A combination of two classic overdrives, which perfectly complete each other. At first glance, their construction appears quite similar, but they quickly reveal their distinctive characteristics. It is a powerful combo of the transparent Timmy* and the creamy, heavily compressed Zendrive* (which is somewhat similar to the well known fat sound of the Dumble amps). These two popular units are a great alternative to a regular TS overdrive and offer a rich palette of different tones. Having both onboard (in one unit) opens up a whole new world of sonic opportunities. Both effects have BASS and VOICE knobs which control the amount of low frequencies. Their work in a different manner than standard tone controls – EQ is applied to the input signal before the drive. How does that affect the sound? We can shape the tone more accurately and control how much expressive we want it to be – from dark and dull to present and focused. Thanks to a huge variety of knob configurations we can create any type of overdrive that we can dream of and find that sweet spot which works best with our guitar and amplifier. The effects in this pedal are in a chain – they can be used independently or simultaneously, with the input going from the Zendrive* to the Timmy*. After many experiments, I’ve decided on that order, because it provides more flexibility.
The pedal was built with great, low-noise AD712/NE5532 op-amps. As usual, the unit is decorated with an aesthetically pleasing, minimalistic design with a snow-white background. I have also added a minor modification – there is a secondary clipping mode for zendrive* side based on silicon diodes known from TS pedals. It can make the sound even more compressed and tight.
- Requires stabilized 9V power supply (2.1/5.5 plug with “plus on the outside”)
- Can be used with a voltage higher than 9V, but not exceeding 18V.
?The level of guitarist’s experience on a five-point scale. The higher the level, the more skill the pedal requires.
?The level of distortion on a five-point scale.