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Burn Unit 3rd stage?

Postby ScottNaylor » Sat Sep 27, 2014 11:10 pm

Been using a Burn Unit EQ for a while now as my primary gain, and love it. Missing a 3rd stage, though.

Not opposed to stacking, but have not had much luck stacking other drives on the BUEQ to get what I want. Would love to find an overdrive/distortion that sounds similar to the BUEQ, but, you know, bigger, more drive, slightly more compressed.

Don't have access to a ton of Barber gear w/o buying, so curious as to what y'all recommend for a 3rd gain stage after a BUEQ.

Thanks!
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Re: Burn Unit 3rd stage?

Postby ScottNaylor » Mon Sep 29, 2014 11:52 am

Specifically... would switching to a Dirty Bomb for high gain from the BUEQ sound so different as to not make sense?
Or would something like a Gain Changer or DD stack well to give a 3rd stage?

Love the BUEQ, just wanna figure out how to get a similar sounding 3rd gain stage.
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Re: Burn Unit 3rd stage?

Postby David Barber » Tue Sep 30, 2014 12:02 am

The DB is a different sound than the BUEQ, it has a rougher presentation, more rock. You might try adding something before the BUEQ to push it a little, but be careful of noise as you stack gain pedals.
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Re: Burn Unit 3rd stage?

Postby ScottNaylor » Tue Sep 30, 2014 9:35 pm

Thanks, David. Anything in your line you'd recommend?
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Re: Burn Unit 3rd stage?

Postby David Barber » Thu Oct 02, 2014 12:30 am

ScottNaylor wrote:Thanks, David. Anything in your line you'd recommend?


What pickups are you using?
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Re: Burn Unit 3rd stage?

Postby ScottNaylor » Thu Oct 02, 2014 8:07 pm

#1 is an Alder Strat with DiMarzio Areas (58/61/Virtual Solo)
#2 (backup) is an Swamp Ash G&L Legacy with Alnico Vs and a Duncan HB (PAF voiced).

I build the setup around the Strat.
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Re: Burn Unit 3rd stage?

Postby David Barber » Wed Oct 08, 2014 7:27 pm

ScottNaylor wrote:#1 is an Alder Strat with DiMarzio Areas (58/61/Virtual Solo)
#2 (backup) is an Swamp Ash G&L Legacy with Alnico Vs and a Duncan HB (PAF voiced).

I build the setup around the Strat.


Have you ever tried putting a compressor before the BU? You are going to amplify noise when you keep adding stages, but if you are careful to turn off any pedal that's "pushing" the BU when quiet sections come up then you will be fine. I used a compressor often to push my amp when i was gigging, a Tone Pres woud work well to add that "3rd stage".
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Re: Burn Unit 3rd stage?

Postby ScottNaylor » Sat Oct 11, 2014 2:12 am

Yeah - already running one before any drives, but have always used it as an 'always on' sort of thing.
Will give that a shot and set it up to use the way you're describing. Might be perfect; I just never thought to try it that way.

Thanks!!
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