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LeftyMeister

Buckeye Country, USA

Tone is in the lingers
Jan 13th, 2018 07:27 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I had the original and remember the low volume ouput.

Peegoo
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Jan 13th, 2018 11:38 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I always thought if they improved on the Drivetrain, it would be called the Bad Monkey.

Leftee
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VA

Life makes a man tired.
Jan 14th, 2018 12:02 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

And if they improved the Bad Monkey it would be called the Fat Drive.

Mick Reid
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Australia

American-made in Oz!!
Jan 14th, 2018 01:30 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

"I always thought if they improved on the Drivetrain, it would be called the Bad Monkey."

Hah!! I was thinking it, but wasn't gonna say it!

I love my $59 Bad Monkey. I pull it out the cupboard now and again and it never disappoints.


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Jan 15th, 2018 12:17 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

The all-analog Drivetrain II has much more natural tube-like tone than the pleasant-but-rather-canned and often "fizzy" sounding BM, imo. Excellent as a clean boost too. You guys be trippin'.

LeftyMeister

Buckeye Country, USA

Tone is in the lingers
Jan 15th, 2018 03:29 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I had a BM for one day and sold it to a teenager.

Mick Reid
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Australia

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Jan 15th, 2018 04:27 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

"I had a BM for one day and sold it to a teenager."

I had a BM this morning...

don't if I could have sold it though.


ejm

usa

Jan 16th, 2018 07:53 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

archiestone: "The all-analog Drivetrain II has much more natural tube-like tone than the pleasant-but-rather-canned and often "fizzy" sounding BM, imo."

Do you mean to imply that the BM is not all analog?

Does anyone have a reliable schematic of either the BM or the DTII?


LeftyMeister

Buckeye Country, USA

Tone is in the lingers
Jan 16th, 2018 08:57 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

"I had a BM this morning..."

:oD


Leftee
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Jan 16th, 2018 09:01 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I had a green BM and sold it. I wish I would have kept it. They’re hard to find now. They don’t make them any more, do they?

Any ways. I picked up a Pigtronix Fat Drive on a SDotD and I really like it a lot. I might paint it green.

LHW

Southwest Florida

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Jan 16th, 2018 09:47 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I am liking the Drivetrain! I just realized I now have 5 O.D. or distortion pedals on my board! Something has to go.

Mike DeTorrice
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Jan 16th, 2018 10:23 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I think both the Bad Monkey and the original Tube Screamer (and various clones) use a JRC 4558 IC chip as the analog basis of their classic boost/OD tone.

The Drivetrain I and II also appears to use a JRC 4558 chip and would seem to be similar in many ways to a Bad Monkey in that it seems to be a TS-type circuit with extra EQ control with both Bass and Treble pots.

I have a Bad Monkey as well as an Ibanez Metal Screamer (JRC 4558) and both operate well in the TS tradition, as would, I am sure, a Drivetrain.

reverendrob
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Jan 16th, 2018 10:35 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Not hard to find.

Seem to run $50-60 typically for what's on Reverb.

GC's used site has one for $30

Boom.

Leftee
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Jan 16th, 2018 10:54 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I’ve got 5 OD/dist. pedals. I don’t need another.

Like “need” is a thing around here. ;-)

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El Californio

Jan 16th, 2018 12:00 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I emailed Joe Naylor and invited him to chime in and defend his turf but he hasn't posted 'round these parts in a long while...

Mick Reid
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Australia

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Jan 16th, 2018 03:36 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

"I had a green BM..."

(trying really hard not regress into potty humour again)

However, I wasn't aware they ever came in any other colour.

Also, I wasn't unaware that they were discontinued until now. I bought mine in 2015 which is the year Digitech ceased manufacture. I'm sure there must be a boatload of old stock out there. I know retailers here still have them.


DanL

Northern CT - USA

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Jan 16th, 2018 10:24 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

My Reverend Drivetrain II is one of the best sounding OD pedals I've ever used. Only knock is it does not play well with other pedals. But on it's own it's magic.

Mick Reid
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Australia

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Jan 16th, 2018 11:00 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

"Only knock is it does not play well with other pedals. But on it's own it's magic."

It's funny how that happens. I don't know enough about pedal electronics (or electronics in general actually) to know why that is.

Some are winning combinations, other sound horrible together.


DanL

Northern CT - USA

"We're not University material."
Jan 18th, 2018 10:54 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Yep. Shame that this incredible pedal falls into that camp. Put a tubescreamer type od pedal in front of it as a lead booster and you get mush. Sounds like the DT input stage is clipping. Put an OD or dist pedal after it and it's WAY too loud. I tried everything I could but in the end it wasn't working for me on my board. I like to stack pedals so the DT II got banished to its box on the work bench shelf. 😢

LeftyMeister

Buckeye Country, USA

Tone is in the lingers
Jan 19th, 2018 05:28 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I had a similar experience.

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