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As promised here are some sounds files of the Trifecta I knocked out with our new Logic Express and Apogee Duet rig. SM57 through the mic pres built into the $500 Duet.
Guitar: PRS SE EG 10-46 stock!
Amp: 18 watt 2x6V6 barber prototype using basic Weber Trannies (IE sub $1000 amp)
speaker: 1x10" RAGIN CAJUN
recorded in garage, cement floor crickets and all!
Suppa Bender with flat mid pulled
Starts with each of the three toggle positions, then goes through adjustments to show range
So, Dr. FrankenBarber has been busy in the laboratory. Spill the beans, what are those other new products? Details man, details.Lets see, just finished the Linden, Trifecta, new "B-Custom" line of "Custom Cool" and "Custom Hot", revoiced the classic black LTD, drew the Dual LTD, DD LG, LTD SR and redrew all the PCBs for RoHS, and renovated a shop and house...knew I forgot something on my vacation time...THE CLIPS!
I agree...I love my trifecta..I love all my barbers...barber is the only pedal I consider boutique that I have found that is significantly better than the name brands...and at the same price basically...I played one for the first time yesterday and thought it was freaking awesome. I'd love to have that sludge control on every fuzz I own, as it's soooo versatile. Clean up is pretty good, but it won't clean up all the way. This is, of course a Big Muff style fuzz, and those never really clean up very well (by this I mean clean up all the way with manipulations of your guitar volume knob from a completely clean sound to a screaming fuzz sound). The Trifecta is responsive to playing dynamics, and the clean up is better and better as you roll the fuzz knob down a bit. Tons of gain and feedback are inside this box. But do I really need another fuzz?
The 3 fuzzes inside this box all sound very similar (differences are very subtle, but there), as noted in some other threads. I would suspect that different amps and guitar combinations would elicit some bigger differences though. The tone, sludge, and fuzz knobs have such great range and interaction. All very usable. You can really work the sludge and tone knobs together so well here. But even for a fuzz newbie, it's so easy to stomp on this pedal and get a great sound. Tons of tone for $150. OK now I've made myself .
I wouldn't say it's better tone-wise. Definetly a smaller footprint. It does a great Muff sound...and the push-pull of the tone knob, plus the 3-way really gives it some versatility.How would you say it is different or better than the big muff? I"m not too worried about clean up because when I step on it, I want fuzz.