which one of these ODs do you like better (clip inside)

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  1. EricPeterson

    EricPeterson Member

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    This is not my clip and i am not palying on it.

    This was posted in the HC review section comparing two overdrive pedals. One is played through the right speaker one through the left. which one do you guys prefer? and can you guess which is the real tube screamer and which is the clone?

    http://photoweborama.com/jams/ts9tube.mp3

    I was surprised :jo .
     
  2. Uma Floresta

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    I preferred the right one -- sounds smoother, "creamier" and all that. I'm guessing the right one is the clone, since this is supposed to be a surprise ending.
     
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    maybe :rolleyes:


    but perhaps a more intersting question is which clone?



    Again i did not create this clip so the guy might be full of it, and i have no idea what amps were used and what the settings on the pedals were...
     
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    Can't say I liked either that much to be honest but yeah the right one is a tad smoother. So what are they?
     
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    the right one was smoother and my guess is that the right one also is the clone!
     
  6. leftyaxeslinger

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    Sounded very similar to me. I'd pick whichever one was cheaper or took up less space on my board.
     
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    It's a Klon and a Bad Monkey!!

    Cheers,

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    Seems like the winner is the right.............











    first left is a: ts-9




    And the right is:


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    http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Arion-MTE1-Tubulator-Distortion-Pedal?sku=150509

    9.99 at Mf


    At least this is what the creator of the clip claims

    again i dont know what amps, gutiars or settings, but i have ordered one of these guys to give it a test run. It does use the same chip as a TS-9 so i guess it is on the right track


    I know i alredy posted about this deal but i thought the clip was an interesting attempt at an a/b comparison so i thought i would share.
     
  9. Uma Floresta

    Uma Floresta Senior Member

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    Interesting. Do you have a link to the original HC thread?
     
  10. EricPeterson

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    Here is the guys review from harmony-central it is the 3 or 4th review of the pedal:

    Product: Arion MTE-1
    Price Paid: US $15.00
    Submitted 03/22/2006 at 08:19am by Photoweborama
    Email: tremolo at photoweborama<dot>com

    Ease of Use [​IMG]: 10
    • How easy is it to get a good sound out of it?
    • How about Editing patches?
    • How is the manual for it (if there is one)?
    • Do you know the firmware revision number? Has your unit been upgraded?
    Like others, I've rediscovered this pedal again.

    A friend gave me a TX9DX and a Boss DS1 as gifts, so I stated using them. The problem I found was that since I used the TS9 in turbo mode, it was way too much for some songs. And it's a pain to have to reach down and switch the modes. So I figured I grab one of the Tubulators out of the closed and put it back in the chain.

    Ok, the next story. A friend plays in a band and the other guitar player's amp does not have overdrive. He had a TX9 that broke, so my friend asked to borrow one of my pedals. I gave him a Tubulator and told him to just give it to the guy. I had a bunch of them. Both of them liked it so much, they both wanted to keep it. The other guy said he like the tone of it much better then the TS9.

    Sound Quality [​IMG]: 10
    • Can you get the sound of your favorite artists? Who are they?
    • Are certain effects (distortion, chorus, ...) very good? Very bad?
    • What setup (i.e. what guitars and amps) are you using this with?
    • Is it noisy? On what settings?
    • Are the effects weak or do they always sound great?
    • What amp are you using it with?
    This thing sounds fantastic. It can play head to head with my TS9 without any problems. They both have slightly different qualities. The TS9 is a bit more muted, or creamy as some call it. The Tubulator gives a bit clearer tone, but it does not loose any of what it was designed for.

    The Tubeulator into the TS9 really sound great!

    Reliability [​IMG]: 10
    • Can you depend on it?
    • Would you use it on a gig without a backup?
    I had my first one for about 4 years now. The other two about 2 years. I just gave two of them away, so I only have my first one.

    They are plastic, but they don't seem to break.

    Customer Support [​IMG]: No Opinion
    • If you've dealt with the company, how helpful/friendly were they?
    • Ever get an upgrade, or try and get it repaired?
    N/A

    Overall Rating [​IMG]: 10
    • What style of music do you play? Is this a good match?
    • How long have you been playing? What other gear do you own?
    • If it were stolen or lost, would you buy it again or get something else?
    • what do you love about it? What do you hate? What is your favorite feature?
    • Did you compare it to other products? Which ones? Why did you choose this one?
    • Anything you wish it had?
    • Does it help you make music, or does it get in the way?
    • Anything else you'd like to share?
    These things sound great, and at $20.00, you can't beat it. You can't even build a box for less.

    Great tone, great value.

    If anyone ever looks down on your playing with one of these things, just play. Their jaw will drop as soon as they hear it.

    Here is a head to head if you want to listen for yourself. Left is TS9, right is the Tubulator. http://photoweborama.com/jams/ts9tube.mp3
     
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    I didn't really care for either. Too muddy (and smooth) for my taste. I did think they sounded pretty similar, the left maybe a toucher better to my ear than the right (brilliance, less smooth), and after reading the reveal, Ill admit, its pretty funny.
     
  12. stereotypy

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    wow... 10 dollars!!

    what about the noise level?
     
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    in my headphones the one on the left sounded bigger...brighter/more articulate and had more balls/depth...

    the one on the right sounded dull and lifeless...ones mans smooth is another mans dull and lifeless:p

    frankly I wouldn't be able to use either!

    Chow,
    Seegs
     

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