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What ever happened to the zendrive?

Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by sweethomela8, Feb 1, 2012.

  1. sweethomela8

    sweethomela8 Member

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    I don't see the zendrive on many people's pedalboards nowadays, seems like that pedal isn't as popular as it was 5 years ago...however I'm still loving that pedal with my tele or strat. I guess I'm wondering what everyone still thinks of it and who still uses it and why, and who does not use it anymore and why?
     
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    Recently sold my Zen 1 and got a Zen Drive 2. IMO it is the BEST. Put a NOS 12AU7 in it and it is BOMB!!!!
     
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    The Zendrive is soooooooooo 2010.
     
  4. sweethomela8

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    terrapin, have you tried using that same tube in something like a real tube driver pedal? curious if it would sound better than the zendrive or the same. I'm still in love with my ts-9 and zendrive...guess im old fashioned? :hiP

    however i am also using those with the el capistan and wet reverb stereo
     
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    Pedals on TGP are like hit pop songs - people think they sound amazing and listen to them ad nauseam...until a new one is released.
     
  6. terrapin

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    NOT the case with the Zen Drive!!!
     
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    I think the Robben Ford crowd graduated to amps.
     
  8. cbguy

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    I don't use my zen drive with my amps (red plates) but I definitely bring it along to jams or other situations where i don't have my amp and I don't know what amps are available.
     
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    Not cool anymore. This thread will pop up for the Strymon Timeline in a few years.
     
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    I've had mine on my pedalboard for a couple of years. I think it is pretty much a one-trick pony. Fortunately, the trick is "greatest lead guitar OD on the market" as far as I'm concerned.
     
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    :agree
     
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    It does seem to have kinda dropped out a little bit, I've never had the pleasure of owning one or even trying one for that matter. I'd like to some day.
     
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    corbs Supporting Member

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    I use mine for exclusively for leads as well. Great pedal, likes volume.
     
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    DITTO!
     
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    It's a great pedal. I love what it does to my tone. I use it for leads and melody lines. It's a pretty magical little pedal. I took it off my board for awhile, because I have too many pedals. It just went back on, and I can't believe I took it off on the first place.

    I think it's a classic.

    Maybe they aren't as talked about, because they are easier to get. Not so much 'impossible to get' mojo.
     
  17. esoteric pete

    esoteric pete Supporting Member

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    good thing i dont care about what the pedal de jour is. i just found what worked for me and my playing and stopped messing around with everything else.

    been 4 glorious years with my zendrive. love (LOVE) it and dont really care about other drives at all. i do also own a KOT which is equally as good (and of course different) but its not on my board. i have it in case i go out and dont bring my board and it lives in my gigbag. i usually get "more" from my zen by using my EP booster..
     
  18. plan-x

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    Got the Zen 2. I love it for rhythm as much as lead. I have had alot of drives over the last year or so, good ones that cost alot. It's a TGP thing. :nuts Anyway, the Zen is my favorite. At band practice I'll tap dance through 4 different OD's during a song and usually end up on the Zendrive.
     
  19. brain21

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    Everyone ditched theirs for the Alphadrives! :hide2

    j/k
     
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    Lol! Anyone alpha around here? I love the two rock and ethos comparison video I saw once.
     

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