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Discussion in 'Maddrakkett's Caffe' started by DiMarco, Sep 11, 2017.

  1. Bassist4Eris

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    Like a guy from Brooklyn trying to park the car. "I gotta put some change in da meter". ;)
     
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    haha
     
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    Lol I actually have a friend with that last name and he pronounces it dem-etter. But I always pronounced it the way @Bassist4Eris wrote until I got his voicemail one day and heard it the other way.
     
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    Dem otters:

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  5. Bassist4Eris

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    I always figured it was pronounced like the Goddess name.

     
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    Lol I wasn’t saying how it’s supposed to be pronounced, just how my friend with that name pronounces it
     
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    Fat choroid! I never use mine. It scares me.
     
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    It will scare my neighborhood. :D
     
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    I've been using a Voodoo Lab Sparkle Drive at the end of my chain, with almost no grit, as a subtle tone shaper. You know, like a preamp? Well, it was malfunctioning on me at a festival gig earlier today, and rather than get it fixed, I started thinking about a pedal for which I've been gassing for a long time now. I found a used one on the interwebz, and pulled the trigger.



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    I used to use the Sadowsky pre on the end of my board
    But it would react with the Diamond Comp

    Something to do with voltage

    I've not tried any of the MXR gear but a mate really likes the Octave pedal
     
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    Currently using the MXR 10band EQ in conjunction with the Cal76cb compressor instead of either my preamps. My signal is now very pleasing. I boost 62.5 and 125hz but cut 31.25hz and also lift the treble at 8k and 16k a little, the mids are all flat.

    The MXR is really good. I think the pre pedal will be great as well. Let us know what you think of it please.
     
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    I paid 29 Euro and it does what it has to do. But nothing more. It doesn’t add „juice“ to the sound. Maybe I will try another one some day.
     
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    I Just got word they have finished building this and it will ship out of the states today. I went with the upgrade to Jenson transformer Di output as well. I look forward to hearing this little amp.
     
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    This looks cool, Dam it!
     
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    Yeah I am hoping it can replace my separate od and fuzz boxes.
    Feeding a fuzz with a little od gives it that creamy tone but requires different settings then when using either solo, which you simply can't do in between songs on the gig.
    This pedal hopefully solves that problem. If not, I will simply use it for guitar only.
     
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    Having unboxed it and played with it for all of 15 minutes, here are my first impressions.

    Set flat, it's subtle, but not exactly transparent. There's a bit of punch added, as if it's compressing the signal a bit. It brings out the percussive parts in a slap line in exactly the fashion a compressor does.

    It's definitely clean. There is no OD to be had in this pre. That's OK: that's exactly what I wanted.

    It has both input and output level controls. I thought I'd get more dramatic results by raising the input and lowering the output, but the reverse seemed to be true.

    The EQ is powerful. I'm not quite sure yet if I'm going to set it nearly flat and use it always on, or maybe dial in a mid-scoop and just use it when slapping.

    The DI is high-quality. I'd have no problem using this in the studio.

    Overall I'm very pleased so far. It's definitely going on the board, at least for now. I have a rehearsal tomorrow night, and a gig next Friday, so those will provide more adequate testing grounds.
     
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