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Thread: Pedalboard Revision 349,174 And The HX/DA

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    I got sick of looking at my power supplies, cables and wires. Waste of space, besides. So I was all set to run to the guitar store and pick up one of those dandy Pedaltrain boards.

    Then I watched a video demoing prepping the board. Getting out the power tools for attaching the brackets to the board. Cutting the velcro. Attaching the velcro (and in my case, no doubt screwing it up). Threading the power wires between the brackets and the supplies and the pedals. Peeling the rubber backing off the Eventides and Boss tuner as recommended, and cleaning the bases with goo-gone, so they'd stick to the velcro. Removing the feet from the pedals.

    And after all that, basically having the very same functionality as I have with my decent looking home made board where my main complaint is that I can see the wires and it doesn't look especially cool.

    So I went and made myself a latte in the kitchen, sat down at the computer, and finished recording an ad project.

    There are some things that just don't seem worth spending a day on (yes, I'm the guy who'd spend the whole day doing it).
    If something is too hard to do, then it's not worth doing. You just stick that guitar in the closet next to your short-wave radio, your karate outfit and your unicycle and we'll go inside and watch TV.
    -- Homer J. Simpson

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    I've been looking at the FD3 for the past couple of months (also considering OCD or PlimSoul), it looks quite difficult to get one in Aus tho (need to go through a retailer which isn't even in my state).

    Thanks for giving your feedback Les, I'll work out a way to score one...

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    Quote Originally Posted by justmund View Post
    I've been looking at the FD3 for the past couple of months (also considering OCD or PlimSoul), it looks quite difficult to get one in Aus tho (need to go through a retailer which isn't even in my state).

    Thanks for giving your feedback Les, I'll work out a way to score one...
    Having had all three, here's my take:

    The Plimsoul integrates beautifully with the HX/DA, as the basic tones are kind of similar. It's also very flexible. It's a great pedal. I love the OCD, but I think the Plimsoul sounds smoother with a Plexi style amp.

    Then again, you might want a bit harder-edged tone, however the Plimsoul can get OCD style sounds as well, there's a knob that lets you do that.

    The FD3 is classic sounding with the HX/DA. The more I use it (and of course, tweak the thing), the more I like it. The boost section is the bonus here. Among all three pedals, the ability to have the separate clean boost makes the FD3 my current choice. The pedal has a very juicy tone. I love it.
    Last edited by LSchefman; 11-25-2013 at 04:18 PM.
    If something is too hard to do, then it's not worth doing. You just stick that guitar in the closet next to your short-wave radio, your karate outfit and your unicycle and we'll go inside and watch TV.
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    Another "how this pedal works in my rig" review...

    With everyone raving about the EP Booster, I decided to get one and try it out with my gear. So I put it on the board, and fired it up, at both 9 and 18 volts, to see how it would work for me.

    Long story short...I didn't think it was a good match for my amp. I'm sure it would work just fine for different gear. But I was surprised, given all the positive spin this thing gets. I thought it did sound better at 18 volts than 9 volts, but in all honesty, the Fulldrive 3's germanium booster has a better sound for my HXDA (and my personal taste).
    If something is too hard to do, then it's not worth doing. You just stick that guitar in the closet next to your short-wave radio, your karate outfit and your unicycle and we'll go inside and watch TV.
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    Just ordered a FD3... Looks like the importer got 3 of them and I got the last one (for now).

    Thanks again Les for enabling me (seriously tho I don't just buy everything you do, I wanted one before you got one ), looking forward to plugging this one in.

    Next step is a wah (maybe Fulltone Clyde Deluxe?) and my "simple" rig will be complete - guitar -> wah -> OD/boost -> HXDA as opposed to guitar -> G-System -> 4CM with amp gizmo + pedals in the loops -> Mark V

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    Quote Originally Posted by justmund View Post
    Just ordered a FD3... Looks like the importer got 3 of them and I got the last one (for now).

    Thanks again Les for enabling me (seriously tho I don't just buy everything you do, I wanted one before you got one ), looking forward to plugging this one in.

    Next step is a wah (maybe Fulltone Clyde Deluxe?) and my "simple" rig will be complete - guitar -> wah -> OD/boost -> HXDA as opposed to guitar -> G-System -> 4CM with amp gizmo + pedals in the loops -> Mark V
    Sounds like a great rig!

    The Clyde Deluxe is my favorite wah. I don't have one on the board right now, because I've been experimenting with an expression pedal with the Eventide stuff, but I usually sport one.
    If something is too hard to do, then it's not worth doing. You just stick that guitar in the closet next to your short-wave radio, your karate outfit and your unicycle and we'll go inside and watch TV.
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