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Zvex Super Hard On?

Discussion in 'The Stomp Box' started by Robkay, Sep 13, 2014.

  1. Robkay

    Robkay Tele-Meister

    Oct 12, 2009
    Leek Staffs UK
    Anyone using one, built one today but not sure what i think.....trying to get a bit of drive for chicken pickin...:D

  2. Jebrone Lames

    Jebrone Lames Banned

    Dec 25, 2012
    Did you use a Cialis diode?

  3. Mark

    Mark Tele-Meister

    Apr 12, 2003
    I had one years ago. It didn't do anything for me. If you're looking for a low gain OD, I've been through tons of them and settled on the CMATMODS Butah. If you like your amp tone, this is the one. Totally transparent.

  4. sirbergersworth

    sirbergersworth Tele-Meister

    Aug 30, 2011
    St. Louis, MO
    Try building a Keeley katana. I have built both and the SHO did nothing for me but the katana is a excellent sounding boost.

  5. Lunchie

    Lunchie Poster Extraordinaire

    I'm a SHO fan, the one I built though gets quite noisy above about half way. Not sure if its my fault or by design.

    I like to just set it just above unity and leave it on to give a nice subtle sparkle.

  6. thinling

    thinling Tele-Meister Silver Supporter

    Mar 3, 2012
    New York
    I love the SHO, I use it as an always on pedal and only around a third of the way up or less. It's not really an effect pedal, more a tone enhancer. Sometimes I also add another for a volume boost for a clean solo. I built a couple with two SHOs in one pedal, adding tone and volume pots to the second one.

  7. edipo

    edipo Tele-Meister

    Sep 14, 2011
    I have the Super Duper, which is two SHOs in one and I think it's great. I can never take it off any pedals combination I use.

  8. Silverface

    Silverface Poster Extraordinaire Platinum Supporter

    Mar 2, 2003
    Lawndale CA
    Super Duper 2-in-1 user here as well. Another one of my few absolute keeper pedals.

    It's best used like a KLON Centaur - with a tube amp that's right on the edge of distortion. I set the first SHO to give a very slight push over the edge, and the second to toss it over the cliff...*barely* affects the tone of the amp itself - if anything it adds a very slight amount of presence (not treble - a "clarity" and focus to the sound).

  9. xtrajerry

    xtrajerry Doctor of Teleocity

    Finally picked up a super duper.. Don't see what all the fuss is about.. Grabbed a Donner Clone EP boost for $30.. Best deal out there..

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