Klon vs Tim vs Timmy vs OCD

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  1. IhaveGAS

    IhaveGAS Member

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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. 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) :dude:
     
  2. IhaveGAS

    IhaveGAS Member

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    Not that it matters but I forgot- I have an Empress Tap Tempo Tremelo before the Holy Grail
     
  3. VictorB

    VictorB Formerly LZF Super Mod

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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.
     
  4. IhaveGAS

    IhaveGAS Member

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    The Klon is great...but I won't know what fits my bill best until I try some other ones
     
  5. V!N

    V!N Senior Member

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    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.

    http://www.mylespaul.com/forums/ped...ork-loin-lond-thorough-comparison-review.html

    http://www.mylespaul.com/forums/pedals/88019-klon-centaur-lovepedal-comparison.html
     
  6. kungpow!

    kungpow! Senior Member

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    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.
     
  7. Rich

    Rich Non sequitur Premium Member

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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.

    V!N didn't link it, but you should also check out this thread he started:
    http://www.mylespaul.com/forums/pedals/90446-transparency-overrated.html
     
  8. Penny Dreadful

    Penny Dreadful Banned

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    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?
     
  9. Rich

    Rich Non sequitur Premium Member

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    "Mid hump" means that it boosts midrange to some degree. Some like it, some don't.
     
  10. analogsystem

    analogsystem Senior Member

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    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.
     
  11. firesgt911

    firesgt911 Senior Member

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

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