NPD! Sib CUDA Tube overdrive!

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  1. dreamingtele

    dreamingtele Friend of Leo's

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    Picked this up today at the post near my office. I cant wait to go home and try it out with my rig and test it out this coming Sunday!

    Its not a starved plate design, and it claims to have a 200V current running inside, and actually uses the tube, I really dont know, and cant be sure as Im not an electrical engineer nor a pedal builder, and I know little in electronics.. but I'm more concerned on the tone, and also to test the waters... I dont know whats the fuss about Kingsley pedals, or other tube overdrive pedals, so naturally I got curious, and saw this selling for half the price of a new one, and new ones dont exist anymore.. so yeah..
     
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    Fretting out Tele-Afflicted

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    I’ve seen pedal designers say that a lot of tube in pedals are useless
    All I know is I have a B.K Butler real tube and it sounds awesome

    Let us know how you like it
     
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    Congrats!!

     
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    it sounds nice. I use it as a second stage drive after my Timmy and it rocks. LOTS of gain on tap, and tone controls, the EQ is tweakable which i like better than the OCD with just one tone knob.

    though I miss the headroom and tone of the OCD v2 at 18v, but there’s just something I cant put my finger on why Im not satisfied with it.

    with the tube inside the pedal, well, it might be just some gimmicky thing, not really sure. I dont have the knowledge to look at the circuit to do an analysis, but There’s a few peeps on TGP forum that changed the JJ 12AX7 inside to a lower gain one and got great results.

    im just glad I got it for a cheap price, than paying for it full retail.
     
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    yes sir, it sounds like that!

    love it with my tele’s. But the real test is using it on my gig this Sunday. We’ll see how it goes.
     
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    I haven’t done much research into these types of pedals
    Do you know if they still function if the tube goes bad?
    I’ve never changed mine and it still sounds fine with the tube that came with it from who knows when
     
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    That's a great pedal. I have two of them, one on my large and one on my small board, and they serve as my main sound source at all my gigs.
    These are real tube pre amps, no BS, but real high voltage.
    One of the best pedals I know, and I have tried some. Better than almost all solid state pedals.
    Less grainy and more dynamic than SS overdrives. Fat but transparent.

    With a long plate 12ax7 mine sounded still better.

    Congratulations!
     
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    thanks!

    i love it actually. Better than my OCD v2, and its off the board onto the classifieds to sell. Lol.

    although I find that there’s just lots and lots of gain on tap. I’ve bought a 12AU7 and waiting for it arrive to try it out and see if I can tame all that gain and be more useable in the second stage gain position. The 12AX7 in there is a bit too much for my needs.

    overall, the sound is pleasing and organic. The highs are not harsh and the tone seems to be transparent and not coloring my sound too much, which i like. I just need to learn how the EQ/tone controls interact with each other as it seems to be a bright pedal through my rig.
     
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    Two 12AU7’s arrived! Really excited to try these one out.

    12AU7 Pro/comm
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    12AU7 Mullard (Brit made)
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    hoping for favourable results!
     
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