V2 Nocturne Junior Barnyard

Discussion in 'Pedal Pushers Forum' started by Merc, Apr 24, 2021.

  1. oneforsorrow

    oneforsorrow Gretschie

    495
    May 15, 2020
    Iowa
    Any sonic differences in the new version?
     
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  2. pmac11

    pmac11 Country Gent

    Mar 4, 2018
    Toronto, Ontario
    GAS instantly triggered. What a beauty!
     
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  3. Merc

    Merc Country Gent

    May 6, 2017
    Florida
    Yea for the Pinto wagon!

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  4. oneforsorrow

    oneforsorrow Gretschie

    495
    May 15, 2020
    Iowa
    I had friend in the late 80's who had an older brother with an orange Pinto. He was a security guard and the uniform was incongruous with the car but it had a sticker on the rear bumper that said ...

    "This car explodes upon impact".
     
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  5. TV the Wired Turtle

    TV the Wired Turtle Gretschified

    Jul 25, 2009
    so cal
    same exact circuit except that there are no flying leads in this version like the handwired one other than the stomp switch to the main board. On the scope we see no change between the two versions.
    As long as the blend knob is dialed to the left, you have the normal channel, as it starts moving up towards 9 oclock, the mic channel and its variable impedance changes up the story.
     
  6. Bertotti

    Bertotti Friend of Fred

    Jul 20, 2017
    South Dakota
    What is the blend knob? Not the same as grits?
     
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  7. Merc

    Merc Country Gent

    May 6, 2017
    Florida
  8. southpaw185

    southpaw185 Electromatic

    59
    Jul 13, 2017
    San Diego
    I intend to use the pedal for the classic 40s styles that it was designed for but does anybody have experience using the Jr Barnyard in relatively modern music genres? I'm interested in hearing your thoughts.
     
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  9. Merc

    Merc Country Gent

    May 6, 2017
    Florida
    With my El Pescadoro which has the same preamp… to my ear it’s definitely magic in the Jazz, Blues, and even early Rock n’ Roll realm. The only newer stuff I play is more stoner rock. I deploy fuzz in that area. I’m sure someone else will chime in on their experience.
     
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  10. Lacking Talent

    Lacking Talent Country Gent

    Aug 5, 2010
    Los Angeles, CA
    IYAM, this revised one was just begging to be named the "Jr. Barnyard, Jr."
     
  11. Merc

    Merc Country Gent

    May 6, 2017
    Florida
    For anyone with one on order or who’s on the fence. Looks stellar! I love both the knob graphic layout and red pedal light that harkens to the amp. It’s all in the details.

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    And of course this side by side shot. Which is more pedalboard friendly than this photo let’s on. It’s really going from a wide horizontal width to a slim vertical width pedal, if you catch my drift. Can’t wait to get mine.


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  12. ruger9

    ruger9 Country Gent

    Nov 1, 2008
    NJ
    Awesome awesome awesome. I love it even more than V1 !! I don't need the foot switchable boost, as to me this pedal is an AMP- I set it for the old-school tone and play. I use the blend knob for a dirt/EQ adjustment control....

    Turns my Gretsch(or tele)>PRRI into an ES-125>ES-150!

    Stellar work, Tavo!!

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  13. Shadowy_Man

    Shadowy_Man Gretschie

    396
    May 18, 2020
    Chicago
    Dang, now I know what to ask for for my birthday!
     
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  14. Pine Apple Slim

    Pine Apple Slim Country Gent

    Dec 14, 2011
    North Alabama
    Looks great but I already have a Jr B and an El Pesc.
    I also have a Dyno Brain, a Mystery Brain, a Bass Brain, and a Detroit Casket.
    Not getting rid of any of em. They each have their uses.
    Looking forward to my purple Fuzz Ray.
     
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  15. Merc

    Merc Country Gent

    May 6, 2017
    Florida
    Yours came in? I didn’t realize he shipped some out already.
     
  16. ruger9

    ruger9 Country Gent

    Nov 1, 2008
    NJ
    I knew it was soon, this just showed up... I was like, "I didn't order anything(recently LOL)"... then I saw the return address. Pow!
     
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  17. southpaw185

    southpaw185 Electromatic

    59
    Jul 13, 2017
    San Diego
    I received my V2 a few days ago and have been playing around with the blend knob. The blend set to the normal channel (7:00) gives me the best Charlie Christian sounds but setting the blend to about 1:00 gets me some pretty great classic country vibes. Western Swing sounded the best with the blend around 10:00 to my subjective ears. Amazingly useful all-around.
     
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  18. Merc

    Merc Country Gent

    May 6, 2017
    Florida

    Mine just arrived today. I love the this preamp. Nothing else really like it out there right now.

    Toggles… I tend to switch mine depending on both the guitar in hand and sound I’m after. They’re really useful to me. Do you have a preference for Wooly/L7 and Bass/Guitar?
     
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  19. southpaw185

    southpaw185 Electromatic

    59
    Jul 13, 2017
    San Diego
    I only own single coil guitars at the moment and find that my Tele and 6120 both sound great with the toggles in the L7 and Guitar position. The wooly also sounded great but had a completely different vibe that reminded me a bit of of Wes Montgomery. I have yet to explore the bass toggle but will spend some time with each setting.

    I agree that there is nothing really like it on the market. It works great for what it is marketed to accomplish, but it works for shaping the tone of other classic genres as well.
     
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