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Trying Out Some OF My Overdrives For Slide... Wanna See Them?

Discussion in 'Effects Pedals, Strings and more' started by player99, Nov 29, 2019.

  1. player99

    player99 Gold Member

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    Any questions you might have about any pedals here I will try and answer them.

    This is my board trying out my old original SansAmp, a Barber Burn Unit and a Barber Tone Pump. Lately I have had a Honey Bee OD and a Zen Drive Gold in the slot.

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    Some of the pedals I tested out. The mini pink one is a Shini Fuzz MHammer style.

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    More OD. My tubescreamers and an old Boss OD.

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    A couple of fuzzes I like.

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    These are the switches on the SansAmp. It is actually pretty nice. I have had it for many many years. I don't
    remember the last time I used it. At least 10 years.

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  2. player99

    player99 Gold Member

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    Barber Tone Pump and Burn Unit, the SansAmp, the Zendrive Gold and the Aluminum Falcon II.


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    Overdrive Buildup 1.jpg
     
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  3. Tone Chaser

    Tone Chaser Gold Member

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    Holy pedal pile!
     
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  4. CathodeRay

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    @fretzel needs to have a look at this
     
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  5. troyhead

    troyhead Gold Member

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    Mmmmminstrel. :)
     
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  6. Dorian2

    Dorian2

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    Nice selection of Tones! I only have 3, one being a double OD, but I've been eyeing more lately for some stupid strange reason
     
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  7. player99

    player99 Gold Member

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    I tried to buy a King Tone The Duellist pedal over the weekend. It was expensive.

    If you can get your hands on a Kingsley you can't go wrong.
     
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  8. Dorian2

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    Just saw the price of a new Minstrel. Yikes.
     
  9. mhammer

    mhammer

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    It's not really appropriate for slide, but that Foxrox Octron is a nice pedal.
    As Lowell George, Paul Barrere, and Bonnie Raitt have all amply demonstrated, you can't go wrong playing slide with a compressor in front of whatever you decide to use for any additional drive. Myself, I'm partial to CMOS inverter-based drives for that sort of thing. The old Anderton Tube Sound Fuzz, the Way Huge Red Llama, and the EHX Hot Tubes fall into that category. A number of Laney amps also use a CMOS inverter for their drive channel.

    Of course the shiznazz for slide is a horseshoe pickup. Originally developed for lap-steel, though they seemed to be strongly associated Rickenbacker basses, the strings run through the sensing area rather than over it. It senses up-down and side-to-side movement of the string, and provides added sensitivity as the note is decaying, allowing the player to "work" the note's decay. Think Ry Cooder and Blake Mills. Jason Lollar is one of the only people who currently produce them, that I know of, though I'm sure there must be some micro-businesses that do.

    If a person wants to play slide, you can do a helluva lot worse than using a harmonic tremolo of some form.
     
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  10. mhammer

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    I should add that I remember being particularly impressed with Lee Roy Parnell's slide tone, and learned that he relied heavily on the Ibanez MT10 Mostortion for it.
     
  11. Dorian2

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    Are you thinking one at a time or multiple?
     
  12. cboutilier

    cboutilier

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    That's a name I don't hear often enough
     
  13. troyhead

    troyhead Gold Member

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    @player99 What makes for a good slide pedal?

    Couldn’t agree more. :)
     
  14. cboutilier

    cboutilier

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    Finding an OD for slide is a whole different animal ain't it?
     
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  15. mhammer

    mhammer

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    Here's a guy showing the remarkable sensitivity of horseshoe pickups on his "Coodercaster". The notes just last longer.
     
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