What pedal am I describing?

Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by nemo_sim, Dec 9, 2005.

  1. nemo_sim

    nemo_sim Member

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    I'm in need of some new floor candy. I know what sound I want but aren't sure where to find it.
    So tell me what i'm describing.


    1. Even sounding - no low/mid/hi boost
    2. Clarity - notes ringing through no matter the chord/inversion
    3. Gain - Should sound like an older Marshall when on, even through cleanish Vox/Fenders

    In short, i'm looking for The Bends Radiohead tone. I've had a Turbo Rat and played a Shredmaster and don't like 'em.


    Any suggestions?
    Fire away!
     
  2. JohnLutz

    JohnLutz Supporting Member

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    Might want to give the Xotic BB preamp a try. It can make a 2x12 sound similar to a stack. It mixes some clean in with the distortion signal. The result is excellent articulation even when maxed out.

    John
     
  3. dividedsky

    dividedsky Member

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    Maybe a Love Pedal COT 50.
     
  4. Devi Ever

    Devi Ever Guest

    +1 one a Lovepedal something-or-other.

    devi-
     
  5. ToneGrail

    ToneGrail Member

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    You are describing either a Barber Direct Drive or Burn unit. I have both and I use them into the front end of a 1966 Fender Bassman head (brite switch on, normal channel). I actually A/B'd this with my JCM800 2204 head using a stereo cabinet (one half of the cab coming out of the Marshall, the other half coming out of the Bassman). It's very similar. I too was searching for such a tone for quite some time before I found it. The reason was so I could leave my Fender head at the practice spot and keep my Marshall at home.
     
  6. Deaj

    Deaj Member

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    This sounds like a good call.
     
  7. Bryan T

    Bryan T Guitar Owner Silver Supporting Member

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    To my ears, the tones on "The Bends" don't match up very well with your list of goals. Additionally, #1 and #3 seem somewhat contradictory, as I don't think of older Marshalls as sounding tonally even. There are lots of "Marshall in a box" pedals, but I've never been impressed enough to buy one. The Tonebone versions have lots of EQ options, so you might want to audition one with your guitar/amp setup.

    Good luck,
    Bryan
     
  8. derek_32999

    derek_32999 Member

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    older marshall as in......

    if you want late 70's and 80's rock tonebone hot british all the way.
     
  9. Cary Chilton

    Cary Chilton Senior Member

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    I can't even comment since I have no clue what you got for a guitar, pups, amp, speakers, existing pedals....


    goodluck mang
     
  10. teddy boy

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    Hey man,

    You might want to check out the Menatone King of the Britains. I have the 6-knob version and I think I can nail the my iron lung sound. Lots of eq and a great gain shaping options. Check it out!

    I like it!

    B.T.W. I've also been digging the Catalinabread Super Charged Overdrive lately. A bit different but definately worth a peek.
     

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