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Smaller board, keep two of these ODs...

Discussion in 'The Stomp Box' started by Blues Twanger, Jan 15, 2021.

  1. Blues Twanger

    Blues Twanger Tele-Afflicted

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    Chose two of the three:

    Blues Driver Waza
    Tumnus (original)
    TS9 w/ Keeley type mod

    No background or other details given because I want to hear what other folks pick and why.

    EDIT: I realized that in my pre-coffee browsing this morning I posted this in the Amps section and not the Effects section. Perhaps some nice Mod coils move it for me.
     
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  2. swervinbob

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    Amp would be nice to know, but for my uses it would be the Tumnus to thicken things up and the TS9 to cut through for leads.
     
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    This^^^^
     
  4. Blues Twanger

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    Like I said, you tell me your choice, assume either your amp or anything you want.

    FWIW on my end it would be a super portable board often used with whatever tube amp is available at the jam/gig/venue or even direct.
     
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  5. northernguitar

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    Never liked what a Klone offered, gimme the BD and the TS!
     
  6. Chiogtr4x

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    Not familiar with the (lauded, it seems) Waza options, but IMO a Blues Driver is a helluva good tool. Lot of range it those 3 knobs.
     
  7. uriah1

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    Tumnus, Ts9 (analogman mod)
     
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  8. tah1962

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    I have tried to like the TS several times but for me, it lops off too much bottom end in my opinion. Therefore, I would go with the Blues Driver and Tumnus as a boost/lead tone. YMMV.

    I’m currently running a King of Tone (bluesbreaker clone) and Aion FX (Klon clone) and couldn’t be happier.
     
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  9. nedorama

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    Tumnus and TS9. Run the Tumnus before to add grit and overdrive the amp, and then the TS9 for lead sounds. Or swap and use the Tumnus as a volume boost for solos.

    I have a Keeley-modded TS9 on my smaller travel setup and have gain at 7-8 o'clock and volume at 4-5 o'clock - then it's pushing the amp vs. generating the overdrive on its own.
     
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  10. funkysoul

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    A Blues Driver surely....A TS surely not
     
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    I'd keep the BD and the Tumnus for playing at home. For playing in a band mix it depends on the amp.
     
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    I don’t find that the Tumnus sounds anything like a Klon even though I know it’s supposed to. I’d take it and the Blues Driver. TS is just thin, weak, overdone and boring to me.

    Capgun
     
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  13. basher

    basher Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    Seems like those are three pedals that cover similar territory. For a small board I’d pick the BD-2 and something heavier. Maybe, hmm... a Rat? Actually on my board right now I’ve got a BD-2 and an Xotic SL Drive; that’s working really well for me.
     
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    Had all three of those, got rid of two.
    Can’t tell you which the keeper was though. It’s pointless without telling you my amps, guitars, and what I play.:lol:
     
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    I’d keep the Boss and tube screamer. The Tumnus should sell well. The BD2 gets a nice rhythm sound and the TS has the mid boost.
     
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    Standard BD-2 and be done with it, or an SD-1 if the amp is scooped. I find klons and TS pedals kinda meh, and the only overdrives I've ever preferred to Boss effects are J. Rockett pedals (which are 3x the price).
     
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    Keep the Tumnus and whichever of the other two suits your repertoire the best.
     
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    Tumnus as always on pedal - klons just add some nice secret sauce

    BD-2W, custom mode. I prefer a bit more low end, but this will do...
     
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    I'd go with the Tumnus and TS. I've never been a fan of the BD2. It gets way too fuzzy and fizzy with the gain and sustain level that I like. If I have to keep the gain down to eliminate the fizz, then I don't want it. And, I'd much rather have a Timmy type or a Bluesbreaker type for an OD without a mid-hump, neither of which will get fizzy when the gain is turned up.
     
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  20. Blues Twanger

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    Whether you folks think it was worth it to help or not I made a call for my little porta-board.

    The Tumnus was the odd man out for me. It isn't different enough from the Blues Driver the way I had them set and I'd rather have a TS-type to play with whatever amp I might be going into if I'm not using the Orange on the board.

    The Plumes came this week and so far works every time I want it, unlike my modded TS, so it got the call.

    Per my other thread the Phase 45 can cheat a lot of other effects I'd use. Another good cheater is the delay, able to fake a little slap-back echo if needed

    Pardon the wiring, nothing is buttoned up yet and I'll probably add a tuner. If you can't tell that's a Pedaltrain Metro 16 underneath.
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