Anybody else here using a Carr Rambler?

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  1. gitapik

    gitapik Tele-Afflicted Silver Supporter

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    I hear that. I'd never buy a piece of gear unless I'd checked one out myself. I'm even skittish about ordering. I like to know that THIS is what I'm getting. But I got my Boogie and MusicMan Silhouette by ordering after checking them out at studios and through friends. I wasn't disappointed with either. Great stuff.
     
  2. Chrisguitarguy

    Chrisguitarguy TDPRI Member

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    Thank You!
     
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    Running a Rambler 2X12 combo with a tele, it's a glorious sound. Wondering if anyone has found a fuzz pedal they like with their Rambler? Or any other OD's.
     
  4. RomanS

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    I don't use fuzz; personally, I found that my Rambler isn't very picky when it comes to OD pedals. I mainly use either a Barber LTD or 1/2 Gainer (the LTD is my all-time favorite overdrive), and an Orion Western Drive (this is a fuzzy overdrive - much less gain & compression than a fuzz, but with a ragged, grainy edge); have also tried a Klon clone, an ODR-1, a Marshall BB-clone, TS-types, Zoom PD-01 - the Rambler sounds great with any of those.
     
  5. aroyak

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    I'm having the opposite experience with my OD's, mostly because the Rambler is pretty sensitive to the " tonal qualities" of the pedal, which I appreciate but making it hard to dial in. I'm using an OCD, Bogner Wessex, and a tumnus. I had big hopes for the Tumnus but not finding a sound I like. I'm playing mostly Petty and Stones covers, with everything in between. I'm digging the reviews on the LTD I'll have to keep that one in mind.
     
  6. Tony474

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    Zombie alert!! Over four years on, and I've finally plugged into and played through a Rambler in Coda's shop. I am absolutely knocked sideways, blown away, smitten and other terms of a similar nature. Bugger the expense and the currently weak £/$ relationship, I'm buying one as soon as possible. Just need to think about custom finish options, as the basic black one I auditioned has some very minor cosmetic defects. I bloody love this thing!!!
     
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    Update: I've put my money where my mouth is, paid a deposit and ordered a 1x12 Rambler in wine red. It's hoped that it'll be here in about six weeks from time of writing. It's bloody outrageous and ridiculous; no way can I justify such an extravagant purchase in any rational, logical terms, but then who cares? It's a visceral thing; it's such a great-sounding amp and purely the ownership of such a hand-crafted artefact will give me huge pleasure – in addition, of course, to that of playing through it. I don't expect to be using it on many gigs; as I said before it's probably too good for me and it'll most certainly be too good for most of my venues and audiences!
     
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    I don't think you'll regret it. The Rambler is best sounding amp I've ever played through. Such amazing cleans. Baffling really.
     
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    I certainly don't. It is a most beautiful amp, in terms of sound, build quality and (in my opinion) appearance. I posted another thread about it, here: http://www.tdpri.com/threads/nad-carr-rambler.754617/
     
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