Really digging my Electra Dyne lately.

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Really digging my Electra Dyne lately.

Post by screamingdaisy » Sat Mar 04, 2017 11:06 pm

I've had the ED since it came out (serial number 150). It's a good amp and I like it a lot, but it's never quite been able to be my #1 go-to amp. It was missing something and I could never quite put my finger on why.

Turns out that something was the right overdrive... the Mesa Grid Slammer helped boost me into high gain territory that I could never quite reach before, and it's voicing is well matched to the Mesa midrange in a way I haven't found in other ODs.

(although the Maxon OD808 does get an honourable mention)
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Re: Really digging my Electra Dyne lately.

Post by Nomad100 » Mon Mar 06, 2017 6:47 pm

Agree that the Electra Dyne is a great amp for many styles, but just needs a little extra gain for metal.
I've been using various boosts (TS9, Boss SD1, Green Monkey) and they all sound good, but all sound a little different.

Grid slammer sounds like a great match. I might have to grab one.
Any chance of audio clips?

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Re: Really digging my Electra Dyne lately.

Post by screamingdaisy » Mon Mar 06, 2017 11:24 pm

Busy tomorrow but I can probably get something up Wednesday.

I don't know how well it'll translate through a microphone. I'm sure it'll sound like an overdriven ED, but it's one of those things where it feels really good paired with the amp.
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Re: Really digging my Electra Dyne lately.

Post by jnoel64 » Tue Mar 07, 2017 10:18 am

For me, it was the BB Preamp that gave me the extra push I needed. To my ears, it kept the original tone of the Dyne, just added some more punch to the drive.
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Re: Really digging my Electra Dyne lately.

Post by Eevil » Tue Mar 07, 2017 12:31 pm

This happened to me also :)... but I just changed pickups and that was the key for me.

I used to have SD JB/Jazz combination in my LP and was struggling a bit with overwhelming boominess and also with little bit too rigid feel when playing with gainy today tones. Had similar problems with Roadster.

Couple of weeks ago I bought a pair of Gibson Burstbucker pros and threw them in to the LP... this added lot of harmonic content to tone and the boominess was gone. Gets certainly some time to get used to tone without balls after 13 years of JB :mrgreen: IMO the clean tones also works better now than with SDs...

I was kind of wary cause of lots of negative comments in corksniffer boards but again certain tools work for certain situations.

With new pickups it's pretty easy to achieve singing drive sounds that react to touch well and by using vol/tone cleans up nicely.

Quick clip recorded with iPhone :P
https://www.dropbox.com/s/pns8gvp2unqbw ... .aiff?dl=0
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