WIZ-PEDAL D - New demo by Scott Lerner

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  1. TDJMB

    TDJMB Gold Supporting Member

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    I ordered through HiFiForLess.com and they called me to see if I needed an 18V power supply. Nice touch. It just arrived & I'm looking forward to getting home to try it.
    Edit: I've only had a little time with the pedal and so haven't discovered all it can do. On 18V, it is quiet, warm, and smooooth like Andrew said. Even just kicking it in on Clean gives a nice fatness & boost. And I look forward to trying it on 9V.
     
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  2. scottl

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    Here is another clip. A real quicky I just made. 18V supply. I started with just OD and then clicked on the PAB boost when the A section head comes back in. Glaswerks SODII on cleans and Celestion Lead 80 speaker. No effects. I added delay and verb in the mix. No EQ. Killed two birds here. I am also trying out the MLG Pro guitar from Michael Lewis.

     
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  3. AndrewSimon

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    Great, thanks Scott!


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    Great sounding pedal! Just ordered one. Can't wait to check it out in person. Thanks!
     
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    Just got mine in the mail! I've had a limited amount of time to check it out, but from brief tinkering this pedal is RAD. Very tweakable but it doesn't take long to dial in a great amp-like tone. Can't wait to dive in more
     
  6. Billion81

    Billion81 It'd be a whole lot cooler if you did. Gold Supporting Member

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    Nice..really sounds good in Scott's hands..

    I need a crack at that thing, I can make any pedal sound bad.

    Seriously- Nice work on the pedal. When's Loni's pedal show? Will it be there or do I have to get my ass to Joisey to hear this thing?
     
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  7. AndrewSimon

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    Thank y'all for the orders and the feedback.... keep them coming!


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  8. alguit

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    Just ordered mine!
     
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    More FAQ

    Q - I like the Mid on FLAT..... but I need more Gain (PAB is off)

    A - The EQ section is very flexible and you can get many curves
    out of it that are not immediately obvious.
    Please try the following:

    - Mid on BOOST
    - Turn the TONE way high, around 3-4 o'clock
    - Turn HI-CUT way down, around 8-9 o'clock

    This should give you more gain without "sky high" mids.
    Once there you can also try more or less the same setting with the Mid on BLAST.



    ;)
     
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  11. Mojoman

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    Does this pedal prefer certain types of amplifiers?
     
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  12. alguit

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    I had a good three hours to play with this pedal today into an Allen Sweet Spot (essentially, a Princeton with the ability to bring in much more midrange) with single coil and humbucker-equipped guitars. Congratulations, you have made the best D-type pedal I have yet played (and I've owned an Ethos, Zendrives, etc).

    The richness of the sound is great, and kicking in that PAB is the sound I've so long wanted to hear coming out of my amp!

    Great job!

    Alan
     
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    this thing sounds amazing.... Why oh why did I just put a zendrive clone on order... FML
     
  14. AndrewSimon

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    The Wiz-Pedal is very flexible.
    It can work with all kind of guitars with it's optimized input section. (look at the SETUP section)

    The MID BOOST and BLAST will "correct" any mid dip typical to many tone stacks found in Fenders, Marshalls (and many more) to bring it closer to the D tone.

    Wiz Pedal can also be used in many other ways, not necessarily going after the D tone.
    There are users here who do that.
    It's really great for warming up single coils, acting as a pedal board buffer and as a DI for recording.
    It does wonders with small solid state practice amps.

    All that said, if you are going after the D tone, it's probably easier to start with..... let's say a Twin as oppose to a Marshall.


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  15. AndrewSimon

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    Thank you for this glowing feedback.
    You made my day!

    :banana:banana
     
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    You're quite welcome! Since I posted this, I used the Wiz-D at a gig. Just during the setup, while getting levels balanced, two guitar players with whom I frequently play came up, and the one said, "Ok what is that tone you're getting? I want it!" while the other said it was some of the best tone he'd hear me get. I was using an EJ Strat into your pedal into a Supa Aqua Puss into a Louis Electric Baby Bluesbreaker set quite clean.

    Alan
     
  17. AndrewSimon

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    Looks like TGP did a system restore so we lost forum posts that came
    after APR-09.
    Anyway, one of the questions we lost was:

    Q: "how long will the introductory price last"?

    A: We did not make that decision yet but once we make it
    we will give a "30 day advance warning" about it.


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  18. AndrewSimon

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    We are now "officially" offering an 18Volt power supply (wall wart).
    They are made by Dunlop, (model number ECB004US)
    It's a regulated power supply and it works nicely with the WIZ-PEDAL.
    Note, we are offering these at our own cost of $18.
    We do so because we want everybody to try both 9V and 18V.

    So if you need one just ask for it.
    It is also available on the HIFIforLESS website

    :rockin
     
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    Just pulled the trigger on a Whiz-D. Looking forward to playing it. Thanks Andrew!!
     
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    I purchased on as well, can't wait to try it. Scott's clips were excellent. Hopefully it will sound great through my Quinn and at 18v.
     

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