Jon S. wrote: ↑Tue Feb 23, 2021 7:38 am How's your Blackbird's output level compared to your FYD's? I returned the cheapie Joyo American Sound I'd bought because its output level was relatively anemic.The output level in the FYD is much higher than any other preamp I’ve tried. I think it’s because it has the knob on the back that allows you to adjust it, Dan said keep it around 7. But it doesn’t really matter because the Blackbird has plenty of output, I mean I don’t get the volume above 10 o clock on the clean channel, it’s plenty loud.
Re: it's ODS-based lead channel, Dumble tones, too, are like licorice.
I’m not expecting anything to be as good as the FYD, just searching for something portable that’s is comparable.
In terms of the overdrive channel, I guess some people may not like it, but it’s so adjustable I can’t follow their reasoning. The drive knob basically adds the Dumble character, but if you keep it down you get the Mire Fendery OD. I mean like I said, I have it sounding exactly like the Earth Drive and I don’t hear complaints about the Earth Drive. In fact, I think the ED may be based on a Dumble like circuit as the drive knobs behaves almost exactly the same as on the Blackbird.
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