Current Roosters Trannies?

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Post by daCod » Sun Mar 09, 2014 7:37 am

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Re: Current Roosters Trannies?

Post by Slamo » Sun Mar 09, 2014 9:48 pm

Thank you for the welcome daCod. I just became a Fuzz Freak and I am sick with it! :help: I blame it on Tommy's Guitar Shop and I thank them for it! It took a few decades but there is not time like the present. :tu:
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Re: Current Roosters Trannies?

Post by Dr.Gonzo » Thu Mar 19, 2015 1:14 pm

Hi - First time post here..

I've been on the waiting list for a rooster for a long time, and the day has finally come where I can place the pre-order. I have a choice of different transistors for the Rooster, but since I never actually played a Rooster (or similar HQ treble-booster) I find it really difficult to choose. My choices are:

1) oc78
2) oc42
3) oc141

I run a pretty clean sound on my amp and crank it just to the point of break, but not into a soaring lead. Think a 60ies west coast psychedelic sound, or Stacy Sutherland-ish. You can hear my basic sound here if it helps: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mhihWnbJiqM

I want to use the rooster for solo boosts, but as you can probably guess I like the tone to be relatively transparent and not too compressed. Sort of like a good Tone Bender with the volume rolled back. Also, I would like to use it for getting some nasty 60ies Beatles-esque trebley guitars in recording and so on. Which of the trannies would you say fits this description the best?

Does the rooster 'clean up' at all like a fuzz when you roll off the volume of the guitar? Is there a difference to how well the different trannies clean up?

Thanks a lot!
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Re: Current Roosters Trannies?

Post by fenderbender4 » Sat Sep 03, 2016 11:07 pm

I'm curious about the transistors too. We're OC44's used in the first RR's? Are there other transistors that people like better than others in he RR?
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Re: Current Roosters Trannies?

Post by anemochore » Sun Sep 04, 2016 7:54 pm

fenderbender4 wrote:I'm curious about the transistors too. We're OC44's used in the first RR's? Are there other transistors that people like better than others in he RR?
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Re: Current Roosters Trannies?

Post by Lee » Sun Sep 04, 2016 9:18 pm

Just about any germanium can be used in a booster some work better then others. My favorite recently is the OC141 or OC140 that's in my RR-10
fenderbender4 wrote:kind of like boobs
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Post by stella_blues » Sun Sep 04, 2016 10:19 pm

anemochore wrote:There all good
Kind of like boobs :badlove:
Some of which are silicon enhanced :badteeth:
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Re: Current Roosters Trannies?

Post by fenderbender4 » Mon Sep 05, 2016 10:25 pm

stella_blues wrote:
anemochore wrote:There all good
Kind of like boobs :badlove:
Some of which are silicon enhanced :badteeth:
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So the silicon ones have a "harder" feel to them?
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Re: Current Roosters Trannies?

Post by devnulljp » Tue Sep 06, 2016 6:11 pm

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Post by devnulljp » Tue Sep 06, 2016 6:55 pm

FWIW, I'm partial to the OC44 (always liked the description of it sounding like a tiny gnome frying eggs) and the OC71/2 in a Rooster.

This my fave by far (OC71)
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But this was my first Rooster with a CV7112 (which is OC140 I think)
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Same as the Red Baron -- quite pronounced mids
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I had an early RR with an AC176 that was wicked smaht. Less gainy but very sweet sounding.
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Then there's the AC128 face ripper offer. Holy crap, that thing had a lot of gain.
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