Zen,TIMMY,Eternity or BB Preamp?

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  1. jtindle

    jtindle Member

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    Which would you get rid of and what would you replace it with?

    I need 1 for low gain, 1 for rhythm crunch, 1 for lead. That leaves 1 out. Sell it? Use it as a boost? Replace it with???

    Jeff
     
  2. jazzandmetal?

    jazzandmetal? Supporting Member

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    I would get rid of them all and keep the E. Get a Klon and an OCD to replace the other 3. My personal preference.
     
  3. Hugo Da Rosa

    Hugo Da Rosa Silver Supporting Member

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    Low gain - Timmy
    The Tim and Timmy pedals are known to have a very smooth sounding low-gain overdrive. Among the other options, I think that would be best.

    Rhythm Crunch - BB
    This has a very rich and thick sounding crunch tone to it. I would pick it over the E cause I personally think the E isn't a very versatile pedal. The sound is very one sided to me sometimes.

    Lead - Zendrive
    I think this pedal has a tight overdrive sound to it, which I think would sound great stacked for leads. Plus it has a very cutting tone.
     
  4. Blueser

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    I use the BB Preamp for crunch tones as well, along with a Klon for my blues breakup and lead tones. If I want higher gain, stack the BB into the Klon for some incredible high gain tones. Very versatile pair of pedals!
     
  5. dewman

    dewman Gold Supporting Member

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    If you are playing live, the Tim (not timmy) and Eternity. They cut through a mix very well.
     
  6. buddaman71

    buddaman71 Student of Life Silver Supporting Member

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    That is exactly how I use it with my Lone Star Classic. I really like the BB for almost Marshally med-gain crunch tones. I also do not find it ANYTHING like a TS, and I've heard it described as a TS-clone many times here...weird to me, but just my opinion.

    PS: Kind of funny to me how it (and other flavas-of-the-month) got raves for several months and then once the bedroomers got tired of it, the more average/neg statements started showing up...

    I am not criticizing, I just find it interesting how those trends cycle.
    Just human nature I guess.
    :messedup
     
  7. jb1911

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    If I had to choose 3 out of those 4 the Zendrive would be the loser. With the other 3 you're covered for dirt.
     
  8. soundbee

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    Only two pedals needed...

    Timmy = low gain
    BB = crunchy rhy
    Timmy + BB = lead.
     
  9. cg

    cg Silver Supporting Member

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    I use a BB and a ZVEX Box of Rock
     
  10. Blueser

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    The BB is the exact opposite of the TS IMHO! It is a crunchy uncompressed Marshall like tone with the gain set to 1:00 or less and the treble set at noon or higher, and more Dumbly with the gain above 1:00 and the treble set below noon.

    The BB is no TS clone to my ears, that's for sure.
     
  11. buddaman71

    buddaman71 Student of Life Silver Supporting Member

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    We are in 100% agreement.

    Rock on.

    :banana
     
  12. Windup 43

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    I also agree 100% w/ this. I think there has to come a point where you just have to trust your own ears.
     
  13. Kapo_Polenton

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    Do you guys run your amps breaking up and then stack an OD and punch in another for boost? just wondering as I try to get the tonal grind and fullness from my JCM800 and then I throw my BB on top with th egain just cracked for rythm and then at 11 or so for lead.
     
  14. GenoBluzGtr

    GenoBluzGtr Supporting Member

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    I currently use a Tim for Low Gain, have the Zen in the Tim's Loop so both (Cascaded) can be used with a single button click for mid-high gain. The Tim's Boost is used for leads in either case (Tim alone + Boost or TIM/Zen combo + Boost). That way I have 4 different sounds with two pedals and am never more than a single click away from either one.
     
  15. Lucidology

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    that's pretty clever ... wow, never heard of that before ... thanks for that!

    As to the OP,
    IMO the Eternity will cut through a band's mix the best of the four mentioned pedals ...
    I've had all four and didn't keep any of 'em ...but the Eternity is the one I miss the most ...

    I would advise you picking up a Jetter Gold ... this is a great pedal that sounds like the Tim when the drive is set low .... and like an Eternity only capable of more gain when cranked ....
    Plus it cuts through a band better then all four of the OP pedals mentioned
    (& I'm talking about a pumping band) ...
     
  16. soopajeanmi

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    Don't know the Tim

    Prefer the OCD to the BB for rythm

    Zendrive obviously for lead, but I'm actually using more often the Small Fry for that
     

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