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soarshoulder

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PostPosted: 12/05/2008 at 3:32 PM    Post subject: OVERDRIVE PEDALS link

hey there.
I have been a long time user/fan of this site and of Beans as well (1000S #59 and 2000 #732 which I recently traded for an EGC series one bass) and for the last year have been developing overdrive pedals which I think many of you would be interested in.

The pedals use a 12AX7 preamp tube run at a much higher plate voltage than most, and can do pretty much anything from adding subtle warmth to a very nice tube overdriven "distortion." There is a separate gain and volume control and a true (mechanical) bypass switch.

They come in a rugged die-cast and polished (TB inspired) aluminum case and look pretty sharp (if I do say so myself.) with vintage style "HiFi-esque" knobs I have some sound samples that I can point you to (all were tracked with my Standard) if you are interested in hearing more.

If anyone is interested in finding out more about this, you can contact me at: thermfx@hotmail.com

thanks-
Doug

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WillyMcJammin

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PostPosted: 12/06/2008 at 3:08 PM    Post subject: RE:OVERDRIVE PEDALS link

I received a pedal with one of those preamp tubes in it guessing i think it was tech 21 anyway first time i used it my computer was on and it blew up my computer screen I'm sure my wiring in the house isn't great but i sold that sucker soon as that happened, and i'd be very scared to use anything like that now specially since i have more expensive recording interfaces plugged up to outlets near it........ have you ever ran into any kinda problem like that?

For rest of board i was wondering what people used to get their overdrive fuzz distortion sound i only have a rat and an original ts808 and neither one of those is really doing it for me although i could never sell them for what they do to other guitars (fenders)...... anyone try an original 79 ds-1 with a bean or anything in that nature?

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1uncertain3

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PostPosted: 12/06/2008 at 7:23 PM    Post subject: RE:OVERDRIVE PEDALS link

I have had a lot of luck with MIJ DS-1s, so much so that after I ran the gamut of boutique pedals dry, I decided that this was the most versatile distortion for my needs (it may not be for everyone). As for fuzz pedals I like the green Russian Muffs but the pedal that I use most is the Diabolical Matter Disorganizer:

http://www.classaelectron.....bolicalamplification.html

This fuzz is by no means a subtle fuzz...


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rlrlrl

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PostPosted: 12/07/2008 at 8:52 AM    Post subject: RE:OVERDRIVE PEDALS link

yeah it would be great if you could post some pictures and clips of your pedal someplace. sounds cool.

funkypicker -- your guitar pedal blew up your computer screen? uh. just because it used a 12AX7 doesn't mean that all pedals with tubes will destroy the world every time they are used. or do I misinterpret you?

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soarshoulder

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PostPosted: 12/07/2008 at 11:23 AM    Post subject: RE:OVERDRIVE PEDALS link

http://c4.ac-images.myspa.....d40a1a722f316712b5777.jpg

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soarshoulder

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PostPosted: 12/07/2008 at 11:28 AM    Post subject: RE:OVERDRIVE PEDALS link

oops. here are some pix. and a link to a myspace page with sound samples. the mp3's are not the greatest, so if you are interested I can send .wav files of the same.

http://a387.ac-images.mys.....dbef74fde80127dd893aa.jpg
http://c4.ac-images.myspa.....d40a1a722f316712b5777.jpg
http://www.myspace.com/thermioniceffects





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BoulderBean

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PostPosted: 12/08/2008 at 11:57 AM    Post subject: RE:OVERDRIVE PEDALS link

I just got an Analogman King of Tone pedal - which is a two channel overdrive stomp-box. I think my Bean 1000S sounds great played through it. I also have a TS modded to 808 specs and I like that too, but the King of Tone is better and if I had to choose I'd ditch the TS. None of these are good choices if you're looking for a really intense dirty, fuzzy, distorted sound.

My Mesa amp uses 12AX7 tubes. They do have a higher plate voltage. I've never blown out my computer with the amp however. Something wrong with the wiring there I'd venture. I really like to sound you can get with those tubes however.

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