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Todd Simpson
post Mar 18 2014, 11:06 PM
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For a new generation of players and to celebrate it's storied history, IBANEZ is making a NEW TUBE SCREAMER! smile.gif Not just a reissue, this one FINALLY has a built in boost that can be applied BEFORE or AFTER The primary gain stage via handy toggle switch.

This is the type of handy thing that I've seen on boutique pedals and I'm happy to see ibby making these changes smile.gif The bad news is that it's $250!! So they are pricing it like a boutique pedal as well smile.gif But used they should be much cheaper and I'd like to try one in my signal chain!!

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post Mar 19 2014, 06:56 AM
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That looks pretty cool (I love green) but for that kind of money I'd opt for a handmade in the USA 'boutique' TS derivative.
http://www.fulltone.com/products/fulldrive-3

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post Mar 19 2014, 07:20 AM
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For that kind of money, I'd buy another BULB OVERDRIVE smile.gif It seems crazy pricey doesn't it?

QUOTE (klasaine @ Mar 19 2014, 01:56 AM) *
That looks pretty cool (I love green) but for that kind of money I'd opt for a handmade in the USA 'boutique' TS derivative.
http://www.fulltone.com/products/fulldrive-3



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post Mar 19 2014, 09:40 AM
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Very interesting!

I would love to see a comparison video between the Bulb OD and the new TS smile.gif Todd, if you get one - you know what do, in order to enlighten us too biggrin.gif


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post Mar 19 2014, 03:54 PM
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QUOTE (Todd Simpson @ Mar 18 2014, 11:20 PM) *
For that kind of money, I'd buy another BULB OVERDRIVE smile.gif It seems crazy pricey doesn't it?


It does but Ibanez a few years ago came out with a 'handwired' 808 that was $350.00 (by the way, a TS was never hand wired, lol!) and Maxon - the actual co. that manufactures Ibanez fx - has many pedals that top $200.

*If that dual screamer makes it down to the hundred dollar range I'd get one just for the color.


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post Mar 20 2014, 06:15 AM
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I'd like to try one wink.gif Might be a while though!! Till one shows up on ebay smile.gif

QUOTE (Cosmin Lupu @ Mar 19 2014, 04:40 AM) *
Very interesting!

I would love to see a comparison video between the Bulb OD and the new TS smile.gif Todd, if you get one - you know what do, in order to enlighten us too biggrin.gif



Very true!!!! smile.gif I remember that thing. Also crazy pricey it seemed. I'm with you on getting one once they drop in price a bit wink.gif
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It does but Ibanez a few years ago came out with a 'handwired' 808 that was $350.00 (by the way, a TS was never hand wired, lol!) and Maxon - the actual co. that manufactures Ibanez fx - has many pedals that top $200.

*If that dual screamer makes it down to the hundred dollar range I'd get one just for the color.



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post Mar 20 2014, 09:33 AM
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QUOTE (Todd Simpson @ Mar 20 2014, 05:15 AM) *
I'd like to try one wink.gif Might be a while though!! Till one shows up on ebay smile.gif


I'm not hurrying anywhere, so ..when you will have the opportunity wink.gif


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QUOTE (Gabriel Leopardi @ Mar 20 2014, 09:05 AM) *
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post Mar 20 2014, 05:51 PM
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How cool would that be? You could just reach and grab what you need and put it back in the display when done smile.gif Hmmm... I can imagine a ProTone display as well and maybe an OCD and Electro Harmonix display smile.gif Egad I'd turn my living room in to a Guitar Center!

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post Mar 29 2014, 10:26 AM
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I've gone through tons of crunch/distortion pedals over the years. My favorite has to be the ocd pedal. Simple crunch, but gets just heavy enough to play some heavy stuff, but not too over saturated at the same time. And it won't drain the piggy bank
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post Mar 29 2014, 04:55 PM
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QUOTE (capasso2 @ Mar 29 2014, 09:26 AM) *
I've gone through tons of crunch/distortion pedals over the years. My favorite has to be the ocd pedal. Simple crunch, but gets just heavy enough to play some heavy stuff, but not too over saturated at the same time. And it won't drain the piggy bank


I have stayed with my Suhr Shiba Drive for about 3 years now and I can say it does the thing for me smile.gif Haven't tried the OCD tho, but I heard a lot of folks praising it, so I'll definitely give it a go. I recently received a VOX AC15 and I am curious about the differences felt with various types of boost/od pedals on the amp - it only has a clean channel so it's not too difficult.


