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Overdrive and Preamps

Anyone out there ever messed with the effects made by "xotic". If you have, please share your thoughts. I am going to try some of them soon an am curious how the affect the signal. This would include models - AC, RC, BB and/or EP.

http://www.xotic.us/
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11/4/2009 12:55 AM

Dan Klotz (395) wrote:

I've never heard of them.

My favorite overdrive is still my Fulldrive 2. I would consider it my 'desert island" pedal...

Keep us posted...



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11/4/2009 3:07 AM

Charles Ross, Jr (538) wrote:


hi Dan

Whats up?My favorite pre-amps pedals are Boss,DOD
and Digitech Electronics is great when doing guitar soloing.



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11/4/2009 3:08 AM

Charles Ross, Jr (538) wrote:

Whats up?My favorite pre-amps pedals are Boss,DOD
and Digitech Electronics is great when doing guitar soloing.



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11/4/2009 10:21 AM

Randy Hano (12149) wrote:

There is a boutique shop that carries these. Never heard of them before but they carry really good stuff. Because of the Journey that I am working with, I started to read and try to get inside of Neal Schon's playing and that is where I came across these pedals. At the shop I saw someone checking them out. I will need to go and witness it for myself though. They sounded great and didn't ad a lot of color but like anything, I was not the one playing.

As for the Fulldrive, I don't have the interest although I have heard many good things about them. I guess outside of trying to remain vintage, I don't veer away much.



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11/4/2009 11:20 AM

Kevin Sage (3299) wrote:

Randy,

Check out ProGuitarShop Demo's on YouTube for some very good reviews of the xotic line of pedals. I subscribed to their page a while back and they review things in a very transparent way...worth checking into for ANY gear.

xotic review





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11/4/2009 4:42 PM

Randy Hano (12149) wrote:

Thanks bro! I will definitely check this out when I get home today!!!





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11/4/2009 7:45 PM

Randy Hano (12149) wrote:

Dude...thanks for linking me to that bro! The AC and BB definitely fit my needs. I will probably look to the AC first and the BB. The stuff is awesome. Thanks for linking me to Pro Guitar Shop. That stuff was sweet.





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11/4/2009 10:20 PM

Jeremy Ledford (14379) wrote:

maybe try building some pedals yourself? would be great fun.

germ





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11/5/2009 10:17 AM

Randy Hano (12149) wrote:

The thoughts were there at one time (15 years ago). That drive disappeared since I prefer to play. Also at that time, working on medical electronic as a living was getting to me, so the musical outlet was my way of getting away.





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11/8/2009 4:00 PM

Jeremy Ledford (14379) wrote:

yeah good point. why do electronics as a hobby of any sort if job is electronics.
may get into pedals one day.

germ





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11/9/2009 11:51 AM

Randy Hano (12149) wrote:

Don't get me wrong Germ, I still do my own repairs, but to reinvent the wheel is tough. I had contact with a guy once who could mass produce them in China if I gave him the design that I was working on. I thought about it and said naw, probably because of too many unscruplous people in the world. Needless to say many boutique companies have popped up since then - some good, some bad - its all personal preference.



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11/4/2009 11:32 AM

Kevin Sage (3299) wrote:

Another great boutique company is Home Brew Electronics. I know Brent, the owner. I call him the Witch Doctor because he isn't human.

He makes some VERY nice sounding pedals.

This is a review of the Power Screamer but there are many others that might better get you to the Journey tones you are looking for.



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11/4/2009 4:49 PM

Randy Hano (12149) wrote:

It's not so much the Journey tones as I have gotten that down. It is more just me and wanting to find that extra special sound I hear that hasn't yet found. Steve Lukather has some of that sound but not completely. For a great rhythm sound I love what Brent Mason and company did on Martina McBride's album called "Shine". From the opening chords through the entire song (Wrong Baby Wrong Baby Wrong) the tones are just sick.

At one time I had my own blend of electronics and thought about introducing some 10-15 years ago and pretty much bailed. Alot of it was based on the Assymetrical distortion which is where a lot of the pedals have gone. What I really discovered was that, I'd rather play me geetar.

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