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Todd Simpson
post Dec 24 2015, 09:40 PM
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I've been reading about this od pedal but I have yet to see one in the wild to test it. It's got a 100hz boost/cut knob which is killer, since that is where bass frequencies bunch up and make your amp sound muddy. It's also got a voicing button in the middle to chance the tonal output. Anyone tried this? It looks like it might just be amazing smile.gif

http://www.jimdunlop.com/product/m77-modified-od

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post Dec 24 2015, 10:16 PM
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I use one.
I find it to be really great at heavier tones for low volume 'live' work, especially theater and Broadway show type stuff.
That 100 hz control really helps (me) to dial in the mids for a believable hard rock sound at quieter levels.


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post Dec 24 2015, 11:17 PM
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hmm sound flatter, http://shootout.fm/


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post Dec 25 2015, 11:09 PM
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That's exactly what I was thinking smile.gif I really think every overdrive should some with a 100hz knob. That's the stick point on so many guitar rigs that results in "MUD". Having a knob to dial it out and keep your under control seems a no brainer. But it's evidently not a not brainer as these things just came out a year ago or so. Before that, it was about using a parametric eq somehwere in the chain which adds quite bit of expense. Glad to hear from someone who uses them that they are as spiff as they seem smile.gif


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I use one.
I find it to be really great at heavier tones for low volume 'live' work, especially theater and Broadway show type stuff.
That 100 hz control really helps (me) to dial in the mids for a believable hard rock sound at quieter levels.


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post Dec 26 2015, 03:35 PM
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Here's another one that has great mid-sculpting abilities though it's a lot more expensive ...
https://www.xacttone.com/products/atomic-overdrive.html
Super well made, boutique and really does turn a super clean Fender style (tube) amp into anything from a late 60s Plexi to a modded JCM.

*You do need to be pushing a bit of volume for this one to shine.


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post Dec 26 2015, 08:58 PM
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Thats a neat page but not exactly "reference quality" clips. On soundcloud/youtube, you can hear some better examples.
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post Dec 26 2015, 10:07 PM
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QUOTE (Todd Simpson @ Dec 26 2015, 07:58 PM) *
Thats a neat page but not exactly "reference quality" clips. On soundcloud/youtube, you can hear some better examples.


Probably only has flat settings (playing+recording loops through soundcard) but I haven't yet to find a better source to compare any pedal next to each other.

Personally after comparing many pedals I've noticed its always the mid edge (the clipping freq.) is the most important to me since it can't be tweaked, bass comes later.

For example I still have my friends jd9 with me and it is bright compared to ts9, sort of like maxon 808x compared to a normal 808. Its really neat for shredding as the brighter that mid peak gets (adding/decreasing low mid. is also huge benefit) but after comparing it with ts9, its usage with cleaner amp settings to me simply sucks smile.gif

Also, if wanting to boost distortion and want proper low end a cleanbooster is much more hassle free. They also add dirt so its definitly not similar to increasing gain from amp. Paul gilbert for example used an RC booster on some live shows I watched on youtube. Why I wrote these is because shredder needs are different from other guitar styles and not many overdrives are built to shred. I'm cool with my bb9 but someday I will check the boss fb-2...

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