Tech21 Double Drive

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  1. HeavyMetalNyge

    HeavyMetalNyge Member

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    Anyone ever try this pedal. I just recently won one on ebay (I think it was an impulse buy cause it was only $50). Anyone know how heavy of a distortion I can get with this thing? Is it even any good. If not I'm putting it right back on ebay.
     
  2. Don Rusk

    Don Rusk Biggus Bearfootus Vendor

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    its a ctually a pretty good overdrive - you can dial in a good variety of tones- its a little pedal sounding at some points, but it has its uses....
     
  3. David-R

    David-R Supporting Member

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    I had one and thought it was a pretty good pedal. Generally "musical" sounding distortion, as opposed to buzzy, and a useful tone control. IIRC it was a bit noisy at high gain settings. At $50 you may have the "Bad Monkey" of distortion pedals.
     
  4. jman

    jman Supporting Member

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    i also liked the DD along with the comptortion and Bachman pedals...they can all get some pretty ridiculous sustain,especially the tortion' and AW.
     
  5. Ed Alvarado

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    Not a bad pedal at all. Very useful. Some cool Black Crowes type tones if I remember correctly.
     
  6. LouRossi

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    It's a little 'rounder' then I'm used too but It's a very good box. Marc Ribot replaced his RAT with it & so that's why I was curious about it. You do have to watch the hiss when using hi-gain though.
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  7. billygoat

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    I liked it, but found it had to be way louder than unity to breathe...if that makes any sense. Lived on my board for 18 mos. and that's pretty good. I really liked the silent switching, and it had a good buffer.
     
  8. fr8_trane

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    I've had one for 2 years now and its my goto "marshall" pedal through my fender amps. It's a really good rock rhythm pedal IMO and it can get pretty gainy. The Barber direct drive I bought off the forum to replace the DD was not the improvement I had hoped for and was promptly put up for sale. The Double drive was less congested in the mids, more open sounding and less compressed. I preferred the Barber's low end though.
     
  9. Scott Peterson

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    I've owned mine for about 6 years; it is a GREAT pedal. It was my first choice for use on the Bogner Shiva's clean channel for an "OD" type of sound.
     

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