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Steve Mueller


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Ohio, USA
Post Posted 6 Mar 2017 9:30 pm     Reply with quote

I use a L'il Izzy and Earth Drive. I get great tone and sustain through my Milkman Mini but would like to add a
David Lindley sounding distortion pedal. Any Suggestions?
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Brian Saulsman


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Washington, USA
Post Posted 7 Mar 2017 5:47 am     Reply with quote

I cannot speak from personal experience, since I don't own one, but I remember a post a few years ago where someone seemed very happy with the results of using the Simble pedal from Mad Professor.

I think there was a video that accompanied the post if you search for it.
All the best.
https://www.premierguitar.com/articles/21287-mad-professor-simble-review
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Stephen Abruzzo


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Philly, PA
Post Posted 7 Mar 2017 6:10 am     Reply with quote

Love my Simble. Great pedal for getting one into Lindley or Robben Ford territory. It's not a distortion pedal per se.....more of a boost with overdrive and a smidge of compression depending on how you set the knobs. Ford especially, is noted for getting a lot of CLEAN sound right on the edge of break-up.

How to explain....hmmmm....think of putting clothes in a suitcase very nicely to the point the suitcase is full....then you find out you have to put a bit more in. So, you press down what is in there (via slight compression) and add the extra clothes and it all fits nicely, just as it did before when it was full....so now it's just MORE full. That is Robben Ford's sound and the Simble helps get you there. Add huge dollops of talent and you're good to go.

http://www.mpamp.com/factory-pedals/simble-factory-pedal/
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Bob Hoffnar


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Austin, Tx
Post Posted 7 Mar 2017 6:13 am     Reply with quote

After using piles of different overdrives I am very happy with my lovepedal eternity burst.
I use it along side my earth drive.
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Jon Light


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Saugerties, NY
Post Posted 7 Mar 2017 7:32 am     Reply with quote

If you want to <strike>waste</strike> spend a whole lot of time, go to youtube and search for things such as "Dumble" pedals or Simble, Zendrive, etc. and you will find hours of pedal shootouts that give a taste of what some of these flavored pedals sound like. I can't find anybody doing Lindley-like playing but....

One thing I find with a lot of good pedals is that in the course of trying to dial in a specific sound in my head, I find really nice sounds that work well and make me forget exactly what I was looking for. win/win.
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Bob Hoffnar


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Post Posted 7 Mar 2017 1:11 pm     Wooaaa ! Reply with quote

All bets are off:
http://bb.steelguitarforum.com/viewtopic.php?t=313622

If Brad is making something it will be astonishing !
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David Gertschen


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Phoenix, Arizona
Post Posted 7 Mar 2017 4:51 pm     Reply with quote

I have tried a bunch of different ones, common to boutique. Always go back to my Simble pedal. It is just a lot smoother overdrive; not harsh sounding as most of the others are.
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Tom Wolverton


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San Diego, CA
Post Posted 7 Mar 2017 9:28 pm     Reply with quote

I like the Earth Drive and the Simble.
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Bob Watson


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Champaign, Illinois, U.S.
Post Posted 7 Mar 2017 10:54 pm     Reply with quote

There was a previous forum post about David Lindley tone about 4 months ago that forum member Jim Sliff had mentioned a Tone City Bad Horse overdrive pedal and a Hotone Grass overdrive pedal. The Bad Horse is a copy, or clone, of a Klon Centaur overdrive pedal and the Hotone Grass is a Dumble style overdrive pedal. I picked up the Bad Horse and it is an amazing pedal, very transparent. I like it on both guitar and pedal steel. I picked up the Hotone Grass pedal last week because I found a good deal on one. Its a good sounding pedal, but its a little heavier sounding than the Bad Horse and I don't like it quite as much. I was messing with a Robert Randolf tune and I will say that the Hotone Grass pedal emulated his tone without too much effort, but I still like the Bad Horse better. I'll know more about the Hotone Grass after I take it out on a gig this weekend. Here's a link for the Tone City Bad Horse. This is a little cheaper than the one I bought from the same place a few months ago. You can't beat the price, I've considered buying another one. https://www.riffcityguitaroutlet.com/collections/tone-city-pedals/products/tone-city-bad-horse-overdrive-pedal
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Olli Haavisto


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Jarvenpaa,Finland
Post Posted 8 Mar 2017 12:54 am     Reply with quote

Here's yours truly channeling Mr Dave through a Simble:

https://youtu.be/req2Rawz700
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Chris Boyd


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Leonia,N.J./Charlestown,R.I.
Post Posted 8 Mar 2017 4:56 am     Reply with quote

Very soulful Olli...thanks for sharing..great touch,tone and taste...
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Brad Sarno


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St. Louis, MO USA
Post Posted 12 Mar 2017 8:10 pm     Reply with quote

These are doing a very nice job of it. Should be up on our website in a couple days.

www.sarnomusicsolutions.com


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Ed Pettersen


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Tennessee, USA
Post Posted 13 Mar 2017 3:43 am     Reply with quote

Simble is a great choice, so is the Ethos Clean II (with a Greer Amps FET preamp pedal in front for that flavor of Dumble as well). That Sarno looks awesome. Can't wait to try that.
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Doug Earnest


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Branson, MO USA
Post Posted 13 Mar 2017 5:37 am     Reply with quote

I listened to Brad's new Solar Flare pedal this weekend at the Dallas show. It is very good! No surprise, of course. Brad Sarno is a wizard.
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Ed Pettersen


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Tennessee, USA
Post Posted 22 Mar 2017 4:53 am     Reply with quote

BTW-Lindley's Dumble was heavily modded. Basically he said he wanted a 100w Tweed Deluxe
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MIchael Bean


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North Of Boston
Post Posted 22 Mar 2017 8:24 am     Reply with quote

A simple Tube Screamer will give you that sound.
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Bob Carlucci


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Candor, New York, USA
Post Posted 23 Mar 2017 11:54 am     Reply with quote

MIchael Bean wrote:
A simple Tube Screamer will give you that sound.

As will a $20 Digitech Bad Monkey or $20 Danelectro Cool Cat OD, both of which sounded better than my old TS.. bob
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