What I've Tried.....

Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by Muse-ic, Oct 20, 2005.

  1. Muse-ic

    Muse-ic Member

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    Ok, I have owned or tried the following:

    I use currently:

    Tour Pro Custom
    MJM OD Custom (Blues Devil type but more gain and slightly warmer)
    Blues Pearl Blue Screamer
    Blues Pro

    Liked but don't have at the moment:

    Way Huge Green Rhino
    BJF Dyna Red
    Pink Purple Fuzz
    MI Audio Blue Boy
    Blues Devil
    Guyatone OD2
    Cusack Screamer

    Cool but probably don't need:

    Shannon OD
    GGG Standard OD
    BJF Baby Blue
    Way Huge Red Llama
    Banzai Fireball 2
    Fulltone 2
    Zen Drive
    Mosferatu 4-knob
    Cream Tone
    Tonebone Classic
    TS9 re-issue - stock (yuck)
    HBE Power Screamer
    AC Booster
    Stamps Drive-O-Matic 2
    Aramat Mojo Fuzz

    Tried at one time or another:

    Hot Cake
    Sparkle Drive
    Blue Collar
    Red Snapper
    Fish Factory
    King Of The Britians
    HB Big D Dist.
    Fulltone OCD
    Blackstone Mosfet OD

    SO - What's next? I want to try a TIM, but what else.
     
  2. pepeteus

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    MI Audio Tube Zone. One of the best kept secrets in the overdrive market. IMO. It's been around for many years and it's strange that it still doesn't get much attention around the forums. I just recently decided to order one (got it few weeks ago) and I'm glad I did. It sits nicely beside the TIM and the Timmy on my board. Very adjustable and versatile OD from low to very heavy od/distortion. I use it as a heavy overdrive. And like the other pedals from MI Audio, it's very affordable and great bang for the buck.

    Reading back what I just wrote - I noticed that my brief desciption sounds just like any other overdrive on the market... :) But, IMO the Tube Zone is a good one.
     
  3. derek_32999

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    it would be cool to put a little snippet of a review beside each one to give an idea of how it sounded to your ears. i am on an overdrive hunt myself. interesting not to see any love pedals in that list!! i love my cot 50 into twin 60 setup, thinking of getting an eternity, nice pedals!!!! also barber makes some nice stuff
     
  4. Alex Law

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    How about a Carl Martin Plexitone? I got one last night, and so far I'm intrigued. It's not exactly what I was expecting from the descriptions I'd read, but I think maybe it's actually better. I thought it would be a total 80's shred pedal, whereas it's much more open, uncompressed and detailed with huge headroom. There's quite a lot of gain on tap, but it's not like a "Hot British".
     
  5. David-R

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    How about a Direct Drive or a LTD?
     
  6. telebuck

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    Yep, gotta try a cot50.

    Also would recommend the BJF Honey Bee and Sea Blue EQ, Landgraff.
     
  7. aquadog

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    I was also thinking lovepedal. I don't see any vibes in there, and sean's vibe is unbelievable, as is the twin 60- best boost you'll probably ever play. Still haven't been able to try the cot or eternity, but I'd love too. The karl looks really cool as well.
     
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    Well, you've gotta try a TC Jauernig Diabolical Gristle Tone Manipulator.

    Has a toggle switch for two types of overdrives, and extremely responsive knobs. Can do low to mid-gain OD, but combined with a boost pedal afterwards can get pretty heavy
     
  9. Ryan

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    So many pedals...so little cash. I've had a few, though... *ahem* In semi-chronologic order, then:

    Boss SD-1
    Boss BD-2
    Fulltone FD2
    Original Barber Direct Drive
    Sweetsound Booster
    VooDoo Labs Tremolo
    Digitech Digi-Delay
    Keeley Phat BD-2
    Xotic AC Booster
    Menatone Howie (6-knob)
    Line6 Tap Tremolo
    Homebrew PowerScreamer
    Maxon CP-101
    Homebrew Dos Mos
    Arion SCH-1
    Boss DD-20
    Keeley DS-1 Ultra
    Menatone Red Snapper (4-knob)
    Boss TU-2
    CS Fulltone FD-2
    Hermida Zendrive
    Crowther Hotcake
    M.I. Audio Blues Pro
    Analog.Man SD-1
    Xotic RC Booster

    That's all I can think of off the top of my head. Of those, I currently have:

    CS Fulltone FD2
    Arion SCH-1
    Boss DD-20
    Maxon CP-101
    Boss TU-2

    The TU-2 & SCH-1 are in a Loooper single with tuner out.

    There's so many more I want to try...
     
  10. Muse-ic

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    True - I need to try a Tube Zone, Barber, and Lovepedal stuff....???

    Here's the current board:

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    Picture wah - MJM Custom OD - Blues Pro - Blue Screamer - Tour Pro - Meistersinger w/TB looper - MD3 w/TB looper.... That's all going through a T. Miranda clean boost in the lower left corner.... starting at upper right with an a/b-box going to a TU-2.
     
  11. unix-guy

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    You're the only other person I know (besides myself) with an MD-3 and Meistersinger on the same board :)

    Definitely try the Barber Direct Drive... Its pretty smoking. Also, the original Nobels ODR-1 (if you can find one) is really cool.

    Is that an NYC Pedalboards board?

    Kevin
     
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    i think there are a couple of tube zones in the emporium, i was gonna pick one up but just oredered a hellbaby, blues pro, boostiest, and tim. :rolleyes:
     
  13. Muse-ic

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    Yeah! Just traded for a Tube Zone! Now I need a Tim and an Eternity, and a Barber maybe....???? :D :D :D :D :dude

    Yeah, NYC Pedalboard, custom size....
     
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    Too funny - if you tell me you play '87/'88 Ibanez Sabre's I'm gonna crap! :eek:

    Kevin
     
  15. Muse-ic

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    Naw, an '86 - '62 SG re-issue w/Fralins....
     
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    Definately try the Langraff DO.

    steve
     
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    yeah try the langraff then let us know if it sounded like your ggg standard overdrive so i can save $250 :AOK :D
     
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    How did the GGG sound compared to the Tour Pro? I heard someone say they liked the Tour Pro better than Landgraff.
     
  19. Muse-ic

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    The Landgraff is too expensive for me....

    Hey John - my Tour Pro is custom tweaked, so I don't know what a "normal" one sounds like - but, the GGG had as much sustain as my Tour Pro, which is pretty good.... different voicing, my TP is voiced pretty dark....
     

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