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This one is the current favourite, got the M5 on top of the amp in the loop for some reverb or whatever I fancy.

Everyone should get a pure sky, for the money vs the sound it’s stupidly good. I’ve got it as an always on base tone, the FF and Octavio stack beautifully into it. Been happy with this iteration for a month or two now, I’ll wire something more permanent when I can get a slighty wider piece of wood.
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for the new iteration of the band, i'm traveling a little lighter. instead of lugging around the AC30 (71lbs) or the Prosonic (54lbs), i'm going with the Pro Junior (23lbs).

i also learned when doing a gig semi-recently my old board was waaaaaaay too busy and cramped, so i've gone from this:
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- sold the Flashback 2 and replaced with a NUX Edge 3 because the former didn't have tap, and the latter has that goofy likeness of Edge on it lol
- added a Supro Tremolo as I can't live without that effect since getting the Vox
- added a Gamma Cumulus Reverb because the Pro Junior is my only amp without it
- swapped the Moollon Signal Boost for a TC Electronic Spark as the latter kills my signal (i think it's a buffer issue i'll need to have sorted if i want to use it again)
- swapped the Strobostomp for a Polytune 3 my son gave me for xmas 2022
- removed the Ernie Ball VP Jr., JHS Foot Fuzz, JHS Angry Charlie, Donner Compressor, Donner EQ Seeker, Mooer Tender Octaver, and the Fender Blender clone my son made. All for various reasons like i don't use fuzz enough, and I just want something as simple as I can get it...still ended up with 10 fx and a tuner. i may swap the Keeley Electronics Luna Overdrive for the Angry Charlie so it can take on the heavier duties with the Fulltone OCD sliding over for the lighter crunch. for now, i'm digging the sauce.

might get a smaller board in the near future, haven't decided yet.
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The Hotone pedals look so cute and futuristic all at the same time. Too bad the company seems to have discontinued that line of pedals altogether.
Love the Pumpkinstang(because of the colour, not the band) and the minimalistic setup. If you ever decide to sell the Tender Octaver, not that you're going to, can I have the tentative dibs?
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yes, i was bummed when Hotone stopped making these cute little pedals as they've been super reliable and versatile. certainly there are more expensive, feature-packed chorus and flange options out there, but at their original price point and the quality of the construction (they're metal tanks, not plastic), i have zero issue using them. the little bar across the middle knob on the top are genius in preventing inadvertent setting changes. they must have a cult following as i tried to find their reverb before picking up the Cumulus, and the only two available were almost double what their retail was -- one was in Italy! Hotone still does make some small amps, though. reeeeeally small.

consider your dibs on the Tender Octaver secure!
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I’ve thought about getting a 2nd Pro jr and making my setup a duo pro jr. thing.
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Now where will we go for the ho tone?
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plopswagon wrote:I’ve thought about getting a 2nd Pro jr and making my setup a duo pro jr. thing.

i appreciate this amp more every passing year. new they go for more than double the retail on mine when i got it circa ~2000.
my one "gripe" (very light) is the gain increases with the volume, but it's easy to control with the guitar's volume or a pedal. i'm probably going to pick up a full set of "cool" variety JJ tubes to add some headroom.
MattK wrote:Now where will we go for the ho tone?

to the Boss, of course!

i think I saw an interview with a spokesperson or some other employee of the company years back saying it was supposed to be a shortening of "Hot Tone", which (1) they defeated by making the logo in all caps and (2) all for the savings of one letter and a ton of confusion.
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dots wrote: Tue Mar 12, 2024 8:40 pm
consider your dibs on the Tender Octaver secure!
Thanks, Dot!
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dots wrote: Tue Mar 12, 2024 9:48 pm
MattK wrote:Now where will we go for the ho tone?

to the Boss, of course!

i think saw an interview with a spokesperson or some other employee of the company years back saying it was supposed to be a shortening of "Hot Tone", which (1) they defeated by making the logo in all caps and (2) all for the savings of one letter and a ton of confusion.
Hot One is another way to read it. Hawtone could've been a good way to spell what they intended.
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Swapping the Luna Overdrive for the Guv'nor created more options in gain with simple pick dynamics and guitar volume...insane levels of gain without getting flabby or fizzy. It's there and on most of the time, and then either switch to the OCD for heavy dirt or added together to melt your ear holes. Also moved the Supro to the back row so the front pedals are more easily accessible.

Plus, I get oddly nostalgic having a Marshall back in my rig, if only as a stomp box.
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Looks good!
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Your OCD settings are basically the opposite of mine, as it's my "clean" tone, or something I stack into my distortion or fuzz.

