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Leftee
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Oct 7th, 2017 11:36 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

It's here. Giving it a go now.

LeftyMeister

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Oct 7th, 2017 11:55 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

With a pedalboard filled with those mini pedals, how does one stomp on them? Do y'all where pointy-toed cowboy boots.

Leftee
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Oct 7th, 2017 11:56 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

barefoot and use the big toe.

Leftee
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Oct 7th, 2017 12:14 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

This thing is pretty nice Marshall in a small box. You can get that older Plexi tone that's a little less gainy and darker up to the brighter higher gain metal panel tones.

I wish I still had my Crunch Box to compare. My memory tells me the CB is a little mo-betta. But that could be a lie.

I also tried my Pigtronix Fat Drive in front of this. It makes for very nice tube-screamerish overdriven Marshall tone in front of this pedal. I think I just bumped my Seymour Duncan Twin Tube off the board.

Mick Reid
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Oct 7th, 2017 04:01 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

"I wish I still had my Crunch Box to compare. My memory tells me the CB is a little mo-betta. But that could be a lie."

It could be apples & oranges too though.
The SLD is very specifically voiced to the '59 Super Lead/Bass, where the CB is think is more broadly "British" voiced without specifically stating 'Marshall'.

As with all things tone, "betta" is in the ears of the beholder :^)

Glad you're happy with it overall though.


Leftee
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Oct 7th, 2017 06:21 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

It’s not going anywhere!

Leftee
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Oct 7th, 2017 08:45 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I’ll play with it some more tomorrow. Right now I have it set up in Super Bass mode. I went straight to that. I’ll try Super Lead tomorrow.

DrKev

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Oct 8th, 2017 05:28 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Hey Leftee, I'm thinking thsi may be the one for me too but it seems to have alot more gain at 12 o'clock than I would use. How is it at low gain tones?

That last dipswitch, the 6dB boost, is that just a volume boost or does it affect the distortion too?

Edit: oh who the hell am I kidding, I want an SL drive. And it's way cooler looking than the either the Crunch Box or the Cruncher.

(This message was last edited by DrKev at 08:02 AM, Oct 8th, 2017)

Leftee
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Oct 8th, 2017 06:01 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I’ll let you know later today. :-)

I haven't explored the dip switch settings any more than to set it up to Super Bass. I'll leave the back off of it and try some different combinations today.

(This message was last edited by Leftee at 08:17 AM, Oct 8th, 2017)

pombrio

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Oct 8th, 2017 07:59 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Xotic has a Voltage Doubler for its pedals. I have no experience with it but I'm wondering if it may help the low gain end.

Voltage Doubler

Leftee
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Oct 8th, 2017 08:27 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I’ve got an 18vdc adapter I can try with this.

Leftee
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Oct 8th, 2017 05:11 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I never got to this today. It's gonna be a while now. Traveling this week.

Leftee
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Oct 9th, 2017 09:03 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Well, thanks to the weather I’m not traveling this week. :-)

Leftee
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Oct 10th, 2017 06:06 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I gave this thing a good run yesterday. The only thing I can't address is about the 6db boost dip switch.

The rig I'm running through is my Jet City 5/2 head into a 1x12 cab with Eminence Maverick. I've tamed the head with a pair of 5751s so it's not such a gain monster. I run it clean and use pedals for dirt.

I went through several recommended settings and settled on "mid boost" (off/on/off/on) dip switch setup. A close second was the "Mr. Big 1969."

The range of the knobs is very effective through all the different dip switch settings. And adjusting the knobs in the various settings is where you find gold. This pedal does seem to capture all the different flavors of Marshall.

I didn't play around with the 6db dip switch a lot to notice a difference. I suspect it plays out more through the range of the pots.

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Oct 10th, 2017 06:10 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

"And it's way cooler looking than the either the Crunch Box or the Cruncher."

Further proof that guitarists listen with their eyeballs :o)

Leftee
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Oct 10th, 2017 06:14 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Oh, and running it at 18VDC seems a little beefier, if that makes sense. It's like it has a bit more shoulder under it. I like it enough that I ordered Xotic's voltage doubler.

I used the 18VDC p/s from my Pigtronixs Fat Drive for the purpose of experimentation.

Here's the summation that just came to me. The SL running at 18VDC reminded my of the Crunch Box.

(This message was last edited by Leftee at 08:31 AM, Oct 10th, 2017)

Sharkie
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Oct 10th, 2017 06:21 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I see the Crunch Box manufacturer is having a scratch and dent sale on NOS units.

pombrio

USA

Oct 10th, 2017 07:15 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Thanks for the review Leftee, especially trying the 18V set-up. Good stuff.

Ayns

UK

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Oct 10th, 2017 04:37 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Dr Kev,

SL Drive on eBay UK. £45. Less tha 24 hours to run.

DanL
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Oct 12th, 2017 02:28 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

For low gain Marshall-like tone I really like the OCD or the Xotic BB Preamp. The BB has a great old school Marshall amp flavor.

For high gain Marshall-like tone I like the Crunch Box, the Radial Tonebone Hot British, and the X-Vive Golden Brownie! The Golden Brownie has some amazing VH brown sounds.

My $.02

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