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DAMs that don't like Teles

Postby odelay8503 » Sun Aug 29, 2010 12:28 am

I have been in search of the few production DAMs that I am not on waitlists for and in my research have found some concerns for the Drag'n'fly with a Tele.(a bit icepicky) This led me to wonder if any others have concerns with DAMs paired with Teles. I have greatly pared down my gear and have only a Tele(which I highly favor) and a Strat through a fairly clean, transparent American voiced handwired amp.(very pedal friendly) I absolutely love my dark Titan with this setup. The only DAMs that I have been skeptical of owning are the Drag'n'fly and Meathead(something about silicon that I usually don't dig) but I have been leaning towards picking up a Fly lately. I just wanted to address my concerns before making the purchase. I appreciate any input.
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Re: DAMs that don't like Teles

Postby T.Glaze » Sun Aug 29, 2010 1:14 am

tele+meathead=kickass!
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Postby Philip » Sun Aug 29, 2010 2:36 am

Hmmm, for me thus far D*A*M plus tele set up has proved the most succsesful pairing of all!

I found humbuckers/les pauls to more problematic, usually mud being the main issue.

Don't forget the Drag 'n' Fly has very versatile controls, ask smogfalls about the tele/drag combo, i get the impression it's one of his favourite guitar/pedal combinations.

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Postby odelay8503 » Sun Aug 29, 2010 4:00 am

That's encouraging to hear and actually what I suspected. It just goes to show that one cannot believe everything they read.
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Postby mjab-1 » Sun Aug 29, 2010 4:04 am

I was never crazy about Si fuzz either but MH and DNF are killer pedals, and work great with my Tele.
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Postby smogfalls » Sun Aug 29, 2010 1:13 pm

Philip wrote:Hmmm, for me thus far D*A*M plus tele set up has proved the most succsesful pairing of all!

I found humbuckers/les pauls to more problematic, usually mud being the main issue.

Don't forget the Drag 'n' Fly has very versatile controls, ask smogfalls about the tele/drag combo, i get the impression it's one of his favourite guitar/pedal combinations.

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hehe, yeah that's spot on Philip. The Drag n' Fly is my #1 fuzz and it sounds better with my Tele than with my Les Paul, Strat, SG or Casino!... I guess it all comes down to the amp you run it through. In trying the D'n'F with my Deluxe Reverb I agree that it can sound a bit harsh and scooped, but thats just the nature of those American amps, which works great for clean stuff, but for dirt and fuzz, you can't beat a Marshall or a Vox in my opinion.
I run my fly into a cranked, medium gain Marshall (2204 or a 2555SL)... and through both it sounds glorious. No ice pick at all, just smooth, thick, chewy mid humped syrup!

Sorry I can't be more helpful. All I can suggest is that when running the Fly through a Fender-esque amp, try setting it with the attack backed off to around 2 o'clock then boost it with a mid hump OD of your choice. Or place an EQ pedal after it to tame some of the highs and add some mids, aswell as boosting the gain a touch; because in my opinion, the Fly sounds best on top of an already dirty amp/signal.

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Postby the treble boost kid » Sun Aug 29, 2010 2:20 pm

single coils are more articulate to use with fuzz pedals.
bucker mids plus thick fuzz = THICK

Treat the od pedal as the amp and put a fuzz into it.
easy peasy jap'o'neasy.
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