#1
So whats the diffrence between a tube OD pedal like an english muffn and a non tube like jeckly and hyde?
also why is it that in the description on GC for a Digitech Bad Monkey say that its a tube distortion?
and while im at it what do you think about the 3 pedals i mentioned??
#2
i just got an english muff'n but i can use it cuz im grounded so idk nkow if it even works

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Yeh the SICK! bit sounds a bit stupid.

#3
Quote by timzee117
i just got an english muff'n but i can use it cuz im grounded so idk nkow if it even works

nobody cares.

TS, that digitech emulates tube distortion, but it doesn't have a tube in the circuit. my favorite of the three you mentioned would be the Muffin, but it would really depend on your own personal style.
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#4
Well most of the tube based pedals around are actually more or less BS and just marketing. In many of them, the tube is operating at low tempratures and not really doing a whole lot (like the Vox Cooltron). There are of course those that are operating at the right tempreature, but these are few and expensive. Getting tube like OD from a "normal" overdrive pedal is not imossible. My Fulltone OCD sounds basically like a tube amp!

Of course to get a tube like sound, you will still need a tube amp.
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#5
^listen to that. The Valves in these pedals don't do much - some manufacturers even put LEDS behind the valves so that they look like they glow!
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#6
Yea look at the original tubescreamers...see any tubes is that? no, b/c it's not that big of a deal in OD pedals.
#7
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^listen to that. The Valves in these pedals don't do much - some manufacturers even put LEDS behind the valves so that they look like they glow!


*cough* Behringer *cough*

I tried a T-Rex RoomMate yesterday and the tube in it didn't even glow. Basically, for a tube to actually work, it needs to be at working temperatuers. This is actually very hard to design, since it's get very hot (about as hot as light bulbs, you can get serious burn damage from them!). Hence most people doesn't use tubes, since you can sometimes get as good results from standard transistors or IC chips. Tubescreamers uses ICs, but also boutique pedal makers, such as Fulltone, Roger Mayer, Carl Martin, Keeley etc. Really, you don't need a tube OD. 90% of all the REAL tube Ods are contructed as real preamps and will sound better used as such.

If you want an ACTUAL tube pedal, get these:
http://www.effectrode.com/
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#8
I think EHX does it as well - although their products sound good, Behringer doesn't generally.
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#9
^It's possible EHX are actual tube pedals, after all EHX are tube manufactuers and so on! Mike Mathews (EHX founder) owns the majority of the tube producers today!
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