What is Your Barber Holy Grail Pedal?

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  1. AceBSpankin

    AceBSpankin Prince of Ales

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    GC... so solid, so good.

    Both modes are great and the tone toggle allows it to work with any amp. VERY Fender friendly! :aok
     
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    I had a SR for about seven years which I reluctantly sold off last month. One year I dedicated trying to kick off the SR for a smaller footprint with no success. The SR beat out a good 30+ ods. I even stacked it up against a GC when they were first released but didn’t have the magic of the SR-close but not as inspiring. As a result from sellers remorse I bought a 1/2G. All I can say is holy smokes this is on par, but with the mids control even better.

    Long story long; 1/2 Gainer.
     
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    Half Gainer is amazing, just as good as original LTD but the mids control!

    I reluctantly sold my GCSR and DDV3

    Still hanging on to my 1/2 and LTD
     
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    Same here. Half Gainer and LTDv2. The Half Gainer is the thickest sounding of the LTD circuits IMO although I have not tried a v1 LTD. I use it with the gain knob dimed. It's the only od I run that way but the harmonics just go nuts. Very easy to play. Stacks great.
     
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    dhdfoster Silver Supporting Member

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    I love the 1/2 Gainer, as well. Dave Barber mentioned in another thread that some redesigned double pedals are going to be released in the near future. I hope one is the 1/2 Gainer.
     
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    Me and my buddy are on the hunt for a 1/2G for his board cuz he loves mine so much. They also sound great through a number of different amps too. Tweeds, bf’s, voxes.....never played it through a Marshall tho.
     
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  9. Kevsonic

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    I just grabbed an LTD V1 from the Emporium, and that thing is the *truth*. I'm not going to be able to chase down every version - I tend to get "version fatigue" just thinking about them, and it's the same thing that happens to me re. the OCD, Eternity, and the others, and I'm just not made of that kind of money - but when something sounds this good on its own it becomes unnecessary on a purely pragmatic level. That said, I may yet have a GCSR on my horizon, and one of the Burn Units.

    The BUSS is a killer, but I found I so heavily favored the BU side, just due to it slotting in better with what I tend to play, that a stand-alone BU, "dynamics"-control and all, is probably my ticket. The BUSS is one of those ones that I sold just because someone else would probably utilize the whole thing better than I was. No sense ordering a gourmet surf n' turf if I'm not feeling steak that night, that sort of thing! So, if a newer BU is in the offing soon, I may need to get with that, or else one of the larger DC'd models.
     
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    @Kevsonic ... Totally agree with you on the BUSS. It's why I offloaded it and went back to the GC. :aok
     
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    Even though I now use the BU side of the BUSS 90% of the time, I like knowing I have that SS ready to go with a flip of a switch!
     
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    Ltd v1
    Ltd silver
     
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    Ok so to reply to myself I just bought, currently in route, a dual discreet LTD > LTD SR. I know they’ll be similar but I couldn’t help that that both channels are totally independent with tone controls. It’s just with the 1/2G I kinda liked the mids in diff positions with lower/higher gain settings tho it wasn’t that bad to begin with. I’ll be passing along the 1/2G to my buddy. These LTD pedals totally slay with a tele and deluxe.
     
  14. Regan

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    @Kevsonic ...that's why I bought a Small Fry on Reverb. Killer pedal!
     
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    Hard for me to decide. But desert island scenario: probably GCX.

    CDD v3 is pretty spectacular though.
     
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    All barber pedals, which I had, sounds great.
    But my #1 is Small Fry. It was
    great for lower gain, for higher gain. More open, or more compressed. Masterpiece.
     
  18. rawkguitarist

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    I agree - its very difficult to choose a Holy Grail Barber because they are all so amazing.

    If forced though I think I'd choose the Dirty Bomb. I have two of them and believe they are the best high gain distortion pedal for use with a clean amp that is available. I mean the best!

    Dave Barber rules!
     
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    this guy!

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    special issue Katrina Relief pedal,
    with the (4) trim pots inside.
     
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