Barber Pedal Owners Club

Discussion in 'Pedal/Effects Owners Clubs' started by Agitator, Mar 25, 2013.

  1. Wyzsard

    Wyzsard Friend of Leo's

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    Barb EQ is the best pedal I've ever owned. Makes any 5f1 or similar amp very versatile. Works great with the Fender Excelsior as well.

    Still love my Tone Press too.
     
  2. SturmUndTwang

    SturmUndTwang TDPRI Member

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    Been using the Launch Pad for the past 5 years to stack the channels on my DRRI and to give some gain boost on the front end. Works pretty great! Would recommend to anyone looking to thicken up a blackface dual-channel amp.
     
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  3. girded_loins

    girded_loins TDPRI Member

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    New barber owner here! I had a buddy who let me borrow a Burn Unit EQ a few years back and I loved it. Bought a Tim and used that for 4 years but recently decided to change things up a bit. Found a Burn Unit EQ online used for $115. Pretty pumped to see how it works with new setup.
     
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  4. alnico357

    alnico357 Tele-Holic

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    Direct Drive user since Nov 2003. Very well made versatile pedal.
     
  5. surfspeck

    surfspeck TDPRI Member

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    The Barber Burn Unit through Fender Style Amps is what does it for me. I owned a Tone King Metropolitan Years back and called the original owner Mark Bartel about a recommended drive pedal to pair with it. I went with his recommendation and have never looked back. I’ve tried quite a few additional overdrives over the last 10 years and nothing pleases my ears more than the Burn Unit. To me it only enhances or refines the tone of a good amplifier. It gives my tone plenty of distinction with a nice chimney top end and balls on the low end. Cuts through the band mix very nicely.
     
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  6. kevsonic

    kevsonic Tele-Meister

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    I'm going to have to try a Burn Unit, either the EQ or the Small Fry, one of these days when the time and price are right, just because I know how great the BUSS is, and the original BUs have that Dynamics control.

    My latest Barber love is the Gain Changer SR. I didn't think the original Gain Changer could be improved upon, but Dave Barber pulled it off somehow! It's a beauty.
     
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  7. Singles Forever

    Singles Forever TDPRI Member

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    I traded my Green Rhino for a Barber Direct Drive compact (green). Definitely a good move as it sounds much more natural, is waaay more versatile and just better. I will never get a tubescreamer clone again..
     
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  8. surfspeck

    surfspeck TDPRI Member

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    Agreed, it’s been my go to now for 10 yrs
     
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  9. surfspeck

    surfspeck TDPRI Member

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    Has anyone paired a Burn Unit with one of the Kingsley “valve” pedals?
     
  10. cratz2

    cratz2 TDPRI Member

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    LTD SR and a Direct Drive here.

    For a number of years, the Direct Drive was my most used pedal.
     
  11. kevsonic

    kevsonic Tele-Meister

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    Okay, I'm absolutely in love. Got me a used Burn Unit Small Fry and instantly had one of those "where has this been all my life?"-moments. My favorite Barbee yet!
     
  12. kevsonic

    kevsonic Tele-Meister

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    Or Barber, rather!

    I traded some stuff and ended up with a Burn Unit EQ, and holy smokes. The 2-channel setup is a logical and usable one. The BUEQ absolutely now occupies a solid spot as the number 1 on my board, because of its lovely responsive interaction with the guitar's controls and picking dynamics, followed sometimes by a Gain Changer, sometimes a Lovepedal Amp11 (pretty much just for the boost side of it), sometimes a Barber Launch Pad (brilliant clean boost!). But whatever follows, some version of the Burn Unit will for the foreseeable future be in that #1 position, and #2 is chosen on the basis of how well it helps the BU's sound, though it hardly needs help!
     
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