1. Assume that Tri-AC is your tube amp. Any overdrive or fuzz pedal before it would only add to the tone arsenal.
2. On its own it is pretty good. But remember it is meant only for classic voicing. It has pretty less higher mids. That makes it slightly "thin" sounding. But FAT. Thin but fat. Its got good lower mids. and the normal mids.
Imagine the Ritchie Blackmore tone.
3. The pedal somes with 3 tones. Fender Tweed. Marshall Plexi. Mesa Mark I.
None of them has hi gain. They sound horrible thru a guitar amp.
You simply gotta connect this equipment to a flat voiced amp.
4. It is pretty good responding to picking. But then, Tweed responds more than Plexi. Mesa responds very less.
5. All tones from this unit is slightly on the brighter side. Has got pretty huge presence. I guess this is good for live settings, since it cuts thru pretty well and your can hear each n every note clearly. However, in small setting like a small practive room, it might appear to be overtly trebly.
6. My suggestion would be to push off BD-2 and get some OD with mid-hump. Why? Because BD-2 aint gonna add anything much more to the existing tone. But a midhump like T00bscreamer or SD-1 would actually allow you to get a thicker tone (and make it more usable for more modern tones).
Fuzz should sound lovely on Tweed and low-gain Plexi. NB: I haven't tried this.
If you are in Pune, you can check it out. Its still with me, athough all my equipment has been just catching dust all these months.
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