Kingsley vs Effectrode

Discussion in 'The Stomp Box' started by golfnut, Aug 14, 2019.

  1. golfnut

    golfnut Friend of Leo's

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    I was thinking about picking up another tube drive. I use to own the Kingsley Jester and a page. The one I wished I had kept is the page. They're hard to find used and when you do there more money than new. I emailed Simon the other day and its a 1 year waiting list.
    So I'm tossing around the idea of an Effectrode tube drive. Its bloody expensive to, more than the Kingsley drives. But at least I can get one now. Electric Mojo has stock.
    So has anyone ever had the chance to compare them to Kingsley? Or has anyone had a chance to try the Effectrode tube drive?
     
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    So... this is tough. I get it about the Page; it's unreal. Besides the Page in and of itself, what else attracts you to tube pedals?
     
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    golfnut Friend of Leo's

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    Nothing really attracts me about tube pedals. My first exposure to tube pedals was the Kingsleys so I figured tube pedals would be like that. But it seems its not the case. As every tube pedal I've tried after that have sounded bad or mediocre, no different than any other drive pedal.
    The 2 latest I've tube pedals I've tried were the Effectrode drive and the new Fender tube distortion. They both sounded average to not good.
    However I'm on to the boss Waza blues driver and the Keeley super phat full range both of which I am trialing for a month. I can't tell which I like better. I don't want to keep them both but I can see a use for both. They're pretty much the same with subtle differences.
    The Keeley is smoother and the blues driver is on the harsher side but I find that useful in some cases. A bit more upper mid on the BD-2w. With the keeley I can dime the tone control right over and it just gets clearer. With the BD-2w I have to keep the tone control before noon. Both pedas have a tube like response.
    I've owned v1 and v2 of the Jester and a page. The page is the one I really regret selling. I don't think I want to sit in a one year queue for it though.
     
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