CLOSED>>> Penny Pedals Pocket Watch (Giveaway results up!)



CLOSED>>> Penny Pedals Pocket Watch (Giveaway results up!)

Postby TweedBassman » Wed May 01, 2013 4:25 pm

Pocket Watch Overdrive

I know, I know... not another boring-ass overdrive pedal. But here's the thing: I needed one. So I made one for myself, and I'll be damned if it's not killer sounding.

I never thought I'd want or need an overdrive, but I've been listening to a lot of straight up 'overdriven amp' albums (Social Distortion, At the Drive-In, Matthew Sweet, Weezer Blue Album... you know) and I've been struggling to get those various tones. Not so much an overdriven amp sound, but the different types of amp sounds from thick sludge to half gain to compressed to really open... I don't have a library of amps available, so to get there I made the Pocket Watch.

The controls are simple, but cover a LOT of ground:

Level: The level control is just that, overall output volume. There's a LOT of volume on tap, no disappearing stomp box syndrome here.

Gain: Pretty pointless to have an overdrive without a gain control. This one has a WIDE sweep, from barely there grit (some settings can get 95% clean) to full-on saturation.

"A.M." The A.M. knob is where the pedal starts. This control is sorta like an EQ, but it also has a big effect on the amount and type of clipping and distortion that happens. It's basically a sweep-able input capacitor that goes from thick, bassy crunch to a low-cut, clean boost type sound. The sweep of the knob is designed to accommodate most guitars around the middle position, so a bass heavy guitar might want to roll off lows, and a thinner single coil guitar can beef up the low end. It is VERY interactive with the gain knob, and has a direct effect on how much the pedal clips and distorts.

"P.M." the P.M. knob is the last stop before your amp, and it is designed to do one thing: emulate different power sections and speakers. Turned up full, the sound is clear and defined, tight, and reacts very quickly to your playing. It 'feels quick.' Sorta like plugging into a 100 watt amp with a modern sound, through a 4x12"... As you roll the P.M. knob back, the feeling gets looser, more spongy, more distorted, and even might break up a little when trailing off. Tough to explain, but it just reacts differently to your playing. Imagine a guitar sound at the same sound level as the last example (100 watt 4x12) but instead being created by a 15 watt, tube rectified combo with a speaker that's about to quit. It's a slower, less defined tone. This is a subtle knob, so don't expect a HUGE sweep or drastic tone change. But once you feel the difference in how your guitar reacts at different settings, you can really dial in a sound that is exactly what you've wanted in an overdrive.

The Pocket Watch will be ready mid-May 2013. Retail price will be $149.95, the very first one will be free. Stay tuned to figure out how to get your hands on that one. :hello:

EDIT: NOW WITH GIVEAWAY FOR POCKET WATCH NUMERO UNO!

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Re: Penny Pedals Pocket Watch May 2013

Postby Chankgeez » Wed May 01, 2013 9:22 pm

TweedBassman wrote:
... The Pocket Watch will be ready mid-May 2013. Retail price will be $149.95, the very first one will be free. Stay tuned to figure out how to get your hands on that one. :hello:


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Re: Penny Pedals Pocket Watch May 2013

Postby hazelwould » Wed May 01, 2013 11:08 pm

Hmmmmm! :)

I'm actually in need of an OD. I have zero dirt at the moment. :eek:
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Re: Penny Pedals Pocket Watch May 2013

Postby hollowhero » Thu May 02, 2013 12:41 pm

That pm knob sounds interesting. I'd love to hear some clips
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Re: Penny Pedals Pocket Watch May 2013

Postby TweedBassman » Mon May 20, 2013 7:10 pm

clips and video soon:

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Re: Penny Pedals Pocket Watch May 2013

Postby drehpehs » Sun Jun 09, 2013 6:39 pm

Can't wait to hear the soundclips. Sounds like a killer OD.
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Re: Penny Pedals Pocket Watch May 2013

Postby magiclawnchair » Sat Jun 15, 2013 4:12 pm

That's sharp!
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Re: Penny Pedals Pocket Watch May 2013

Postby Eric! » Thu Jun 20, 2013 4:12 pm

heck. yes.
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Re: Penny Pedals Pocket Watch May 2013

Postby TweedBassman » Mon Jun 24, 2013 12:12 pm

I've finally found the source of the weird buzzing/rattling sound in the videos I'm recording. My amp's cabinet is falling apart (ahhh... vintage).

SO new cab is on the way, soon to be followed by non buzzing videos. When that gets sorted, there will be the usual 'share this stupid ass video and get entered to win the very first one' contest thingy.
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Re: Penny Pedals Pocket Watch May 2013

Postby Jero » Mon Jun 24, 2013 1:24 pm

I don't know the extent of your cab issues but you may be able to remedy them with a bit of that expanding foam spray. If you're getting a new cab anyway, it might not hurt to try.

and looking forward to what's to come from Penny Pedals! Glad to see you around again.
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Re: Penny Pedals Pocket Watch May 2013

Postby TweedBassman » Thu Jun 27, 2013 9:50 pm

http://youtu.be/tLSj7oxdH20

yeah, i'm a little out of tune.

I also forgot to cut my fingernails. so, there's that.

But hey, this will give you a rough idea of what to expect from the Pocket Watch. Hope ya like it.

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Re: Penny Pedals Pocket Watch May 2013

Postby blankfield » Fri Jun 28, 2013 12:45 am

TweedBassman wrote:http://youtu.be/tLSj7oxdH20

yeah, i'm a little out of tune.

I also forgot to cut my fingernails. so, there's that.

But hey, this will give you a rough idea of what to expect from the Pocket Watch. Hope ya like it.

:!!!: :hug: :!!!: :hug: :!!!:


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Re: Penny Pedals Pocket Watch May 2013

Postby TweedBassman » Fri Jun 28, 2013 12:34 pm

:!!!: :!!!: :!!!:

GIVEAWAY TIME!

Pocket Watch number 1 is up for grabs over on Facebook. If you hate the ol' FB, post your name here and I will enter your name in the hat. WORD!

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Re: Penny Pedals Pocket Watch May 2013

Postby Bellyheart » Fri Jun 28, 2013 12:56 pm

Bellyheart...do you want my birth name too?
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Re: Penny Pedals Pocket Watch May 2013

Postby TweedBassman » Fri Jun 28, 2013 1:01 pm

naw i would imagine there's only one bellyheart. Screen names are cool.

I will only be accepting entries here and on Facebook so that will work. Feel free to spread the word though, maybe get some other peeps signed up here from other sites?
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