum...
And that is no matter if it is by battery or powersupplies.
Plus the signal ends up being useless at the end.
I prefer good buffered stuff...so it is nice to have those in plenty here
If I mix them the loss dissapears, but the hum and static stays, until I remove the 9v'ers...then no more trouble.
Too obvious! If these two Danish companies don´t have a contract about using the designs and copyright, I´m curious to know if those pedals will be allowed to be distributed.
Unfortunately, they are not cheaper than the Trex stuff. I first thought you might get a poor man´s replica etc. but no...
Really have no idea what they are intending with this.
BTW, "nice" to hear that my "handmade in Denmark" labeled Tremster seems to be made in the Far East. Interesting...
Well not all from what I can tell.
Also depends on how old the effect is.
But I think that those with the Handcrafted in Denmark are just what the label says.
So this would mean they might have moved parts of the production to the Far East at about the time they invented the new logo since all the units I´ve seen with the dinosaur logo on them also say "Handcrafted in Denmark". The new Moller pedal does not say so e.g.
But just my theory.
Does anyone have a clue where this new TC line of effects is manufactured?
Cause if they demand 399EUR for their Far East made delay and you can get a Trex Replica made in Denmark (if this is not among the Asian production line), at least I would go the Trex.
The inards of the Rplica is from Phillips...not made here in Europe