Tim Pedal (or Timmy) - all is right with the world again!

Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by mude, Feb 8, 2008.

  1. mude

    mude Supporting Member

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    I was briefly without a Tim (or a Timmy). It was almost 24 hours without one. Yikes!

    I went from having 2 Tim pedals and a Timmy to having none. I decided that I did not need all three (which was very reasonable starting point of course) and listed one Tim pedal for sale. It sold. I had mentioned that I had more than one Tim/Timmy and somehow sold the Timmy and got involved in a trade that caused me to lose my last Tim pedal. :eek:

    I have 2 gigs this week and have not been without a Tim/Timmy for years. Not sure what I was thinking as I packed and shipped them away. I probably had been planning on using a LoveKraft, but sold those (and an Eternity) this week as well.

    I started scouring the board for a quick replacement. I briefly thought about picking up a Barber LTD as I have liked them before (I generally use the Tim for clean boost and low/medium gain stuff). The prices are right for Barber stuff and they are very good IMO (have a Direct Drive and a Tone Press still). I tend to run pretty simple relatively clean amps and drive them with pedals. A Tim/Timmy has been a long time staple of the boards I have run.

    Then, out of the corner of my eye (well mostly just being dramatic I guess), I noticed a Tim for sale locally (but listed on this board). A PM, a phone call, a short drive and.........................a Tim is back in my paws.

    I have not plugged it in yet, but.........................things are right with the pedal world again.

    Evan.
     
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  3. KazJY

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    I love hearing stuff like this - I ordered mine in late August, so the phone call should be coming shortly. Keeps my spirits up. ;)
     
  4. mude

    mude Supporting Member

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    I think I have had a half dozen of them (Tim or Timmy) over the years. If you are willing to wait, they are a tremendous bargain IMO. If you can't and buy them used, they are still a heck of a pedal. I have yet to find anything that does what it does as well for my needs. Believe me, I have tried (and would be happy to find something that I like better). Like anything, it depends on what you match it up with, but in the right context, it really is fantastic.

    I also love it when I find something like Barber than can be had used for under $100 and I still think is great. For me, the Tim, Timmy and Barber stuff are some of the best values around.

    Evan.
     
  5. Jay Strange

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    Love that Tim pedal, makes a sweet amp sweeter and a mediocre amp better:D
     
  6. jcshirke

    jcshirke Silver Supporting Member

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    I have a Tim and Timmy. I could match either of them with a variety of AC30s, a Germino Lead 55, a Tone King Meteor II, and a soon-to-be-released Fender-ish style boo-teek amp from Psionicaudio.

    I'm thinking of selling one of them and keeping the other. I really haven't messed with either pedal in quite some time (which is why I'm contemplating selling one). Any suggestions on which pedal/amp combos I should try again in earnest before making my decision? Also, in general, which of the two pedals do people prefer--and why?

    Thanks,

    Jeff
     
  7. dr.tdw

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    Not having a Tim! Now that's the scariest story I've heard in awhile. The Tim is essential to my sound. I can no longer imagine playing without it.

    TDW
     
  8. HereIGoAgain

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    Uh oh! You found out that you needed.....

    Another "Timmy!"

    *pink baby dinosaur LHAO*

    Just how long is the lead time for a new Timmy now?
     
  9. Frenster

    Frenster Put your Rock Face on!

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    That was my dilemma tonight on the gig! I had my FUDD (modified LDO clone) and my PureDrive (excellent), but I still missed the smoothness of my Tim. It just suits me. Paul has it right now...putting in a couple of mini toggles, Timmy style.

    Can't wait to have it back home between the FUDD and the volume pedal.

    Paul!!!....
     
  10. xroads

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    I have a Timmy in front of a Carr Rambler. It really excels for low gain crunch sounds when playing chords. It is so transparent, sometimes I don't even remember that it's on, as it feels like an amp. Try to change the internal trimmers (asymmetric,symmetric clipping) if you are not happy with the sound.
     
  11. Sixa

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    What the F**K were you thinking, selling both the Tim and Timmy. :NUTS
    I could NEVER part with mine ( I own both ).
    Glad to hear that you got one back, now don't make that mistake again.:nono :AOK

    Good luck Evan.
     
  12. mude

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    Yeah, I got carried away. I started with 3 of them and knew that I did not need them all. So, I posted to sell one of them and then got an offer on the Timmy as well. Since I was trying to rasie some money, I figured I could live with just a Tim. Then, a fun trade popped up and..............I don't know what I was thinking actually!

    If I had a decent low gain pedal around, I probably would have lasted at least a week, but I had just gone on a big pedal sell off (selling both a LoveKraft Mojo Drive and Chupacabra, and an Eternity). If I had a Barber LTD, I might have sat tight for a bit and enjoyed the change. But nooooooooooo.

    I'm just glad I found a good local soul that took pity and me and was VERY fair. I slept well last night. :)



    I have 2 acoustics and probably should sell one (hope I don't sell them both by mistake as I have an acoustic gig in two weeks). :jo

    Evan.
     
  13. Glowing Tubes

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    I have two Timmys, they are not going anywhere.
     
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    I use them both, the Timmy for low gain and assymetrically clipped...
     
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    Didn't mean to turn your world upside down ;).
     

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