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  • Timmy vs. RC booster

    How do these compare? Looking for a transparent OD that sounds good stacked and alone. Compare......
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    I would be interested in this too. I only use the Timmy really low gain, often thought about getting an RC booster.
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    • #3
      If I don't sell my RC Booster soon, I'll let you know next week, when I'll have both. I suspect the Tim/Timmy has more overdrive compared to the RC Booster. Especially with single coils, the amount of drive is not that much. More obvious with humbuckers. I like it with a slightly dirty amp, just adds a bit more edge to it, but I often have my amp clean. It is great as a simple eq, great for adding/subtracting some bass or treble, without having to keep messing with the amp. And it sounds nice just as a booster too, without the overdrive.

      Loobs, why do you only use the Timmy with a low amount of gain?

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      • #4
        Anyone else have both?

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        • #5

          Loobs, why do you only use the Timmy with a low amount of gain?


          I'm not sure really. I don't like my tone to get mushy so I try to limit the amount of gain I use. I pick really hard when I'm playing riffs or whatever so I like the guitar and amp to do the work rather than a pedal. I prefer the clarity and more open sound of lower gain overdrive.
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          • #6
            Well this might be up your alley then, definitely low drive. Never tried one, but I would think the Barber LTD would be your thing too.

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            • #7
              Is the Barber transparent?
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              • #8
                Is the Barber transparent?


                I have not used it, just the RC Booster.

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                • #9
                  I didn't try them side by side, and only tried the Timmy briefly. I do own an RC BOost, and my impression is that the Timmy has a bit more gain available with the gain all the way up.

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                  • #10
                    The RC booster is definately in the same sonic ballpark as the timmy, but IMO just not as good quality and less versatile......
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                    • #11
                      Interesting.
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