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Discussion in 'Pedal Pushers Forum' started by LivingMyDream, Mar 11, 2019.
Congrats, i bought a real cool old one from a member and love it too.
There is still an “Abby” switch on the Mystery Brain...... never mind... my mouth was moving faster than my mysterious brain....
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.
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.
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
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.
What is your main guitar?
TMI that’s a visual I don’t want
2018 Gretsch 5420
And a Frankentelecaster with vintage noiseless.
I dont believe you, prove it
maybe a bit..
You got it, sir!
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!
That Tele is subtle. Nice.
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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.
The King! No denying that!
Brains aplenty (6) in my collection:
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.