Dr.Tong
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Join date: May 2010
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#1
Right now I have a TS9, boosting/sharpening the tone on my JC20 like most metal and rock guitarists do. But two things are making me reconsider the pedal:
1. I'm finding it's not quite helping me cut through the live band mix as well as I was told it would (I don't scoop my mids by the way)
2. and I've heard things about that the SD-1 is more "compatible" if you will, with British flavoured amps such as mine, which has EL84's and that TS9's are better suited with American amps with 6L6's.

I'm happy with my tone right now, but there's always room for improvement. What I would do is sell the TS9 on craigslist, use some of that money for the SD-1 and hopefully have a little left over. Oh and my local music store has the pedal, but not my amp so I can't really test it out that's why I want GG&A's opinion first! Thanks guys n gals!
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greeny23
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#2
not enough of a difference for what you're using it.
Cathbard
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#3
Mod your TS9
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evmac
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#4
Buy an SD1 for like 50 bucks and save yourself the trouble
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#5
neither. look for maybe a green rhino.

http://www.musiciansfriend.com/amplifiers-effects/way-huge-electronics-green-rhino-mkii-overdrive-guitar-effects-pedal

more of a TS but way better possibilities. wouldn't surprise me if you could find one for $80 used. it would be worth it.

have tim build you something. i have been very happy with his pedals.
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R45VT
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#6
What you need is a 6505.


Just kidding. Seriously there are better/more flexible options out there than either of those two. I would widen your scope.

What type of music do you play?
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souperman08
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#7
Save up and get a Green Rhino.
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#8
fulltone fulldrive? or even a fulltone GT500, they are pretty flexible but cost a bit more. i haven't played the GT500 for a long time, but i almost bought one a few years ago but got an OCD instead.
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Raijouta
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#9
If you don't scoop, the TS-9 won't stand out as much as if you DO scoop. It has a big mid hump and all but it's not going to be as obvious if your mids are high on the amp.

It's not worth going to the SD-1 if you already have a TS-9 IMO. If you really want more mids out of your dirt pedal, a Fulltone OCD or a Way Huge Green Rhino are worth looking into.
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#10
Or just pull out the 0.047uF cap and replace it with a 0.1uF one. Bada bing bada boom, hump gone.
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Offworld92
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#11
I own an SD-1 and a TS-7. I prefer the SD-1, it's gainier which I like. TS is a lot smoother.

Sell the TS-9. It's overpriced. Get a TS-7 and SD-1 like me, have both.


I haven't used a Green Rhino, but I've never heard a bad thing about them.

Maybe also look at the Hardwire CM-2. If I ever get another OD, it'll probably be this.
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Dr.Tong
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#12
I play mostly prog metal, some punk and classic rock and blues. I was just looking at musciansfriend.com and I found this Way Huge Red Llama. anybody know about it? its 10 bucks cheaper than the Green Rhino
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#13
Quote by Dr.Tong
I play mostly prog metal, some punk and classic rock and blues. I was just looking at musciansfriend.com and I found this Way Huge Red Llama. anybody know about it? its 10 bucks cheaper than the Green Rhino


looks interesting. i would like to try one. but as far as my recommendation the green rhino goes is due to the ability to tweak your tone better.

the red llama doesn't have a tone control only volume and gain, IMO at least one tone knob is a must.

IIRC the green rhino has a tone knob plus another lower EQ and a shaping knob for the mids. the tweakablity is what is most important to me.
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Dave_Mc
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#14
Quote by Raijouta
If you don't scoop, the TS-9 won't stand out as much as if you DO scoop. It has a big mid hump and all but it's not going to be as obvious if your mids are high on the amp.

It's not worth going to the SD-1 if you already have a TS-9 IMO. If you really want more mids out of your dirt pedal, a Fulltone OCD or a Way Huge Green Rhino are worth looking into.


i'd have said an ocd was flatter in the mids than a ts
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Raijouta
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#15
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i'd have said an ocd was flatter in the mids than a ts


Yeah, but the OCD has a shit ton more volume.
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#16
yeah that may be true. i never really use it as a boost so I haven't really needed to find out
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aerosmithfan95
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#17
Glad to see that I'm not the only person here who would recommend a Way Huge Green Rhino. It definitely helps cut through other people playing, and I usually boost my mids (in reference to you say that you don't scoop them).

And iirc, I got mine for around $80-90 used, so it'll be a good choice to invest in.
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