Anyone try the Golden Cello yet?

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  1. CADILLAC

    CADILLAC New Member

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    Just wondering, can't find any reviews. Sounds a little fuzzy buzzy on the
    drive.



    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FDR1CFX0du4&feature=relmfu]Mad Professor Golden Cello with Gibson Les Paul/SG played by Barry Mitchell - YouTube[/ame]
     
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    Saw an ad for that and checked it out online...yikes...a lot of money for a little pedal.
     
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    V-man Well-Known Member

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    The pedal is a combined delay and overdrive. it's a handy "little footprint" design that has real potential for a small board as a solo boost, but it offers nothing in the world for me. First it's $200, which is sensible when factoring in $100 for Dirt and $100 for Delay, EXCEPT 1. You had better like the dirt with your rig, 2. You had better like the delay with your rig, 3. You probably had better like how the two interact with each other, and 4. you had better like what you can get out of the minimal controls.

    As a handy solo-delay for a small board guy or one who doesn't go apeshit over pedals it has potential. Otherwise, I rather cherry-pick my own dirt and my own delay and sacrifice real-estate for custom selection and more usable controls.
     
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  4. jwebb1970

    jwebb1970 New Member

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    It seems to be "Eric Johnson lead tone in a box" with some analog echo.

    I can get that sound with existing gear - and have more control over the elements of said tone.
     
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    I had it for about a half an hour...then I took it back. Tone suck from hell IMO.
     
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    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V_Kl7KKSCHQ&feature=g-all-u]Mad Professor Golden Cello Overdrive & Delay guitar effects pedal demo with Tele - YouTube[/ame]

    there are trim pots on the inside, if there are bad sounds, this guy will show us.
     
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    Skotosynthesis Well-Known Member

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    What if you want to put something else after it in the chain?
    You don't want your delay before your chorus.
    But you don't want your chorus before your distortion.
    Well maybe sometimes.
    Blah blah blah, you know what I mean though.
     
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    Lespaulnmarshall Well-Known Member

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    Bjorn juhl built that with some retarded GC guy who wanted a delay and overdrive in one. Bjorn builds some of the greatest pedals available these days, so the sounds must be pretty damn good, but having a delay and od in one box without a loop built in makes the pedal useless when using it in conjunction with other pedals.
     
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    Would a SD1 / DD3 do the same thing for less money ?
     
  10. Marival

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    I imagine it would. And probably with more control over the various parameters.

    The only thing this pedal's got going for it is it's small footprint. If you're making a small pedalboard, I imagine this would be ideal. I'm not sure whether I agree with the price, though.

    As for the sound, it DOES sound good. But that's the least they could do for that kind of money, eh?
     
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    They are shit. I poop on them.
     
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    Quasar-Kid Well-Known Member

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    I like a lot of different guitar sounds - and I think it sounds cool
    But I'm not interested in one - am I crazy or did I used to have a super fuzz Big Muff that kinda sounded like this..?


    No..? Any Super Fuzz Big Muff guys out there..?

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    yeah, but the green russian! ftw!
     
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    Here is my two cents on the pedal, for what it's worth...

    First off, I think you may be looking at the pedal in the wrong light.
    Forget the pedalboard scenario and think you were invited to sit in with a friends Blues or Jazz band. One, like myself, may bring a drive and a delay (to fatten things up a bit) with them for such an occasion and this pedal fits that bill. One pedal and one battery to deal with and no jumper cables makes this easy to deal with.

    Secondly, the price of $200 isn't $2000 ...lol....personally life is too short to get hung up on price unless of course the item totally blows. Knowing BJorn personally I would doubt the pedal sucks so the only question is weather or not it plays well with my guitar and amp.

    Lastly, this was my first time seeing that amp and man does that look like a real sweet heart of a little amp!
     
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    I bought it thinking this statement above. I used it with my C5h.
    The gain was dull and lifeless, it took everything out of my class 5 that sounded good to me. With a fender clean, probably awesome. With my C5, it sucked balls.
    I got a hall of fame instead..
     
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    It does seem that this pedal is meant as something that takes up little to no space & can be whipped out in a jam session situation to get a certain tone as opposed to being a link in a larger chain of pedals.

    To me, I hear the Golden Cello & think "Cliffs of Dover" in a stompbox.
     
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    As noted above - I can certainly see it NOT working with a Marshall Amp
    But I find I don't really like very much of any pedals with my Marshall set-ups

    Whereas with my two Fender rigs pedals seem to be required more...

    Just a thought - anybody else experienced that
     
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    Not every pedal/rack unit I have used has automatically "liked" a Marshall amp in the same way that a clean Fender tends to take to them, for example. Some simply sound like ass no matter what, but most others can sound killer with the right amount of knob twiddling.

    I have a buddy who plays thru a Fender Hot Rod Deville & gets his various tones via an array of pedals. Sounds great, but the majority of said tones are coming form the stompers
     
  19. trenchcoat

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    I've been using my three channels more lately. Pedals are just an RC boost up front and the delays in the loop.
    I'm really happy with this setup.
     

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