I got first Gen 301.. are you talking about the toggle behind the pre amp knob?Throughout the years I've had my Atomic Brain, no. Abby always on is too much. It's perfect for when the band gets louder and you can't hear yourself, though.
However, I am finding that on my new (old) Mystery Brain that Abby on with the decibel cut enabled suits it well. It sounds about halfway between Nomal and Abby (with no decibel cut). So, yes I do like Abby always almost on.
I have a new Atomic Brain ordered. I was wondering how it would sound in front of El Pescadoro, which has the Barnyard preamp I think. They are kind of opposites, but there’s a lot of tonal options depending on what is switched on.
Yes, the toggle next to the input jack in the up position for decibel cut.
The ep is before the mystery brain because sometimes I like to hit the echo with the grittier preamp. But when I use the mb preamp both are on. And sometimes I have the fluid drive on as well, it’s in the loop on the mbHey Nick you run both pedals. AB into EP or EP into AB?
Do you run any pedals @ 18v?
I set my amp (or amps!) a few notches below the volume I want to play at, and I use the MB preamp (I rock with the abby always engaged) to boost myself to playing volume.
For example, I love my deluxe reverb volume at 6. So I set the amp volume at 4 and use the preamp knob (usually at around 1 o’clock) to bring the volume up to where it would be at 6.
I’ve never noticed the DB cut because I’ve only played newer Mystery Brains. Maybe Tavo removed it from the circuit altogether. The newer ones have a Treble Cut switch internally, but that only effects the echo.
These are good settings to rock out.I picked this quote from a years old thread because it succinctly describes how to use Abby (or Normal) all the time.
the dB cut switch that was external as a toggle, is now on the inside as a slider. Down position is stock, up is the dB pad that cuts some upper presence gain. The earlier version that had the toggle
outside kept getting knackered and since most kind of set and forget,it was best inside next to the trim pot for the vibrato intensity. I leave the dB presence cut on, as its needed if you have other pedals in front of it that add upper frequency boost or in my case big bobbin single coils. It attenuates some of the ice pickies from Dynas and P90s.
J, was sending your atomic today but its MLK day (crank "in the name of Love" )
Check this….stack a Dyno for that bump. I’ve had this Dyno since Tavos introduction of it.. I just added it tonight to see what voodoo is created… and it’s pretty impressive…his cheapest peddle.So ... I went thru the classic rock, SRV, country, and Stray Cats we play with ABBY on and bass control all the way off, using a Les Paul, Strat, and Gretsch. And does sound excellent. One of the few pedals that really is 'touch responsive' ime.
But (and there's always a butt) ... I now don't have a solo boost switch. The ABBY switch worked great with both modes of my SC-2 as well as the brain (of course) to goose whatever level of grind I might be using. With my busted up hands I'm not fast enough now with my volume knob. Gotta footswitch it.
So I'm back to using it as a solo boost. It did sound excellent always on, though.