What's the fattest of the Dumble style pedals?

Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by TimH, Jun 5, 2008.

  1. TimH

    TimH Member

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    I'm wondering which of the D style pedals will give me a smooth tone while also fattening up single coils? I'm thinking less along the lines of RF and more like the tones John Mayer is copping on Continuum. Songs I love in particular are Belief and In Repair. Those lead tones knock me out!
     
  2. cbpickin

    cbpickin Tweed Supporting Member Silver Supporting Member

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    I've had the Zendrive, Howie, and the Jetter Gain Stage Red was my favorite with a strat.
     
  3. Dog Boy

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    +1
    I had the Zen2 and and the Dumbell...kept the Red over those.
     
  4. Seegs

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    I've had a Zen and a 5 knob Howie...tried a Jetter Blue and its hard for me to imagine anything being fatter than the Smoky Signal Tubeless OD...think thick and chewy with plenty of articulation and touch sensivity up the yin yang...Tomos got some Youtube clips that give you an idea...

    Chow,
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  5. Joses

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    The GSR does it for me
     
  6. TimH

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    can the GSR do well on med/low gain levels? I don't hear tonnes of gain in the tones I'm thinking of nor do I want that liquid type Dumble tone.
     
  7. jzucker

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    Ethos clean channel is the only one of the d-style pedals that cops the mayer vibe IMO
     
  8. MightyGuru

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    Another vote for the Ethos. I'm a strat/single coil player.
     
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    I hear it every day when I use Howie clean channel hit by a little bit of Klon. Damn that Mayer fella: copping my tone!
    BTW, Mayer is the real deal for sure. All around.
     
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    The Ethos is definitely the fattest. That thing has to be at least a foot wide and will leave an indentation in solid concrete! Others pedals may be portly, rotund or even big boned but the ethos is positively corpulent.
     
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    And......Magically delicious!!! I love my Ethos!!!
     
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    +1 on the ethos. its fat, for sure! love my ethos and zen equally well.
     
  13. stratsound

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    Today I have been compare the PLUSH Drive with Zendrive and the PLUSH is more fat and warm that Zendrive. Zen is more open and bright ..for me is more "amp like" pedal than Dumble.
    The PLUSH drive is amazing, very dinamic, armonic and fat!!!
     
  14. Droptop

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    The Ethos(overall), Fuchs Plush Drive(for the fat lead tone), and Dumbbell (for the breakup).
     
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    Absolutely agree, if you want "fat" Plush Drive it is, if you have the money and want the extra channel, cab simulator etc, you can't beat the Ethos.
    I'm extremely happy with the Plush Drive, but miss the clean channel of the Ethos.
     
  16. rbehm

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    I a-b'd the Zen and the Plush Drive ,I must say the Plush drive does it for me ,fat ,natural ,and above all I like the feel of it .
     
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    I've owned a Zen, and while it is a good pedal, it doesn't get as thick and smooth as the Fuchs. As for cleans, I think Jay made an amazing clean channel with the Dumb Bell. Very guitar volume sensitive.
     
  18. B_of_H

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    i know this is the wrong forum to make this recomendation but I just listened to the two tracks in original post and i'd say I can get that tone or at least close with my Omega HRDX with the mid boost on with weak strat pickups.

    I can't imagine a pedal is going to get closer than this amp.
     
  19. jzucker

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    i wish you could buy the clean ethos channel in a pedal by itself.
     
  20. Matt F

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    I really liked the GSR with SCs. I didn't care for the Howie or the Zen 1 & 2 with SCs. The latter just didn't seem to fit the strat to me. YMMV.
     

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