June 17th, 2012, 11:42 AM
I thought I would never ask this question but; I need some help choosing between a Wilson Dual Lotus, GTRWRKS bV (flat five) and a Rumble Mod. Looking for chirp, dumble, pick sensitivity. Have Zendrive, Blues Driver, eternity clone. Play Strat, Echotone, adn P90 guitar. Through Mission 5E3 with 4-10" or EV 12"
and MMRD50. Problem I have is that I have only heard Ytube clips, no personal experience. I know I am counting on subjective objectivity but some insite would be appreciated!
June 17th, 2012, 11:04 PM
I've been on a pedal buying craze of late and the HAO "Rumble Mod" was one of them. I love that thing. But to be honest, I haven't really spent enough time with it as I've been real busy, and on top of that, I've been fiddling with a bunch of pedals. I got a great deal on the RM and kinda bought it on a whim. I was pleasantly surprised on how great it sounds and how it covers a lot of territory in the overdrive/distortion area (and it can be set as a boost pedal as well). A lot of thought went into the electronics and it's put together quite well. I'm not familiar with the other pedals you're asking about.
June 18th, 2012, 04:43 AM
While I didn't think the Zendrive was as pick sensitive as some other pedals, it's definitely got the chirp & the Dumble tones. I had a bV for a while (it knocked a Zendrive off my board)... fantastic lead tones, but too mushy on chords for me. Of the three pedals you listed, I'd go with the Dual Lotus... Kevin Wilson makes great pedals, and has excellent customer service. I haven't tried the Lotus (yet), but wouldn't hesitate to get one, based on how much I like the other pedals I've gotten from him.
Btw, I was never able to get decent D tones out of my 5E3... it seems like "D tone" pedals tend to favor BF/SF style amps, which makes sense, since Dumble did a lot of those. If you really want to get Dumble-y, send your RD50 to Andy Fuchs, and have him do his ODS mods on it. :mrgreen: