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Kev
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Post by Kev » Tue Jun 02, 2009 7:54 am

I had a TS9 with my TT and it sounded terrible. It either did nothing or made it sound worse. The TT is really not made for pedals, unless your playing at bedroom levels. If those pre and power tubes are cooking pedals are just going to get in the way.
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neilmac
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FX and TT

Post by neilmac » Sun Jun 07, 2009 3:21 pm

Go for Drive pedals with a TT rather than Distortion IMO.
I have a TT Combo , X3 Live and 98 Les Paul and
I use the Line 6 Pod X3 Live with NO amp or Cabs selected
I use the TT for the amp and cab sound and do not use the Pod amps or cabs
as this really muddies up the sound if used in combination with a real amp and cab if that makes sense?
I have set up presets in the X3 with various delays, mod pedals , comp/boost,
stomps etc. only (no cabs or amp models), and I can switch the FX in and out on the X3 itself
I recently bought an El.Harmonix Metal Muff with Top Boost pedal
and went to heaven!
Lots of variations with just this stompbox alone and the TT , from scooped dark metal to crunch to 80's solo sounds to blues / punk / rock...
Also you can run everything on the TT fully juiced and just turn it all down on the Muff pedal volume, giving you full hi-gain sounds at tiny volumes
I then tried the Metal Muff looped into the X3's FX loop and discovered Nirvana! (the place not the band)
-now excuse me I need to keep playing - oops there goes another finger
:D neilmac

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Post by Nork » Mon Jun 08, 2009 2:13 pm

I've been pretty against pedals for a while. Not boycotting them, but I really wanted an amp with a great crunch all on it's own, and, honestly, I was afraid to get into pedals because they're expensive and I've heard once you pop you can't stop 8).

That being said, I decided that I wanted to work out a clean/dirty set up for my TT. I loved the Crunch it got (i've got a 12au7 in V1 so it's not as fuzzy), but wanted to have both sounds.

I looked at a tone of overdrive/boost/distortion pedals (zvex SHO, SDHO 2 in 1 and Box of Rock, Voodoo Labs Sparkle Drive, LovePedal Eternity, Keeley Katana, Xotic Effects AC Boost, Fulltone OCD) and ended up settling on Xotic's RC Boost.

I had it out in a band situation yesterday for the first time and LOVED it. It just pushes the amp into it's own distortion without doing anything for the tone really (i add a bit of treble), with the amp settings basically straight up, 'cept the Gain which sits at around 1 oclock.

Just the perfect amount of crunch and backs down to just a nice, fat clean.

Dude. That's my suggestion.
--Nick

Parker Nitefly SA -> TC PolyTune -> OLER Box ->Timmy -> MP SHOD -> Eventide TimeFactor/e3 -> Orange TT -> Avatar 112 (Weber 1225)

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