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Re: ToneLab LE
1/29/2008 10:32 PM
Chris Russell (3044) wrote:
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BTW, I had the Tone lab SE. the blue one with two pedals (that they don't make anymore). and I was quite happy with it.
pros, much better crunch, light break up, blues type tones than the other two (imo). it had some responsiveness, which is tough to do digitally. the tube did have some bearing on the tone. I swapped mine out a few times and it changed the whole spectrum, alot! I was happiest with an old chinese 12ax, and a russian 12ay came a close second.
cons, the first one I got had an aweful hum. and went back because one of the switches failed. the replacement sounded fine (a little cycle hum). no failures. also, it had almost nothing for high gain. best it could do was to mimick the high gain in VOX's new valvetronics.
I always recommend going down to your local store to test drive one first.