The Arrival

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Last September, my gear broker-code named “Q,” ordered two Timmys from the legendary Paul Cochrane, one for me and one for him. For many who have been waiting for this holy-grail-of-tone-in-a-box it has been a painfully long one. We were first told if we would get around January of 2010. That didn’t happen.

Apparently, Paul decided to redesign the pedal. The power plug in thingy (this is what happens when I’m in a rush) has been moved up to the top of the box (I don’t understand why more pedal makers don’t do this.) The button has been moved farther down towards the bottom of the box so it is less likely that the knobs will be moved when the player presses down on the switch (love this). Also the clipping switch has been put on the placed outside of the box. This is really sweet for me because I wouldn’t touch it if I had to unscrew the bottom just to switch it.

The redesign and a issue with the paint added to the waiting time.

I friend of mine asked me if it was worth the wait. I don’t know yet. It just came yesterday and I haven’t had a chance to play it. Be sure that a formal Pedal Profile will be made on this pedal.

Keep sharp,

-Jed

4 Responses to "The Arrival"
  1. JeffT says:

    What does the clipping switch do?

    And why do I feel like the answer is so obvious, I’m going to look like an idiot for asking?

  2. Jed says:

    I’m always forgetting. The middle position is a symmetrical clipping, top position is a asymmetrical clipping, and the bottom is a compressed symmetrical setting. I really don’t know what symmetrical and asymmetrical clipping is…all I really know is that I like the middle position best so far.

  3. Larry says:

    Symmetrical is less sparkly— more smooth, think Tubescreamer (classic example of Symmetrical).
    Asymmetrical is “Boss” style clipping. Think very sparkley, or coarse sounding. Think DS1 or Boss’ version of the Tubescreamer the SD1— same basic circuit, but sparkles with grit and isn’t as smooth.
    :)

  4. Jed says:

    Thanks for the insight Larry.

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