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Fulltone "Mini Deja-Vibe"
rednefceleb
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I'm excited about getting my first FullTone Pedal. It's the Mini Deja Vibe. I hear good things about all of the FullTone line. If anyone plays the mini Deja V. and has some input on the pedal, please share that.

Post Date: 8/9/2011 @ 5:15 pm
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I am a fulltone fanatic. Please let me know how it works for you. I want to get the Clyde pedal and mosfet 2. I already have an O.C.D. and G.T. 500

Ashstrat07 from Ohio
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I hear Linda Ronstadt is looking for a guitar player

Post Date: 8/9/2011 @ 7:29 pm

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Hello Ashstrat 07. I will let you know about the MDV. How does the OCD compare to a TS-808 or Visual Sound J&H overdrive? You Tube doesn't get me the message as someone with first hand ownership experience.

Post Date: 8/10/2011 @ 3:02 pm

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Well, the TS-808 might be a little better for a blues overdrive. The J&H would be more comparable. The J&H is cool because it tries to give you a little 808 and a little O.C.D. I prefer O.C.D. for distortion more than overdrive. I use a BD-2 where some would use an 808. The only problem with the O.C.D. is that is sounds great on the lp (low peak) setting and gets even meaner on the hp setting. The conundrum is figuring out where you want to set it. I could use three or four of these on different settings and be satisfied.

Ashstrat07 from Ohio
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I hear Linda Ronstadt is looking for a guitar player

Post Date: 8/16/2011 @ 5:58 pm

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Ur post is blank, dude.

Ashstrat07 from Ohio
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I hear Linda Ronstadt is looking for a guitar player

Post Date: 9/26/2011 @ 12:00 pm

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Ur post is blank, dude.

Ashstrat07 from Ohio
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I hear Linda Ronstadt is looking for a guitar player

Post Date: 9/26/2011 @ 12:00 pm

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I use the Fulltone DejaVibe, great unit. Trower uses Fulltone. I dig the Vibe unit, so many to pick from. This one was available and was easy for me to get my hands on it so that is how I picked it. Having had the old original Univibe and loved the effect since Hendrix and Floyd I always manage to have one on my board. DejaVibe just a really true to the original design without the noise, tone sucking, unreliable low volume of the original.

This is a really well done true photocell circuit with Fuller's best effort to use quality and his own manufactured Photo cells. Great Vibe. I prefer the mini as I just did not need the footpedal control.

I used to be up on Fulltone but the DejaVibe is all that remains. He makes great stuff and many love it. Some I would have again others not so much.
For Overdrive I use only Wampler. I would recommend the Fat Boost, FulDrive2, DejaVibe and Clyde Wahs, know little about his fuzz units and got tired of the OCD, the RTO is more to my tastes. yet, I am so sick of three knob overdrives I just consciously look for more options. When I ran across the Wampler Ecstasy Drive I stopped looking.

"Been waitin' for the bus all day."

Post Date: 9/28/2011 @ 10:14 pm

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I'm looking for a Butler tube O.D. I run 4 to 6 pedals. It's interesting how a pedal will operate better in different spots on chain. I have been working with effects for quite awhile.I have had to sacrifice some 'cause they won't work right in line.Not like they sound simply alone.i.e. Gtr>Pdl>Amp.If I could afford another Vibroverb I'd run 2 simple boards.I sent a Boss 0S-2 to Fromel electronics. The kit has 25 components.Will report how it sounds. I use delays/chorus/deja-vibe/overdrives/distortions.3 pedasls are dual function.
An OC-3 rarely.On multi-track OC-3 imitates bass fairly well.might check out that 'Wampler'O.D.

Post Date: 10/1/2011 @ 7:25 pm

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Wampler is my #1 builder for all overdrives and high gain pedals, after that it would be Lovepedal or Barber. I do currently have a Ibanez Tube King high gain pedal (red TK999HT) which I just love, real tube and voltage is ramped up internally to 100v. Great tones I get out of that puppy and the real tube is too cool. They make an overdrive model (white TK999OD) I have not tried it since I got the Wampler Esctasy but if it sounds half as good as the higher gain dist model it would be a great pedal. The Esctasy is a 3 mode OD with different diode configs into a great op-amp, high quality film caps and resistors, not a TS clone. Despite it is $200 with the 3 modes it is like having 3 different drives, complete tone controls, w the bass tone before the drive circuit. True bypass, goes from total clean to gain and cleans up completely w guitar vol roll off.

I understand completely about pedals, the chemistry between your hands, guitar and amp is a unique match and while some pedals may work for some in one position maybe not for you or your rig. I tend to try all sorts of things and A/B until I get the optimum and most versatile tones.

How do you post pictures on this site?? I've tried a couple of times and no luck. Here is my current board I made myself. Super quiet board noise floor is very low. All pedal cables are made by me soldered high end right angle pan jacks. Guitar feed, amp in and loop cables are some huge Core X2 cables I got before they stopped making them.

http://www.gearslutz.com/board/members/darkhorse-albums-soundroompics-picture6987-roomoct-004.jpg

I run 2 chains: Amp in chain is-
Radial PB1 high end buffer clean boost
EH QTron
MXR CAE dual inductor wah
Wampler Ecstasy Drive
Ibanez TK999HT
Fulltone DejaVibe
(the amp in chain is power feed by a special strip of warts as several are high voltage high current draws a brick cannot do.Loop chain is feed by a BBE SupraCharger brick, master power comes off a Furman Power Conditioner.)

