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« Reply #15 on: April 25, 2012, 01:58:03 pm »

Will do!!

The pedal i'm most looking forward to playing with is the Ultimate Octave, and even more so after what Four4 posted about a possible mod.  http://www.guitarforum.co.za/effects/joyo-ultimate-octave-fuzz-mod/

I'm hoping that if i use the Ultimate Octave and the British Character pedal together i could close to Jimi heaven!
Sound wise of coarse, i don't mean possible electrocution and death after i fiddle with the pedals insides  Wink
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« Reply #16 on: April 25, 2012, 02:12:05 pm »

I have the voodoo octave and vintage overdrive on the way. Can't wait for em to arrive.

The Voodoo Octave is the same as the Ultimate Octave (I think Joyo had to change the name due to legal issues) and apparently they have fixed the capacitor problem so the octave now works great without having to perform the mod, but we'll see when it gets here.
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« Reply #17 on: April 25, 2012, 02:56:33 pm »

I purchased two of the Joyo pedals over the internet last year. A British Crunch and Digital Delay. I normally use my amp channels to get the clean and overdriven sounds with a little reverb, but from time to time we do gigs where we have to use amps I'm not familiar with. Not knowing what one will get I though I must as well try them seeing that they are so cheap. I was really impressed! The crunch was a little boxy, for the lack of a better word, but I opened it up and found a pot, tweaked it, and that improved the response of the tone control enabling me to get close to the sound I was looking for.The delay is more of an analogue delay rather than a digital delay. But if you are just looking for a bit of ambience and a little more to your sound it does the job just fine. For the price one cant fault them.I'm not sure about reliability as as dont use them often at all. They get used only when I get to play a gig where I have to use an unfamiliar back line.
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« Reply #18 on: April 26, 2012, 08:31:17 am »

How much does the bassman clone go for?  Even with cheap East Asian labour costs, a hand-wired clone seems unlikely to be super-cheap.

Yeah. $1,300 on that rather dodgy site.

I honestly thought it would be a biiit cheaper than that. But there's a discrepancy, the champ clone is a steal at $150! Wonder what the build quality and component selection is like.
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« Reply #19 on: April 26, 2012, 09:02:53 am »

Jaimen and Luc where did you guys buy from? Yoosmart, WTFaccessories...?

I have the Ultimate Drive (OCD clone) and i am extremely impressed by it. Use it to get that slight breakup sound and a TS clone for solo's. What i'm hoping to get is the American, Ac Tone, and British amp character pedals. And then the Ultimate Octave, Crunch distortion, Digital Delay and the Phase pedals. But this purchase all depends on the exchange rate at the time of purchase.   Embarrassed

The wife has given the go ahead for the purchase. But not sure if she's sincere or if its a trap.
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« Reply #20 on: April 26, 2012, 01:30:15 pm »

Hey Paddy
I ordered from Dinodirect a crowd on the internet. Took a chance there too, but since it was less then R800 for both pedals I decided to go for it. Got them both and sooner then I thought!
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« Reply #21 on: April 26, 2012, 01:34:17 pm »

Hey Paddy
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The wife has given the go ahead for the purchase. But not sure if she's sincere or if its a trap.

After 34 years of marriage I can tell you this, its always a trap!!!!!!!!!

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