Tim vs Timmy

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  1. brenkj

    brenkj Supporting Member

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    I have a Timmy and I LOVE it. Can anyone weigh in on any differences between the Timmy and the Tim. I know the Tim is two-stage gain. Has anyone noticed any differences compared to the Timmy in terms of the tones it produces, the way it works, etc.

    Thanks.
     
  2. Sniper-V

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    I'm told it's the same circuit less the Boost and FX Loop of the TIM from many...

    But,

    I hear differences so I lean to the TIM and not because of the Boost or FX Loop.

    YMMV
     
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    Do a search. There are a bunch of threads on this topic.
     
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    Some people say the Tim is warmer, when I had both, I didn't notice any significant difference. I wasn't a huge fan of the Tim's boost and couldn't find a use for the fx loop, so I preferred the smaller footprint of the Timmy.
     
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    Interesting...I've got a Timmy coming and I already have a Tim, should be and interesting comparison...but then again I put two Tims up against each other and there was a noticeable difference between the two. Turned out there was a 10% difference in one of the pots. I just want a portable preamp stage, i.e. the Timmy.
     
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    Seems like one could put an EQ into the effects loop on the Tim. I wish Paul made a Timmy with an FX loop.
     
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    I have both. Tim is on my main board, Timmy is for my more portable grab and go board. You can get them to sound the same, but with slightly different knob positions. In my experience, Timmy gets dirtier just a hair quicker.
     
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    I've got both...Timmy pre-dirt and Tim post-dirt...2 completely different sounds...

    With much humbleness, I would advise people to spend more time experimenting with position of Tim/Timmy in their chain and less time worrying about micro differences between boxes. Didn't mean that to sound so lecturing.
     
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    Just got my Tim a few days ago and have had a couple of Timmy's. Take a Timmy at 2 or 3/a Tim at 12 0r so and bring in the Boost at 10 and I get a significantly thicker /beefier tone and clearer than the Timmy. To me the Boost brings it more into a medium to medium high gain configuration. I hear some BB kinda tone with the 2 on and messin with the EG's.IMHO. I like it alot better than just Timmy.It is a bit chunky in size though.
     
  11. TREV FLINT

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    anyone stack a tim into a timmy?

    I have been using my tim with the boost on lately as a medium gain drive and it sounds killer. I am wanting to put something after it as a lead boost and was wondering if I should just get a timmy instead of trialing other pedals.
     
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    Not a big fan of running Tim > Timmy or Timmy > Tim...somewhat devoid of "tone"...what I mean is I agree with Paul when he says they were made really to complement other pedals, not themselves...2 transparent pedals gives you transparent "tone"...no color...I bought the Tim thinking I would add it to Timmy but I no like Tim + Timmy.
     
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    I wish he made a two channel version of the Timmy with the effects loop of the Tim.

    As it is right now I'd go Timmy.
     
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    Umm... :huh What am I missing here? Wouldn't that be a Tim?
     
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    I hear the difference is in the volume pot? I think the Timmy is 500k and the Tim is 1M?? Or the other way round........
     
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  18. TREV FLINT

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    just asking!
     
  19. Telecasteur

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    I believe this is a Fetto Nord endorsement.
     
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    The Tim and Timmy are great transparent drives, as opposed to a TS, which compresses your tone. The Tim is basically two Timmy's for the price of one, but they do have subtle tonal differences, and the EQs behave differently. I don't really see a need to run a Tim into a Timmy or visa versa. Here's a demo of both pedals side-by-side http://guitardemo.com/effects/tim-vs-timmy/
     

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