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Broughton Audio Super Thread

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by nshuman, Jun 18, 2016.


  1. Mushroo

    Mushroo Supporting Member

    Apr 2, 2007
    Massachusetts, USA
    My first Broughton arrived today; I'm in the club now. :)
    My initial observation about the always-on HPF is that it makes my Ampeg PF20T sound like a much more powerful amp. My second observation is I love the way the HPF changes the character of pedals that come after. I just tried it before my Fairfield Barbershop, and noticed that a sweep of the HPF frequency brings out a lot of useful variations in the overdrive.
    I look forward to future Broughton Audio GAS. ;)
     
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  2. PraiseBassing

    PraiseBassing Supporting Member

    Mar 6, 2017
    California
    So what do most pedal makers use the term “character” to describe and how does it differ from what they describe with “color”? Or are they synonymous?
     
  3. NKBassman

    NKBassman Lvl 10 Nerd Supporting Member

    Jun 16, 2009
    Winnipeg, MB, Canada
    I would say Character and Color (or Colour, depending on your location), are synonymous for "not pristine/clean reproduction". Could be some grit added, midrange modified in some way, low end boost, etc.
     
  4. PraiseBassing

    PraiseBassing Supporting Member

    Mar 6, 2017
    California
    Thanks, trying to see if there is any hidden message in the words used. Ha

    Maybe it’ll have a sort of “resonance” built in. Boost between 125-300 Hz. Something to fatten up the lowend without actually boosting 80hz and below.
     
  5. NKBassman

    NKBassman Lvl 10 Nerd Supporting Member

    Jun 16, 2009
    Winnipeg, MB, Canada
    It'll probably be a Sansamp Bass Driver clone.
     
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  6. PraiseBassing

    PraiseBassing Supporting Member

    Mar 6, 2017
    California
    You may correct me again...
    But I thought he said it would be something of his own design?
     
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  7. Somnambulance

    Somnambulance

    Jun 6, 2014
    I don't think any of Broughtons designs are original, pretty sure they're all direct clones of existing effects.
     
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  8. NKBassman

    NKBassman Lvl 10 Nerd Supporting Member

    Jun 16, 2009
    Winnipeg, MB, Canada
    I was kidding. If it ended up being a BDDI clone I'd quit this thread.
     
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  9. PraiseBassing

    PraiseBassing Supporting Member

    Mar 6, 2017
    California
    I do know @Azure Skies said the Archetype pedal was his own original design.
     
  10. Somnambulance

    Somnambulance

    Jun 6, 2014
    yeah I was entirely joking.
     
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  11. NKBassman

    NKBassman Lvl 10 Nerd Supporting Member

    Jun 16, 2009
    Winnipeg, MB, Canada
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  12. PraiseBassing

    PraiseBassing Supporting Member

    Mar 6, 2017
    California
    There’s more to this thread than the pedals!.. Not much more, but there is more. Haha
     
  13. PraiseBassing

    PraiseBassing Supporting Member

    Mar 6, 2017
    California
    It’s the lack of any signs... @nshuman will at least add an emoji of some sort to clue me in!
     
  14. NKBassman

    NKBassman Lvl 10 Nerd Supporting Member

    Jun 16, 2009
    Winnipeg, MB, Canada
    My distaste for the BDDI knows no bounds.
     
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  15. jbybj

    jbybj Supporting Member

    Jun 11, 2008
    Los Angeles
    I thought nshuman, translated into English, meant silly and sarcastic, no??
     
  16. 40Hz

    40Hz Supporting Member

    Yep.

    Must like one blues gathering I attended. The tickets said:

    • All the food you can eat!
    • All the beer you can drink!
    • All the music you can stand.
     
  17. PraiseBassing

    PraiseBassing Supporting Member

    Mar 6, 2017
    California
    I believe you left out pedal hoarding as well.
     
  18. nshuman

    nshuman Supporting Member

    Sep 4, 2012
    Montreal, Qc, Canada
    ccp
    I believe this is correct.
     
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  19. scubaduba

    scubaduba Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Dec 23, 2003
    Michigan
    Anybody have an Apex they'd like to sell me? I tried to grab the one that popped up in the classifieds last night but I guess I was too late. Darn.
     
  20. GentProvocateur

    GentProvocateur Supporting Member

    oh darn, I had hoped that you managed to get it to add to your (extremely thorough and valuable) comparison thread
     

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