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Skychord Truck Loud

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by bongomania, May 12, 2010.


  1. bongomania

    bongomania Commercial User

    Oct 17, 2005
    PDX, OR
    owner, OVNIFX and OVNILabs
    http://www.skychord.com/truckloud.html

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    I don't have one, but he says it's for bass too. It's not expensive, so maybe somebody here will be interested. The demo vids are not that helpful IMO--the proguitarshop one just focuses on clean boost and full-on drive playing with chords, and never once touches the sort of light-drive single-note playing many bassists would use. And the one with the Korg box is just embarrassingly horrible. I would seriously be ashamed to demo any product of mine that badly. But in spite of all that, I still think there might be a cool bass overdrive in this box... maybe...
     
  2. nad

    nad 60 Cycle Humdinger Commercial User

    Sep 22, 2005
    Not Mars
    The Overlord of Nordstrand Pickups
    My love for you is like Truck Loud BERSERKER!
     
  3. skychord

    skychord

    May 14, 2010
    Hi Bongomania


    thanks for the feedback

    keep an eye out for some new videos soon

    if you find yourself at centaur guitar, trade-up music pdx or briz in vancouver they all carry the truck loud.
    go check it out

    the truck loud is voiced for a linear frequency response
    it is flat up until 10k where it begins to gently roll off
    it works nicely with guitar and bass

    the truck loud can even run can run on up to 15 volts dc for bigger headroom

    who doesn't love good headroom?
    and this headroom can get dirty or stay clean
    its good to have options

    the overdrive reacts very dynamically to playing
    soft notes even at full gain are clean
    when the strings are hit harder the drive kicks in

    setting the level control at 2 oclock and gain at minimum is unity gain from there you can boost the master level or crank the gain or both you will get full dynamic range

    the truck loud is tonal minimalism
    while still taking charge of the audio signal
    it has a sound
    like a sheet of glass
    thick bullet proof glass without tint


    the dark mode is a germanium limiting circuit that kicks in harder and harder as the gain is increased (like warm tape)
    it reacts to frequencies starting around 1k and up past 10k
    the curve of the high limiting from the germanium is a nice gentle flat line. It darkens the tone without compromising the definition.

    stephen
     
  4. dorfmeister

    dorfmeister

    Apr 3, 2008
    So does anyone have a Truck Loud? I am intrigued by it. Proguitarsho demos on guitar sound ok.
     
  5. Eric!

    Eric! Commercial User

    Jan 22, 2009
    America's High-Five
    Mojo Hand FX
    nobody??
     

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