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Unread 05-22-2010, 03:14 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Klon vs Tim vs Timmy vs OCD

Hello all,

So I am currently on the hunt for the next pedal. I currently own a Klon and it sounds amazing but I am a little bothered by the mid hump...yes there is a mid hump despite what some may say. With that in mind, I thought I would bring it before you guys to see what you think. I want a dynamic and transparent overdrive that pairs well with other pedals and is quiet. I have heard great things about the Tim and Timmy by Paul Cochrane and I have own a couple OCDs at one time or another.

But what are your thoughts? Which should I get or should I just stay with my Klon? Or shoot, I could keep the Klon and get one of these too.

For giggles here is my current pedal setup:
Ernie Ball Volume w/Boss TU2 from the tuner out--RMC 2 Wah--Jekeko fixed wah--MA Audio Boost 'n Buff--Klon--Morgan Amplification Shadow Fuzz--Xotic RC Booster--Electro Harmonix POG--Electro Harmonix Holy Grail--Damage Control Timeline Delay with a MIDI out to the Rocktron MidiMate--Radial ABY switch--Morgan Amplification AC20 and 1965 Blackface Bassman into a 2 1x12 cabs (one loaded with a Celestion Gold and one loaded with an ASW Elegante)
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Unread 05-22-2010, 03:25 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Klon vs Tim vs Timmy vs OCD

Not that it matters but I forgot- I have an Empress Tap Tempo Tremelo before the Holy Grail
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Re: Klon vs Tim vs Timmy vs OCD

I'd stick with the Klon... I think that pedal is amazing. I've heard the Timmy and Tim pedals, I'm not impressed considering all the hype.
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I'd stick with the Klon... I think that pedal is amazing. I've heard the Timmy and Tim pedals, I'm not impressed considering all the hype.
The Klon is great...but I won't know what fits my bill best until I try some other ones
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Re: Klon vs Tim vs Timmy vs OCD

Yes, the Klon gives you an enormous amounts of mids and that's either terrible when you play alone or wonderful when you have to cut in a band situation. The Tim and Timmy are basically Tube Screamers that got stripped down a bit... Nothing special, DIY techs have been doing that for ages.

I'd advice you to look at the Maxon OD-820 and/or the T-Rex Møller. Read my posts in the threads below for more information. All based on my own first hand experience.

T-Rex Møller versus Way Huge Pork Loin: a lond and thorough comparison and review.

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Re: Klon vs Tim vs Timmy vs OCD

IIRC the Tim is just the Timmy with a boost circuit in front of it. You already have a booster in your line up.

Get em both. They both kick ass. I have clones of both these pedals. Timmy is transparent, just nice. OCD is the best heavy OD, marshall-ish sound I've heard.

I bet the Klon into an OCD would be godly.
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Re: Klon vs Tim vs Timmy vs OCD

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Hello all,

So I am currently on the hunt for the next pedal. I currently own a Klon and it sounds amazing but I am a little bothered by the mid hump...yes there is a mid hump despite what some may say. With that in mind, I thought I would bring it before you guys to see what you think. I want a dynamic and transparent overdrive that pairs well with other pedals and is quiet.
That mid hump can be a good thing in an overdrive pedal, not because it helps you to cut through a mix better, but it's also more natural. When you drive a tube amp into overdrive, the mids sound more prominent.

V!N didn't link it, but you should also check out this thread he started:
Transparency is overrated.
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Re: Klon vs Tim vs Timmy vs OCD

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That mid hump can be a good thing in an overdrive pedal, not because it helps you to cut through a mix better, but it's also more natural. When you drive a tube amp into overdrive, the mids sound more prominent.
Can someone define "Mid range hump"....I have an Analogman TS808 with the silver mod....Its suppose to eliminate the hump.....what does that mean?
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"Mid hump" means that it boosts midrange to some degree. Some like it, some don't.
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Re: Klon vs Tim vs Timmy vs OCD

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That mid hump can be a good thing in an overdrive pedal, not because it helps you to cut through a mix better, but it's also more natural. When you drive a tube amp into overdrive, the mids sound more prominent.

I agree. I have found most OD pedals without "the hump" to make my sound muddy. This is an over-generalization, but the moral is....I like mids.

For the sake of this thread, the Timmy can do both. The bass and treble controls can be rolled back to "add mids" in a way that sounds good.
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Re: Klon vs Tim vs Timmy vs OCD

I like my MI Audio Blues Pro. The hump isn't that bad with it.
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