What pedals have the best tone control(s)

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  1. Analog Assassin

    Analog Assassin Senior Member

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    Of all the pedals you guys have owned, which have the most effective tone controls? 1-, 2- or 3-band controls that really let you dial in your sounds? Seems like we take it for granted, but it seems that a good tone section can make the difference b/w a good and a great pedal, right?
     
  2. meterman

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    TIM & Timmy. Did I mention the TIM? ;)
     
  3. Eskimo_Joe

    Eskimo_Joe Rocker, roller, way out of controller Supporting Member

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    BJF pedals have amazing tone controls, especially the Honey Bee and the Candy Apple Fuzz
     
  4. screamingduck

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    That is what makes my Menatone pedals so useful. 3 band EQ and sometimes a Cut knob really lets you tailor your tone to fit pretty much any situation.
     
  5. Dog Boy

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    +1 to that.
    I'll also add the Xotic line.
    Those two brands are pretty much all I have on my board.
     
  6. English Jim

    English Jim Member

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    Barb EQ works well for me.
     
  7. todaystomorrow

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    I'll second the Tim/Timmy..... especially if you use an eq pedal in the loop of the Tim... but the eq on board is great.

    Menatone pedals w/ the 3 band eqs are nice and also the eq on the Throbak ODB.
     
  8. jb1911

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    Timmy
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    The HBOD doesn't really have a tone control, it has a nature control that doesn't do much.
     
  9. Burgs

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    +1. And the Tim.
     
  10. B_of_H

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    paul c's fat boosterd

    it has bass and treble with gain and volume....what more do you need?
     
  11. ben_allison

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    Silverkiss MK2 by a mile.
     
  12. re-animator

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    TC Electronic Tube primer. Just 1 tone control but it's completely useable in every position..... many pedals claim this, but this is the first time I've seen it happen.
     
  13. wjrhee

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    i always thought the blue boy deluxe did a great job with its tone control, although it usually took quite a bit of tweaking to dial in good sounds.
     
  14. steinwand

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  15. catalinbread

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    I always thought the big muff tone control was next to perfect.
     
  16. jdawg666

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    I really like the Sharpness and Brilliance dials on the Skreddy Screwdriver. It just makes it sooooo versatile.
     
  17. JoyfulNoise

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    Of the ones I've tried, the TIM, Maxon DS-830, and BJFE BBOD had my favorite tone controls.
     
  18. Teahead

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    BJFE Pine Green Comp has that amazing body control which is packed full of useful tone shaping, much like the HBOD mentioned on page one. The Sea Blue EQ also works very well after dirt pedals to warm them up, fill them out, quieten them down, make them louder and much more.
     

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