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    Pedals better suited to single coils

    I've been going through all my pedals in the last couple days with my new Telestratster, and I've noticed how some of them really pop with single coils, particularly the Fulltone Fat-Boost, much more than with humbuckers (and even my humbucker-sized P90s). Any similar experiences?

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    The two I really like with my Strat are the Keeley Red Dirt OD and the Pigtronix Philosopher's Tone. My mini TS is not bad, either, but I like the Keeley more.
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    Good compression tends to really shine on single coils.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Assault Bacon View Post
    The two I really like with my Strat are the Keeley Red Dirt OD and the Pigtronix Philosopher's Tone. My mini TS is not bad, either, but I like the Keeley more.
    Quote Originally Posted by Joey View Post
    Good compression tends to really shine on single coils.
    So, right away, we're talking compressors. I've never really run a compressor before, figuring that with all the Mesa gain I run, I didn't need it

    I mean, for someone who's "clean" tone is already dirtier than some rhythm tones, what will a compressor give me that I'm not already getting from amp gain?

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    My favorite OD for strats is this:
    Paul Cochrane Timmy Overdrive - Rogue Guitar Shop

    It has some of the best clean/midgain boost out there.

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    As you know, Leon, I'm a nub. But what I found is that the compressor will give me some fat, sweet sustain when I pair it with some sort of boost, which is what I'm using the Red Dirt for. And I'm playing through the Blues Jr, too. So, I don't know if this is helpful or not, but I love the sound of it, especially position 4 and 5.

    I can adjust the Red Dirt for the slightest bit of grime and control the whole thing with the volume.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leon View Post
    So, right away, we're talking compressors. I've never really run a compressor before, figuring that with all the Mesa gain I run, I didn't need it

    I mean, for someone who's "clean" tone is already dirtier than some rhythm tones, what will a compressor give me that I'm not already getting from amp gain?
    It's a different feel for cleaner soloing. Very addictive. Strongly recommend the Xotic SP Comp. Small and powerful.

    I also really like the Klones for singlecoil use. Less mid hump than the TSes so you get some extra fatness without losing some of the singlecoil character.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Josh View Post
    It's a different feel for cleaner soloing. Very addictive. Strongly recommend the Xotic SP Comp. Small and powerful.

    I also really like the Klones for singlecoil use. Less mid hump than the TSes so you get some extra fatness without losing some of the singlecoil character.
    I too like KLONes for tele's but I have found that the Timmy is a strat pedal

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