3 Skreddy demos

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  1. fatback

    fatback Member

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    Thanks to DonneR, I had a chance to spend a week with three of Mr. Skreddy's magic little boxes; the Mayo, Screw Driver, and the Top Fuel/(Pinkmour).

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    The Mayo was what I expected; major Muff spoken here. The (edit) Screw Driver has a lot of range, from attack sharpening grit boost, to overdrive, to corpulent fuzz face territory. This one was easily the most versatile of the three and seemed the most friendly toward humbuckers. The Pinkmour is a Donner boxed Top Fuel. I really like this pedal. It has the bloom and girth of a Muff, but sustains much longer and seems more refined. Of the three this was my favorite.

    Vids:

    Mayo monkeys
    http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=6873804936502540473

    Pinkmour... or less
    http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=7637441844287626229

    Screwy-driver (phone freak-out)
    http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-6277948662086927964
    bucker - seeing red
    http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=9130306609981725350


    Stack 'em up - aka Little Mayhem on the Prairie
    http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-1358785688540383136
    (I found the Screwdriver and the Mayo to be the best stack for my ears. The Top Fuel/(Pinkmour) is already pretty complex sounding and seems to lose a bit of it's magic when stacked with the others.)


    I had a blast trying these pedals out. A big shout out to Skreddy for the fine work and DonnerR for the opportunity to try them out.

    cheer y'all
    :D
     
  2. Kaiser

    Kaiser Member

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    you mean the screw driver, right?
     
  3. b_rad

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    Sounds great, as always. :)
     
  4. Don Rusk

    Don Rusk Biggus Bearfootus Vendor

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    Excellent tour FB !!!

    Your a brave man - I never hooked up all three of them !!!:AOK
     
  5. gururyan

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    I love your video/clip posts fatback! I get excited every single time. When I saw "Skreddy" and your name underneath, I literally said, "Yes!", and rubbed my hands together in anticipation.

    Thank You
     
  6. fatback

    fatback Member

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    yup, I just made the edit. Thanks. :)
     
  7. radcliff

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    are Bubs and Strong Sad crucial to the tone?
     
  8. fatback

    fatback Member

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    ...more of a morale boost for the pedals. ;)
     
  9. HitTheCity

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    Fatback, I'm continually astounded by your tone and tasteful playing. Thanks for the vids man.
     
  10. trucks

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    Oh, nice! Even though I have 4 Skreddy's, I have GAS. I do love my Screw Driver and have raved about it often. Still, I've yet to get a Mayo or Top Fuel. I was pretty sure the Mayo was next, but that Top Fuel is calling to me now...

    You should definitely try the ? Lady. Sustain for days!
     
  11. pfflam

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    The Mayo gets my vote for potential future purchase . . . I like that warm enveloping tone the best of the three.
     
  12. McSoappy

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    What amp were you playing through?
     
  13. fatback

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    It's a mid 60's Fender, Princeton reverb.

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    The ?Lady sounds like a cool pedal, but for now the TopFuel/Pinkmour is at the top of my g.a.s. list.


    cheers.
     
  14. Skreddy

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    Ah, I thought I heard that faint extra reactivity in the treble registers. Figured it was either a vintage Fender or a reissue. Actually sounds a bit flangerey, but perhaps that's a side effect of the video compression?

    The Top Fuel does seem to get along with old Fenders.

    Great playing! Thanks! :D
     
  15. Enjoyer

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    Hey Fat!
    Once again, you amaze me. Thank you for your effort. It is sincerely appreciated.
    Be well!
     
  16. stratplayer23

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    how much was the pinkmour, is it the same as the top fuel if so which mids option was that ? im very curious about these pedals.
     
  17. Skreddy

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    The Pinkmour is a standard (mid-hump, aka "cutting mids") Top Fuel. I think I'll remove the flat-mids option from the Top Fuel page, actually. It just adds confusion, and nobody needs that option, really. :) You can get the cool paint treatments from DonneR at http://donnerbox.com/ at whatever price DonneR charges. The price for a regular Top Fuel is $178 (domestic).
     
  18. fatback

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    These pedals were just on loan to me. They belong to DonneR. You should contact him or Skreddy for details on custom paint, pricing, or with any questions about the pedals inards.



    http://www.tonesafari.com
    http://www.skreddypedals.com

    [edit: I see I'm slow on the draw... ;) Straight from the source. Isn't TGP a cool hang. :D ]
     
  19. glendrix

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    I thought the Mayo sounded muy bueno. How does the ? Lady compare to the Mayo? Any differnce between ? Lady and the retired Ernie?
     
  20. Skreddy

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    Compared to the Mayo, the ? Lady is more over the top, open-the-floodgates, fat and aggressive sounding. The ? Lady is based on all the same specs as the Ernie, but uses the transistors from the Mayo. So it's got the same essential "voice" as the Mayo but the fatness, aggressiveness, and sustain of the Ernie. It's like a little Funkadelic and Band of Gypsys flavors were sprinkled in there, owing to the BC109C transistor (which has a voice like a silicon fuzzface) I use in the output stage.
     

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