I buried this question above… but would the voltage increase from the Mu make it through the OBEL system to affect the preamp?
I could test it, but my dear wife is in the bathtub. Loud tube clipping exercises are best attempted when the only thing you torture is the cat (or dog, monkey, bat, or other pet).
mgbills wrote:"The SMS Earth Drive is a very natural and versatile boost/overdrive pedal. It is designed to keep your guitar's natural character intact while letting you dial in a wide range of overdrive all the way from a clean boost to a very smooth and sustained clipping. The tone control can help you take some of that glass off the top of a bright pickup and/or overly clean amp. It's great for creating a natural amp-like push and feel at any volume. It works great for slide and steel guitar. It also works for bass guitar as it retains more low frequency energy than many overdrive pedals. It's the ideal pedal for helping to warm and fatten up a single coil pickup guitar going into a loud and clean amp."
We have the controls Volume, Drive, and Tone.
My assumptions are:
1) Volume will act as a boost.
2) Drive will act as a Gain, and also add diode/other distortion.
3) Tone will roll off the highs, and "Brown" the tone as it's rolled off.
So is this an Overdrive as stated, and simply colors the tone? Or a Booster with added goodies? Or an Overdrive which transforms into a distortion pedal (thereby redirecting the original tone) as the Drive is increased?.
kurt eye wrote:I've been trying to round out my pedal board with good Jerry tone OD and Distortion. I have a strat-voodoo 69 pickups-fender HRDX-JBL K120 rig. I tried the Earth Drive - a very nice pedal, but I feel like a get a more familiar Jerry tone out of the cheap boss Turbo OD-2 i picked up. I also came across a custom made stratoblaster type pedal for a nice clean boost. Between the stratoblaster and Turbo OD-2, i feel like i don't have much use for the Earth Drive when it comes to Jerry tone. For distortion, I picked up an MXR distortion iii. Its not a pedal Jerry used, but I like what I heard in some of the demos and I thought it would be a nice versatile pedal. Unfortunately in playing around with it, I can't get any distortion out of it. Its really just an overdrive pedal. I can get a much dirtier sound out of the Turbo OD-2. I think I'll try the boss HM-2.
boater1941 wrote: Not sure I quite get the point of earth drive in a jerry tone section of the forum. If we are all using a jerry voiced preamp and the best buffer TPC-1 with JBL's 120,130s. I'm pretty sure Jerry had the brightest of all setups and is a goal to achieve that headroom especially when the JBL opens up
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