Was OD shootout, but turned into Timmy gush

Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by jrkoosh, Aug 24, 2008.

  1. jrkoosh

    jrkoosh Silver Supporting Member

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    So, I had not been playing much recently with an infant and toddler, and during those late feeding nights, had been reading alot of TGP. I came back from vacation and found my self with :
    1- Analogman Silver TS
    2- Tim
    3- Timmy
    4- Wampler SD-1 Eternity
    5- MI Audio Blues PRo

    It can be said that 1, 4, 5 are very close. So, I wanted to record myself playing thru these so I can hear the differences to decide what to keep. I only want 1-2 pedals. I hooked up a snowflake mike to the macbook (never recorded video playing before) to see what I liked.

    I found a few things when listening:

    - What I thought I liked playing, didnt like as much on playback
    - I don't need as much gain as I thought
    - Timmy is so nice
    - I need to practice way more, but kids are much more important!

    anyways, THIS IS NOT A GEAR DEMO or "clip of my playing", it just my personal A/B test. That's why its not on youtube, and why the clips are so short between each pedal.If I knew how to cut out clips in the imovie, I would definitely have cut some stuff out (like the last 2 mins :)

    I placed the mic behind me, so you can barely hear me talking. Guitar is PRS single cut.
    If you are interested:

    http://link.brightcove.com/services/player/bcpid1745089165

    If anybody is really interested in this, I could set it up better and play longer clips of the same licks.
     
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  2. Mr. Kite

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    Guess I'm a cheap bastid, I like the sd-1 best.
     
  3. TheLemon

    TheLemon Senior Member

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    Timmy won no doubt! Man that thing sounded good. Didnt sound like a pedal at all. Do you remember the dip switch settings on it?

    Then I liked the Analogman, then SD-1.

    The Blues Pro was horrible. Sounded like a fuzz?
     
  4. Ed Reed

    Ed Reed Senior Member

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    I thought the tone had too much hair on it.
     
  5. jrkoosh

    jrkoosh Silver Supporting Member

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    Timmy was both switches up (they are both up at the numbers 1,2). Not sure if that means asym or not?
    The BP had the fuzz setting on, and then I turned it off. Still, that was the lesson that I needed less od when listening back.

    Thanks!
     
  6. Scott Auld

    Scott Auld Staff Member

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    Thanks for posting

    It's amazing how much bigger a guitar sounds with less gain, right? Let some of that guitar clarity shine through. :)
     

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