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jazzyvee
Senior Member
Username: jazzyvee

Post Number: 2358
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Friday, March 11, 2011 - 12:31 pm:   Edit Post

Skylark


Jazzyvee
adriaan
Moderator
Username: adriaan

Post Number: 2767
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Friday, March 11, 2011 - 2:04 pm:   Edit Post

So Jazzy, how do you like the overdrive he's getting?
jazzyvee
Senior Member
Username: jazzyvee

Post Number: 2359
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Saturday, March 12, 2011 - 7:39 am:   Edit Post

hehehe, I knew someone would ask that question. Hard to say really. It doesn't sound bad just a bit harsh for my needs. I don't play in rock bands so I tend to go for a more mellow melodic tone say like Santana or Scott Henderson, Bill Connors or Frank Gambale.

I've been holding off buying an o/d pedals because I've not been doing guitar gigs for a while and whilst demo's on manufacturers sites and you tube are interesting, there aren't any with alembics so It's a bit risky to buy on spec and hope to get a refund if it isn't producing the goods. In actual fact I did a guitar gig this week and took one of my other non alembic guitars instead because two tracks required overdrive. But it would have been great to take the alembic because it was a televised gig for the BBC.


Jazzyvee
sjhoffma
Intermediate Member
Username: sjhoffma

Post Number: 172
Registered: 5-2008
Posted on Sunday, March 13, 2011 - 1:31 pm:   Edit Post

Its good to know that a skylark can at least get some of that overdriven crunch to it. The main reason behind me selling my series I was the fact that it sounded terrible with any overdrive box, and I use quite a lot of tube screamer.
lbpesq
Senior Member
Username: lbpesq

Post Number: 4789
Registered: 7-2004
Posted on Sunday, March 13, 2011 - 2:16 pm:   Edit Post

I've been playing with a new (to me) OD. The Pigtronix Aria with a 3 band EQ built in. I like it - really creamy tones and you can dial in the amount of dirt as it has both gain and volume controls. And it seems to get along with my Alembics. When I chain it into my Seymour Duncan Twin Tube, things can really get interesting! If you're looking for something a little more extreme, you might check out their Polysaturator or Disnortion units. I also recently picked up their Philospher's Tone Compressor which has replaced my AnalogMan modded DynaComp.

Bill, tgo
hydrargyrum
Senior Member
Username: hydrargyrum

Post Number: 924
Registered: 3-2004
Posted on Monday, March 14, 2011 - 7:15 am:   Edit Post

I've always wanted to try some of the Pigtronix stuff. That delay in particular looks really wild.

I just picked up a Zvex Distortron, and I've been really pleased with it. Granted, I'm not using it with an Alembic, but it doesn't seem finicky and I'm betting it would sound fine with active electronics. It advertises itself as the sound of a non-master volume Marshall with everything on 10, but I think that sells it short. It can also get some really great mild overdrive sounds as well.
cozmik_cowboy
Senior Member
Username: cozmik_cowboy

Post Number: 902
Registered: 10-2006
Posted on Monday, March 14, 2011 - 7:39 am:   Edit Post

"It advertises itself as the sound of a non-master volume Marshall with everything on 10"

So, they're saying it's precisely everything that makes me prefer Fenders? :-)

Peter
hydrargyrum
Senior Member
Username: hydrargyrum

Post Number: 925
Registered: 3-2004
Posted on Monday, March 14, 2011 - 8:06 am:   Edit Post

Peter,

Funny you say that, I'm actually using it with my early 70's non-master volume Pro-Reverb. The result is kind of a strange hybrid of the two. Something a bit bassier and more punchy than the Fender by itself (and obviously with much more gain), but not so woofy on the low end as a big 4x12 closed back cabinet. I definitely find myself breaking into Stadium rock anthems without really thinking about it.

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