mgbills wrote:Sorry to be thick TRG...
Is the ED between the guitar output & the SMS?
Guitar (OBeL) > ED > SMS > Mc
Pedals (Mu, Oct, etc)
In other words out of the effects loop?
Thanks. Been thinking about a 2nd ED to replace my MXR Dist +
No worries, I was just trying to call out the ED pedal to keep in context of the conversation. My ED is in the effects loop with my other pedals.
So Guitar > Pedals > SMS > MC
TRG wrote:I have an MXR Dist + too and just wish it didn't color the tone the way it does. Maybe a second ED is the answer!
I have been wanting an ED (and of course the SMS) for so long - the savings account is growing...
But for the purposes of this post - which MXR D+ do you have? I have a block logo late 70's version (the brown mustard colored one) - I need to get the serial numbers from the pots so I can tie down an exact date - when I originally picked it up the seller told me he bought it in 1978 or 1979 - he couldn't remember. But a few days ago I procured an utterly pristine 1975 Script logo D+ (has the "hand built by guitar players" on the board) - I did a visual comparison between the two and while they both have almost the exact same layout of components on the board, the chip is different and a few caps and resistors are as well. I can post pics if anyone is interested.
Anyway when I plugged in I was immediately taken by how different the two sounded. The Script version has a flat frequency response and is quite transparent. Almost no tone coloration at all. Very smooth sounding - not harsh, bright or in any way unpleasant. I liked the former pedal but was not knocked out by it - the Script version nailed it. I am very happy with this pedal now and I can not imagine it ever leaving my pedal board.
Sorry for jumping off topic in this thread - the MXR reference just grabbed my attention due to my recent change-up.