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i just got zvex Box of Rock

Post by zombie youth revolt » Fri Jul 10, 2009 8:26 pm

and i don't like it
this thing sounds just too fat, i dont know how to describe it but whn i think of marshall tones i think of bight, screamy crunch and this more like a warm and fat - but maybe thats the way jtm45 sounds ( never played one )

it sounds good but just not what i expected

maybe its my amps fault - my mesa dc3 has a lot of bottom end

i already found a buyer for my BOR and got a sweet deal on t-rex mudhoney - i know its completely different beast but i always wanted to try this pedal - overdrive and fuzz in one pedal, gotta love this !
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Post by Drdos » Fri Jul 10, 2009 9:12 pm

I think you right about it not sounding right to your ears through that amp. My Mesa is very bottomie sounding for a classic amp. 4 el84's in the Caliber 50, some overdrive /distortion pedals just don't sound right through it. The amp actually sounds better to my ears when I'm using a more modern sounding distortion like my Emma through this amp them with my TS9. The TS9 actually robs the bottom end out of the amp and the overdrive sounds harsh to me... Anyways thought I would let you know that..
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Post by zombie youth revolt » Fri Jul 10, 2009 9:33 pm

thanx for advice

cant wait for my trex mudhoney :)
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Post by Foef » Sat Jul 11, 2009 10:29 am

Maybe you should try the new Z-Vex Distortron. It's basically a BOR, without the boost, but has a three position bass cut switch. So if you liked the general drive character, that's probably the way to go.
On the other hand,he Mudhoney is fine too... :wink:


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Post by Orphin » Sat Jul 11, 2009 11:20 am

How can an overdrive/distortion be too fat?
Maybe what you want is a Tube Screemer type of pedal. Those has no bottom at all, only mids..
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Post by zombie youth revolt » Sat Jul 11, 2009 11:31 am

its common for many dirt boxes to have too much bottom end especially with bassy amps and mine is bassy and dark sounding

+ in case of box of rock after you turn drive knob past 12 o clock it adds even more bottom end, way to bassy for my taste
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Post by tony_clifton » Sat Jul 11, 2009 11:44 am

I run a BOR trough a DRRI and I never had such problems? Au contraire, I have to turn down the tone knob quite a bit on my guitar?
I play bass.

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Post by zombie youth revolt » Sat Jul 11, 2009 11:47 am

well, DDRI and Mesa DC3 are very different amps so there is no point in comparing those two + everyone has its own taste

i forgot to mention i play les paul type of guitar which doesn't help in this case ;)
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Post by Orphin » Sat Jul 11, 2009 12:32 pm

tony_clifton wrote:I run a BOR trough a DRRI and I never had such problems? Au contraire, I have to turn down the tone knob quite a bit on my guitar?
I should qoute myself from another thread on this one:
Orphin wrote:Hard to fail with a Deluxe Reverb
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Post by Drdos » Mon Jul 13, 2009 12:01 am

Orphin wrote:
tony_clifton wrote:I run a BOR trough a DRRI and I never had such problems? Au contraire, I have to turn down the tone knob quite a bit on my guitar?
I should qoute myself from another thread on this one:
Orphin wrote:Hard to fail with a Deluxe Reverb
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That's the next amp I get........ Been wanting one for years..
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Post by Orphin » Mon Jul 13, 2009 4:00 am

You won't regret it.
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Post by Pacemaker » Mon Jul 13, 2009 4:35 am

When I had my BoR, I really liked it at first. I was using it in front of a Tiny Terror, and I could get some really really cool sounds out of it. But almost ALL of those cool sounds were when I was playing at bedroom volumes. Obviously, this also has to do with the nature of the TT. Other than that, I definitely agree... way too much bottom... and I always thought the tone knob was fairly useless.

But I sold it in conjunction with a ton of other things to finance my Rocker 30. And while I wish I still had the BoR to see how it sounded in front of my R30C, I am still totally OK with not having it.

In summary, it's definitely a pedal that is particular to the amp. And when I had my TT, as is the case with your Mesa, it just didn't jive well. Such is the nature with pedals (and especially expensive "boutique" pedals).

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