I suddenly don’t like my Tubescreamer anymore

Discussion in 'The Stomp Box' started by marcflores, Aug 5, 2019.

  1. EsquireBoy

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    TS and their mid hump are a perfect match with blackface Fenders that are quite mid scoopy.

    With an AC15 I would use a treble booster on the normal channel.
     
  2. Matthias

    Matthias Friend of Leo's

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    I had a DigiTech Bad Monkey for that TS sound... It sounded a bit congested on single coils. I recently got a Donner Blues Drive for a more transparent tone and it’s pretty good for the price if you want to experiment with some cheapies. Lowish gain and works well with my Blue Junior III and Micro Terror.
     
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    I think it's the versatility that makes the klon circuit popular. It sounds good as a clean boost great overdrive and even pretty good as a distortion pedal.
     
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    You're probably right. It seems like they all mix and match with different amps differently. For me the TS has that versatility with my amp whereas the Klone(s) I've tried (Soul Food & Tumnus) both produce the unpleasant double-mid-hump the OP is not happy about.

    Like I said I need to try my Tumnus again, I changed my guitar around recently and it might change my impression of the Klon.
     
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    ^ This.
     
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    I use it as clean boost for my tele and asat for the edge of breakup country tone. For humbuckers I'll use it as an overdrive into a dirty amp or stack of with my vox valvetone pedal(ts9 clone)
    The tumnus deluxe is even more versatile than the tumnus. Can't you just dial out the mid hump?
     
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  7. Jerry_Mountains

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    It's very difficult to set a good tone with TS into a Vox. Try on the normal channel and play with the tone cut knob and the tone knob in the TS. A Vox has a strong and pronounced character.
    I recommend to try a RAT or a treble booster. With fuzzes I have had good sounds with the germanium ones, maybe 'coz they are warmer and the clipping its less abrupt.
     
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  8. bluesholyman

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    I have gone through a similar shift, but it was more that I didn't like the TS until I heard it through a Fender Bassman - most previous amps I had used were mids focused.

    For that Vox, its time to find another pedal. Some good suggestions here:

     
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    I like a Red Llama clone into my AC30.

    Really easy to build if you do a bit of DIY.
     
  10. LeicaBoss

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    Something like a Lovepedal Tchula, Zendrive or Timmy
     
  11. brookdalebill

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    I like the Durham Mucho Boosto.
     
  12. tubelectron

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    I had a vintage TS9 from the 80's, a TS10. I sold them very long ago because I found them sounding constipated, formatted.

    I rebuilt a clone pour dire d'en avoir un, modifying some parameters (notably opening the bass range, the possibilty for a very low level of drive) : it's better, yes... But I have better !

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    I think I never really liked the TS pedal, in fact... :oops:

    -tbln
     
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    Nocturne Detroit Casket Fluid Drive.
    It’s the best OD pedal ever!
    Drive your amp without changing your tone.
    It replaced my TS9, which was bugging me the same way yours is bugging you.
     
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    For a while I loved the combination of an OCD and my Tele. It worked well with the band I was in at the time.
     
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    Excerpted from an article from an Orange amp tech (I use Orange). I’ve used my Joyo Vintage OD (808 clone) and Joyo Ultimate Drive (OCD clone) as described for the real things and it’s pretty spot on. Debating on getting a Pickle or clone thereof.
    Anyhow, I think the Vox has a similar “midrange bark” like the Orange guy mentions in the first attachment.

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    I added a TC Electronic Spark Mini between my Tele and AC15. I didn't want any EQ and the Spark is just supposed to give you more of everything.

    It also works where I thought an EP Booster was too "smeared" for my tastes with Fender amps.
     
  17. cousinpaul

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    I use a Blues Breaker with a lot of different amps. Low cut is less severe than a TS and it sweetens the highs nicely. Also like the SD-1 but the circuit is similat to a TS. Might be too close with a Vox.
     
  18. Wallaby

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    I am by no means "good" at dialing in distortion sounds, but I use a Timmy with my AC15HW and it has a lot of adjustment range.

    I've also heard the Hotcake is sort of the traditional partner for an AC15, but have no experience with it.
     
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    Germanium treble booster turned way up and roll the guitar volume off a little. The Timmy is also a great match for a Vox. The Crowther Hotcake was designed with a Vox in mind as well.
     
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    One more time. Get the Timmy. Really.
     
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