Way Huge Saucy Box to run before the Tumnus, retaining it as a lead boost or end of overdrives boost.
Is that what the Benson is supposed to be? I've been pretty underwhelmed by it so far, but maybe I'm misunderstanding it. It is ragged, but I'm not sure I like it. It's not like a lot of the demo videos. How do you use your Benson?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
I've listened to demos of actual Benson Chimera amps and I think that's the best reference point for what the pedal is supposed to sound like. I mainly use mine as always-on just-breaking-up in front of a pretty clean amp, so I can get nice Benson amp breakup tones at all volumes including home practice. Then I hit it with other pedals in front to get more gain... one of which is a Klone with 3-band EQ much like a Tumnus Deluxe. It's ragged, like I love, and it replaced a Superbolt on my board... the Benson is just more full-range, holds together better at max gain settings (there's less of the "exploding amp" stuttery chaos), and has the independent treble and bass knobs which are nice for getting a wider variety of sounds or dialing in with different amps. I do like to turn it up for different sounds when playing at home too.Is that what the Benson is supposed to be? I've been pretty underwhelmed by it so far, but maybe I'm misunderstanding it. It is ragged, but I'm not sure I like it. It's not like a lot of the demo videos. How do you use your Benson?
Lovepedal white eternity ROCKS and sings your solo voice with ease through my AC15. The Vox amp is more open sounding to my ear, and this pedal should be issued standard. It will not disappoint.Wow ... I didn’t log on for a few days and returned to a ton of responses.
A couple of questions answered ...
My amp is an AC15
By character I meant something distinctive. I like the Tumnus, but it’s a Klon Klone doing its Klon Klone thing. I want a change of pace that might stand out a bit more. I’m not ditching the Tumnus, I just want something to use for solos in its place coming form a completely different direction occasionally.
Lots of info to sort through. Thanks guys!