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Aclam Doctor Robert Overdrive Pedal

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by RissKippery, Apr 4, 2019.


  1. RissKippery

    RissKippery Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2016
    69903AB3-47E3-415B-AD30-5E288143B91D. Has anyone else seen this? It looks awesome to me. Although that may not be saying much because I’m immediately attracted to anything that says “Beatles in a box” or “McCartney tones”.

    Apparently it’s meticulously modeled after the Vox UL730 amps that were used by the Beatles for Revolver and Sgt Pepper. According to the Aclam website, they used their own UL730 as the basis for their pedal version.

    The artwork was done by Klaus Voorman as well! That’s amazing.

    A steep price for sure. But it’s a great idea, it looks awesome and it sounds good too. Maybe I’ll have to sell a few pedals and give this one a go.

    Here’s a video demo. Bass portion (which is sadly very short) starts around 10:10.

     
  2. That is a cool pedal
     
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  3. johnk_10

    johnk_10 vintage bass nut Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 16, 2008
    Thousand Oaks, CA
    John K Custom Basses
    i gotta get one of these.
     
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  4. johnk_10

    johnk_10 vintage bass nut Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 16, 2008
    Thousand Oaks, CA
    John K Custom Basses
    i just ordered one. really looking forward to comparing it to my germanium Jext Telez White pedal.
     
  5. RissKippery

    RissKippery Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2016
    Awesome! Would love to hear your thoughts on it!
     
  6. johnk_10

    johnk_10 vintage bass nut Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 16, 2008
    Thousand Oaks, CA
    John K Custom Basses
    i'll definitely let you know. i think that it sounds awesome in the demos. hopefully it'll sound awesome with my rigs.
     
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  7. johnk_10

    johnk_10 vintage bass nut Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 16, 2008
    Thousand Oaks, CA
    John K Custom Basses
    my Dr Robert arrived yesterday and i'm diggin' it.
    here's a quick soundclip of it with my 1969 P bass with flats thru my Fender Super Twin head 215 cab. the first part is bypassed, then with various drive settings, from clean to heavy dirt:

     
  8. Coughdrops

    Coughdrops Supporting Member

    Apr 29, 2008
    South Florida

    Thanks for posting. Have you formed any solid opinions on it vs the Jext Telez yet?
     
  9. johnk_10

    johnk_10 vintage bass nut Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 16, 2008
    Thousand Oaks, CA
    John K Custom Basses
    the Jext Telez (germanium version) can actually get a lot of the same tones, not absolutely exactly identical, but really, really close.
     
  10. RissKippery

    RissKippery Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2016
    Sounds awesome! Did some of those clips use the boost switch?
    How does it feel build quality wise?
     
  11. johnk_10

    johnk_10 vintage bass nut Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 16, 2008
    Thousand Oaks, CA
    John K Custom Basses
    yeah, near the end the boost was engaged a couple of times. the boost cuts a bit of low end and brings out the mids. the mid control also affects the drive in both modes. I think that the build quality is excellent.
     
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  12. RissKippery

    RissKippery Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2016
    How’s the low end retention? Does it hang on to the lows at high drive settings? (Sorry for all the questions, haha)
     
  13. johnk_10

    johnk_10 vintage bass nut Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 16, 2008
    Thousand Oaks, CA
    John K Custom Basses
    without the boost, it has more than enough low end. with the boost, you'd have to cut the mids to have full low end
     
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