Post by ineedtherapy (Stuart) on Oct 26, 2018 17:29:10 GMT -7
So I’ve spent the past few years going through gain pedals. The King of Tone has been a mainstay, but everything else to pair with it has fluctuated. The KOT has been the hands down winner in every shootout and the one piece of gear I’ve owned longest (I’m a trader). I’m an Analogman fanboy and also have his Mini BiComp, Sun Lion, Astrotone, ARDX20, and Strymon’s Flint.
However, with the Remedy, I find myself plugging straight in and not really missing or even desiring my board. My pedals are all fantastic through other amps and I would be lost without them, but the Remedy makes me feel like they’re useless.
With the Remedy, the only time you might need a pedal for gain, would be if volume constraints were such that guitar volume manipulation couldn’t get a good “clean” sound with enough volume. That being said, boost, distortion, and fuzz will add flavours to the amp which can be fun to change up your tone. There are so many variables with master, both volumes, 20/40 switch, and for me, the BrakeLite that usually I don’t use my gain pedals too much. ME
When I had a Remedy I loved the pure tone of it just plugging straight into it. Especially into a 1/12 cab with a celestion Gold speaker. It also sounded great with the creamback. I also had a z-best with two greenbacks and that with a les paul it was all you really needed. I did have one of the catalinbread dirty little secret pedals I think it was version 2 and that pedal sounded awesome with the remedy. I think they go for like 100 bucks used now. They are the ones with the three nobs and that funky looking octapuss on it.
I just recently purchased Kingtone Guitars Duellist overdrive and its the best overdrive I have ever owned. I don't even like overdrives that much Im more into fuzz and boosts. Over the years I tired so many overdrives and always end up selling them including several KOT Im a huge analogman fan myself. But the duellist is incredible. Its def worth checking out and Kingtone offers a 30 day return policy. His fuzz pedals are awesome too. I have his mini fuzz. The duellist sounds real natural and organic it sounds great with both my amps.
Post by ineedtherapy (Stuart) on Oct 26, 2018 19:59:22 GMT -7
Don’t get me wrong... I don’t see this as a problem at all. In a lot of ways, the Remedy becomes quite inexpensive if it negates a need for a pedal board. The way I see things, you could have a $800 amp with a bunch of pedals (probably a minimum of $700 after buying a board, power supply, cables and play pedals) in order to get “good enough” tone, or you could go with a used Remedy for $1k and cab for $400 for some of the best tone possible. That $800 amp and $700 pedal board isn’t going to compare more than likely.
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I'm glad you are digging your Remedy. Great amp and I agree that pedals are optional. It has a wonderful overdrive all on its own so no need to hit with something else if you don't need to!!
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I usually get the gain from the Remedy, and when I want a different color, I kick in a Time Machine Boost Treble Booster, and that's it; if I want some more gain or boost, then the 'Modern' side of the TMB goes in: I sometimes use a Draconis for a slight boost or more gain if I switch on both channels. As previously said, the Remedy alone is usually enough (at least for me!!) Tons of tone!!!
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