Anyone still using a SHO?

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  1. schenkadere

    schenkadere Friend of Leo's

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    Thinking of picking up a clone cheap. Used to see and hear about these all over...not so much anymore. Looking to compare it to my RC clone to push my preamp.
     
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    It is a really nice boost, but I think most people are turned off by how expensive it is based on parts count. That said, if you can get one cheap, I would go for it.
     
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    I never really jelled with it. Once I found the katana, I built two in one box and never looked back.


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    I have a pedal someone traded me, along with some other useless junk, for my Creation Audio Labs Holy Fire. He told me it was a clone of a ZVEX SHO. It seemed to work like one, had a crackly knob which I assume was the "crackle okay" knob. It never suited me well. I ended up getting the Keeley Katana Mini instead, but I don't use it much either. I really wish I had the Holy Fire back, but the guy gave me a little bit of money too, and I was trying to scrape together enough money to buy a Swart AST Mk II, and now that I have it I don't use it much either.:confused:
     
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    I used one of those for a couple years until the clutch went out.
     
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    I've still got one on the pedalboard. Works great.
     
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    This was the first thing I thought of...my parents had a forest/emerald green one—that thing flew!
     
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    That’s a sort of sad, crazy, twisted story. Moral of the story? Leave well enough alone. Lol
     
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    Yeah. The Mosky clone. Super cheap.
     
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    I keep a Distortron on my board, which is the SHO with some extra controls for bass content, high cut, and gain range.
    Great versatile pedal and still has the SHO brilliance that comes from the impedance thing.
     
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    I thought you were asking about the Sweet Honey Overdrive

    I like mine!
     
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    Yep, gets difficult to do sometimes though.
     
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    I essentially use the stripped down SHO boost in the ZVEX Box of Rock as my primary clean boost and it rocks. The SHO is a great super clean boost, but agree with the others that it is a bit expensive for what it is.

    Don't have any experience with the RC to compare, but the SHO thing is that it is a super clean boost that adds a little top end sparkle due to the high impedance. The RC seems to be a more gain-y boost so the SHO type boost would probably be a nice contrast.
     
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    I loved my S.H.O. when I used it with my Tech21 Trademark60 ss amp. It was perfect to dirty up the clean channel. I did not use it much with other amps and sold or flipped it once I got rid of that particular amp.
     
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    I built one for my board, sounds great.
     
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    Top end sparkle? Kinda like the Micro Amp?
     
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    I still use a homemade one I built a year or two ago....I also have a breadboarded version without crackle and liked it well enough into my solid state amp but when I used it to goose my tube amp it didnt sound nearly as great as the original "crackle ok" version.
    I want to build a super duper 2 in 1, I think that might be where the best tones are really hiding!
     
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