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I’ve always been a stacker. The actual pedals vary from time to time, but I always sit my Tim at the start straight after Tuner - Volume Pedal - Compressor. From there, I add the HBOD for that warm crunch, into double cake for varying degrees of OD/Fuzz then end of OD chain is Zendrive set higher level for lead. Tim stays on, and occasionally I’ll use the boost to add to whatever pedal in front I’m hitting harder to increase it to ‘more’.

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There's an older thread about stacking. Might be worth a trawl.

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I find 2 pedals stacked is ok but 3 gets to compressed and undefined. (A straight clean boost at the end is fine though) My board changes each week but currently I’ve got 3 drives on my board which I stack in varying combinations, a Blues Breaker style, a Hotcake clone and a JHS Super bolt.
I have just built up an Ibanez MT-10 mosfet distortion that might take the hot cakes place though!

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Guitar => Catalinbread Dirty Little Secret => Bondi Sick As overdrive => slightly dirty amp

DLS set up for a medium Marshall crunch with out too much volume jump
Sick As OD as a mostly clean boost

Lots of volume knobbing.

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The DLS is a fantastic pedal, wouldn't say no to another one.
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Another vote for the DLS, had one years ago, at 18V it sounded like a cranked Marshall, soooo good!!
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jeremyb wrote: Wed Jul 14, 2021 10:38 pm Another vote for the DLS, had one years ago, at 18V it sounded like a cranked Marshall, soooo good!!
I've got the mk1 DLS and it's got to be my most favorite pedal ever.
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The DLS is perfect for that cranked Marshall thing. The whole treat this like an amp and put it last in your signal chain thing they talk about in the manual doesnt really work though. I need my other OD to be doing the volume boost for solos thing, not the make it more saturated / compressed thing, so its got to be stacked the other way round.

I watched a J Mascis pedalboard walk through that was interesting - he has cranked amps, and goes the other way - a OD pedal with the level reduced, so his "clean" sound is using that for a volume drop.

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Post by Cdog »

Wot they said.
On my board Guitar>Compressor>TS808>Tube OD>Cleanish Amp.
Tube OD has 2 channels, for 2x rhythm OD options. TS808 stacks into either channel well for a tight lead tone. +/- Compressor. TS808 sounds good on its own also, depends on guitar.

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Here's my collection. Noticed recently to my horror that the three on my board were all sounding the same :crazy:

I stack the Archer as a mid boost and also use it as a clean boost. Then again, both the Keeley comp and Boss GE-7 do that too.

I always play single coils and use clean boost, OD and light distortion. But as I said, everything's starting to sound the same.

So what would you do with this lot? The Zendrive is the best thing ever to happen to a Strat bridge pup. Timmy is old faithful and I like the Klon character but I can get most of it with EQ if I'm honest
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I used to get into pedal stacking but I prefer the lead channel of my amp now and I'm more into clean boost and para eq's to shape the tone, the preamp in my DMM or Echoplex does tasty things also. I picked up a silverface Champ recently and modded it with a tonestack bypass, that thing just sounds so good but I do need to pull out the OD pedals with that one in a band situation.

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Slowy wrote: Fri Jul 16, 2021 3:48 pm So what would you do with this lot? The Zendrive is the best thing ever to happen to a Strat bridge pup. Timmy is old faithful and I like the Klon character but I can get most of it with EQ if I'm honest
I'd start by getting rid of the strat and using a good Les Paul, or ES335. Get rid of that Timmy - its a harsh little box of bees with no business on any decent pedal board. You've got a DLS for rhythm crunch, and the Archer makes a good boost with a little bit of hair. played into an amp thats already a bit dirty and you're sorted.

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jimi wrote: Fri Jul 16, 2021 4:25 pm
Slowy wrote: Fri Jul 16, 2021 3:48 pm So what would you do with this lot? The Zendrive is the best thing ever to happen to a Strat bridge pup. Timmy is old faithful and I like the Klon character but I can get most of it with EQ if I'm honest
I'd start by getting rid of the strat and using a good Les Paul, or ES335. Get rid of that Timmy - its a harsh little box of bees with no business on any decent pedal board. You've got a DLS for rhythm crunch, and the Archer makes a good boost with a little bit of hair. played into an amp thats already a bit dirty and you're sorted.

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Not a Strat; it's a G&L Legacy which is way better than any Strat for tonal versatility. Lesters and 335's just don't like me.

DLS and Archer you say? :think:
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Post by StratMatt »

Where's the fuzz Slowy? Get your hands on an EQD Hoof, it's a versatile Muff style with a mids control, you can't go wrong.
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