All things pedal related.

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vurt
addled muppet weed
58852 posts since 26 Jan, 2003 from through the looking glass

Post Fri Jan 17, 2020 4:08 am

justin3am wrote:
Thu Jan 16, 2020 10:44 pm
cptgone wrote:
Tue Jan 14, 2020 5:45 pm
Chase Bliss Audio's Preamp MKII now available for pre-order ($749).

"combine the DNA of Benson Amps’ Chimera in a box Preamp with a little fuzz, some of Condor’s resonant parametric mids, and full blown preset control" + motorized faders to massage your toes!
Did you see the second Automatone model is a Chase Bliss/Meris colab? Interesting...
https://reverb.com/news/chase-bliss-and ... -namm-2020
oh my.
meris reverb algo is lush as f**k :o

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justin3am
KVRAF
10963 posts since 7 May, 2006 from Southern California

Re: All things pedal related.

Post Fri Jan 17, 2020 7:25 am

Uncle E wrote:
Thu Jan 16, 2020 11:17 pm
justin3am wrote:
Thu Jan 16, 2020 10:44 pm
Did you see the second Automatone model is a Chase Bliss/Meris colab? Interesting...
https://reverb.com/news/chase-bliss-and ... -namm-2020
Meh, that's nothing compared to the new Nektar pads someone showed me today...
:oops:

Thanks!

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cptgone
KVRAF
5573 posts since 1 Aug, 2003

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Post Sat Jan 18, 2020 8:07 am

Oh my, ThorpyFX + the original creator of Lovetone pedals announce a new, improved Cheese and Brown Source:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c6odZiw40ME
14" purple vibrator wrote:
Fri Jan 24, 2020 11:56 am
blah blah as usual....

jbraner
KVRian
1036 posts since 8 Jan, 2003

Re: All things pedal related.

Post Sat Jan 18, 2020 1:12 pm

This pedal GAS is worse than plugin GAS!
I don't really know what these two are, but there are just -so- many different pedals! And so many of them are really good.
But you can't "demo" them.

I'm looking at a EHX Soul Food next and then looking at the MXR Timmy when they arrive here in the UK ;-)

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Uncle E
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11388 posts since 22 Nov, 2000 from Southern California

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Post Sat Jan 18, 2020 1:21 pm

Soul Food is only good if you want a thinner sounding version of a Klon. Of the 15+ Klon clones I’ve used, the Soul Food and the $30 Chinese clones were the least successful.

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vurt
addled muppet weed
58852 posts since 26 Jan, 2003 from through the looking glass

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Post Sat Jan 18, 2020 1:27 pm

jbraner wrote:
Sat Jan 18, 2020 1:12 pm
This pedal GAS is worse than plugin GAS!
I don't really know what these two are, but there are just -so- many different pedals! And so many of them are really good.
But you can't "demo" them.

I'm looking at a EHX Soul Food next and then looking at the MXR Timmy when they arrive here in the UK ;-)
you can deno most ehx stuff if you have a nearby dawsons.

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khanyz
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1616 posts since 16 Jul, 2004 from Deepest Yorkshire

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Post Sat Jan 18, 2020 1:37 pm

Uncle E wrote:
Sat Jan 18, 2020 1:21 pm
Soul Food is only good if you want a thinner sounding version of a Klon. Of the 15+ Klon clones I’ve used, the Soul Food and the $30 Chinese clones were the least successful.
I really like the Soul Food before heavier distortion (Carl Martin Crush Zone/Rocktron Zombie/T-Rex ToneBug Totenschlager). Nice price too (at least when I bought it).
I miss MindPrint. My TRIO needs a big brother.

resynthesis
KVRist
457 posts since 17 Sep, 2007 from Planet Thanet

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Post Sat Jan 18, 2020 1:46 pm

I hope MXR are giving PaulC a good chunk of the price - he's one of the good guys.

If you didn't want to wait, at that price you can probably get an original on the forums or one of the excellent clones floating about.

