Discussion in 'Fine Living, Home, Design & Auto' started by Piobaire, Feb 25, 2010.
Anybody have any experience with a Bearfoot Honey Bee into a Vox as a low gain pedal?
Also, anyone have an opinion on the Ibanez AD80 vs the Boss DM2? I want to replace my Carbon Copy with one of those two. Losing the modulation isn't important. Having a quiet bypass and being a relatively quiet pedal is important as well as sound, so, any experience?
In other news, I just purchased a Moog 102 for fun crazy noises and I like it way better than the EHX Frequency Analyzer I use to have. Waiting for an expression pedal to arrive so I can really go nuts. Sadly it adds some noise when bypassed so I need to get a true bypass loop for it.
I think the best low gain boost for the front of a tube amp, especially a vox is the Beano Boost by Analog Man. The only pedal I use, it is amazing.
You've mentioned that before, I'll check it out when I'm back in NYC in a couple of weeks. I just wish it was as pretty as a honey bee.
To clarify, I want something really warm and pretty for nice low gain rhythm, nothing too intense sounding.
There are some youtube videos of the beano boost. The gearmandude (which might actually be jack black) ones are particularly good. He plays it with a few different setups.
I've been using my volume and tone knobs a lot more. Basically I turn up the amp really loud so when everything is at 10 I have a lot of gain. From there I just use the volume to get where I want. I like the idea of always having more if I need it and it being right at my fingertips rather than using too many pedals.
I'll take a listen, though I always have trouble with him, his recording quality is usually pretty poor.
I've been doing this more as well lately, the last guitar I got has very responsive volume and tone controls. I need to get used to having a volume pedal as well as using my volume knob.
Speaking of new guitars, I just bought a 1962 jazzmaster body, and I plan to build it up over the summer as a Jazzblaster.
If you redo the wiring properly you can get it to work very well.
What do you mean?
Also, does anyone know a true bypass loop that runs off of batteries, not of a 9v plug?
First and foremost the potentiometers and capacitors that are put stock in most guitars are crappy so I replace them with better ones. I like 500k potentiometers, they clear up the sound quite a bit and were used in some of the best sounding guitars in the 50's, newer guitars tend to use 250k, which darken the tone a bit. Also, I replace the silicone capacitors with paper in oil capacitors. Now, I don't know what kind of guitar you play but on Gibson guitars the potentiometers, pickups, and capacitors are wired in such a way that when you lower the volume your treble reduces as well and gets muddy. When you re-wire it they way they were done in the 50's this does not happen. It works more like a volume pedal. Also the Tone knob is actually more usuable and acts as more of a "presence" knob to pull you in and out of the mix. This wiring, in my opinion, as well as many others adds much more clarity and adds much more versatility to your guitars tone.
THIS is a great post. Great to know. May just have to take my baby in to get rewired...
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