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  • Recommend an overdrive pedal for me - Thorogoodish - 175 pafs to vint Gibson Falcon

    I've recently been doing small gigs with an early 60's Gibson Falcon amp, mostly to save weight over my 78' Pro Reverb with pop master...

    So, what's mostly missing is the growl I can get out of the Pro; the Gibson amp gets way too loud for the small gigs well before breaking up, so I'm needing a lush overdrive pedal.

    True bypass a must (only need growl occasionally). I'm eyeballing the modded TS9 on ebay...

    What else might I want to consider?
    <div class="signaturecontainer">mmm... Yes, that sounds good!</div>

  • #2
    What's your budget?
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    • #3
      300 clams seems high - so I guess up to around 250ish...
      <div class="signaturecontainer">mmm... Yes, that sounds good!</div>

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      • #4

        So, what's mostly missing is the growl I can get out of the Pro;




        Example clip?
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        • #5
          I'm gonna say Tim/Timmy

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          • #6
            BUY MY TIMMY CLONE.
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            • #7
              Sample clip would be cool - probably not gonng happen

              What's the Timmy?

              Oh, and since I'm willing, the 250ish goes for used too.
              <div class="signaturecontainer">mmm... Yes, that sounds good!</div>

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              • #8
                So post a George Thorogood clip.
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                • #9
                  Ah - I see the Timmy now...
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                  • #10
                    $300? just get a used amp. For about 100 more you can get a mint weber 5E3 clone
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                    • #11
                      Just now I've just been watching some 'reviews' on utube of the Tim per the suggestions - looks like lots of fun, and probably a good bet!
                      <div class="signaturecontainer">mmm... Yes, that sounds good!</div>

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                      • #12
                        I think Thorogood uses a cranked Silverface Deluxe. The Tim/Timmy would be a good bet. Make sure you get some copper pipe and make your own slides too. That really is big part of his sound.
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                        • #13
                          I think Thorogood uses a cranked Silverface Deluxe. The Tim/Timmy would be a good bet. Make sure you get some copper pipe and make your own slides too. That really is big part of his sound.


                          Thorogood used Silverface Twin Reverbs on his earliest records.

                          A Falcon has been my main amp since 1995 - I've yet to find a drive that tops a BJF Honey Bee OD into it, and I've tried dozens.

                          Bearfoot FX makes a cheaper version that sounds really good from the clips I've heard. They're under $200 I think.

                          I have a Timmy and love it but the HBOD is king with that amp.

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                          • #14
                            OK, I've been reading up on the suggestions... HBOD by bearfoot sounds fun and affordable. The Honeybeast also looks tantalizing, with the extra boost.

                            Both the Tim and Timmy seem almost like "Industry standards", and for seemingly good reason.

                            This evening listened through this OD shootout: http://harryj.net/OD_Shootout.htm

                            The Tim sounds great in the samples. The other drive I liked the sound of in these samples is the Zendrive. -thoughts on this one?

                            I've also caught myself in the 'more is better' (ie: Tim over Timmy / Beast over Bee)
                            But the small footprint of the Timmy/HBOD fits better in my gig bag.

                            Looking like one for the studio, and one for the road
                            <div class="signaturecontainer">mmm... Yes, that sounds good!</div>

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                            • #15
                              So post a George Thorogood clip.


                              Or don't.
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