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Leftee
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Oct 9th, 2017 09:03 AM   Edit   Profile  

Well, thanks to the weather I’m not traveling this week. :-)

Leftee
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One foot on the brake, one on the GAS
Oct 10th, 2017 06:06 AM   Edit   Profile  

I gave this thing a good run yesterday. The only thing I can't address is about the 6db boost dip switch.

The rig I'm running through is my Jet City 5/2 head into a 1x12 cab with Eminence Maverick. I've tamed the head with a pair of 5751s so it's not such a gain monster. I run it clean and use pedals for dirt.

I went through several recommended settings and settled on "mid boost" (off/on/off/on) dip switch setup. A close second was the "Mr. Big 1969."

The range of the knobs is very effective through all the different dip switch settings. And adjusting the knobs in the various settings is where you find gold. This pedal does seem to capture all the different flavors of Marshall.

I didn't play around with the 6db dip switch a lot to notice a difference. I suspect it plays out more through the range of the pots.

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Oct 10th, 2017 06:10 AM   Edit   Profile  

"And it's way cooler looking than the either the Crunch Box or the Cruncher."

Further proof that guitarists listen with their eyeballs :o)

Leftee
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Oct 10th, 2017 06:14 AM   Edit   Profile  

Oh, and running it at 18VDC seems a little beefier, if that makes sense. It's like it has a bit more shoulder under it. I like it enough that I ordered Xotic's voltage doubler.

I used the 18VDC p/s from my Pigtronixs Fat Drive for the purpose of experimentation.

Here's the summation that just came to me. The SL running at 18VDC reminded my of the Crunch Box.

(This message was last edited by Leftee at 08:31 AM, Oct 10th, 2017)

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Oct 10th, 2017 06:21 AM   Edit   Profile  

I see the Crunch Box manufacturer is having a scratch and dent sale on NOS units.

pombrio

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Oct 10th, 2017 07:15 AM   Edit   Profile  

Thanks for the review Leftee, especially trying the 18V set-up. Good stuff.

Ayns

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England's Sloppiest Guitarist
Oct 10th, 2017 04:37 PM   Edit   Profile  

Dr Kev,

SL Drive on eBay UK. £45. Less tha 24 hours to run.

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Oct 12th, 2017 02:28 PM   Edit   Profile  

For low gain Marshall-like tone I really like the OCD or the Xotic BB Preamp. The BB has a great old school Marshall amp flavor.

For high gain Marshall-like tone I like the Crunch Box, the Radial Tonebone Hot British, and the X-Vive Golden Brownie! The Golden Brownie has some amazing VH brown sounds.

My $.02

Leftee
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Jul 28th, 2018 03:55 PM   Edit   Profile  

I was re-reading this old thread and decided to sniff out a Daddy O. pedal like the OP mentioned in his first post. I found a minty fresh one on Reverb for little $.

This thing is a pretty cool Guv'nor clone. I don't have a Gov'nor to compare it to side-by-side. But I really like this pedal. It does "the voice" quite well.

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Jul 29th, 2018 05:29 PM   Edit   Profile  

The Daddy O pushed the Seymour Duncan Twin Tube Classic off the pedalboard for my Peavey 212 Chorus. This pedal does that snotty Marshall snarl oh so well!

Back in the ‘80s the other guitarist in our band had a Guv’nor and I had always regretted not snagging one for myself.

And I finally sold the SD pedal. It’s the nicest pedal I’ve never bonded with. Time to move it on. (-:

(This message was last edited by Leftee at 07:35 PM, Jul 29th, 2018)

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Jul 30th, 2018 08:03 AM   Edit   Profile  

Yep. The Daddy-O is a surprisingly good pedal. I gigged one for years without ever realising it was a Guvnor clone. Having a three way EQ is a big plus and there are some wondeful sounds in there.

Leftee
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Jul 30th, 2018 08:19 AM   Edit   Profile  

There really is!

I was out of the guitar world during the ‘90s. Family and work took all my time. I missed these when they were a thing.

This one came with its booklet. The date on that is 1997.

Love the FDP!

Leftee
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Jul 30th, 2018 05:48 PM   Edit   Profile  

Thanks to this thread this is what this rig looks like now. I couldn't be happier with it, too. (-:

External link

Leftee
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Jul 30th, 2018 06:00 PM   Edit   Profile  

And this is the secret to great tones from a Peavey TransTube amp.

Click here and you won't beleive you eyes!!!!

(This message was last edited by Leftee at 08:00 PM, Jul 30th, 2018)

Leftee
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Sep 3rd, 2018 04:52 PM   Edit   Profile  

I’m Marshall pedal binging.

I reaquired a Crunch Box. It’s v3 so it has the corrected volume pot and the internal presence pot.

I’m using it on the mini board I assembled for the DSL1 half stack. It is quite righteous through a Marshall. (-:

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Sep 3rd, 2018 07:50 PM   Edit   Profile  

You're doing it the right way: if you're gonna be a junkie, OWN it!


The amp you use does really matter. Gain stages react differently to pedals.

The same pedal through two different amps, e.g., a Fender DR and a Doc Z Maz 18, will sound quite different even when both amps are set to play loud and clean before you stomp on the dirt box.

Try several and one will sound best to your ears and the way you play.

Rick Knight
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Sep 5th, 2018 07:10 AM   Edit   Profile  

You guys are bad influences. I wasn't looking for a Marshall in a box pedal, but read this thread yesterday and then spent a lot of time listening to clips of pedals mentioned in this thread and a few more I found along the way. More time will probably be spent today or tomorrow checking the results.

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Sep 5th, 2018 07:20 AM   Edit   Profile  

Leftee, can you tell/recall the difference between the new and earlier CB?

Leftee
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Sep 5th, 2018 07:26 AM   Edit   Profile  

I can't because I've only had this version. The latest is the Super Crunch Box and I've not had one of those.

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Sep 5th, 2018 08:26 AM   Edit   Profile  

I have one of the originals, so I'm no help here...

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