BJF - Pink Purple Fuzz, (demos)

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  1. fatback

    fatback Member

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    The BJF, Pink Purple Fuzz has been getting mentioned a bit lately, so I thought I'd post these short demos.

    pt.1
    http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=8481823609391275960

    pt.2
    http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-7929802279266547874

    (edit: I wanted to show just how long the "hair" can get on the PPF, so I made two more vids with the "fuzz" on max.)

    pt.3
    http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-2734516403097819793

    pt.4
    http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=2917506459923220702

    (I'm using a Valveboy tube pre-amp dialed clean-ish, after the PPF, to provide some texture for the PPF to dig into. I'm not a fan of running a fuzz into a crystal-clean amp.)


    The PPF is not your typical fuzz. First off, the dynamics on this fuzz are unreal. Bjorn has made a fuzz that can get viscious when opened-up and pushed, but cleans up and becomes very refined as you roll back or lighten your attack. Although the PPF is supposed to be the mellower of the two fuzzes BJF offers, this purple beastie can still unleash quite a fury with the gain maxed. Lastly, I have to mention that this is probably the quietest fuzz I've ever used.

    The PPF stands out in the very crowded boutique fuzz market. Fuzz lovers will be amazed by what it does, (and doesn't,) and fuzz haters might have reason to change their tune...
    ;)
     
  2. PlexiBreath

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    Very nice tone from that pedal! Bjorn is quite a tone alchemist.
     
  3. Thor

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    Fatback,

    It's been said many times before, but it needs to be said again- your demos are just plain fantastic. I actually have a PPF on order right now, and I am too excited to sleep after hearing you put Bjorn's pedal to work!

    Thanks and keep 'em coming!

    Cheers,

    Ed
     
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    Fatback,
    Once again, a sincere thank you for your time and trouble.
    You are feeding my PPF jones, however.
    Much appreciated!
     
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    I put up two more vids just now, (see the top post,) both with maximum-"fuzz"! :D

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    cheers.
     
  6. PlexiBreath

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    Even at extreme settings it's very dialed in, I love my Fuzz Face clone but past a certain amount of fuzz it's unusable, this is in the bee's knees zone.
     
  7. fatback

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    Exact-o-mundo. :AOK

    The Pinkmour was a collaborative re-house of a Top Fuel by DonneR and Swankbox.


    cheers.
     
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    Thanks so much for taking the trouble to do those
    clips, Fatback! Dean has me a PPF on the way, so
    those couldn't be more timely for this boy.
     
  9. Don Rusk

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    The Pinkmour is just a Donnerbox version of the Top Fuel Ill be making more of with Skreddy..... You can certainly get the standard version of the TopFuel too..... just another option....:AOK
     
  10. fatback

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    I'm using the built in mic on my little old Cannon A70 digi still cam. On the loop clips, including "5,000 fingers" I'm using a Lovepedal Cot50 (China red) into the Valveboy with the gain turned up a bit.

    cheers.
    :YinYang
     
  11. Teahead

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    Tasty clips, Fatback! :AOK

    The PPF certainly covers more ground than any other fuzz I've tried, I love the warm, gritty boost sounds it offers. The fuzzy stuff is lots of fun too.

    Your Tele sounds huge in parts of those videos.:eek:
     
  12. Traintrack

    Traintrack Coolest Member Award Aug 2009 Silver Supporting Member

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    Doesn't sound like a fuzz to me. Sounds more like my BSIAB than any Fuzz I own. My 2 1/2
     
  13. fatback

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    Good ears Traintrack!

    The PPF sound has been described as a distortion-fuzz hybred by others in the past. That is part of the alure for me, that it holds tight in the bass and cuts nicely in the mids, like a disto-box, but also brings a fuzzy texture and movement to the high end. Depending on how the "nature" knob is set, it can act more disto or fuzzy, but it will still retain it's own signiture. In either case it brings out a very dynamic and musical tone from my rig.

    It may be my favorite BJF pedal. :AOK


    ( I haven't tried a BSIAB, but it sounds like I would like it also. ;) )

    cheers.
    :YinYang
     
  14. Don Rusk

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    Thanks I thought it was a pretty cool name....if you really want one email me, I have an informal list, for when they come in.....

    heheheh yeah theres lots of interesting things that could be done with Floyd titles !!:AOK
     
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    Hey fb did you ever get to try a Candy Apple or a Folk Fuzz ???
     
  16. Traintrack

    Traintrack Coolest Member Award Aug 2009 Silver Supporting Member

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    fatback - I have the Zvex FUZZ Factory, It makes my children hide in the closet under the shoes.
     
  17. fatback

    fatback Member

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    Traintrack:
    Yup the FF is a scary beast indeed. Not for the feint of heart. I had one for about 3 years.

    Donner:
    I haven't tried Bjorn's red or yellow fuzz-beasties... yet.

    :YinYang
     
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    Holy crap Fatback, I just realized your Tele controls are perfectly oriented and mine (and most others) are backwards!!! Where'd you get this idea? I'll be changing mine around like that soon. I've been wanting to rewire one position and the tone control in my Suhr Classic T and swap the volume knob out for something that spins easily enough to do pinky volume swells. Is your volume that easy to turn?
     
  19. fatback

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    That's an old twanger's trick. I'm not sure who did it first, but I've seen many hot-rod tele-dogs with the flipped controls mod. ;)

    Also, bear in mind that volume and tone swells become easier to reach. :AOK
     
  20. daphil_1

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    Fatback - props on the clips mate - keep em coming. Just one thing...I don't mean this to be rude...do you have a day job or are you a full time musician part-time internet clip god?
     

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