Origin 20H with solodallas.

Discussion in 'The Tone Zone' started by Graham G, Oct 26, 2020.

  1. Graham G

    Graham G Well-Known Member Silver Supporting Member

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    After reading about the solodallas pedal on here(in the 20SV thread),I decided to try one(the poverty single knob X version) with my ORI20H & thought i'd post about it.
    First i'm completely useless with pedals of any kind,but I have been trying to persist with a HXFX (way out of my league) with no great success,but I have also failed with every other pedal I've tried so not i'm blaming the HX.
    Anyway back to the solodallas,after reading about it here I watched all the YT vids & read all the guff about instantly making me sound like Angus(sadly it doesn't ;),surprisingly).
    I normaly run the ORI Master at between 8 & full with the gain about the same & wasn't over impressed(my usual pedal reaction) with the SDX,so I started trying various Volume & Gain settings & I think I've arrived at my best results with a Pedal to date ;).
    I've ended up with the ORI on my normal Master Volume setting but with the gain down to about 10/11 o'clock,so now with SDX switched in i'm getting enough gig/practice volume ,but without the Amp saturated with too much gain(to get the Volume up) I can also switch in the ORI boost,without it seeming to saturate everything,which it normally does.
    So with the Amp on the above settings I can use as much of the Volume pot(or whatever it is) on the SDX as I want up to nearly full on(which is apparently nearly 30db) as a "boost" without any added mush & the ORI is really kicking out like this.
    All of this only relates to me & my previous Pedal experiences,i'm not saying it's some sort of "holy grail" & i'm sure you guys will know of way better pedal solutions,but based on just a couple of hours practice time i'm really impressed & pleased with how this pedal has improved the sound i'm getting from the ORI.
    Next step is to try it again in a couple of days,to make sure i'm not just kidding myself.
    It's great when old dogs learn new tricks :band:.
     
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  2. Marshall Boogie

    Marshall Boogie Well-Known Member

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    you hear great things about the solodallas, have to wonder if it is hype. (it was just a wireless preamp re-purposed to boost, or used to boost, the input gain of a Marshall, still the marshall making the joy though, and the reason you are not getting Angus is he used plexi's. which means not origin but sv20 would get you there.)
     
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  3. Graham G

    Graham G Well-Known Member Silver Supporting Member

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    Thanks,well I did say I was reading the SV thread,i'm desperately trying not to spend the Money,not sure if i'll ever get to gig again with Covid & old age.:)
    Oh & a wall of SV20's or Plexis wouldn't help me to get near Angus in any way,to big of a gulf in ability ;)
     
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    I have the red limited one with 2 knobs for the SV I find it a bit hot sounding have to keep the gain low on the pedal its a pretty loud boost. Its ment more for a lower gain amp like the JTM50 I believe. Solo did admit its a bit aggressive then they planned on. The other ones might be better for me. I been using a Chase Tone EP3 preamp in from of my amps for a little more bigger and dynamic sound.
     

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    Considering all the other variables, this is pretty bloody close.

     
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  6. Marshall Boogie

    Marshall Boogie Well-Known Member

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    I can get pretty darn close with my mark v edge mode....that does not mean that you nail the tone at all, but as Angus used mesa's for years i guess even he isn't all that anal about it
     
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    TXOldRedRocker Well-Blown Member* Gold Supporting Member

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    I have the higher watt Solodallas The Shaffer Replica. Of the amount of time I have an OD pedal turned on, it's on the most. More than Tube Screamer, more than Boss SD-1, etc.
     

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