Subtle warm drive pedal

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Subtle warm drive pedal

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Have become increasingly comfortable with using a drive pedal, particularly with my Gretsch.
At the moment I have a catlinbread tweed voiced pedal 5f6.
I'm keen to explore one or two more options.
Definitely not high gain territory more just some colour and harmonic depth.

Any suggestions of something that would play well with filtertrons, JM/jag single coils and fender circuits +/- vox ac15 ?

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Probably a bit too low rent for you but the Joyo Sweet Baby is a lovely OD for this kinda thing, and cheap as! https://www.guitarstuff.co.nz/pedals.html
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jeremyb wrote: Mon Jun 26, 2023 7:21 am Probably a bit too low rent for you but the Joyo Sweet Baby is a lovely OD for this kinda thing, and cheap as! https://www.guitarstuff.co.nz/pedals.html
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I use a TC Cinders for this sort of thing into a Blackface. Sounds good with Strat and PAFs, dunno bout Filtertons. Stacks well. Doesnt add bass tho, if thats what you mean by warm. Its neutral, just sounds like your amp, but with overdrive

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I’m selling a Gladio, which is prime rich warm Dumble territory…

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I’ve got something you might want to try- a Nobels ODR-1. They’re really rather nice, and not the typical thing. Plus it’s bright green.

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Consider Reg's tweedmanium, his take on the les luis. I have a Mk1 and like it a lot.

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This is what the sweet baby is a clone of, the focus control is a gem IMHO.

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StrummersOfThunder wrote: Mon Jun 26, 2023 7:23 am
jeremyb wrote: Mon Jun 26, 2023 7:21 am Probably a bit too low rent for you but the Joyo Sweet Baby is a lovely OD for this kinda thing, and cheap as! https://www.guitarstuff.co.nz/pedals.html
Thanks,
I could always order some unicorn gizz separately ?
I still have one of these... maybe even ex-Jeremy? It doesn't add much, if any, colour though. Nice, subtle, and dynamic (touch sensitive?) drive.

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codedog wrote: Mon Jun 26, 2023 8:05 am
StrummersOfThunder wrote: Mon Jun 26, 2023 7:23 am
jeremyb wrote: Mon Jun 26, 2023 7:21 am Probably a bit too low rent for you but the Joyo Sweet Baby is a lovely OD for this kinda thing, and cheap as! https://www.guitarstuff.co.nz/pedals.html
Thanks,
I could always order some unicorn gizz separately ?
I still have one of these... maybe even ex-Jeremy? It doesn't add much, if any, colour though. Nice, subtle, and dynamic (touch sensitive?) drive.
LOL it could be, I've owned at least 3 of them :rofl:
Slowy wrote: That's the problem; everything rewarding is just such hard work. Regret takes much less effort.

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StrummersOfThunder wrote: Mon Jun 26, 2023 7:14 am Have become increasingly comfortable with using a drive pedal, particularly with my Gretsch.
At the moment I have a catlinbread tweed voiced pedal 5f6.
I'm keen to explore one or two more options.
Definitely not high gain territory more just some colour and harmonic depth.

Any suggestions of something that would play well with filtertrons, JM/jag single coils and fender circuits +/- vox ac15 ?
You could try a Bronson? Happy to send one up for you to play with, no obligation
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My current favourite though is this Jan Ray clone: https://www.aliexpress.com/item/1005004028109388.html I have it set pretty subtle and it just makes my tone betterererer.
Slowy wrote: That's the problem; everything rewarding is just such hard work. Regret takes much less effort.

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Through a Fender amp, I really really like my Klone. At even four times the $80 price, there’s nothing I’ve tried that’s as clear, warm, balanced and articulate. Including my real KTR Klon.
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GrantB wrote: Mon Jun 26, 2023 8:16 am Through a Fender amp, I really really like my Klone. At even four times the $80 price, there’s nothing I’ve tried that’s as clear, warm, balanced and articulate. Including my real KTR Klon.
Have heard good things
What iteration is yours ?

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Awesome thanks lads. Lots of good things to opine upon ...

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