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davywhizz
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Apr 28th, 2017 07:16 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I think this is quite new, but had to get one, despite there being few demos and reviews on-line. The reason is that if I could design an overdrive pedal it would do exactly what the Eclipse does. Separate sets of identical controls - level, gain, treble, middle and bass - on each side to give two different sounds and volumes in one pedal. Or the same sound twice if you really want that. When one side is on, the other is off. Some might like the option of driving one side into the other, but I wanted it simple. The eq knobs are small and out of the way so you're not likely to tweak them accidentally. There's also a small voicing knob to compensate for bright/dark amps.

It arrived today and I've had a quick half hour so far. I like it, but think I need to put some more time in. I much prefer it at 18 volts to 9:it felt tighter and more controllable, with more travel on the gain and level knobs, presumably because of increased headroom. Any other users out there?

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Grey Goose
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Apr 28th, 2017 08:05 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Seems like a very good one.

Leftee
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Apr 28th, 2017 02:12 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

It looks really promising.

Mick Reid
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Apr 28th, 2017 04:10 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Thanks. I didn't need to see that. I'm a sucker for dual overdrives!
Let us know more when you've had some more time with it.
On second thought, no, don't let us know :^)

edit:
Just checked domestic prices. Those are going for $500AU here. I think I'm safe...

It would have to offer me a whole lot more than what I've got to lay out that kinda doe.

(This message was last edited by Mick Reid at 06:45 PM, Apr 28th, 2017)

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Apr 28th, 2017 05:53 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I'm a sucker for these too. Right now I have a Seymour Duncan Twin Tube that floats my boat.

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Apr 29th, 2017 11:20 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Nice one.

The more I think about it, the more I think that a single/twin channel amp and a dual overdrive is the way to go.

Leftee
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Apr 29th, 2017 12:22 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I really like the concept behind this pedal.

Not that I *need* one.

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May 1st, 2017 02:45 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I like it. Reminds me of the Ecstacy Red pedal but with the added flexibility of EQ on the second channel (as opposed to only adjustable gain and volume for the Ecstacy boost). Both have a small footprint too. Enjoy.

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May 1st, 2017 03:45 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Oooh I am very interested in this! Thanks for posting!

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May 1st, 2017 06:58 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I dunno about EQ on a pedal like that. Just more stuff to be in the wrong place. There's EQ on the guitar, the amp, and probably a couple of other pedals.

DrKev
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May 4th, 2017 01:49 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

A lot of manufacturers got it right with 3 EQ knob pedals. Marshall Govnor and JHS Angry Charlie, Bognor Ecstasy (blue and red) are highly rated examples. The Danelectro Daddy-O (a Govnor clone) is still a favorite of mine. In fact, now that I think of it, the only overdrive or distortion pedals I get along with have at least two tone controls.

davywhizz
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May 5th, 2017 02:24 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Well said Doctor. I like an OD pedal to behave as much as possible like an extra amp channel (or two) and find that hard without good eq.

The Suhr Eclipse is now fixed to my newly refurbished pedal board and I've also got another recent find on there, the MXR Il Torino, also with full treble, mid and bass controls. I think this pedal is a little gem that doesn't get nearly enough attention. It's a lower gain pedal that I use for old style rock n roll and slide tunes, but it can get a lot gainier than that It also acts as a good buffer pedal. I'm expecting that running it into the Eclipse will give some other interesting options.

I thought I'd leave my Fulltone OCD off the board when I re arranged it, but it's there for now, maybe as an alternative lead or crunch sound, maybe as a cleanish boost for the other ODs.

Mick Reid
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May 5th, 2017 04:22 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

davywhizz - you're not helping!

I find I've been doing a lot of internet searches for the Eclipse ever since you posted this.

Despite my earlier comment, I'm now looking at some of my other pedals and contemplating off-loading a couple to put into the Eclipse!

Dang you!

I can't imagine what they'd go for in GBP.


davywhizz
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May 5th, 2017 05:30 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Sorry Mick, but it's obviously calling to you. The swirly metallic red finish is particularly beautiful by the way.

In the UK we generally expect to pay the same number of pounds as the US dollar price for music gear - thus £249 in my case. Think of it as two pedals for the price of...two.

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May 5th, 2017 08:59 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

"A lot of manufacturers got it right with 3 EQ knob pedals. Marshall Govnor and JHS Angry Charlie, Bognor Ecstasy (blue and red) are highly rated examples."

I've just bought a Bogner Ecstasy Blue pedal. It was delivered yesterday (when I was out). I'm picking it up from the post office tomorrow.

davywhizz
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May 20th, 2017 01:29 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Just an update: I`ve used the Eclipse for two band rehearsals now and it's everything I hoped. Nice, thick overdrive and lead sounds with fully controllable level, drive and EQ on each side. Driving the MXR Il Torino into it gives extra gain and sustain without excessive distortion and I`ve got a graphic EQ and my OCD afterwards as a clean and not so clean boost.

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