Tube Tone Compression (TTC) pedal TOUR OF DUTY THREAD

Boutique bass guitar effects pedals that require no battery or power supply. Includes multi-channel boosters and drivers in a compact, aluminium casing with D.I. output.
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Re: Tube Tone Compression (TTC) pedal TOUR OF DUTY THREAD

Post by BassLine » 04 Feb 2015, 14:28

Has anyone got Wilburs address? Or should I sent it to Slave?
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Post by Aussie Mark » 04 Feb 2015, 14:31

BassLine wrote:Has anyone got Wilburs address? Or should I sent it to Slave?
From the Tour instructions on page 1 ...
6. Before the end of your week you must contact the next person on the list and find out their postal address.

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Post by BassLine » 04 Feb 2015, 14:59

No reply to PM. I'll send one to slave
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Post by Aussie Mark » 06 Feb 2015, 07:51

Update: Wilbur is overseas, so he's giving the tour a miss this time

1. Aussie Mark (Sydney) DONE
2. BigSwifty (Sydney) DONE
3. Bassline (Sydney) DONE
4. Wilbur88 (Margaret River) PASS
5. Slave (Perth) CURRENT
6. Bloodmason (Adelaide)
7. BazzBass (Adelaide)
8. Rocksolid (Adelaide)
9. RodL2005 (Hobart)
10. Pete (Melbourne)
11. StoneColdBass (Melbourne)
12. BobbyDazzler (Geelong)
13. Cleary (Griffith)
14. Jezzamac (Hunter Valley)
15. Weemac (Portland)
16. BassManiac69 (Brisbane)
17. Heath Cave (Brisbane)
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Tube Tone Compression (TTC) pedal TOUR OF DUTY THREAD

Post by BassLine » 09 Feb 2015, 20:45

Mini-review:
First off, a huge thanks to Heath for trusting us with his pedal, and a chance to try it out at home/gigs/etc.

Great looking pedal, lightweight, and a rugged metal unit. Not being a fan of compressor pedals generally, I may be a little biased in my opinion, but I enjoyed trying it.


Volume:-
I found a noticeable dip in volume thru my home rig (Thunderfunk + Baer 12/6 cab), but not my gigging rig (Mesa WalkAbout + TC210/212 cabs). Maybe coz tuner between bass & TTC acted as a buffer. Maybe coz the TTC roll-off freq was below the Baer 6" starting freq = wasn't getting its usual signal.

Basses:-
+ It got on really well with Fender-style basses with round wounds (half of my basses). Great combination - fatter, more grunt, sat nice in the mix.

- My P-Bass + flats + pick + Tube head aka "the Freight Train"... it lost a little too much treble (Ampeg-like bite) and was more thumpy.
- My DB-like Takamine acoustic didn't like it - too boomy, too much of a 'good thing'. Made the piezo sound like a magnetic PU.
- My Tobias has a beautifully bright top end, with a lot of natural compression from the walnut neck & body. Solid thump, but I missed that top end 'chime' that makes it so unique.


I'd really like to hear others' input on using this pedal. It's different from compressors I'm used to, with a sound of its own.
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Re: Tube Tone Compression (TTC) pedal TOUR OF DUTY THREAD

Post by Cave Passive Pedals » 10 Feb 2015, 11:31

BassLine wrote:Mini-review:
First off, a huge thanks to Heath for trusting us with his pedal, and a chance to try it out at home/gigs/etc.

Great looking pedal, lightweight, and a rugged metal unit. Not being a fan of compressor pedals generally, I may be a little biased in my opinion, but I enjoyed trying it.


Volume:-
I found a noticeable dip in volume thru my home rig (Thunderfunk + Baer 12/6 cab), but not my gigging rig (Mesa WalkAbout + TC210/212 cabs). Maybe coz tuner between bass & TTC acted as a buffer. Maybe coz the TTC roll-off freq was below the Baer 6" starting freq = wasn't getting its usual signal.

Basses:-
+ It got on really well with Fender-style basses with round wounds (half of my basses). Great combination - fatter, more grunt, sat nice in the mix.