The completely indulgent switcher board is coming together. Still figuring out some choices of what works well together, and I'd like to upgrade to a bigger power supply.
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Someone else has the hyperfuzz!
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I run OCD also as my base tone with the drive below twelve. I swapped the OCD for a Behringer OD300, which is a clone of Boss OS2, for a bit. It's not as "organic" sounding as OCD where you can shape the sound by rolling the volume knob on your guitar, and it sounds much harsher and feels more rigid, for lack of a better term. At the same time it's more touch sensitive, as in Dot's case with the Guvnor, and you don't have to dig as hard to make certain things sound good.
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sunshiner wrote: Sat Mar 16, 2024 2:39 pm I run OCD also as my base tone with the drive below twelve. I swapped the OCD for a Behringer OD300, which is a clone of Boss OS2, for a bit. It's not as "organic" sounding as OCD where you can shape the sound by rolling the volume knob on your guitar, and it sounds much harsher and feels more rigid, for lack of a better term. At the same time it's more touch sensitive, as in Dot's case with the Guvnor, and you don't have to dig as hard to make certain things sound good.
Yeah, I like how nasty the OS-2 can get. I ended up picking one up cheap after we talked about it in that other thread. (actually when I ordered the PS-3 from a shop in japan and the courier couldn't deliver to my place, didn't leave a card and the pedal went back to japan! so I bought another boss pedal from the same place out of shame so they could bundle them together, hah). I haven't played around that much with it though. It reminded me a lot of my providence stampede DT, which I have been going back and forth with the QM as my go to distortion.

I do really love how responsive the OCD is, I'm running it at 18v, for the low gain stacking I'm doing right now the extra headroom seems to make a difference.
Another thing I have been doing lately is playing with my guitar controls more. I roll the tone back nearly halfway on the bridge, and dial everything in from there, that way I have more treble to play with if I need it. Similarly I usually have the volume backed off ever so slightly , so I can kick it up a notch, so having pedals that are smoothly responsive to your volume and "amplike" is a must.
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dub wrote:Another thing I have been doing lately is playing with my guitar controls more. I roll the tone back nearly halfway on the bridge, and dial everything in from there, that way I have more treble to play with if I need it. Similarly I usually have the volume backed off ever so slightly , so I can kick it up a notch, so having pedals that are smoothly responsive to your volume and "amplike" is a must.

been playing in this field a bit more lately myself and really liking the options.

also been considering picking up a switcher setup but haven't quite gotten the nerve yet.
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dub wrote: Sat Mar 16, 2024 9:10 pm
I do really love how responsive the OCD is, I'm running it at 18v, for the low gain stacking I'm doing right now the extra headroom seems to make a difference.
I need to try running my OCD at 18V
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Switched mine to 18v mode and didn't notice a difference until I started messing around with different gain stages at more moderate volumes. It's more variable to my ears.
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dots wrote: Mon Mar 18, 2024 4:52 pm
dub wrote:Another thing I have been doing lately is playing with my guitar controls more. I roll the tone back nearly halfway on the bridge, and dial everything in from there, that way I have more treble to play with if I need it. Similarly I usually have the volume backed off ever so slightly , so I can kick it up a notch, so having pedals that are smoothly responsive to your volume and "amplike" is a must.

been playing in this field a bit more lately myself and really liking the options.

also been considering picking up a switcher setup but haven't quite gotten the nerve yet.

Think I’ve done this my whole life. It’s such an easy way to vary your tone and gain/volume.

I tend to live on around 7 on the volume as my base tone/gain with my amp/gain pedals set to the loudest/most saturated sound. Then I can go up to my lead tone with just a nudge of the volume pot. The lower tone control on my old strat is wired to control the bridge as well as the middle. Il usually leave that around 6 and work from there.

Recently started using the middle pickup on its own, as usually I use bridge and middle together.
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Progrockabuse wrote: Tue Mar 19, 2024 8:37 am
dots wrote: Mon Mar 18, 2024 4:52 pm
dub wrote:Another thing I have been doing lately is playing with my guitar controls more. I roll the tone back nearly halfway on the bridge, and dial everything in from there, that way I have more treble to play with if I need it. Similarly I usually have the volume backed off ever so slightly , so I can kick it up a notch, so having pedals that are smoothly responsive to your volume and "amplike" is a must.

been playing in this field a bit more lately myself and really liking the options.

also been considering picking up a switcher setup but haven't quite gotten the nerve yet.

Think I’ve done this my whole life. It’s such an easy way to vary your tone and gain/volume.

I tend to live on around 7 on the volume as my base tone/gain with my amp/gain pedals set to the loudest/most saturated sound. Then I can go up to my lead tone with just a nudge of the volume pot. The lower tone control on my old strat is wired to control the bridge as well as the middle. Il usually leave that around 6 and work from there.

Recently started using the middle pickup on its own, as usually I use bridge and middle together.

I got what was probably one-sided advice from a more experienced band mate very early in my playing days. He said you always want to start with your guitar's volume up all the way to get all the tone it is capable of and then only back off for specific other sounds. I probably should have just experimented more.