I run all my modulation through my amp loop except for the Vibe which I prefer on amp in so I can feed it into a darker voiced or gained channel. I do not like the Vibe into a Drive, just never works for me.
Loop chain is:
Hardwire PH-7 Phaser
TC Corona Chorus
TX Flashback Delay
Hardwire RV-7 Reverb
BBE Sonic Maximizer

"Been waitin' for the bus all day."

Post Date: 10/2/2011 @ 5:59 am

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I would like to try a barber, but nobody around here sells them.

Ashstrat07 from Ohio
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I hear Linda Ronstadt is looking for a guitar player

Post Date: 10/3/2011 @ 11:12 am

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Hey I am from Ohio myself. Moved to Texas a long time back. Still not a redneck or a Rep.


ProGuitarShop.com used to sell them.
I am afraid you will have buy on line to find them. I use PGS for Wampler myself.
Pedal Geek sells Barber, not sure if Barber sells off their website like Wampler does.
Great pedals. Remember to save your packing materials without damage and you can return anything on line w no hassle, that is if you do not like it. Doubtful you will not like anything of the boutique level pedals, as its been my experience you get what you pay for. These are not little Boss or EH pedals they are high end top shelf. They always tend to exceed your expectations rather than not meet them. What a thrill it is to get something like that these days. A rare issue with pedals especially. Barber is great stuff. As I think of it, seems like they do sell off their website as you can have your pedal fitted with their high end buffer if you like.

http://www.pedalgeek.com/cgi-bin/new_shop.cgi?command=link--barber

http://barberelectronics.com

"Been waitin' for the bus all day."

Post Date: 10/4/2011 @ 6:01 pm

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Cool. I really do like the Boss BD-2 Blues driver, but I prefer to use botique pedals other than that. I don't currently have the cheese to replace all my Boss pedals, but my distortions are Fulltone.

Ashstrat07 from Ohio
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I hear Linda Ronstadt is looking for a guitar player

Post Date: 10/20/2011 @ 12:07 pm

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Boss is OK, it's just it starts adding up to a lot of buffered pedals that are not really high end buffer circuits. Tends to muddle the true tone and clarity of your guitar.

If you can plumb them through a bypass switcher that works as well. There is no arguing Boss opened the door for a lot of pedal tech, why they have always done buffered pedals is who knows. OK if you have 1 or maybe 2 but running a chain really does not give you the best tone from your guitar and all the buffers can hide a lot of noise and issues rather than not having it in the first place.

You can have quite a few of them mod'ed and just about any mod improves the pedal over stock model. Most will make them true by pass as well.

The best chain is a high end buffer pedal 1st in chain then all true by pass. Some recommend a buffer end of chain as well. Bottom line is you use what works for you but always be open to a better way and better quality.

The high end front buffer has an immediate effect on your chain, the load is lifted and the clarity of the guitar comes through. Needs to be a Radial, a Lehle or a JHS, Wampler used to make a great buffer you can still find them w some vendors, Barber makes a great buffer circuit. I also think Visual Sound has great buffer circuits in their pedals but there again having too many is not good.

"Been waitin' for the bus all day."

Post Date: 10/21/2011 @ 3:09 am

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I am not sure that a buffer pedal is really necessary. I like my tone just fine and the tone suck is actually barely noticeable.

Ashstrat07 from Ohio
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I hear Linda Ronstadt is looking for a guitar player

Post Date: 10/25/2011 @ 12:20 pm

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I would not say it is necessary on most boards, not a must have. But you will notice a difference in the openness and headroom of your tone.Most pedal and board builders recommend a sandwich of a high end buffer with true bypass. I would say if a person is running a bunch of little Boss pedals you probably do not need this as your signal is already way over buffered and not in a good way. A lot players with loaded boards using a switching system are getting the benefits of the buffer circuit without knowing it.

I mostly use all true by pass and the load is minimal but you still get loading from the mere fact you have cables and circuits you are running through.

A high end buffer like the Radial or the Lehle drops the impedance to low and makes everything after it invisible to your signal. It makes a difference and just adds a little bit of enhancement to the tone. Radial suggests you A/B your signal with guitar directly into amp and your board until you get the same quality of tone by adjusting the dampener adjust. I keep mine wide open myself.

Like using the BBE sonic maximizer end of loop having this buffer up front just makes for the most open and transparent true guitar tone just more punch and clarity. You can hear the wood and real sound of the guitar coming through. The difference is slight but you can hear the quality. Sort of like hearing the difference of a properly set BBE unit on your overall tone, just adds something you will miss once you hear the difference. The Radial buffer circuit is always on when plugged in and my BBE never goes off, the enhancement to my tone is very audibly noticable, not bad without it, just better with it.

"Been waitin' for the bus all day."

Post Date: 11/3/2011 @ 4:46 pm

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I did play through a Fender blackface and the BBE made the pedals sound much better. However, when the pedals were off and just the BBE was on, it totally squashed the tone.

Ashstrat07 from Ohio
Born to play the blues
I hear Linda Ronstadt is looking for a guitar player

Post Date: 11/7/2011 @ 1:35 pm


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