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Discussion in 'The Stomp Box' started by dreamingtele, Oct 9, 2019.
The modern classic has to be the ZVEX Box of Rock. Now, it’s the ZVEX Double Rock.
Westminster effects Knox 800 overdrive. His eyes glow and it’s good to have a fine Protestant figure represented on a worship pedal.
Its available here in Oz! but wow, the price!
Man, there are dealers here in Oz, but no stocks!! I love what I heard on youtube!
They're an easy and cheap DIY... it's one of the many Lovepedal designs based on the Electra+ circuit. ~£20 for a Fuzzdog kit.
I play in church with more drive than most - also a bluesy style. Also lots of ambient reverbs and delay. I’m using a hybrid analogue pedal and modelling solution now and go into a clean, flat SS amp with an Eminence Private Jack speaker. However, before this I used the EXH Tortion as my main dirtbox and preamp. It’s basically a JFet based two channel preamp, rather than an OD. It’s very flexible and organic sounding. It’s sounds more like amp distortion than pedal distortion, which I’ve found I generally don’t like.
Using either the EXH Tortion or my current modelling processor, I use a clean boost in front to hit the preamp circuit harder for more gain (not much more volume) and a Boss GE-7 after the preamp stage to give a clean volume boost and some tone shaping for solos/intros/outros. I’ve tried a number of solutions and this is by far my preferred approach.
Here’s the Tortion:
It also has a analog cab emulated XLR out - I didn’t use this much, but it is pretty decent and came in handy for playing direct to a PA on a Christmas float gig I did a few years ago - pretty bloody portable solution for stuff like that!
BTW, gorgeous teles!
voodoo labs sparkle drive?
Didn't think of that. They come up every month or six weeks on Lovepedal's Saturday Night Sales, usually for around $100, but I have no idea whether they would ship to your corner of the world or not. Here's the link, anyway:
Left side of the Tchula has no knob, mainly useful as an always-on pedal, due to the big gain boost when you engage it. Very useful in fattening up a tube amp, good sparkle & dynamics. Right side has a knob, variable boost, seems to push things over the top without a lot of mud. I really really love mine but I don't think it's a pedal for everybody -- but man, does this thing love telecasters.
Sorry, didn't know you were down under.
And I meant Godfather III, not II. Keep an eye out if they pop up near you.
i’m open to a different route. I dont have any clue what jfet/mosfet overdrive is, but I’ll check this one out. Its a bit expensive here for a bnew one, almost double of my budget 415aud.
all i want is a drive that can do clean-gain gain gain + boost to make me louder and maybe add some gain.
I already have a pre-amp/base tone, thats the tech21 Blondie, it also has gain/drive knob, but I keep it really clean. Our amps are backstage and mic’ed, the amp i’n assigned/regularly use is a Blues Deville. But they’re pre-set to a volume of 2-3. So its not gonna break up, and its SUPER clean, which is what I want, and use my pedals for drive, which is also what I want.
thank you. I’m in love with early 60’s spec telecasters. Especially double bound. I’m still on the hunt AND saving up for an AV64. I think and AVRI62 and AVRI64 would be a perfect combination as guitar number 1 and 2 for me. All the other tele can be anything as long as it has rosewood board. Lol
They sound good! But I need something with dual footswitches for the boost
Demoed with a standard Tele.
Blackstar HT Dual?
Cascaded valve gain stages. It's classed as a distortion pedal, but can be reined in. High voltage rather than starved plate operation, and quite effective.
I may have to try this, not only it might not fit in my board, but also the power supply..
Ive read mixed reviews about this..
and yes I'm still having a hard time trying to find a good dual overdrive, and Im getting annoyed to the point of considering just buying two different drives that I can stack. LOL
this JHS thing might do the trick
I was actually disappointed ( after being so hopeful- a few years back) after buying a used Fulldrive 2:
My impressions of the OD side of the pedal ( despite the switch options) was not quite enough midrange grind when increasing Gain knob- a nice or even refined OD tone, but kind of lost in the mix
- and the Boost function seemed to ' muddy-fy or woof-a-fy' the OD sound when all I was hoping for was a cleaner or more pure volume boost.
I know it is a very well-made/solid and popular pedal- it just didn't quite scratch my itch. The FD2 now stays at my buddy's living room Pro Tools studio- he likes it, so, good.
Ive actually stopped hunting because I really think what I want is the Tim.. Ive tried the BB+, AC+, even KoT clones, Fulldrive3, and its just not quite right in my ears and in my rig..
so I just bought a pedal to put in between my Timmy and Klone, and would you believe that despite 100000000 overdrives out there, I chose the humble Boss OD3 which gave me the crunch and grit that Im looking for at that gain stage.. boosted by a Timmy, it sounds nice!
Theres a noticeable mid hump so I just run it a little brighter than usual to better interact with the Timmy.. The Klone at the end also gives a nice EQ if I run them all together..
I actually use an 'always ON' Boss Blues Driver into a clean Fender( just control all from guitar) many years now, just works, and I'm happy.
Just let down by the few double- OD ( Dual switch) OD pedals I have tried.
Nothing wrong with them, so much as what you want to hear in a distorted tone ( and then boosting it) is really personal!
So I'd get excited about the idea one pedal doing it all
( * I like using as few pedals as possible 4- 5 max)