What Is A Good "Anti TIM Pedal"

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  1. Ken

    Ken Member

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    The TIM pedal is great...I have had it for a year now and its not going anywhere.

    But, for a different flavor, what would be a good choice as an overdrive type pedal that would give me something tonally different than what the TIM offers?

    I know the TIM is transparent and punchy, so maybe something with more Mids and a smoother buttery rounder sounding overdrive?

    What about the following:
    Zendrive 2
    Klon
    Barber Burn Unit
    BB preamp

    Any others I could look into?

    Thanks
     
  2. erksin

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    buttery? Honey Bee...ummmm
     
  4. Ben C.

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    The ones that come to mind quickly are:
    Mosferatu... Eternity... Stupid Box...

    -Ben
     
  5. teleblaster

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    Try a MI audio blues pro. I had one and it was a killer stack with the Tim. Also, i must say iam sorry i sold it. I Will be getting another when MI catches up on the new Crunch box. Pedals on my list to try :
    lovepedal balance
    lovepedal black magic
    Crunchbox
    throbak ODB
     
  6. drolling

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    Haven't tried any of the pedals you've listed, and I don't even have a Tim yet- but I do have a Timmy and have really fallen in love w/its bright, edgy voicing. To the extent that it makes many of my other ODs sound dark & overly mid-rangey by comparison- that would be the TS type circuits, including pedals like the Barber LTD and the Zendrive.

    Two pedals I'm really liking alone or stacked w/Timmy are the Lovepedal Eternity and the MI Audio BluesPro.

    And then of course there's the BJFE HoneyBee, a lo-gain, bass-heavy overdrive that really is in a class by itself..
     
  7. jrm

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    I too would reccomend a good TS if you don't already have one. Excelently flexible, and I think every player shoudl have one! Ar eyou getting rid of Tim?
     
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    How do you think the LTD and Blues Pro compare?
     
  9. Ken

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    NO WAY!

    Just looking for something that is different and not in the same ballpark as the TIM...
     
  10. Ken

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    Is the Mosferatu a smooth creamy pedal? The clips I heard sounded more Dynamic and Punchy...
     
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    nice. I've heard that a TS and Tim work very well when stacked together! Hope it gives you some great new tones to work with!
     
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    Mosferatu (in my rig) has sounded very smooth and creamy but with a lot of gain and good note definition. It's almost like classy high-gain tone, as opposed to the brashness of the TB Hot brit. or a similar distortion...
     
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    try a BJF BBOD, I have both the bjf and the Tim, both are of great quality, but worlds apart soundwise
     
  14. Sparky6string

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    The Burn Unit could get you there. With all the trim pots it could dial in as much mid as you could handle and the Dynamics knob will smooth out and compress the sound.
     
  15. dbeeman

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    I have a Klon and a Tim on my board - there are very different flavors
     
  16. stratofied

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    The Zendrive and Eternity compliment the Tim very well.
     
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    Yep - that's the Mos. Very, very smooth but still retains great definition for chording even with the gain maxed. Killer pedal...
     
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    the keeley ts808 is a great ts type of pedal..very smooth tone..gives you that kind of boxy sound but in a good way..
     
  19. Ganderson

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    May I suggest a "Made in China" Bad Monkey.
     
  20. Grant Ferstat

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

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    I've had a Timmy, just got my HB and I'm waiting on my TIM.
    Personally I'm really excited about the idea of the TIM & the HB- I think the amp-like response & harmonics of the HB and the openess, EQ and 'expander' qualities of the TIM will be an awesome match.

    Even Bjorn has commented that this is a nice match.

    I also have a Klon on order. A TIM, a Klon and a Honey Bee-should be fun!
     

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