Timmy setup - tips

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  1. darkstar11

    darkstar11 Member

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    Hi all,

    UPS is delivering my "Timmy" today..

    I have never used a OD pedal.. (since I used to have a Mesa Boogie with built- in Master and lead controls.

    Anyways, I was wondering is any users can share their Timmy settings (for various tones)

    That way .. when I get home tonight.. I can dial in !

    By the way .. I have a Swart AST and a Boss Compression pedal. (That's it)
     
  2. alnico2

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    Try gain - bass - treble all around 10 or 11 o'clock with volume to unity or slight boost. When you turn the gain up turn up the bass and treble. The bass/treble are cut controls, so all the way down is full bass/treble. Try the gain all the way up with bass/treble around 3 o'clock.

    Hope that helps.
     
  3. fr8_trane

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    For a nice light OD I like

    gain - noon
    bass - 1:00
    treble - 1:30 or 2:00
    volume at unity

    For a clean transparent boost:
    gain - off
    bass and treble fully CCW (or dial in the bass and treble to your taste)
    volume 2:00-3:00
     
  4. JeffreyC

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    This is pretty close to where I set mine too for light OD...it adds just a bit of hair that is great for the Reeves (Hiwattish) amps I use - sounds just like the amp turned up. It's a wonderful pedal.

    gain - 12
    bass - around 11
    treble around 11
    Volume at unity or slightly above
     
  5. supar6

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    Congratulations and picking up a pretty dope OD pedal. I love my Timmy and is one of the few OD pedals that in my opinion work great with just about any type of amp.

    +1 for the above. Gain = noon, Bass, 11, Treble 11. Volume you kind of need to play with a little until it matches the output volume of your amp (unless you want a volume boost for whatever reason). Just keep toying with it until you can turn the Timmy on and not tell a difference between the two.
     
  6. darkstar11

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    Thanks.. good advice ..

    I hear the Pedal arrived at home... but I will have
    to wait until later tonight to "test" !

    With all I have read .. I am sure I won't be disappointed.

    Now... what song shall I play.. to put it through the "paces"?

    :RoCkIn
     
  7. PlexiFuzz

    PlexiFuzz I know karate. Voodoo, too.

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    By "full bass/treble" do you mean a) it's unity bass and treble with your amp's bypassed signal and you cut from there or b) it's the most bass and treble that the pedal is capable of, which is more than your amp without the pedal.

    Basically, with the knobs fully CCW is treble boosted in any way from the bypassed signal?
     
  8. sandman

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    with gain, treble, bass all CCW and volume around 2 o'clock you'll hear NO difference from your bypassed signal...adding gain sort of adds some bass/treble by itself so you roll off bass and treble pots accordingly to 'fix' it for dead flat tones. so it depends on how gain is set. with all three knobs set the same bass/treble response is same as your amp. beauty of the design is you can always fine tune it from where the gain is for more/less treb/bass. interraction between gain and EQ section gives a lot of useful tones. really smart design you have to try to believe it.
     
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    +1, although my gain is usually a little bit backed off.
     
  10. fr8_trane

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    +1. I can dial the timmy using the settings above to be so close to the original tone that you can't tell when the pedal is on or off when you're not looking. As soon as you add gain you need to start messing with the EQ to tailor the sound.
     
  11. Grant Ferstat

    Grant Ferstat Some guy in obscure bands in a far away place... Silver Supporting Member

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    This is about where I set mine with my Swart AST just starting to get juicy.

    My guitars are Teles so I like a bit of top-end roll-off and also to keep the bass pretty tight.

    I primarily use it for low gain stuff.

    [​IMG]
     
  12. moo cow

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    anybody have any sound clips of a timmy?
     
  13. darkstar11

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    Thanks for the replies.

    The Timmy ... simply ... "Rocks" out .. It is a great compliment to my Swart AST.

    I have it set pretty much like others have said..

    Gain = between 11 to 1 o'clock
    Bass = 11
    Treb = 11
    Vol = Unity (1 o'clock

    I am Very Happy !!:JAM
     
  14. jb1911

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    I usually set the gain where I want it, then I set the treble so there's just
    the right amount, then I do the same with the bass, then the volume is set
    so it's just loud enough but not too loud.
     
  15. Passenger84

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    Only tips I can think of is to remember that the treble and bass knobs are cut style, meaning all the way to the left is letting as much bass and treble through as possible, or having them all the way 'on.'

    Also, I like to run mine at 12 volts...a bit more clean headroom. Some folks'll run them at 18 volts even.
     
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    Don't forget you can change the DIP switches inside as well. I experimented a bit with mine and ended up with one switch up and one down which is different than the stock setting.
     
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    I've got my gain between 12-1, otherwise, pretty much what mine is set at.
     
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    I just got my Timmy and this is about where I landed on the Timmy for use with my Swart. What a great pedal! It's a really good fit for the AST.
     
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    Don't forget to experiment with opamps!! The burr brown opa2134pa is my chip of choice ;)
     
  20. RolandT

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    Need some education, I always wondered why one would use a pedal instead of just "turn up the amp". Is it to get the overdrive sound of the amp at lower volumes?
     

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