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PostPosted: 04/24/2010 at 6:32 PM    Post subject: What pedals? link

So.. what pedals do you like to use with your Bean? Crazy vintage analog pedals? New analog pedals? Overdrives? Clean boosts? Fuzzes? Wahs? Just curious.

I personally use to only use the Ibanez TS9 for lead stuff (and TU-2 tuner).. that was it. Seems like I'm adding more and more lately. Been combining TS9 with Creation Audio Labs Holy Fire Overdrive for lead tone. Been playing with Audio Crowther Double Hot Cake for 'medium grit' settings. Also been playing with a few clean boosts lately (recently sold my Analogman Beano Boost) and have been messing with a ZVex Super Hard On (SHO) clone. Also.. recently, been playing some wah. I've been borrowing a Fulltone Standard Clyde Wah (which I love), but I just modded a GCB-95 crybaby (changed pot to Icar, inductor to fasel, etc). Not quite sold on it yet, though.

I also have a Line 6 DL4 which has been fun, but I don't think I really like it. Might try to get a T-Rex Replicator or go cheap and try MXR Carbon Copy. Who knows.

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PostPosted: 04/25/2010 at 8:49 AM    Post subject: RE:What pedals? link

I like the Fulltone GT-500 and Fulldrive 2 Mosfet, they replaced my Ibanez Sonic Distortion & Tube Screamer which they sound similar to, but more transparent and a bit more low end. They're great at keeping the subtleties of whatever guitar you're playing intact.

Also like the Pigtronix Echolution, very cool pedal;

http://www.youtube.com/us.....os#p/search/4/2xB3I9eCYDY

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PostPosted: 04/25/2010 at 8:58 AM    Post subject: RE:What pedals? link

I like that Fulltone stuff! The other guitarist in the band I play in just switched up his TS9 to Fulldrive 2. I also love the Fulltone '69, but hard to find these days.

Pigtronix Echolution.. awesome.
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PostPosted: 04/25/2010 at 9:26 AM    Post subject: RE:What pedals? link

The Fulltone 69 & Soul Bender both are out of production. Very similar pedals, the Soul Bender has a unique sound and an internal trim pot that can really alter it's personality.

The Death By Audio Robot and Soundwave Breakdown are on my wish list;

http://www.youtube.com/us.....os#p/search/3/NZKeGsWRRm0

http://www.youtube.com/us.....os#p/search/2/5kUFVoM9q_8

The WMD Geiger Counter is pretty radical as well;

http://www.youtube.com/us.....os#p/search/2/5kUFVoM9q_8




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PostPosted: 04/25/2010 at 9:29 AM    Post subject: RE:What pedals? link

Yeah.. I wish the '69 was still around. I'm a fan of the germanium fuzzes for sure. DBA has some interesting pedals, like to play a few in person.

I always thought this vid was pretty cool (Death By Audio tour):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eXf02iyOaOI

You mess with any Devi Ever or Dwarf Craft stuff?

h

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PostPosted: 04/25/2010 at 9:43 AM    Post subject: RE:What pedals? link

Not firsthand, but the Synth Mangler, Hyperion, and Torn's Peaker would really help keep the lawn looking nice, or so I tell the missus.

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PostPosted: 04/25/2010 at 12:44 PM    Post subject: RE:What pedals? link

used a TB1000 into a old school rat into an ampeg V4 & SVT for years. when the rat died I started using a Tubeworks "real tube" into the same amps. When I realized that I could do it better, I started building my own. Since then it is the only pedal aside from a Boss TU2 that I use the bean through. IMO, it really captures the inherent sonic qualities of the bean and preserves the instruments response to pick dynamics well as it boosts/drives the signal.

here are some spammy & not so spammy links: the youtube video uses the bean for soundclips...

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

http://www.myspace.com/thermioniceffects


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PostPosted: 04/26/2010 at 10:13 AM    Post subject: RE:What pedals? link

I can second soarshoulder's post as he has built me one of his OD/Boost pedals. It really is a great pedal that offers a lot of flexibility without compromise. I go between using the pedal as my main distortion and a clean boost - it does both well.

Other then that, I have tried a lot of different pedals with my Beans and some of my favorite, that seem to always be on my pedalboard are: EHX Memory Man, EHX Russian (green) Big Muff, Diabolical Matter Disorganizer, Red Witch Moon Phaser, and Lehle A/B/Y switcher and his Looper (though these are not really "effect" pedals as it were).

Aside from the aforementioned pedals, noteworthy pedals that I love but don't always use are: Ibanez AD-80 delay, Toadworks Redux delay, ProCo Rat (whiteface) distortion, and the B.K. Butler Tube Driver.

Admin, you had mentioned the SHO; I personally like both the SHO and the Super Duper...they are both great pedals but I found that they don't really work all that well with my current setup, which is a disappointment.

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PostPosted: 04/26/2010 at 10:23 AM    Post subject: RE:What pedals? link

1uncertain3

I just gave the whiteface RAT (re-issue) a test drive this weekend. That didn't work with my sound... too mid-scooped, but still cool.

For me, the SHO works well with medium-grit amp setting with some headroom still left in the preamp. I've been on a clean boost kick lately. Like I said, I had the Beano, with is nice, but damn it's bright as hell. I like the SHO over that since, it's sounds more transparent. I'd like to try the Super Duper.. that's two SHO in series correct? I can't remember.

I bet that Red Witch sounds awesome. Every clip I've heard of Red Witch has sounded re-al good.

hank

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PostPosted: 04/26/2010 at 10:38 AM    Post subject: RE:What pedals? link

Hank,

I hear you about the Rat: if I currently was not playing heavier music, I wouldn't use it, I think I would go back to using the SHO/Super Duper. Speaking of the Super Duper, it is two SHO in one box. I know that this is a bit weird (spammy) but if you like the SHO, you should try the Thermionic Effects TE-01. It really is a cool pedal - if I take it out of my rotation, I will send it to you so that you can try it.

The Red Witch has a very warm sound to it reminiscent of the vintage MuTron sounds - though maybe not as deep. I really like this pedal and don't think I would trade it for anything, plus it seems to work well with the Bean!!!

Jay

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