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How many of you guys thought the Hotone Skyline "Grass" is a TS thing?

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by bone1989, Nov 14, 2017.

  1. bone1989

    bone1989 TDPRI Member

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    I guess there would be plenty many of people think that pedal is a tube-screamer variant. The name, the color. It’s just so natural to associate the “Grass” pedal with Tube-Screamer. After all, they have the same color.

    To be honest, I’m among those guys who thought it was TS variant. And if you are a guitar pedal company, it just make no sense if you don’t have a TS variant.

    After trying one, I was dazed and confused. It just doesn’t feel like it. It’s much smoother and milder than a TS. I thought they are taking the mids boost thingy of Tube-Screamer. But still, don't feel like it. Then I tried it in front a hi-gain amp, it still doesn’t sound like you put a TS in front it.

    And then, I went to their website to check some info. It’s said on their website that it’s a DUMBLE variant.

    DAMN! No wonder, it doesn't feel like a Screamer.

    But for a Dumble tone, that thing works TOTALL fine. And a dumble amp is about millions times the price of Grass. It would be unfair to ask Grass to sound like a Dumble, or at least, at the same ballpark.

    But for that price, around 50 bucks, what more can you ask?! Right?!
     

  2. DougM

    DougM Tele-Holic

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    Jul 5, 2017
    Honolulu, HI
    I have the Rowin Nano Dumble style pedal (called Gumble), and having never played a Dumble or Two Rock or other Dumble clones, I don't know how much it sounds like a Dumble, but the Rowin is a great sounding pedal for $30. I've also tried the Tomsline one, but like the Rowin more. I'm a cheapskate, so haven't tried any of the more expensive Dumble pedals from American makers, but now you've given me another one I want to try, as well as the Mooer one. This addiction for buying inexpensive Chinese made pedals is out of control, but I can't stop myself! I've pretty much already tried all the TS ones and Klon klones, but now you've given me more to think about. I've already got two drawers full of unused pedals, when will this end?
     

  3. 3fngrs

    3fngrs Tele-Afflicted

    Oct 30, 2017
    Ohio
    When you croak. Here's hoping you'll collect a heck of a pile before then.
     
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