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Discussion in 'The Effect effect' started by mshivy, Nov 8, 2017.
I have yet to get a decent sound out of this . . . .
Or, just get any Crate amp. They even tout the bees buzzing of their distortion channel.
If Crate made an OD pedal I'd put it on this list without any experience.
So, your next NAD will a Crate I take it?
One of my good friends and exbandmate had a Crate mini stack when we started playing. Also a Zoom multi-fx, and his whole sound was buzz with chorus. Same rate for every song.
He didn't seem to grasp that the rate needed to be close to the tempo of the song, until we did some 4 track stuff and he heard himself.
One particular cover we were doing was School (Nirvana from Bleach, pre-success).
Main riff is low E string, picking then fretting A# with some distortion. Both guitars played the same part (we had 2 guitar players covering a 1 guitar song), so we started with 1 guitar.
After the single guitar goes for a couple measures, then the rest of the band kicks in. We were listening to the playback, and when the band came in his muddied buzzing chorus sound was really apparent.
He was like "Whoa! Why does that sound like chit?" We said it was the heavy chorus that wasn't in time with the song, and that particular song didn't need any chorus. I mean it was punk- guitar and distorted amp.
I don't like a lot of OD pedals. Can still find a few cool tones from the ones I hate, but I keep a Maxon OD808 and a Japan Boss DS-1 on board for some subtle warmth occasionally. A little Mesa F30 combo amp has pretty good drive on its own.
And there is nothing wrong with that at all.
they just dont really work for me. I find them pretty muffled an not as open as I want them to be. No big deal
Its funny how so many reviews call a pedal good or bad because of a plastic case. That DOD has a heavy cast metal box and a metal bottom plate too! Not a great sounding pedal but "awesome" because of the metal case, right??? ha ha
I like a lot of products in their affordable pedals line. Actually, I am very fond of them. The tremolo, analog delay and fuzz in particular.
However, this overdrive seems to be voiced to make everything sound like a crappy practice amp. I was so disappointed. They could have made a basic clone of any number of pedals, but this was just the dumps for me.
I hope their new Honey Bee is a decent Muff clone at least. This line deserves a decent OD.
I don't hate any distortion or overdrive pedals.
I do like the ones I kept
Right? For the most part it's not about a pedal being good or bad, but about it doing what you want with you and your rig.
I mentioned the FabTone in my earlier reply. Its problem isn't that it was a bad pedal, just that it wasn't my preferred fit with my guitar, my amp, and the way I play.
I pick pretty hard, and due to my approach I have to set my amps rather "dark" with a dark amp and this attack I have I come through with a perfect balance of highs and lows.
when I stick a naturally dark pedal in front of a dark amp, things get a little too dark, a little too dampened.
My idea of an amazing OD would be the JRAD The DUDE - this pedal is TRANSPARENT. that is the key. I dont like a drive that happens before your notes. I like one that reacts TO the notes.
I find a lot of pedals stack drive first, and eq later.
The one good thing about that pedal would be if somebody jumped on the stage you could throw it at him and knock him out. But then again you might throw your shoulder out of socket in the process. LOL
One thing this thread proves is the old adage: One man's trash is another man's treasure.
I used to hate the tubescreamer and I was disappointed because all my favourite tones were ts-based (Henderson, SRV,..) until I figured out that I was simply using the tone control wrong. Most tubescreamer demos on YouTube explain how its supposed to work by looking at the schematic but fail to explain how it really sounds in practice.
DOD Punkifier. The fartiest loosest pedal ever made.
Zinky True Grit. Thin, grainy, bright...there was no balance between the bass, treble, and grit controls.
Probably designed for indecent sounds.
I’ve had a few that I’ve gotten rid of, but only one I thought was a waste of everyone’s time from designer to the person soldering in parts to the deliver driver and me. The Garagetone Drivetrain.
Highly disappointed given that I absolutely love their delay pedal - the Axle Grease. It is truly a great pedal.
The Drivetrain can make a great amp sound like @$$
I bought it about half off, and still returned it.
Thanks for the video! I have a TS 10 that I got used many years ago... never really realized how the tone control works.
I have one and love it. From what I've heard from other people, it's really picky about what amp you put it in front of. I get very Klon-like tones out of it, though, which is neat. (And actually, like many people use Klons, I use mine as a cleanish boost a substantial fraction of the time.)