Z-Vex Super Hard on

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  1. nitehawk55

    nitehawk55 Member

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    Anyone use one ? I just purchased an early limited one that's #5 of 5 . Has the hand painting with the bee flying.....pretty cool . I can't wait to try it out :)

    Here is a You Tube clip..... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x3ESP98D38U
     
  2. d-b

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    I use the super duper so I guess you could say I use two SHO. I love mine...on all the time. Adds just enough sparkle to the top end and some fat in the low and low mids.

    enjoy!!!:dude
     
  3. improv4

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    Yep, it's on all the time! What a great pedal.
     
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    bhelvick1 Silver Supporting Member

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    Cant wait to try one too. Im thinking it could add some sparkle and high end to an LP. How far am I off with thinking that going into a Twin?
     
  5. Dave

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    Those who use it, would you say it colors your tone somewhat and if so, in what way?
     
  6. improv4

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    The tone of the guitar stays the same, I'd say. Using the knob on the SHO at minimum setting starts with your amp and guitar sound with no change. Now, as you dial up the SHO it starts to add a little sparkle to the sound kind of boosting the clarity of the high end. I run mine between 9-9:30. Progressing beyond to the 10-11 range starts to cook the amp's tubes a little and some breakup becomes evident.

    You can crank it higher and use it to get your tubes to cook; but, I don't know how much and for how long the tubes would take that inspiration.

    So, long story short, the SHO seems to open up the tone. Hope that helps man. Peace.
     
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    Oh, another cool thing, the SHO has 2 outputs. So, you can split your signal path to separate amps or run your tuner off the 2nd output. I use the 2nd output to trigger my envelope filter.
     
  8. Sniper-V

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    SHO is a great boost!

    I feel it does change or alter tone slightly but in a good way depending on your needs.
    I love the added clarity, shine, and sparkle you get.
    Excellent for when I use humbucker loaded guitars and I want a clearer sounding thing especially when I'm switching from strat.

    Actually,

    I also dig the Boost side of my BoR as well!
     
  9. jgyn

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    Love my Super Duper 2 in 1.
     
  10. nitehawk55

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    Thanks guys , really looking forward to trying it out :drink
     
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    How does the boost side of the BoR compare to the SHO?
     
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    Less bright.
     
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    I'd say less sparkle.
     
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    That may be the reason I'm actually preferring it to the SHO on my board right now over the SHO, and not just because its a BoR.

    I really I'm using the Boost side more...
     
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    Be sure to try that thing out through your loop if you got one..nothing on earth is louder!
     
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    +1 to this... I tend to miss the SHO if I turn it off after playing with it on for a bit, and thus use it more as a permanent part of my sound than as a boost- especially live. The BOR boost is great for boosting, however, and certainly doesn't have the same sparkle as a SHO (which for me is a good thing).
     

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