TS-style pedal + humbuckers = meh.. ??

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  1. edi_87

    edi_87 Member

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    Just a thought. Although I love TS-style pedals with single-coil guitars, with humbuckers they seem... just ordinary (for the lack of better word)..

    Don't get me wrong, they are obviously usable with humbuckers, but not as exciting to play..

    Wrong / right? What do you think?

    Cheers,
    Michal
     
  2. Devin

    Devin Low Voltage Supporting Member

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    it depends what your humbucker is like... imo a darker sounding pickup (whatever it may be) is less exciting through a TS. Then again a TS isnt really known to be very exciting imo.
     
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    Try a zendrive. It's in the modded TS family but sounds best with HBs IMO.
     
  4. Heady Jam Fan

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    I like my TS with humbuckers, but it is different. This might be because buckers have a bit more midrange and compression to start with. Aside from blues, Jam bands often use the two and whether or not you like jam, people seem to really enjoy the guitars tone.

    Dev - I definitely disagree, I love TS's. I don't care if they are common, I think they sound great, and great tone is exciting.
     
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    Same here. I use a Maxon OD808 w/ sc pups and a Keeley mod SD-1 w/ humbuckers.
     
  6. Devin

    Devin Low Voltage Supporting Member

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    Heady; not dissing the screamer. Its a real workhorse and a "proven standard". Around here though you tend to find reccomendations for highly "exciting", newer, better, rarer OD's. Personally i would never ditch my TS style drive. Tons of great music has been played/recorded with TS's and its all in how you use it not about the hype.
     
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    depends on what you're using it for

    into an already distorted amp with humbuckers it's awesome
     
  8. Devin

    Devin Low Voltage Supporting Member

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    Dont forget to turn that tone knob up when using buckers...
     

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