Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by jzucker, Aug 19, 2008.
WOWOWOWOWOWOW! Look for a review soon. This thing kills.
I love these first 5 min reviews
What's great is the note separation and the grit with clarity. I use it in place of an RC Booster and it is on almost all the time.
Yeah great pedal-a bit of a modern classic in my opinion.
The TIM and Timmy pedals have just been a revelation for me with British or tweed voiced amps.
Please don't tell me this, I just bought an RC Booster and it will be here tomorrow.
I use mine with an AC15 and it stays on all the time.
yeah, i tried taking it out of my rig to go to a smaller board, its not gonna happen. the TIM is amazing.
Ummm...I back my first 5 minute reviews up with video reviews, padnuh!
Post of the year!! Way to go Jack!
'03 jzucker joins TGP
'08, 10,000 posts later...jzucker discovers the Tim
Just kidding around of course...
Just bought my second Timmy after selling the first.
Wont do it again.
2 questions for anyone in the know:
1) What's the difference between the Tim and the Timmy?
2) (warning- subjective content) How does the Tim compare with, say the MI crunch box?
Sorry but it's true. I owned 3 RC Boosters, now have a Tim it is a much more natural effect, sounds more like an amp then an outboard device. Besides tone it has more flexibility then the RC Booster.
Completely different things, Crunch box is straight up heavy gain, Tim is low to medium high gain.
This is funny. You think he would have tried this pedal a long time ago. I knew a video was comming soon. It's my all time favorite pedal, and I've been using it as my main (on all the time) pedal for a least three years now. Glad you finally experienced the greatness of the TIM.
After going through a bunch of ODs, my third Tim is on its way to me. I'm NOT getting rid of this one.
I love the TIM also. I also use it with a ZenDrive, I just picked up a Klon and am telling myself no matter what your ears tell you - dont sell or bump the TIM out.
What I like about the TIM is not its capability of higher gain than the Timmy (i think the pedal is sweet at low to medium gain) - but just having two stages of gain right there at your foot.
I keep it on real low and then the boost to medium almost as if you had two different timmy's on the floor to go between (one low and one medium).
Now I have to go write 100 times "no matter how good the klon sounds when you get it don't ever sell your TIM"
The TIM and RC booster are completely different. So much so, that I don't see one as a direct replacement for another. The RC is a clean boost with a very light touch of gain. The TIM is an OD pedal that gets into the distortion realm with the boost channel.
IMO, they are both great at what they do, but they are different. The TIM will not give you the same sweet clean boost as the RC (too much color added, even if it's a beautiful color). The RC will not give you the same breakup, rhythm crunch and overall gain structure as the TIM, but more of a push on the tone you already have.
What the RC Booster does do is add more compression, it is very similar but no where near as good as a KOT. The TIM is far more open sounding and natural. There is more gain on tap but since the pedal is so open sounding it still sounds clear, if this makes any sense.
The problem with the RC Booster is the treble sounds fake if the tone control is set higher then about 10 o'clock. The gain is ok but not the stuff of legends. I think the Tim is still a better booster pedal because it sounds more organic. I like the RC but I prefer the TIM by a wide margin.
Haha, I didn't just discover it. It's in such high demand it's taken 10,000 postings to get one!