Barber Custom Cool compared to LTD SR w/mod PCB

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Barber Custom Cool compared to LTD SR w/mod PCB

Postby Supernova » Wed Dec 21, 2011 6:28 pm

Hi folks! - 1ST POST!!!

I have a Custom Cool, it's great but now I'm loving all things Barber :D , I have 4 Barber ODs now.

I love 'tweaker' pedals and the CC fits the bill. I see there is the LTD SR with mod board available and I was wondering how close and how different it and the Custom Cool are? FWIW I generally run the CC with both push pull knobs out, Snarl EQ and Crunch mode. It gives me much more midrange lift, I run Fender amps with single coils.

Things I am esp curious about the LTD SR w/mod board is the compression level,gain level and mids. Is either more 'amp-like' than the other? And finally which is smoother and/or which is more crunchy?

Thanks in advance as always.
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Re: Barber Custom Cool compared to LTD SR w/mod PCB

Postby David Barber » Fri Dec 23, 2011 1:17 pm

Supernova wrote:Hi folks! - 1ST POST!!!

I have a Custom Cool, it's great but now I'm loving all things Barber :D , I have 4 Barber ODs now.

I love 'tweaker' pedals and the CC fits the bill. I see there is the LTD SR with mod board available and I was wondering how close and how different it and the Custom Cool are? FWIW I generally run the CC with both push pull knobs out, Snarl EQ and Crunch mode. It gives me much more midrange lift, I run Fender amps with single coils.

Things I am esp curious about the LTD SR w/mod board is the compression level,gain level and mids. Is either more 'amp-like' than the other? And finally which is smoother and/or which is more crunchy?

Thanks in advance as always.


LTD SR is a little smoother, with the ability to go a little higher in gain with the MOD PCB, mids are nearly the same.
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Re: Barber Custom Cool compared to LTD SR w/mod PCB

Postby Supernova » Sat Dec 24, 2011 12:32 pm

Thanks for response David! and Happy Holidays! :)

I went ahead yesterday and purchased an LTD SR PCB and on my 1st impression, I agree it has a smoother tone, I love it though and will definitely enjoy this pedal. Sounds great right out of the box.

I normally don't go for the 4558 anymore these days, I usually swap that out for Burr-Brown, a TL702 or a JRC4559 but I was surprised that the 4558 sounded pretty good in this pedal! The Custom Cool has a JRC072BD which is ?the equivalent of the TL702 I imagine?
GUITARS: Telecasters (single coil) - Rickenbacker 330 (2006) with standard hi-gains
PEDALBOARD: Wheels Of Fire wah->MXR Phase 90->Barber Super Sport->Analogman AstroTone->Barber Custom Cool->Diamond Comp->Flying Dragon boost->MXR Micro Flanger->MXR Analog Chorus->>TC Flashback->MXR CC->TC Hall Of Fame-> Pitchblack
AMPS: Fender Bassman '59 LTD Reissue, Fender 1968 Deluxe Reverb
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Re: Barber Custom Cool compared to LTD SR w/mod PCB

Postby David Barber » Sat Dec 24, 2011 1:31 pm

Supernova wrote:Thanks for response David! and Happy Holidays! :)

I went ahead yesterday and purchased an LTD SR PCB and on my 1st impression, I agree it has a smoother tone, I love it though and will definitely enjoy this pedal. Sounds great right out of the box.

I normally don't go for the 4558 anymore these days, I usually swap that out for Burr-Brown, a TL702 or a JRC4559 but I was surprised that the 4558 sounded pretty good in this pedal! The Custom Cool has a JRC072BD which is ?the equivalent of the TL702 I imagine?


Standard 072 that I like. Don't get too wound up about chips, the internet makes more out of it than actually exists. There are differences and preferences per-circuit, but you can't look at a chip and decide how it sounds. They are linear, but I see endless people claim a 4558 has a "mid hump". :D
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