Tim/Timmy ! Who owns both, and why not sell one of them?

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  1. dmczern

    dmczern Member

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    Apparently, the Tim has Timmy built right in, + boost.
    So why keep both of them? (yes I've used the search function:) )

    :munch
     
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    WTB: In the emporium?
     
  3. cbpickin

    cbpickin Tweed Supporting Member Silver Supporting Member

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    I had both for over a year, but I just sold my Tim and kept Timmy. The Tim has much more gain available than the Timmy, so that would be one reason to keep both. Paul explained it to me like the Timmy goes from 0-800 and the Tim from 0-1500 with the boost engaged.
    The Tim also has the loop and boost stage. Depending on your available real estate you could put one or the other on the board. For the price, it is easily justifiable owning both.
    I just found neither was on board permanently at the moment and my real estate is at a premium. When I want the low gain od or boost of the Tim/Timmy I'm always using Timmy so I sold Tim. I'm sure I'll regret it someday though.
     
  4. dmczern

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    Thanks cbpickin !! Anyone else ?
     
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    I had both and sold the Timmy. Tim's staying with me for the long haul....
     
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    i run both on my board. tim is first in the dirt chain and timmy is last.

    i use the tim for 3 distinct purposes depending on the gig and/or guitar.

    country (tele) - use as a light to med gain
    pop/rock/etc (strat) - volume dimed (or close) and gain almost off; always on
    all humbuckers - use as primary med to upper med gain; or as above for strat with the eq compensating differently

    so, the tim is kinda like my master eq with dirt options.

    the tim and timmy stack into each other unbelievably well. i run other dirt pedals, but i could easily get away with just those 2. there is a wide range of tone / dirt with the tim / timmy combo.

    if i had to sell one, i'd sell the tim (and buy another timmy)
     
  7. mild

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    Timmy for me. He's smaller, and gives me pretty much the same EQ spectrum of sound that Tim gives me. Also, Tim is really tall.

    The rest is up to my Eternity. Its a great stack...
     
  8. PlexiFuzz

    PlexiFuzz I know karate. Voodoo, too.

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    I just got a Timmy. I'm on the list for a Tim. I think I have a use for both, but if not, I'll probably just keep the Timmy.

    I don't need a ton of gain since I'm pushing an already cooking amp, and I've found that I really like the asymmetric clipping the best, which I don't think the Tim has (unless it's a special order)---I could be wrong about that, though.
     
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    guitarpkr67 Supporting Member

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    I've had both and kept the Tim. They just seemed redundant to me. I do like the size of the tim though.
     
  10. dmczern

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    Thanks for your replies guys, keep em coming please!

    :munch:munch
     
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    You mean Sunday?;)

    I love my Tim. Played it through an old Twin Reverb for this one gig in New York and it just sounded incredible! Haven't tried the Timmy though...

    +1 on diggin the size of the Tim. I like how it stands taller but the thing is it's smaller than my FD2 as far as width so I'm okay.
     
  12. Timmo

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    Where does one order a Tim, Timmy?
     
  13. Csapo

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    There is redundancy but I waited so long that I feel the need to hold on to both.

    Funny, I have this feeling about a couple "long wait time" pedals.
     
  14. Cliff

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    I had a Tim, but didn't have need for the boost...and I don't like a large pedal board, so space is a premium. Sold it and got a Timmy. Been a few years now, and Timmy's still here.
     
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    I have both, I use the Tim set to higher gain settings and the Timmy for lower gain and at this point they both serve their purpose very well. I also use an R.C.Boost, a Zen Drive and a BB Preamp. FWIW
     
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    I have both, they both are great pedals. Put the Timmy in the loop of the Tim, double your pleasure, double your fun.

    TheGrooveking
     
  17. dmczern

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    HOLY SH#T GROOVEKING, do you have more gear than god :jo

    I remember looking at the first page of your pics a long time ago,
    but just took the trip through all your pics, holy moly!
     
  18. Snakum

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    To get on the list for the Tim/Timmy, send an IM to Paul Cochrane. Someone here will know his user ID, I'm sure, cuz I've forgotten it already.

    I've heard so much about the Cochrane pedals, and his prices are so darn reasonable ... I got on the list myself. :)

    Edit ... found it ... "PaulC"
     
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    I have both on my board for at least three years now. I use the TIM more, but sometimes I kick both on. I would keep both if I was you, you just can't beat these pedals, and it's nice to have all the gain options in a live setting.

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    Shane
     
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