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Uncle E
KVRAF
11388 posts since 22 Nov, 2000 from Southern California

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Post Sat Jan 18, 2020 2:26 pm

khanyz wrote:
Sat Jan 18, 2020 1:37 pm
I really like the Soul Food before heavier distortion (Carl Martin Crush Zone/Rocktron Zombie/T-Rex ToneBug Totenschlager). Nice price too (at least when I bought it).
Sure, there’s nothing wrong with looking at it as its own thing. It’s unsuccessful as a clone but that doesn’t make it a bad pedal. One could even argue that the first trebley boost, the Dallas Rangemaster, is the sound of early rock n roll.

jbraner
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Post Sat Jan 18, 2020 2:29 pm

Uncle E - khanyz - see what I mean?
Completely different opinions because pedals sound different depending on guitar/amp/how you play etc etc :wink:

I guess you just have to buy stuff and sell it (if it was used) or return it (if it was new) if you don't like it.
It's a minefield! :wink:

vurt - well, I have a guitarguitar nearby (Edinburgh) so I guess I can try some things there...

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cptgone
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5573 posts since 1 Aug, 2003

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Post Sat Jan 18, 2020 2:34 pm

jbraner wrote:
Sat Jan 18, 2020 1:12 pm
MXR Timmy
Yay, a classic at lower price, from a trusted brand, with distributors in Europe :party:
Although I should refrain, I'm ODing on ODs as it is. Oh dear!
14" purple vibrator wrote:
Fri Jan 24, 2020 11:56 am
blah blah as usual....

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Uncle E
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11388 posts since 22 Nov, 2000 from Southern California

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Post Sat Jan 18, 2020 3:03 pm

The Timmy is really great! I emailed Paul several times over the years trying to buy one and he never got back to me, and the closest I ever got to owning one was the Danelectro clone. Suddenly, a box of pedals showed up at a local auction, I bought the lot and it ended up having both a Tim and a Timmy inside. The Danelectro isn't even close!

Anyway, it's really great to finally have access to that sound easily and at a low cost. MXR did a great job with the Shinjuku Drive, which I would definitely put in the Top 10 of drive pedals, and hopefully they'll do as well with the Timmy.

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Forgotten
KVRAF
8526 posts since 15 Apr, 2019 from Nowhere

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Post Sat Jan 18, 2020 3:20 pm

khanyz wrote:
Sat Jan 18, 2020 1:37 pm
Uncle E wrote:
Sat Jan 18, 2020 1:21 pm
Soul Food is only good if you want a thinner sounding version of a Klon. Of the 15+ Klon clones I’ve used, the Soul Food and the $30 Chinese clones were the least successful.
I really like the Soul Food before heavier distortion (Carl Martin Crush Zone/Rocktron Zombie/T-Rex ToneBug Totenschlager). Nice price too (at least when I bought it).
Same here. I like the way the Soul Food drives something that adds distortion further in the chain. I know it’s not a Klon, but it’s the next best thing without spending that much money.

resynthesis
KVRist
457 posts since 17 Sep, 2007 from Planet Thanet

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Post Sat Jan 18, 2020 3:42 pm

I think there was quite a bit of variation in the Danelectros. I compared a couple to a real Timmy and an accurate clone. One of the Danelectros was very close for most settings while the other was well off. It was the same story with the other Cool Cat (often said to be an OCD clone but more like the Voodoo Labs which the OCD is based on). I tried two and it was like using completely different designs.

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Uncle E
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11388 posts since 22 Nov, 2000 from Southern California

Re: All things pedal related.

Post Sat Jan 18, 2020 4:10 pm

Well, I have to be careful because I made a Klon-type pedal. The Soul Food is really the only one I'll comment on because it's so far from the original. The other Klon-type pedals on the market are very good.

FWIW, we sell my pedal, the Tone Bakery Creme Brulee, for $99:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=knvtuyIMsnk

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HQu33LcInlQ

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