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Pulling out a few Drivers

J T

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Just pulled a few drivers out of the vault and had some fun.

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The classic Rat. This one is Keeley modded with a three way switch. From light distortion to Fat Rat. These have been around a long time. Thats a box full of fun right there.

The Boss Blues Driver. Yeah that'll put a little hair on your guitar but not too much. Really cool. That one is a Keeley Modded one too. The Phat option.

The Tiki Drive. What can I say? Two drives working together. Elliott had this one dialed in, man. There are a lot of cool tones in there. Yeah baby.

The Blackstone. This pedal I leave on all the time. I can just roll up the guitar volume and get more hair from the volume knob. Roll it back for some full roundness. Brown side for less distortion red side for nasty snarling distortion. Ha. Awesome pedal.

The OCD. There have been a zillion of these sold, but I got this one when AC/DC's engineer was in a session and pulled it out of his backpack. Woah. Surprise there! It's used by some heavyweights. Cool pedal.

The Zvex SHO. That one is numbered 6 of 6. I guess because of the paint. It has TWO output jacks. They still make them tho they dont look like this one. Clean Boost. If I set my amp just below distortion volume and then kick this on, zoom! Straight into amp Distortion. It's clean boost. I liiikey.

I've got to go and pull some more out of the locker and press some buttons. Fun stuff.


So what's in your pedal locker?
 
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I have the Keeley modded BD. One of my faves. Way better than TS808 even. Makes any amp sound like a cranked marshall
 

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I have the Keeley modded BD. One of my faves. Way better than TS808 even. Makes any amp sound like a cranked marshall
Yes! It hits the sweet spot every time.
 

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Lately I've been liking a Timmy v3 and a DCW Zazdrive (Zendrive circuit)
 
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Pedals are fun sometimes. I prefer to get a real amp sound and use the pedal as a little extra, and sometimes the voice.

I use almost all small amps wih 1x12". Princeton Reverb, Marshall 18 watt clone, Vox Ac15 and vintage Cambridge Reverb, Deluxe Reverb, Hiwatt Custom 20, etc.
 

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Pedals are fun sometimes. I prefer to get a real amp sound and use the pedal as a little extra, and sometimes the voice.

I use almost all small amps wih 1x12". Princeton Reverb, Marshall 18 watt clone, Vox Ac15 and vintage Cambridge Reverb, Deluxe Reverb, Hiwatt Custom 20, etc.
I use a gainy pedal (LovePedal Les Lius or Catalinbread RAH) to drive my ancient Deluxe without cranking the amp volume to buggery.

Works a treat.
 

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I use a gainy pedal (LovePedal Les Lius or Catalinbread RAH) to drive my ancient Deluxe without cranking the amp volume to buggery.
For many years my '64 Deluxe Reverb was played at 8 or above at many, many gigs. Now it cruises at around "4" with my les Paul, that's a nice bit of hair coming on. I'm a more cleanish player like Mike Campbell. The Blues driver gives a nice extra hair, and a microamp for clean boost. I have a digitech multi pedal for many distortion voices that are spot on to the licensed originals. I know, as I own most of them, including my original Big Muff Pi from the late 70s.
 
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For many years my '64 Deluxe Reverb was played at 8 or above at many, many gigs. Now it cruises at around "4" with my les Paul, that's a nice bit of hair coming on. I'm a more cleanish player like Mike Campbell. The Blues driver gives a nice extra hair, and a microamp for clean boost. I have a digitech multi pedal for many distortion voices that are spot on to the licensed originals. I know, as I own most of them, including my original Big Muff Pi from the late 70s.
I used to do the same thing with a blackface Pro Reverb & a ProCo Rat.

My main amp now is a tweed Deluxe from 1955 (early narrow panel) that I never turn up past 3.

Why, you ask?

2 reasons - with the pedal loading the front end I have control over the volume and the amount of sag with the guitar's volume control.

Here's the other reason:

Like Mr. Cobb, I've learned that if Paul Kennerley says it, I believe it, and that settles it.

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