Truetone (Visual Sound) Overdrives (question)

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  1. Johnny Moondog

    Johnny Moondog Member

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    I have a Visual Sound VS-XO
    I like it a lot, and have been looking at the other current Truetone/ Visual Sound
    "V3" pedals.

    My question is - what types of overdrives are in each ?

    For example, in the VS-XO (depending on who you ask)
    The right side is a tweakable "TS" style OD, like a "Sparkle Drive Mod".
    The left side is more "mid-flat / higher gain", often said to be a "Nobels ODR-1" style.

    Does anyone know the same type of info,
    for the sides of the "Route 66" and "Jekyll & Hyde" V3 pedals ?

    Thanks :)

    edit : yes, I meant to say just the left side of the "Route 66",
    as the right side is a compressor.
     
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  2. dunnoaname

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    The old route 66 (V1) I had was a tubescreamer style with a bass boost switch. The other side is a compressor.
     
  3. Flatscan

    Flatscan Supporting Member

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    @Johnny Moondog I dig the VS-XO too. It is an unbundling of the Sparkle Drive Mod. The left side is the VL Nobels circuit and the right side are the other modes of the VL pedal.
     
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    I think the V3 Route 66 is a modified Drivetrain on the left and their compressor on the right. The V2 had more of a straight forward TS style (with bass boost switch) on the left.
     
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    The left of the VSXO and Jekyll and Hyde are described like their Open Road pedal.
     
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    The old Jekyll and Hyde was based on a tubescreamer and a Marshall Shredmaster. The Son of Hyde pedal was just the Hyde side alone.
     
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    The left side of V3RT66 is the Drivetrain we designed for Joe Naylor many moons ago.
    Left side of V3JH is an upgraded Open Road with a clean mix and bass control
     
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    Thanks for the clarification. I need to snag the V3JH! I still have an Open Road and the only issue I have is that I cannot reduce the amount of bass. With the control to control the low-end a clean mix would just be gravy!
     
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  9. Johnny Moondog

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    That is just the info I was looking for.

    So...the left side of the V3 Route 66
    [​IMG] ,
    would be the same as the "Garagetone Drivetrain",
    [​IMG]
    but with added voice switch, and clean blend ?
     
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  10. zac

    zac Gold Supporting Member

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    Yes. The same
     
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    The J&H I had was a tube screamer on one side, and a true distortion pedal on the other. You could stack the tones for even more harmonics/depth. Sold mine because it just took up too much real estate on my board.
     
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    This. TS9 + ShredMaster. Love mine and been on my board for ages.

    VS Route 66 - TS808 + Comp = sometimes I find the bass' too much on the side even when Bass mode is OFF. I much prefer my VS Double Trouble for more even sounding drive.
     
  13. Johnny Moondog

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    Just ordered the "Route 66" (V3).

    I now have all the big box "V3" style units, except for the "Jekyll & Hyde".
    I also have the "Dual Tap Delay".

    There is something about these pedals, that I really dig.
    The build quality is part of it.

    This video was a contributing factor:
     
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  14. mikebat

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    Off topic but....the Dual Tap Delay is my favourite delay. Once I clicked it on for a room full of fantastic producers/musicians and I got an immediate “holy sh!t that is an awesome sounding delay” and “sounds like Gilmour”. I am happy I walked into a Long and Mcquade looking to but a Flashback and walked out with a used DTD for half the price.
     
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  15. Johnny Moondog

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    Yep - I have a ton of delays, but I would put the DTD in the top 5, for sure.
    Love the "Gold Brick" (as I call it).
     
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