I got the Ernie Ball volume pedal/tuner and run it after fuzz and engage the buffered loop with a little jumper cable. Sounds great and I can roll back the volume of my guitar-rolled-back-into-fuzz-face sound. I need to get good cables going from effects loop to the amp and back. I think I have...
Swirly paint job Rockbox Boiling Point and Red Dog pedals are like that for me. I use the Red Dog more than the BP. Magnetic Effects Midphoria pedal is kinda like that but I also use it more. Works great.
I just ordered a Spaceman Sputnik III for this kind of tone. I really like the OD tones with the fuzz dialed down and the squelchy tones with the second foot switch engaged. Looks/sounds like a lot of fun.
I need to dust them both off and try them again. The Catalyst is close to doing something I really want, sparkling, gritty, dynamic drive that kicks in some dirt with picking dynamics. Gonna try again. Dialing back guitar volume with a fuzz face will get me there but... you know how it is...
I have the
Bogner La Grange
Fulltone Fulldrive II TR100
Zinky True Grit
Mad Professor Twimble
HBE Power Screamer
Pedalworx Texas Two Step
Origin Effects Revival Drive
Lovepedal Les Lius
Kendrick Buffalo Pfuz
NVN Dinosaur Fuzz
(I added the last three in an edit.)...
The pedal called the Detox that is for cutting the signal to a distorted lead type setting in a rig down to a rhythm setting with less gain and volume. You can do the same with some boost, OD and distortion pedals but not all will do it well. The old Tube Zone does it very well. If you do wind...
Oh man! I’d forgotten all about that line of pedals! (I had the Vibro-Stomp. Got rid of it because of low end cut. Sounded sterile.) Those are great looking. Wonder how they’d hold up against what’s out today? I was into a whole different dirt quest back then and didn’t try them out.
I really like the Mad Professor Tiny Orange Phaser. I have it, the Subdecay Quasar Delux V1 and a HBE Psilocybe. The TOP kinda bridges the gap between the lofi weird wave shape of the HBE and the more high fi Quasar. The TOP is closer to my old reissue Phase 90 I got rid of due to the little...
The best sounding dirt I have comes from my amp and I still have probably 60 dirt pedals. It’s my favorite part of playing guitar. Experimenting with dirt pedals. Levels, placement, stacking. It’s probably one of the biggest reasons I didn’t stop playing over the last 20 years.
Wishing I hadn’t sold my Turbo Rat years ago. I got the Greer Gorilla Warfare mkII last year(?) and like it. I’m curious to see how it sounds next to the Rat. I’m going to guess it’s fatter sounding. I really like how the Rat is focused.
Sun Face fuzz
Eventide Time Factor?
If I would take time to learn how to do presets on the Empress I could leave the Eventide at home. Maybe. I’ve only recently discovered running a medium length tape style delay on about 2-3 repeats on all the time and add reverb...