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Overdrive to Compliment
Summary: A great overdrive that can compliment many rigs and amps. It also stands up on it's own well as a primary overdrive.
Tone: The word "transparent" is getting a lot of hype lately. I love the sound of my guitar and I don't want to put and OD in place that just masks that so I get it. However, I'm not an expert to argue the validity of "transparency" so I'll skip that. The fact is, this pedal sounds like my guitar running my amp into breakup and not like a pedal. I noticed the 'Transparency' the most when I upgraded from a PRS SE Custom 24 to a PRS S2 Standard 24. This pedal took a huge leap in tone quality versus others OD/Distortions as my new guitar sounded much better.
Gain: Gain can really go up on this little guy and it can be very fun. I know a lot of guys use it as a clean boost and I do as well at times but I mainly keep the gain around 11. The pedal itself is very responsive so you can clean up the tone based on your picking power. There is also a 3 way gain clipping switch which allows you to dial in the right type of gain you have set. I've found this to make some major differences in the overall tone I'm going for.
Treble / Bass: The two knobs are actually cut knobs. Thus, as you move the knob clockwise, you are decreasing that tonal property. IE: If I turn the the bass knob clockwise, it decreases the amount of bass coming through. Same thing for the treble. Paul C states that it reduces clipping. I'm no electrical engineer but I can attest to that the changes in the EQ are very smooth and make all the difference in the tone you're going for.
Needless to say, I'm a huge fan of the Timmy.