GAS for Giggity! How do you use yours??

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  1. Fender074

    Fender074 Member

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    After an hour or so of watching Giggity videos I felt the GAS begin to build!!
    The way you can take a sparkly clean Fender amp and just by using the Giggity give it a early Marshall type sound has sold me! I'll be mainly using this with a Fuzz Face as my band plays a lot of Hendrix and EJ Covers.
    Does anyone know if I can use this in the effects loop like I do my EQ pedal to adjust the overall sound of the amp or is is strictly for going in front of the amp?

    Any responses will be appreciated!
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  2. ferrell

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    ive used one for about 5 months now and i keep thinkin i dont need it and im going to sell it,but the longer it stays around the more i realize it can be used a variety of ways.ive found its great for slightly shaping tone and a boost at the same time for both clean and dirty settings.kinda like a ep booster but with way more tweakability.i play alot of different rooms here in nashville and the giggity is PERFECT for small stages where you have to keep your volume way down.it helps fill out the tone your amp loses from not being able to push the tubes.and you can tweak it to add highs or lows depending on different venues.its just really subtle things it can enhance but it does make a difference.after months of goin back and forth on it,its now a vital part of my board
     
  3. thekeefus

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    I use it as a preamp before delays that is always on. I'm probably using it as a glorified eq but I love it. I have used it as a low gain dirt pedal but missed what it does as an always on shaper. If they had one with a footswitch-able loudness knob I'd be a happy man....leave it on...and switch on the grit when I want it. I think I use it for what many people use an ep booster for...to color everything a bit. It does a good job of dialing out some of my blues junior's innate boxiness.
     
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    Giggity onboard for 6 months , and I keep finding more uses for it all the time. Bought it to fatten my tele bridge p/u, but it's also great for:
    -Marshall-izing my Fender style amps
    -making my Carvin V16 112 sound 'bigger', like my DeVille, when 60 watts is too much
    -fine-tuning the bottom end when using humbuckers
    -adjusting to different rooms
    and the latest great thing it does for me....taking my Pathfinder 15R from good to great! High praises for the Giggity.
     
  5. jms6668

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    I used mine in a similar fashion. I sold it but I need another one. Too useful a tool when you are subjected to backlines like I am.

    If I had one issue (of course, this is TGP): I would love it if it had more headroom. I used to run my big Carl Martin PT into it and it would compress it too much. I checked with Voodoo Lab about running it at 18v, but they said it was no-go. I wish I still had it as I am now using the smaller PT and maybe it wouldn't have the same effect (although it is less necessary with the new PT than with the older one. But the Giggity could help me just fine tune it some more). It could instantly get that EJ thing happening though with that compression, but I want a more open rawness from raising the headroom.

    Great tool, and it is on my X-Mas list. Yes, another "I sold it, and now I regret it" story.
     
  6. vangit

    vangit Silver Supporting Member

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    Where in the effects chain are you guys using it? First.....last.......in the middle before delay....????
     
  7. tubetonez

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    I like it after dirt, works great with fuzz and also to transform dirty rhythm tone to lead tone.
     
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    Mine is after dirt before modulation/delay/verb. The "loudness" knob on mine is almost always all the way off and the volume is set pretty close to unity. I use it for color and eq.
     
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    Solo boost. Maybe I add a bit more grit. Works very well for that.
     
  10. dhdfoster

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    I've been really interested in this pedal for direct recording. I've never used one, but it seems like a Giggity with a Carl Martin Rock Bug or a Tech 21 Character pedal, or something similar with cab or amp emulation, would be a great analog solution for getting good direct sounds.
     
  11. Dumdeediddle

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    In conjunction with my Sparkle Drive Mod , just like the Voodoo Labs Guys did in their Vids. I liked the sound in the Vids and liked the result.
     
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    What is a Giggity? What does it do?
     
  13. Fender074

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    Thanks for the response guys, sounds like it does exactly what I want it too, I Cant f**king wait to get my hands on one! :D Does anyone know if its Effects Loop friendly like a EQ pedal can be used? :)
     
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    My wife surprised me with one for christmas - boy that was a nice surprise!

    I've used it with a strat into my mesa boogie studio preamp giving it a kind of marshally girth.

    I used it on clean tones to add clarity to fingerpicked tones without shrillness.

    I tried it after a digital processor to see what would happen and it warmed it up giving it an analog vibe which was a big surprise. I imagine it would make solid state amps more fun to play.

    I used a modeled fuzz face in a processor thru it into the studio preamp set mostly clean with a little verb and goosed it a bit and it was like a "instant Eric Johnson vibe" but enough of my own sound not to totally be ridiculous in aping that sound identically.

    I can think of a bunch of things: add some punch to an underpowered guitar, add clarity to a bass heavy guitar, add bottom and mids to a trebly sounding instrument among others.

    I also found that if I was playing with a lot of effects you can make it so the guitar isn't totally lost.

    It's a weird amalgamation of a compressor, very guitar specific equalizer and booster. I've never tried anything quite like it before. It can be additive and subtractive.

    You can do stuff like "I like this tone except I wish there was LESS of this" and you can do it. Or "I like this tone but wish there was MORE of that" and you can do it.

    It's crazy. But I also could see how some people wouldn't quite know what to do with it or might wonder what the fuss is about. It can be subtle.

    I'm still learning it but so far I'm having a lot of fun and it makes me want to play more so that's a good side effect.
     
  16. wingwalker

    wingwalker Fuzzy Guitars Silver Supporting Member

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    I have to try one of these but they just don't show up often used and I hate buying new pedals!
     
  17. CyberFerret

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    I use mine when playing through my Mesa Boogie MkIIC.

    Really simple chain - basically Guitar -> Giggity -> El Capistan -> Amp. In fact, here is the small pedalboard I am using:

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    I use either the Giggity or the Hot Buttered Scotch on one at a time.

    Basically, I set my MkIIC on a fairly clean setting. I use the Giggity to kick the amp into that signature Boogie MkII creamy drive tone - without having to turn the amp up and bust my eardrums.

    The Giggity also gives my sound a more 'three dimensional' quality about it. Hard to describe, but it isn't a 'flat' sounding overdriven tone. It feels like it has more depth to it, and that inspires me to play better.
     
  18. ChicagoJoe

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    I'm always watching for them used and they haven't showed up much used. The videos James posts are very convincing. Some folks wish there was a tad bit more gain available with it, but it is still one of the most versatile and useful pedals out there.
     
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    For stacking and as a standalone OD. Love mine.

     

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