Tim users...

Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by Unburst, Aug 25, 2005.


  1. Unburst

    Unburst Member

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    How are you using your Tim?

    I've had mine a couple of days and still getting to grips with it.

    So far I'm liking it more pushing an already OD'ing amp, I was hoping to use it more with a clean amp sound and get the crunch from the pedal itself.

    Anyone using it like that?
     
  2. fuzzyguitars

    fuzzyguitars Supporting Member

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    Hey Unburst:

    I love my TIM and TIMMY.

    Tell us what rig your are using it with and what kind of music you play, that way I can you some info about how I run my TIM for that situation.

    fuzzy
     
  3. erksin

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    I use my Timmy through a very clean amp - basically have the Gain cranked, Bass at 2:00, Treble at 2:30, Volume to taste...
     
  4. cheesey

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    i am using the tim to boost an od'd signal strat thru tweed super clark gainster (big version) .... also will use the tim alone with gain low for a nice stones like tone. i dont really think the tim sounds that great with high gain with my set up , but is awesome for the job it is doing especially at gigs.
     
  5. stratofied

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    For me the TIM is all about low to medium gain, slight EQ/Boost. Usually into a fairly clean amp.
     
  6. Unburst

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    I play a Tele into either a '64 AC30, '74 Twin, '79 Marshall JMP or Fender Pro Jnr.

    I like the Tim at clean to breakup tones, but I have that pretty well covered with the RC Booster and SHO. The Tim does it great too but slightly different, not better or worse, just different.

    Haven't liked it with the gain much passed 1/2 way yet.

    Music-wise, jazz to avante garde with much in-between. Not so much on the blues.
     
  7. SteveR

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    I use mine with a clean sounding Fender Vibrolux Reverb.

    I keep it set for a slight increase in gain, unity volume and EQ'd so that when I'm playing both pickups on my Les Paul it gives the impression of sounding like a bridge pickup, but the tone is bigger and rounder because of still running both pickups together.

    With those settings, engaging the boost gives me a nice volume boost and a tone that sustains and blooms without being heavily gained out. I really like it for cleaner stuff.

    Also, those settings work well when driving another OD set for a higher level of gain. I like it a lot.


    Steve
     
  8. pepeteus

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    I'm using my TIM and Timmy just like that. I'm playing the amp (Peavey Delta Blues 115) clean and take all the overdrive from the pedals. My order of dirt pedals is Marshall ED-1 compressor --> TIM --> Timmy --> Crowther Hot Cake.

    I play single coil guitars - mostly Telecaster. TIM is set to low od with gain at about 1 o'clock and when I need just a little more grit I use the TIM's boost or if I want more compressed dirty sounds I stamp on the comp before the TIM.

    Timmy is my lead pedal 'cause I don't need very distorted rhythm sounds with my current band. So TIM + boost before it are basically all I need at the moment for the rhythm. I should mention that my amp is EL84 powered and it's quite middy to start with. And I say it again - TIM and Timmy are great pedals with EL84 amps!

    One thing which is important with TIM/Timmy is that you should turn the treble and the bass knobs clockwise if you add more drive. That keeps things smoother and tighter.
     
  9. Rollo Timbre

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    I run my TIM with the gain about half and the pot pulled for a little higher compression. My amps are set clean and use the TIM mainly when I want bring out my picking a little more, especially with the in-between settings on my strat. For leads, I love to push the TIM with an LTD or Dirty Blonde. I occasionally use a Mutron Phasor II and love that plugged into the send/receive of the TIM.
     
  10. guitarboy

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    I also use a clean basic amp sound then add the Tim for the drive and a booster pedal ( Fatboost or LTD ) for my lead tone. I
    ran through a Maz and Ghia with both a Strat and a Paul. We cover the funk ( Rufus, JB and the like ) to Stone Temple Pilots
    and Classic Rock. Works for all!
     
  11. Ed Reed

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    I set my Tim's gain and tone contorlls all at 1:00 and the volume at about 11:00. Sometime I use the Tim's boost and sometimes I use a Bad Bob after it. Right now I'm using a Z Maz 18 1-12 and a Tyler SE. Some of the best tones I've ever had. I also use a Keeley comp infront of the Tim but seldom on at the same time (more of a clean boost) and a TC chorus and a Keeley DL4. (if you cared to know)
     

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