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Discussion in 'Pedal Pushers Forum' started by TSims1, Mar 28, 2016.
No i havent
Nick, you have to take these for what they are. No little pedal is ever gonna sound like a cranked up ac-30. It ain't POSSIBLE.
What these kinds of pedals DO offer is a tonal base. It gives you a staring point and "voice" to begin building your tones upon for recording and direct-to-PA live work. I use mine for worship music, which is EXTREMELY effects heavy. We use TONS of effects to create and craft sounds, tones, textures, ambience, rhythm tones, dropped tunings, lead sounds, squeals, reverse stuff etc. We need the guitar tones to be extremely controllable and isolated, therefore for me direct solutions make a ton of sense. I don't WANT my amp in an iso booth behind the stage where I can't adjust my eq stack on the fly. I want it at my feet. You, Nick, are a plug and play blues guy. These probably just aren't for you. I wouldn't use one that way either.
All of that to say, there are many different scenarios and situations where these types of pedals really work well for many of us. Does it REPLACE my exquisite handcrafted tube amps? Are you crazy? No way! Lol. But man, they sure DO sound fantastic when used properly. I know it for a fact, because I am doing it successfully.
Or maybe the Carl Martin AC-tone? I read Johnny Marr only brings that and the Carl Martin Plexi-tone to his gigs now, straight to PA.
i like the sound of this pedal, im gonna look at this closer
This is a bit off topic - it's not an AC Tone pedal, but we have a new advertiser: Supro Amps and they contacted me yesterday about a new 1305 Drive pedal that produces a Supro amp tone. I thought it sounded pretty cool:
Sorry for the thread hijack.
That got a great review in last week's Tone Report as well.
Tony, I know what you mean about the right situation. In our acoustic group, I've begun to use my 6120 more and more, mainly because my Princeton doesn't take up much room and sounds great. If space were limited though, and I still wanted to bring that guitar, these types of voiced pre pedals would be perfect for that situation.
Yeah Mr Admin, I love the idea of those Supro pedals. I've a Coronado which is a great amp but it's a bit 'clean' with loads of apparent headroom. Getting some bump and grind at lower than ear splitting levels would be cool. I like the idea of OD pedals that aren't too generic or variations of what we all know already
Supro pedal sounds great! Haven't seen those yet......I dig it.
One thing I love about this forum... While we have the freedom of speech in America... Gretsch-Talk is not America
In soviet Russia... Gretsch-talk discusses you.
I'm usually abrasive... I'm surprised to see my comment wasn't scrubbed and that I didn't get a lil email...
So I guess if I wasn't on the list of all the people here... Let's tone it down about the ethics... We all know how we feel. Let's just put pragmatics before our emotions.
Great post, LK ! You been taking your anti-abrasive medication?
I for one have always appreciated and enjoyed your knowledgable posts.
I mean... nothing close to like 80 grit or anything... I was thinking closer to 120/150... depending on how I'm swinging.
Not all of us can be as soft as Emory paper
Uh-oh, that Supro sounds good!
So how well do two of these stack?
Is it necessary to use a DI when going straight to PA?
What? Depending on the way you're swinging? Lucky you! I've got a Mrs that's 4 inches taller than me, so when she gets grumpy on me I just can't take her into my arms and say nice things to her. I have to run for my life... How about that for a mood changer
Throw your keys in the bucket? lol...
No If I'm dropping every putt inside 10ft, driving 300yds holding my fade in the fairway, and hitting greens inside of 170 I'm usually swinging pretty good...
Might just be salty at that point
BTW, your wife doesn't happen to be named... Lola would she?
No, she's not named Lola, but she's something else, too .
Video, as promised.