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Bought this...

Post by dezb1 » Mon Nov 26, 2018 11:08 am

To see if it's as bad as t'internet says it is:

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Re: Bought this...

Post by andy » Mon Nov 26, 2018 11:12 am

I want one. Big time. Just bought a DS-1 the other day. It rules so hard on my steel guitar.
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Re: Bought this...

Post by Zork » Mon Nov 26, 2018 12:03 pm

Well, there are voices in the unternet who claim the EQ is awesome and this is a very flexible pedal. I'm tempted to buy one myself to find out.

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Re: Bought this...

Post by s_mcsleazy » Mon Nov 26, 2018 12:55 pm

dezb1 wrote:
Mon Nov 26, 2018 11:08 am
To see if it's as bad as t'internet says it is:
short answer yes, long answer no.

i've played a few and what i learned was it's a great studio pedal with a sound that can work well in certain context's. but on the downside, the eq at louder volumes is pointless, the distortion is fizzy but without any definition.
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Re: Bought this...

Post by dezb1 » Mon Nov 26, 2018 4:36 pm

I see what you mean about the EQ, I have a HM-2 and can't believe they discontinued it in favour of this - it's not awful but the EQ controls are a bit finicky and it's all a bit fizzy but can make a good stab at 90s Prong and White Zombie sounds... if you remember them.

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Re: Bought this...

Post by s_mcsleazy » Tue Nov 27, 2018 1:55 am

dezb1 wrote:
Mon Nov 26, 2018 4:36 pm
I see what you mean about the EQ, I have a HM-2 and can't believe they discontinued it in favour of this - it's not awful but the EQ controls are a bit finicky and it's all a bit fizzy but can make a good stab at 90s Prong and White Zombie sounds... if you remember them.
fun fact, your in glasgow, missing in city center has a few prong LP's downstairs.
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Re: Bought this...

Post by dezb1 » Tue Nov 27, 2018 6:08 am

s_mcsleazy wrote:
Tue Nov 27, 2018 1:55 am
dezb1 wrote:
Mon Nov 26, 2018 4:36 pm
I see what you mean about the EQ, I have a HM-2 and can't believe they discontinued it in favour of this - it's not awful but the EQ controls are a bit finicky and it's all a bit fizzy but can make a good stab at 90s Prong and White Zombie sounds... if you remember them.
fun fact, your in glasgow, missing in city center has a few prong LP's downstairs.
Hadn't given Prong much of thought in the last 20 year until I found myself playing 'Snap your fingers snap your neck' while tweaking this pedal.

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Re: Bought this...

Post by dezb1 » Tue Nov 27, 2018 5:56 pm

First impressions are is not bad - it's basically the sound of the NIN Broken album - watched a few youtube videos and they all max the gain - a quick route to a shite sound, with everything set around 11 o'clock to 1 o'clock range then move the mid freq off if you want some scoops. Easier to get a bad sound than a good one but it does have good ones.... need more tinkering time to get my full opinion

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Re: Bought this...

Post by burntumber » Wed Dec 05, 2018 6:32 am

are old "Metal" pedals becoming a trend now?

I've seen Fluff on youtube demoing the metal zone, dod grunge, and Ryan from 60cycle hum demoing the metalzone.
Pedals&effects with dod metal maniac and thrash master.
Josh from JHS going on about dod super american metal.
and an episode of show us your junk, with Juan from P&E talking about ibanez LA Metal pedal,

and that these pedals were looked over because they had "metal" written on them.
Which I believe is true. If you dial in any pedals you can get a decent tone if you spend enough time with it.

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Re: Bought this...

Post by s_mcsleazy » Wed Dec 05, 2018 7:49 am

honestly, i think there is more than enough gain in modern metal that "metal" pedals dont cut it anymore. plus improvements in pickup technology means most times, metal guitar players can get all their gain from the amp.
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Re: Bought this...

Post by dezb1 » Thu Dec 06, 2018 7:50 am

burntumber wrote:
Wed Dec 05, 2018 6:32 am
are old "Metal" pedals becoming a trend now?

I've seen Fluff on youtube demoing the metal zone, dod grunge, and Ryan from 60cycle hum demoing the metalzone.
Pedals&effects with dod metal maniac and thrash master.
Josh from JHS going on about dod super american metal.
and an episode of show us your junk, with Juan from P&E talking about ibanez LA Metal pedal,

and that these pedals were looked over because they had "metal" written on them.
Which I believe is true. If you dial in any pedals you can get a decent tone if you spend enough time with it.
I've always been a fan of the HM-2 (my favorite dirt pedal) but I don't play metal. I think these pedal maybe fall short for their target metal market then get over looked by everyone else due to the metal tag.

I also have a DOD American metal which is also a great pedal. I like quite extreme distortions.

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Re: Bought this...

Post by dezb1 » Thu Dec 06, 2018 8:32 am

Or they've all been buying up 'metal' pedals for cheap for years now they're creating a market for them...

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Re: Bought this...

Post by s_mcsleazy » Thu Dec 06, 2018 10:41 am

its weird. i have one guitar with super microphonic pickups i've always wanted to try one of these with.
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Re: Bought this...

Post by Telemnemonics » Thu Dec 06, 2018 1:32 pm

s_mcsleazy wrote:
Thu Dec 06, 2018 10:41 am
its weird. i have one guitar with super microphonic pickups i've always wanted to try one of these with.
Hahahahahahaha I can hear you from my house and you aren't even home!

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Re: Bought this...

Post by dezb1 » Fri Dec 07, 2018 11:11 am

MT-2 is going to be the new Klon - everyone will be after one...

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