- My P-Bass + flats + pick + Tube head aka "the Freight Train"... it lost a little too much treble (Ampeg-like bite) and was more thumpy.
- My DB-like Takamine acoustic didn't like it - too boomy, too much of a 'good thing'. Made the piezo sound like a magnetic PU.
- My Tobias has a beautifully bright top end, with a lot of natural compression from the walnut neck & body. Solid thump, but I missed that top end 'chime' that makes it so unique.


I'd really like to hear others' input on using this pedal. It's different from compressors I'm used to, with a sound of its own.
Thanks Owen, great review.
Heath

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Post by slave » 16 Feb 2015, 01:22

Received today.
Really strange for a courier to come a sunday, but hey, I'm not complaining!

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Post by PilbaraBass » 16 Feb 2015, 10:50

slave wrote:Received today.
Really strange for a courier to come a sunday, but hey, I'm not complaining!
Really strange for ANY signs of life in Perth on a sunday :lol:
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Post by slave » 19 Feb 2015, 06:49

I haven't decided yet whether you're baiting me. ...... or simply telling it like it is. :bat:

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Re: Tube Tone Compression (TTC) pedal TOUR OF DUTY THREAD

Post by slave » 01 Mar 2015, 08:42

In the post to Bloodmason.
Sorry I've been a bit slow getting it out guys, been a busy little bee lately.

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Post by Aussie Mark » 02 Mar 2015, 08:00

1. Aussie Mark (Sydney) DONE
2. BigSwifty (Sydney) DONE
3. Bassline (Sydney) DONE
4. Wilbur88 (Margaret River) PASS
5. Slave (Perth) DONE
6. Bloodmason (Adelaide)
7. BazzBass (Adelaide)
8. Rocksolid (Adelaide)
9. RodL2005 (Hobart)
10. Pete (Melbourne)
11. StoneColdBass (Melbourne)
12. BobbyDazzler (Geelong)
13. Cleary (Griffith)
14. Jezzamac (Hunter Valley)
15. Weemac (Portland)
16. BassManiac69 (Brisbane)
17. Ryan-p (Brisbane)
18. Heath Cave (Brisbane)
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Post by ryan_p » 02 Mar 2015, 18:58

Hey Mark. Little late to the party sorry, but any chance of being added to the list at the Brisbane end? This definitely sounds like it could be my type of compressor and I'd love to give it a whirl.

Ryan.
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Post by Aussie Mark » 03 Mar 2015, 07:37

ryan_p wrote:Hey Mark. Little late to the party sorry, but any chance of being added to the list at the Brisbane end? This definitely sounds like it could be my type of compressor and I'd love to give it a whirl.

Ryan.
Done :thumbup:

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Post by ryan_p » 03 Mar 2015, 21:34

Aussie Mark wrote:
ryan_p wrote:Hey Mark. Little late to the party sorry, but any chance of being added to the list at the Brisbane end? This definitely sounds like it could be my type of compressor and I'd love to give it a whirl.

Ryan.
Done :thumbup:
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Re: Tube Tone Compression (TTC) pedal TOUR OF DUTY THREAD

Post by slave » 04 Mar 2015, 01:33

Mini-review;
Firstly > I'm not a fan of compression generally, so take all of this with a grain of you know what.
I didn't really find this pedal changed my mind here > it seems to work okay on the lighter settings, but I couldn't use it on the higher compression settings as it coloured my tone too much.
This pedal seems to me like a "set and forget" proposition, where you set it and then EQ around it to get the best from it. Anyone else agree with this?

Given I use tube amps exclusively, I don't think I was really getting the best out of the pedal to be fair, but then I guess this effect isn't something that I really need. :shrug:
I run Ampeg SVT2non-pro, Ampeg V4 and a few others, passive P-bass & Maton JB4's.

Thanks a heap Heath, cheers for sending this around for us to try out.
Appreciate all your time and effort. :notworthy: :notworthy: :notworthy: :notworthy:

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