I sounds great at high volume and works better at lower gain stuff then higher gain although I like pretty much any setting depending on the guitar and amp. All in all I am immensely satisfied with this pedal and would recommend it to anyone! I find that if you use it in line with another drive pedal you can and will achieve The Eric Johnson dirty sound with ease! Filed Under: I really beg to differ. So, after a little convincing myself, I am now the proud owner of this pedal. Been shopping with you guys for last 7 months or so and you always give me a call to let me know my gear is coming. I tried it out on an amp and guitar that matched my setup at home, played for about 20 min, ponied up, bought it that day and have never looked back. I'd be happy with any one of them. As usual Sweetwater did a great job getting the pedal out to me lightning fast.
Its overdrive tones are very usable for many styles of music. I'm sure that I don't know ho to dial a pedal. As well as your photos of gear are typically better then manufacturer's. They've never been completely satisfied with the buffered bypass circuits found in many pedals, so after years of research, they've invented an alternative — they call it Enhanced Bypass. You can crank it all the way and still have note clarity. Works great on bass and guitar have yet to try on keys or drum machines. This is one of my very favorite pedals for that singing drive sound.
With the drive past 2 o'clock the tone gets a bit flabby but that is a function of the amp bass response, no the pedal. I never said I was ticked off. It sounds good with all of my different amps and guitars. We are musicians ourselves and share your passion for making it. I use it in front of a Tweaker head. What I like most about this pedal is that it adds just the right amount of overdrive given how much signal you put through it and how hard you are playing, allowing you to adjust from clean to crunch with both your technique and your guitar's volume knob. It was always missing something tone wise and sounded sort of empty.
Those numbers might not mean anything to the layman, but when using either a single-coil equipped Fender Stratocaster or a humbucker-equipped Les Paul, the sonic result of this and the other tweaks is the tone has a bit more girth in the upper low-end frequencies just below the midrange. I thought he was making fun of me, I said to myself is he saying I am nuts. It highlights the sounds already there. I personally use a ProCo rat for this This one i use to get low gain drive sounds with a roar texture. Even at the higher distortion levels you can hear every string. You can go from mild crunch for rythem to a full blown fuzz for lead. No doubt, he used these amps as his personal sonic testbed.
As times have changed and people use an extensive amount of pedals in their sonic chain, Mike wanted to design an option to include a buffer which could help avoid dramatic signal loss that can occur when a large number of true bypass pedals are chained together into a rig. Also anxious to see how it works with my Tech 21 Trademark 60 solid state amp As always, great service by Jason T. I have never owned an archtop guitar with such a wide range of voices. Controls Volume Knob Controls the amount of signal that exits the pedal. Yes, it has a ton of gain, but I would not recommend this pedal for metal players.
The Gear Page is run by musicians for musicians. Always with customised added value for musicians. And as always my service from Sweetwater was top shelf. Giant kudos to Sweatwater and my Sweatwater sales engineer Tim Holsinger. Or would the 'richer harmonic distortion' of the Version 4 be a better improvment from the V. This pedal really opens up my Bugera V22 amp on the clean side. I got the chance to play through a vintage overdriven Marshall next to this sucker and it sounded almost exactly the same, just as Fulltone says!! There is plenty out there on this boxes tone and capabilities, so I won't focus on that.
It doesn't indicate it yet on their website, but I just received mine, and it's definitely the newest model that was just released. I finally found a dirt pedal that has what I have been looking for. You also notice a slight midrange boost, reminiscent of an or a. Very flexible and there are many tones I have yet to to explore. I run it at 18 volts right after a fulltone fulldrive 2 also at 18 volts.
Normally just kicked in now and then with the Strat. As always great service from Sweetwater and rep Greg Savino. I have it set to the hp setting with gain around 2 o clock and man does that make a strat sound beefy, crunchy, and have sweet sustain. You need to check this one out! With the added warmth of the pedal. It's generic enough to work with any genre, but special enough to turn heads while doing it. Before Ian McGhee and I even got off the phone the order was processed, packed, and ready for shipment.
Top Quality pedal, nothing to say about its raw value. Low peak is your sound only more, without tonal change. Its sometimes hard to find what you are looking for so, heavin forbid, sometimes people make threads about stuff that was discussed before. Performance The tone is warm and full-bodied, the pedal itself is designed to sound like an overdriven amp. If you want a lighter mellow sound, run it at 9 volts. I bought a Fender Deville amp but the thing is too good really a stage amp.
I haven't found it to be harsh, I guess it could be if the gain was set real low and the tone control was turned up high. Doesn't really change your basic tone, just enhances it. Go buy it and thank me later! Sorry, i cannot say to much things despite of its beatiful sound, and dynamic behavior. I had a friend in the room that was a phenomenal guitar player, and just happened to have his gear in the car from a previous show, So, during our first break, I invited him up to play a set with us. Has moderate sustain and excellent tone. It really doesn't get any better than that! The tone seems to be slightly compressed a little more than a real amp, but with just a little more bottom end. This pedal is extremely well-built, well thought circuitry, and can emulate any distortive sound.