The Cranberries tone

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Re: The Cranberries tone

Post by sessylU » Sun May 02, 2021 11:01 am

Yes. You're right!

Still weird.

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Re: The Cranberries tone

Post by shoule79 » Mon May 03, 2021 8:27 am

Unicorn Warrior wrote:
Sat May 01, 2021 6:12 pm
marqueemoon wrote:
Sat May 01, 2021 6:10 pm
ElephantDNA wrote:
Fri Apr 30, 2021 10:32 pm
That whole series of DOD pedals actually had a lot of gems. They are just ugly as hell. I always assumed it was boss. The more you know!
Also the switches are trash.
How so, just not as durable? They look similar to boss style.
Too much vibration they can turn themselves on and off. They also wear out fairly easy. I used to rock a few, and sometimes it took a couple clicks to turn them on, even pedals that didn't see a lot of heavy use.

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Re: The Cranberries tone

Post by HNB » Fri May 07, 2021 11:59 am

I picked this up used for like $50? Sounds pretty good!

Image2021-05-07_12-52-39 by Christopher Louck, on Flickr

Sound demo.

https://youtu.be/RwBneoeGhUs
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Re: The Cranberries tone

Post by Paco » Fri May 14, 2021 8:01 am

I just love this thread so, so much! :-* There's always time to look for that obscure, vintage chorus sound.

The Stephen Street interview is so revealing! That early cranberries tone is terribly underrated, IMHO. It is a bit like Marr's but in an economic and effective, shoegazey style.

Now that I know the chorus tone is a DOD, I can't stop listening to it all over Linger and Dreams! I also think the CE-1 was used more like a vibrato than a Chorus, the lushness is just different. DOD made some amazing stuff, I think they're not as hyped as other brands because they just look so, so dated. The color/layout/font/switch and overall design has not aged as well as the classic Boss or MXR's casing. It's a pity, there are some terrific designs waiting to be discovered there.

I'm a massive fan of chorus, an old japanese CE-2 is usually my favorite, but for these kind of tones it's just too much. I've had them all, loved some (DOD FX60, Small Clone, RetroSonic CE-1) and hated others (Julia, MXR blue modern one, Blue Hippo) but I've settled on a surprising and very cheap option for the classic analog sound, very much like my CE-2, but with a bit more control and range: the Twinote BBD chorus. :squint: ::)

I got it new for less than 20 bucks (yes!) and I'm loving it. It actually does my CE-2, but cleaner! Not expecting this from a cheap clone, but it really nails the subtle chorus thing the cranberries were known for.

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Re: The Cranberries tone

Post by cestlamort » Fri May 14, 2021 9:25 am

marqueemoon wrote:
Sat May 01, 2021 6:10 pm
ElephantDNA wrote:
Fri Apr 30, 2021 10:32 pm
That whole series of DOD pedals actually had a lot of gems. They are just ugly as hell. I always assumed it was boss. The more you know!
Also the switches are trash.
Quoted for truthiness.

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Re: The Cranberries tone

Post by Unicorn Warrior » Fri May 14, 2021 8:04 pm

Paco wrote:
Fri May 14, 2021 8:01 am
I just love this thread so, so much! :-* There's always time to look for that obscure, vintage chorus sound.

The Stephen Street interview is so revealing! That early cranberries tone is terribly underrated, IMHO. It is a bit like Marr's but in an economic and effective, shoegazey style.
Yeah, it’s a dreamy sound for sure. With the discovery of that article, I had to find this old thread to revive it. Currently, going back to emulating this sound again by plotting my way to a vox amp again.

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