Ok, so I'm the gear/tech guy in my band, and my lead player has been talking about Gilmour's tone lately (mostly Comfortably Numb and Welcome to the Machine) and I noticed that he has used a tube driver. At what point, i'm not sure, but it was almost definitely after the recording of both. I've actually been looking for a tube based overdrive for some time and these are the most common, yet also the most highly regarded units i've come across. Problem is, there are tons of different versions of the circuit. Three and four knob pedals, rackmount, Chandler, Butler and Tubeworks. Since I haven't actually played through one, I am hoping that some of you geeks in the know can help me with which one to buy. I'm leaning towards the rackmount at the moment. Partly because they can be had for cheaper and partly because I think it is easier to fine tune. I'll probably only use it for recording btw. Any ideas?
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