I Am in Awe of the Dyno Brain!

Discussion in 'Pedal Pushers Forum' started by LivingMyDream, Mar 11, 2019.

  1. wildeman

    wildeman Gretschified

    May 10, 2015
    norcal
    Congrats, i bought a real cool old one from a member and love it too.
     
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  2. gtttrrr

    gtttrrr Synchromatic

    Age:
    51
    816
    Dec 7, 2011
    United States
    ?
    There is still an “Abby” switch on the Mystery Brain...... never mind... my mouth was moving faster than my mysterious brain....
     
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  3. Sid Nitzerglobin

    Sid Nitzerglobin Country Gent

    Jun 8, 2015
    fROMOHIO
    I probably worded my response awkwardly anyway. More precisely, I don't wind up using the Abby switch on my Mystery/Atomic Brains much so in theory the Dyno would provide all the preamp goodness that I generally love w/ a bit less footprint.
     
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  4. TV the Wired Turtle

    TV the Wired Turtle Gretschified

    Jul 25, 2009
    so cal
    One of the probs I encountered early on w the Atomic Brain, was the misinterpretation of the "Abby" mode. As its not a vol boost, even though is can sound louder. Its a different mode and honestly should just be a switch as its shifting impedance, its not a volume boost. So employing it requires turning the gain knob down. The result is a brighter signal w a tiny bit of bark added to the tone. perfect for hotter pickups and MV amps. I tend to keep my MB in Abby mode all the time because I want this exact response from my sound and once the abby mode is employed its set up just like setzer does for sleep walk while using the vol of his guitar to control the gain instead of the
    knob on the space echo. It does wonders for your delay too!


    ps. thanks @LivingMyDream for sharing about it. Its definitely not something novel, nor is it a genius thing. It just works and I would have given up on gretsch a long time ago if I hadnt made this little tool work for a gretsch. You dont have to love Setzer or rockabilly but you cannot deny the great gretsch sound he gets w an re-301 space echo preamp and its ALL about the preamp on that unit for his dynamics and tone besides his fingers, his vintage bassman, his skills, his tvjones refretted gretsch guitars, etc. :)
     
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  5. Sid Nitzerglobin

    Sid Nitzerglobin Country Gent

    Jun 8, 2015
    fROMOHIO
    To date I had in fact been looking at as a lead/crunch boost. I'll have to give that approach a try one of these days! You learn something new everyday here :)
     
  6. calebaaron666

    calebaaron666 Country Gent

    Aug 15, 2018
    Portland, Maine
    I find myself using the abby a lot. I use it for solos, intros etc. i’ve learned through usage that it doesn’t boost the volume, but it cuts above/through. I love it.
     
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  7. TV the Wired Turtle

    TV the Wired Turtle Gretschified

    Jul 25, 2009
    so cal
    What is your main guitar?
     
  8. nickurso

    nickurso Gretschified

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    Dec 24, 2012
    New Orleans la.
    TMI that’s a visual I don’t want
     
  9. gtttrrr

    gtttrrr Synchromatic

    Age:
    51
    816
    Dec 7, 2011
    United States
    Same here!
     
  10. gtttrrr

    gtttrrr Synchromatic

    Age:
    51
    816
    Dec 7, 2011
    United States
    same here!
     
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  11. calebaaron666

    calebaaron666 Country Gent

    Aug 15, 2018
    Portland, Maine
    2018 Gretsch 5420
    And a Frankentelecaster with vintage noiseless.
     
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  12. TV the Wired Turtle

    TV the Wired Turtle Gretschified

    Jul 25, 2009
    so cal
    I dont believe you, prove it :cool::p
     
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  13. TV the Wired Turtle

    TV the Wired Turtle Gretschified

    Jul 25, 2009
    so cal
    maybe a bit..
    [​IMG]
     
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  14. calebaaron666

    calebaaron666 Country Gent

    Aug 15, 2018
    Portland, Maine
    You got it, sir!
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  15. TV the Wired Turtle

    TV the Wired Turtle Gretschified

    Jul 25, 2009
    so cal
    ahhh proof of the rock!!I like that clear guard and de-blacked bigs! Interesting how the black tops tie the gold and alum together!
     
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  16. pmac11

    pmac11 Country Gent

    Age:
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    Mar 4, 2018
    Toronto, Ontario
    That Tele is subtle. Nice.

    Sent from my SM-T560NU using Tapatalk
     
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  17. calebaaron666

    calebaaron666 Country Gent

    Aug 15, 2018
    Portland, Maine
    Yes, i’m all about the quiet dignity. ;)

    Thanx! I connected this usa bigs to the hinge from licensed bigsby that came stock with the guitar. Works great.
    Eventually I’ll get some proper filtertrons, but till then, the blacktops are doin’ the job.
     
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  18. Lionpotato

    Lionpotato Gretschie

    281
    Oct 10, 2018
    Upland
    The King! No denying that!
     
  19. audept

    audept Senior Gretsch-Talker

    Age:
    71
    Dec 1, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
    Brains aplenty (6) in my collection:
    PB5 final wiring 008.JPG New Pedaltrain Drive 1 008.JPG Nocturne DynoFuzz 003.jpg
    Nocturne x 3 014.jpg
     
  20. Henry

    Henry Gretschified

    Apr 9, 2014
    Petaluma
    I use it that way. While it certainly does change the tone, it also certainly increases the output and drives the amp harder and to me seems a bit more in your face (and good for solos, even when I'm playing clean). My amp does have a "solo" function that kicks up the volume at a user-determined level - I have it set to a similar perceived volume increase when the Abby is engaged. I often use that in conjunction / to offset what I'm doing with the Atomic Brain; i.e., during most of the song, I have one of then on and one off then at the solo, turn other on. Depends on what sound I'm trying to achieve.
     
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