Starting a Timmy Appreciation Thread

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Strat-O-Master
Jul 10, 2022
537
Bismarck, ND
After acquiring way too many stomp boxes, I have figured out the key to my sound is the Timmy. It is the first pedal in my signal path followed by a Keeley Compressor Mini and an MXR 10 band equalizer, all of which are almost always on. These pedals go to both amps.The signal is then split to the dry amp (Fender CVR) and the wet amp (Crate V50), via a Radial Bigshot ABY switcher. The wet amp is usually set to the second channel with the gain at 10:00 to get a little breakup. The dedicated pedals are primarily modulation, delay and reverb, although I currently run a treble booster before them. The dry amp has a Jetter Gold (MIAB), Tone Bender Fuzz and a Klon clone in front of it. The attached pic shows the pedals I used with a PRS SAS on the bridge pickup. Forgive the lengthy post, but I am ecstatic with the sound of my rig with the pedals arranged in this way. My tone quest may not be over, but I finally feel I am on the right road.
 

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Stratoskater

Fuzz Meister General
Feb 8, 2011
11,400
Naked in NC
Timmy is great My original Paul C Timmy sounds better to my ears so I did not swap it for the MXR. Of course the Paul C ones are going for three times the MXR price. Curious why you don’t run your TB first, TB and FF circuits work much better first in line, especially for volume clean up.
 

EC Strat

Senior Stratmaster
Gold Supporting Member
Dec 16, 2018
4,336
Louisville Kentucky
I had an MXR one, really liked it but wow I mean it is TRANSPARENT. Absolutely zero color tone. I actually having a little color added to the tone like the Tumnus does.
 

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Strat-O-Master
Jul 10, 2022
537
Bismarck, ND
Timmy is great My original Paul C Timmy sounds better to my ears so I did not swap it for the MXR. Of course the Paul C ones are going for three times the MXR price. Curious why you don’t run your TB first, TB and FF circuits work much better first in line, especially for volume clean up.
Found that out right after I posted this! New layout attached sounds a lot better!
 

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Strat-O-Master
Jul 10, 2022
537
Bismarck, ND
I had an MXR one, really liked it but wow I mean it is TRANSPARENT. Absolutely zero color tone. I actually having a little color added to the tone like the Tumnus does.
I agree, and I struggled with its placement for a while. Putting it up ahead of any other pedal as the foundation overdrive, (except the treble booster, that was a mistake) allows both amps to keep their own voice. Since the treble booster is also pretty transparent, these two pedals along with the compressor (as needed) are all that passes to the modulation pedals on the wet channel. On the dry side, the same three pedals can boost into distortion, fuzz or overdrive which can further color the tone wherever I want it to go.
 

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