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post Mar 29 2014, 05:11 PM
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QUOTE (Cosmin Lupu @ Mar 29 2014, 08:55 AM) *
I recently received a VOX AC15 and I am curious about the differences felt with various types of boost/od pedals on the amp - it only has a clean channel so it's not too difficult.


Wow, how very 'vintage toned' of you wink.gif
Great amp. They tend to favor the more mid-range flavored OD and gain pedals - i.e., a tube screamer type. Vox amps can be pretty bright when you don't crank them. Guys who crank them tend to favor treble boosters or something like an MXR micro-amp because as a Vox style amp gets louder it tends to get a little darker.
Plus - in my experience - because the AC15 is a lower powered (though fairly loud) EL84 amp - you don't have to hit it with too much gain to get it to roar.

TS, Rat, OCD, Xotic BB, Xotic AC and Crowther 'hotcake' are all popular ODs to use with Voxes. They all have that mid-range bump.

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post Mar 30 2014, 08:32 PM
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QUOTE (klasaine @ Mar 29 2014, 04:11 PM) *
Wow, how very 'vintage toned' of you wink.gif
Great amp. They tend to favor the more mid-range flavored OD and gain pedals - i.e., a tube screamer type. Vox amps can be pretty bright when you don't crank them. Guys who crank them tend to favor treble boosters or something like an MXR micro-amp because as a Vox style amp gets louder it tends to get a little darker.
Plus - in my experience - because the AC15 is a lower powered (though fairly loud) EL84 amp - you don't have to hit it with too much gain to get it to roar.

TS, Rat, OCD, Xotic BB, Xotic AC and Crowther 'hotcake' are all popular ODs to use with Voxes. They all have that mid-range bump.


Thank you good sir biggrin.gif I heard a lot about the BB Preamp and I heard it in that famous Andy Timmons review on the Mesa Boogie and I thought it sounded fantastic. I will most probably call some friends and get an MXR Zakk Wylde and that green OD from MXR as well to see how those feel, as they are the closest I can put my hands on smile.gif


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post Apr 1 2014, 01:13 AM
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Have you seen the TWO CHANNEL version? Pretty Spiff!!

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QUOTE (Cosmin Lupu @ Mar 30 2014, 03:32 PM) *
Thank you good sir biggrin.gif I heard a lot about the BB Preamp and I heard it in that famous Andy Timmons review on the Mesa Boogie and I thought it sounded fantastic. I will most probably call some friends and get an MXR Zakk Wylde and that green OD from MXR as well to see how those feel, as they are the closest I can put my hands on smile.gif


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post Apr 1 2014, 10:30 PM
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Sweet Lord, no biggrin.gif Thanks for posting! I only knew the simple one smile.gif Here's the video with Andy:



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post Apr 2 2014, 02:16 AM
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Oddly, and even Xotic says this, but neither ch. of the Dual BB+ sounds exactly like the standard BB single ch. pedal. I can verify that as I have a standard issue BB (non-Timmons) and a buddy of mine has the dual ch. We can't get ours to sound alike. Both great but slightly different.


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post Apr 3 2014, 02:04 AM
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Hahaqhahah!!!! smile.gif I almost forgot, TOO MANY BUTTONS!!!!

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Sweet Lord, no biggrin.gif Thanks for posting! I only knew the simple one smile.gif Here's the video with Andy:




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QUOTE (Todd Simpson @ Apr 3 2014, 01:04 AM) *
Hahaqhahah!!!! smile.gif I almost forgot, TOO MANY BUTTONS!!!!


Imagine I had the K7 from Ibanez - it had ONE volume button biggrin.gif enough for this old boy'o here! Ken and Todd, which od/booster would you choose if you would have to pick a favorite?


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post Apr 4 2014, 01:35 AM
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I couldn't pick a favorite.
I have a few different guitar/amp combinations that require different ODs.
What sounds great with a Tele or Strat (single coils) is usually too gained out for an LP (humbucker).

In relation to another thread ... some may rightly feel that overall quality in guitar building has declined but man if you're into FX boxes - this era is your nirvana!

*If someone held a gun to my head and said. I'm stealing all your overdrives but you can keep one. I'd probably keep my Fulldrive III.

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