Time to play … "replace my Klone"

joeleric26

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My signal chain is BAE Hot Fuzz ->Greer Lightspeed->Wampler Tumnus (Klone)

I only use the Tumnus as a lead boost. I like it, a lot, but I wonder sometimes what I could swap it out with for a change of pace. Something with a little more character maybe.

Let's go TGP brain trust, fill in the blank …

BAE Hot Fuzz -> Lightspeed -> (insert new TGP suggested lead boost pedal here)

Oh … and for reference the BAE has two sides, the fuzz side and a trebleboost side so I've got that as one change of pace.

I've considered the Greer Southland and the 1981 Inventions so far.

Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaand … go.
 
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How about something like a wampler ego? A comp with blend and tone controls can be pretty handy in this spot for this application.
 

Bill Lumberg

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Crowther Hot Cake
Analogman King of Tone
Magnetic Effects Lonely Robot
Ceriatone Horsebreaker
 
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If you're looking to mix it up and try something different than the usual Klones and Screamers, I absolutely LOVE the style of dirt pedals that can do the raggedy saggy exploding-small-American-amp thing (think cranked Supro or Tweed kind of sounds). Some recommendations are:

- Supro 1305
- Walrus 385
- Mojo Hand Superlative
- JHS Superbolt
- Fairfield Barbershop
- Benson Preamp
 

lefort_1

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Check out the White Spiral. Or if you haven’t tried a Timmy yet get one.
When I read "a little more character", I thought of the Yellow.
ycmv

.... actually, I wonder what the OP means by 'character'.... is this a veiled 'pushing edge of breakup' character? or is it a 'morph my DDRI into a Marshall' -character? or maybe a 'make me Jerry freaking Garcia/auto-wah-god' -character?

I mean, if you want a boost, but a boost-with-character... that's a broad pasture to graze in.

Conspiring Minds Want To Know.
 

GeorgeNada

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When I read "a little more character", I thought of the Yellow.
ycmv

.... actually, I wonder what the OP means by 'character'.... is this a veiled 'pushing edge of breakup' character? or is it a 'morph my DDRI into a Marshall' -character? or maybe a 'make me Jerry freaking Garcia/auto-wah-god' -character?

I mean, if you want a boost, but a boost-with-character... that's a broad pasture to graze in.

Conspiring Minds Want To Know.
yeah I thought of the Yellow too, it’s a really really fantastic boost (as well as other things) but I find myself using the White in the same way a lot of people use a Klon/klone so I went with that as the recommendation. Between alpha/omega toggle and the girth control you can really add some character or get very transparent depending on the settings
 

lefort_1

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yeah I thought of the Yellow too, it’s a really really fantastic boost (as well as other things) but I find myself using the White in the same way a lot of people use a Klon/klone so I went with that as the recommendation. Between alpha/omega toggle and the girth control you can really add some character or get very transparent depending on the settings
I'm gonna have to save some coin and pick up a White, after all.
I'm not that much of a pure-boost person... I usually want anything I add to really stand out... but the White does have a lot more to offer on the top end of it's knobbers... maybe I'll special-order one with glowing-purkle rocket-knobs.



For 'character', one could do :

Black > Brute > White > Yellow > Blind Doc Jones (spec Cauldron, iirc) > Demhe

If you want drive/disto/fuzz, you can find it in that chain.
... or a black hole, not sure which comes first...
 
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