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Roy Carroll

North of a Round Rock
Post  Posted 5 Nov 2018 8:39 am    
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I just want to Thank Bill Ferguson for the quick service in providing me with a new Omni VP. I was able to play 3 jobs since receiving it last week. I have it in the "active" mode.
Very, Very nice and the sound is very close to a passive pot pedal, only cleaner on the bottom. I'm starting to fall in love. What a great piece of equipment! Bill's got the pricing correct as well. Thanks Bill and Thanks to Goodrich!
Just north of the Weird place, south of Georgetown
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Gary Kaye

California, USA
Post  Posted 14 Nov 2018 5:27 pm     Omni
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Lots of great ideas about the Omni. I tried one but also found I had to use a Matchbox to really make it sing and give extra gain like I hoped it would do. If the end user had the option of making some internal changes that would have been really nice.

I had a 10K and ended up putting a toggle switch on it so not to unplug to save the battery, I actually should have put a toggle and LED since sometimes I would forget to hit the switch to off.

The Omni didn't win me over just yet but I do know a few players who are just loving the pedal.
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Jim Palenscar

Oceanside, Calif, USA
Post  Posted 14 Nov 2018 9:16 pm    
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Thanks for your observations Gary. There are countless ways to influence the output of the OMNI's tone and gain parameters. It was possible to make it quite a bit louder and quite a bit brighter than it is currently however all of that comes at a price- especially when it comes to battery life and limiting the audience to those who are wanting a substantially different tone than a standard pot pedal delivers. While it is definitely possible to add trim pots to allow for more user variations (much like the previous Goodrich LDR) that also comes with a price- not only increase in costs across the board but also brings in a potential source of reliability issues that we are loathe to ask for. It was our decision to add a titch of gain and enough clarity of signal to be pleasing without hampering the basic tonal quality of a pot and destroying the lower frequencies. We might consider allowing for more variations in the future but after taking 3 years to develop the OMNI into what it currently is, we felt it was time to pull the trigger on production.
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Dave Zirbel

Sebastopol, CA USA
Post  Posted 16 Nov 2018 10:03 am    
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The Omni didn't win me over just yet but I do know a few players who are just loving the pedal.

Yep! Loving mine! Very Happy
Dave Zirbel-
ZB, Fender 400 guitars, various tube and SS amps
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