#1
So my friend has a Butler Tube Driver. I wasn't aware until recently how those pedals are some what boutique like, but some are better than others.

I'm not quite sure the exact model and specifics on his particular pedal, but if I was going to try and get him to sell it to me, then what could I expect to offer?
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#2
I'd offer my soul for a Butler Driver (because I'm too cheap to buy one). They're great pedals.

Nightraven could tell you what they go for - he had two at one point.
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Quote by bubb_tubbs
I'd offer my soul for a Butler Driver (because I'm too cheap to buy one). They're great pedals.

Nightraven could tell you what they go for - he had two at one point.

Haha.

Nice. My friend doesn't like them. He says it's too fuzzy for his taste. Could it need a new tube?
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Haha.

Nice. My friend doesn't like them. He says it's too fuzzy for his taste. Could it need a new tube?

maybe, but i think it might be a chandler tube driver, or are you absolutely certain that it's a BK TD?

these are Chandler TDs



this is a real BK Butler Tube Driver


the cosmetics are virtually the same on all the pedals, so make sure you know which one it is.

HACHEDIT: totally reposted the first pic as the Butler
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Real BKs go for around the price he's selling them new, Chandlers sell for less and Tube Works for even less.
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#6
Quote by Jhachey22
maybe, but i think it might be a chandler tube driver, or are you absolutely certain that it's a BK TD?

these are Chandler TDs



this is a real BK Butler Tube Driver


the cosmetics are virtually the same on all the pedals, so make sure you know which one it is.

It has the "Butler" signature on the front.
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Quote by nightraven


this one?

that's a reissue. if it's only got the four knobs on the front they run for $200-250 used. if it has the extra bias pot on the front, near the jacks and the power cable, they go for $300ish


this following one is crap - it's a chandler copy (well it's not crap but we don't like it because it was chandler's attempt to roflpwn BK Butler):




this one is kickass - it's my original 80's BK Butler (made under chandler, not by chandler) - prices have gone up to $600 for this model but they usually hover around the $400 mark. i got super lucky with mine and got it for $225 and it still has the original yugo ECC83 inside!




the tubeworks pedals (5 knob ones with the mids control) and the 3 and 4 knob tube drivers are decent pedals but don't be prepared to pay very much for them.


and as for your friend saying he found the TD too fuzzy - lots of people feel that way - i like the raspyness of it. but you can (and lots of people do) tame it down by switching the 12ax7 inside (that comes stock) with a 12au7. or get the bias pot modded onto it by BK so you can dial down the 12ax7.


Ok, thanks.

But his pedal has only 3 knobs.
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#8
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*pedal*

this one then

offer $100 for it. it's decent but it's not nearly as sweet as the real things.

do you know much about the brand? my guitar teacher has a couple of the Real Tube overdrives, but i can't find one anywhere. if i were to come across a Real Tube or a Blue Tube, what would be a normal asking price? what would be a steal?

my local shop has a chandlet tube driver in rack for for $125, but it needs some work and it's missing a knob.
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#9
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this one then

offer $100 for it. it's decent but it's not nearly as sweet as the real things.

That looks about right. Is that all it's worth?
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#10
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yeah those aren't particularly sought after

still good pedals though

much better than the generic boss/digitech thing

Well I'm getting a Tube King anyways, so never mind then.
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