Basic Audio Scarab

Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by FuzzGazer, Feb 24, 2012.

  1. FuzzGazer

    FuzzGazer Member

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    I've been wanting one for quite a while and I finally bit the bullet.

    I love this thing. I mean I'm truly feeling emotional about it. I have a lot of fuzzes, and the Scarab combines a lot of the things I dig about different fuzzes into one.

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  2. Lolaviola

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  3. vanguard

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    i've got a scrarab deluxe coming next week with a custom paint job, and i can't wait. i love john's aesthetics and sounds.
     
  4. redbeardrob

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    like what? as a fellow fuzz junkie that's unfamiliar with this pedal, sell me on it. i have a bunch of analogman fuzzes, and a bunch of muff variants....
     
  5. FuzzGazer

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    It has the aggressiveness of a ToneBender, the sustain of a Muff, the note-to-note clarity and clean-up of a FuzzFace, and an edginess that is all its own.
     
  6. david(j)

    david(j) Supporting Member

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    gotta love john's work. The scarab is on the list, for sure.

    I'm currently rocking a foxey lady and solar myth, myself. My basic audio collection will probably continue to grow. I've got gas for the futureman, lucky number, spooky tooth and scarab...my poor wallet...
     
  7. jnepo1

    jnepo1 Silver Supporting Member

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    Big fan of John's work. I love the Scarab Deluxe!
     
  8. Mayfield

    Mayfield Silver Supporting Member

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    I have a Scarab/Spooky Tooth pedal combo and LOVE IT! John does FANTASTIC work. I just ordered the Gnarly as well......
     
  9. cubistguitar

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    Scarab Deluxe, Zippy man here.
     
  10. Bazaboy33

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    The Scarab was my first and was quickly replaced by the Scarab Deluxe. That has been joined by a Tri/Ram, Wildcat and FutureMan. All courtesy of my TGP brethren...I am looking forward to a Zippy and a Spooky Tooth in the future, after I pay off my PTD MiniBone V2. I nearly got a Basic Audio Throbby, but missed it...If John did delays and mod pedals, I think that my board could be all Basic Audio...awesome gear. Enjoy the Scarab & welcome to the sickness....
     
  11. PlexiFuzz

    PlexiFuzz I know karate. Voodoo, too.

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    Same here, although John has something fun in the works for me that should be ready in the not too distant future.
     
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    Yeah, love those BA gut shots!
     
  13. cubistguitar

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    I forgot!! I am totally nuts for my Squarewave+ also.
     
  14. Prof.Fuzz

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    I'm the world's #1 Zippy fan, and like BAN, I have two special boxes in process from Basic Audio.

    Woot!!!

    Happy New Scarab Day to the OP!
     
  15. dirtytony

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    +1 I have the Deluxe and its the BEST fuzz ever done, period
    you said it right this fuzz the instant you turn it on its full inspiration and its not a one trick pony like 99,9% of fuzzboxes out there you can set it to sound in different ways and it always gives you sound pleasure, love it to death, great job John!!:aok
     
  16. stratguy23

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    Congrats! It is a great pedal (I have the Deluxe). John does great, great work! I have a Tri/Ram Muff and a Solar Myth as well, also great.
     
  17. vintage66

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    So is this more in the Tonebender camp than muff? I have a Lumpy's MKII and a Muff Diver with the "Cornish" switch which makes it way more usable and cutting, as well as a Lunar Module and a couple fuzzfaces. This one has my interest. I think I saw a demo vs a Lumpy's and another tonebender and this one seemed brighter. What is it most similar to and which pedal of mine would it be most likely to replace assuming I like it more? The Lumpy's can be a bit tricky to dial in for me-it does have a bias knob which I tend to turn to the counterclockwise (loudest, brightest) position-turned the other way it gets gated/spitty.
     
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    Thanks for all the kind words people!
    Be patient guys, all your babies (deh fuzzy kind) are coming up soon.
     

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