ripburst wrote:Can anyone give some tips/advice on the Choke mode? (Drodriguez?)
Just got a V2 and the choke mode pretty much chokes it out and sadly not in a good way. When engaged only super hard strumming generates any sound, thats with the gain maxed bloom at about 3 o'clock. If the blooms gets to 1 oclock or below it entirely kills the output. Same with the gain.
Definitely not getting any velcro type sputter outs on the notes. Without the choke engaged it seems to be all good, but the choke mode was pretty much the reason I got it and a little concerned its not sounding like the other demos in choke mode posted here.
Also the bloom above 3 o'clock reduces the gain a decent amount and goes into more octave ish sounds.
Choke mode changes how the knobs work. In Choke mode, you typically want to start with the three main controls cranked (full-right), then pick one knob at a time to roll back on.
• With all controls cranked, you'll get an extreme, boosted, brash fuzz (boosted compared to the standard fuzz mode).
• Rolling back on Fuzz just slightly will make it go a bit crunchy, then crusty, gated, then dead. It might die as soon as 12 noon or earlier depending on the output of your pickups and whether you're boosting the pedal with another pedal.
• With all controls cranked, rolling back on Gain, you're going to get a gainier, cutting, distortiony fuzz.
• Power will change the tone too, though not as dramatically (or gated) as the other two...it functions similarly to normal, lowering power/gain, and changing the attack a bit.
You can experiment with rolling back more than one knob at a time in Choke mode, but many times it's going to kill the fuzz.