TC Electonic Pedals
Old 20th September 2007
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TC Electonic Pedals

Does anyone own one of these and can tell me what they think of them?
Old 21st September 2007
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I had their VDP 1 distortion pedal, that i got alongside my G-system, It was ok. Love the G-system, the VDP 1 had a slightly darker sound, not super exciting or warm, it had a speaker sim on it that was actually pretty nice, but I ended up selling the pedal, not my favorite.
Old 21st September 2007
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I had their VDP 1 distortion pedal, that i got alongside my G-system, It was ok. Love the G-system, the VDP 1 had a slightly darker sound, not super exciting or warm, it had a speaker sim on it that was actually pretty nice, but I ended up selling the pedal, not my favorite.
do you have the floor unit or the rack Gmajor?
Old 25th September 2007
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do you have the floor unit or the rack Gmajor?
Neither. He has the G-System, which can be either floor or rack.
Old 25th September 2007
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do you have the floor unit or the rack Gmajor?

Yup, thier higher up G-system, I use it on the floor, its a great unit for fx, high quality efx, though a little bit on the pricey side.
Old 26th September 2007
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I have the Chorus/Flanger.. at least 15 years old (probably 20).. has that great liquid chorus sound.. can almost do the JC120 thing.

Will never get rid of it.
Old 1st October 2007
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TC Booster/line driver is my favorite guitar overdrive box of all time IMHO.

I have 3.

I will NEVER, NEVER, NEVER sell them.

Ever.

HOHOHO.

2 of them in use as I type this.

Beyond loved on any 2203-4 series Marshall.

Also great on Bassman 50, Ampeg B15, SVT... you name it.

Makes the GUITAR ITSELF sound bigger if ya know what I mean.

Rarely use the "dist" setting. Only the overdrive.

Best regards,

SM.

PS. Handy/dandy noise suppression circuit as well. Saves the day on older single coil stuff.
Old 23rd October 2007
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TC Booster/line driver is my favorite guitar overdrive box of all time IMHO.

I have 3.

I will NEVER, NEVER, NEVER sell them.

Ever.

HOHOHO.

2 of them in use as I type this.

Beyond loved on any 2203-4 series Marshall.

Also great on Bassman 50, Ampeg B15, SVT... you name it.

Makes the GUITAR ITSELF sound bigger if ya know what I mean.

Rarely use the "dist" setting. Only the overdrive.

Best regards,

SM.

PS. Handy/dandy noise suppression circuit as well. Saves the day on older single coil stuff.
Since you are a veteran, I suppose you refer to the old 70's original version not the re-issue am i correct?

Thanks
Old 23rd October 2007
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I have one of the old BLD's as well.

Not that I would dare to disagree with His Slipperness (well, why not, actually?) ... BUT I really like mine as well. Use it mainly with my 2204 and sometimes with my Tweed Deluxe as well.

Another nice thing about it: It'll turn an AC30 with Greenbacks into a very nice 'almost-Marshall-but-in-a-nice-way'. Or an AC30 with Bluebacks into a total OTT Brit-monster - for instance for super dense picking where you can still hear the individual notes.
Old 23rd October 2007
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I have the Chorus/Flanger.. at least 15 years old (probably 20).. has that great liquid chorus sound.. can almost do the JC120 thing.

Will never get rid of it.

Ha! When I was freelancing as a live sound mixer in NYC 20 years ago every single keyboard player I came across had one of those tc Chorus/Flanger pedals strapped across the output of his DX-7.

Every. Single. God. Damned. One.

Kinda ruined the appeal of the pedal for me, if ya get my drift.

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Heard Bill Frisell & David Torn do some very cool stuff with the Compressor/Sustainor pedal, but never got a chance to play with one myself.
Old 24th October 2007
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I'm evaluating the ND-1 Nova Delay right now...it's supposed to be a 2290 squeezed into a cute little stomp.

So far so good except for one place where TC has stumbled and fallen and lost its front teeth...

...The knobs where you set the parameters aren't touch-sensitive (saving money, pedal is $250) but they are set to resist accidental turning too much. There is no way to find out what the current setting is, and when you turn them a bit to "tweak" a setting (fancy that for an idea?) it only starts changing when you're about 12 clicks away from what the setting was! So just nudging a value is...IMPOSSIBLE. tutttutttutt

You have to somehow remember what it was set for, and then turn it way past it and back. Gawd how dense.

Unless it's me missing something, or my unit sucks...

Anyway the only other problem I have with it is 2290 msec of delay is fairly paltry these days...that's a marketing thing to conjure the tc 2290 rackmount. Plus the color knob doesn't go dark enough...it goes from "digital" to "analog" to "tape" but my Ibanez AD-9 for instance would be way over in "murky" about 150 degrees further over.

Setting tempo via audio is cool, and if it weren't for the UI tragedy of the knob mess, I'd enjoy this pedal.
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