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Updated Southampton Fifth Gear

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by Noylin, Aug 7, 2016.


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  1. DirtyDuke

    DirtyDuke Supporting Member Commercial User

    Oct 13, 2012
    guelph ontario
    Partner Southampton Pedals, Partner CCP
    You guys don't know him like I do ::)

    Just kidding. :)
     
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  2. 40Hz

    40Hz Supporting Member

    Or maybe call it the Fifth Gear Overdrive. :cool:;)
     
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  3. DirtyDuke

    DirtyDuke Supporting Member Commercial User

    Oct 13, 2012
    guelph ontario
    Partner Southampton Pedals, Partner CCP
    How about 10 Speed?
     
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  4. 40Hz

    40Hz Supporting Member

    Or Turbocharger! Appropos in that you are recirculating energy for additional power.

    Do a V2 and V1 under the same hood for the best of both worlds plus a whole lot more.

    Hmm… Warp Drive?

    With a theme like "Fifth Gear" the opportunities are endless for new model names.
     
    Last edited: Mar 8, 2017
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  5. Ooooh, or a V1 and V2 in a single box, so you only need 4 knobs. Hmmmmmmmm...
     
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  6. scubaduba

    scubaduba Supporting Member

    Dec 23, 2003
    Michigan
    Just received my new v2. Was so looking forward to this pedal but the heat knob is nothing but scratchy noise. No way I could adjust while playing live without major noise problems. That's not normal right? It's like a scratchy pot on steroids.
     
  7. SouthamptonPdls

    SouthamptonPdls Commercial User

    Nov 23, 2014
    owner of Southampton Pedals
    The heat knob does scratch. Same with gain. It's the same as a couple of the Zvex pedals. It's due to rebiasing a transistor while it's powered. The 'volume' of the scratch is really dependant on what is before and after the pedal.

    When testing, they are usually pretty quiet, but when I put them in a chain this will happen. It's totally normal behaviour for the circuit. If it's not going to work for you in your setup, let me know and we can figure something out. If it's not going to work for you in your setup let me know and we can work something out.
     
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  8. scubaduba

    scubaduba Supporting Member

    Dec 23, 2003
    Michigan
    Nothing before it. Bass into pedal and out to amp. I've never experienced scratchiness like this before. Very loud.
     
  9. SouthamptonPdls

    SouthamptonPdls Commercial User

    Nov 23, 2014
    owner of Southampton Pedals
    How are you powering it?
     
  10. scubaduba

    scubaduba Supporting Member

    Dec 23, 2003
    Michigan
    Cioks dc 5.
     
  11. SouthamptonPdls

    SouthamptonPdls Commercial User

    Nov 23, 2014
    owner of Southampton Pedals
    Pm'd
     
  12. Grooveline

    Grooveline

    Jan 24, 2012
    My Fifth Gear v2 arrived today. Late when I got home so I've only fooled with it a bit but really enjoying it. The instructions on the website page really help. Volume maxed with the Heat off and the Gain around 11o'clock was a sweet boost that's really nicely voiced. If thats what the v1 sounds like then I can see why it gets it praise. Haven't spent enough time with it to settle on OD settings. There is crackling of the knobs (heat and gain) as advertised but i'm expecting to use this pedal only as a boost or mild OD so it's less of an issue for me than those looking for a swiss army knife pedal.
     
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  13. Yup, that's the magic V1 setting. :thumbsup:
     
  14. Oneud

    Oneud Supporting Member

    Apr 16, 2016
    Ankh-Morpork
    Just received my v2 Fifth Gear. :hyper: I was just messing around with it for about 10 minutes, and I am really impressed with this pedal so far. Can't wait to try it out at rehearsal tomorrow. One setting I really dig is Volume at about 2:00, Gain at 3:00, Heat at 9:00.

    This pedal will be a permanent fixture on my board.
     
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  15. DirtyDuke

    DirtyDuke Supporting Member Commercial User

    Oct 13, 2012
    guelph ontario
    Partner Southampton Pedals, Partner CCP
    For the customers who bought the fifth gear prior to the stickers being available we can hook you up.

    But only for those who didn't get them with the first run :)
     
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  16. nshuman

    nshuman

    Sep 4, 2012
    Montreal, Qc, Canada
    ccp

    You can put some in the box when I order the next pedal ;)
     
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  17. Woony90

    Woony90

    Feb 6, 2017
    which sticker?
     
  18. loopee

    loopee Supporting Member

    May 12, 2009
    Surrey, B.C. Canada
    Yeah, I didn't get one.....but it's crazy to put just that in the mail.....add it to my next purchase.....thx
     
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  19. DirtyDuke

    DirtyDuke Supporting Member Commercial User

    Oct 13, 2012
    guelph ontario
    Partner Southampton Pedals, Partner CCP
    There is a sticker with the car on it in the box now. Some people have been asking for them so we thought we would make some available for those who ordered earlier
     
  20. Grooveline

    Grooveline

    Jan 24, 2012
    So the tube sticker came with the older run? Will stickers be available for purchase? One for case exterior and one for complete pedal schwag would be cool.
     
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