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    Default Touch-sensitive pedals

    What do you think of touch-sensitive pedals, where you overdrive them by hitting the strings hard or using hot pickups? What do you think of the opposite kind of pedal?

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    Default Re: Touch-sensitive pedals

    The Duncan ones that do that are a blast. You can set the threshold, so it won't matter if you use hot or vintage pickups...and it really works. It isn't a simple 'on' or 'off'. You can also reverse what happens if you pick harder.
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    Default Re: Touch-sensitive pedals

    Is TMD referring to those? It sounds like he might mean the more dynamic/"open" drive pedals?

    I have a Guv'nor clone that, when the gain is set low, perfectly does that "edge of breakup" thing where playing lightly is clean and whomping the strings is dirty.
    If that is what you mean, TMD, I really like it for rhythm playing but prefer a much more compressed tone for leads.

    I do think the gating technique Duncan is using in some of those pedals has a LOT of potential, though. It would be cool in a loop switcher (play soft = bypass the loop, play hard = loop engaged and vice versa, etc). You could have a whole jackal and hyde thing going just with touch
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    I flipped a Boss dyna-drive awhile back. Picked it up on craigslist in a pedal bundle deal.
    It was cool but I don't think it worked very well with any of the ultra-output pickups I have in my guitars.

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    I like amps that are touch-sensitive.
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    Default Re: Touch-sensitive pedals

    My favorite pedal right now is the EHX Bassballs. It's extremely touch sensitive, which is good, because it's an envelope filter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JB_From_Hell View Post
    My favorite pedal right now is the EHX Bassballs. It's extremely touch sensitive, which is good, because it's an envelope filter.
    Is it for bass?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Locher View Post
    Is TMD referring to those? It sounds like he might mean the more dynamic/"open" drive pedals?

    I have a Guv'nor clone that, when the gain is set low, perfectly does that "edge of breakup" thing where playing lightly is clean and whomping the strings is dirty.
    If that is what you mean, TMD, I really like it for rhythm playing but prefer a much more compressed tone for leads.

    I do think the gating technique Duncan is using in some of those pedals has a LOT of potential, though. It would be cool in a loop switcher (play soft = bypass the loop, play hard = loop engaged and vice versa, etc). You could have a whole jackal and hyde thing going just with touch
    I started out interested in drive pedals, but I think other touch-sensitive types of pedals are rad.

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    Default Re: Touch-sensitive pedals

    I agree. I would like to check out the Duncan chorus.

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    Alas I just bought a chorus.

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