Blue Tail

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  1. Thor

    Thor Member

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    Just a happy review of the Lizard Leg Effects Blue Tail bass booster. First off, Kudos to Steve and his family who own and run LLE - really great folks who take great pride in their work and their service. I was really treated like a rock star right from the start. Great communication, and you can tell that he takes music and effects very seriously.

    Right out of the box it's a great looking pedal with a powderblue finish with a sweet lizard graphic, and each pedal is custom finished for the owner (Steve put "Thor's Thunder" on mine - you can see it on the website http://www.lizardlegeffects.com/bluetail.html ). Has AC power or battery option and is nice and small (standard MXR sized box). Some fun swag and a drawstring bag for you pedal came as well. Very nice first impression.

    Easy to use - just one knob to adjust. Steve gives you options as to what kind of knob you want - I went with the MXR style knob to make it easier to tweak with a foot. Still need to pick up one of the rubber tires for the knob to make it even easier.

    I have had this pedal for several weeks, but had to delay giving a tone report as I had not had a chance to really test the blue tail in a band environment - until last night. HOLY SMOKES!!! It is voiced so well for live application. I simply left it on all night, making subtle tweaks to the knob with my toe. Every time I turned it off, I realized I simply liked my tone better with it on. I ran it right in the front of my signal chain. It really is one of those pedals that makes everything sound better. It pushed my fuzzes in to just a bit more sweet madness. It added a bit more grind to my Fulltone BassDrive in vintage mode. It emphasized the mids, but didn't sacrifice the highs or lows. I played a passive J -style bass (Lakland USA JO 4) into an Eden Metro combo. I think that it added a sort of P-style quality to the sound.

    My drummer must have made 3 seperate comments about how good that "new blue pedal" sounded. And he is used to me having a lot of new things, but this is the first that prompted any complements (let alone repeated).

    The sweet spot for me is at 12:30 or 1:00, and that it where it lived for most of the time. I would gently ease it back or goose it just a little. I found that it started getting a bit too loose/muddy after 3:00. It does get some grind at 3:00 and above. At 9:00 it's yields a very sublte, but noticible fullness. Very much like the Klon, it is OK at some light OD, but it really excels as a boost, and one that you have a hard time stomping off. The blue tail is now part of "my sound". It hasn't replaced anything, it simple made everything better.

    Steve's slogan is "Your sound, just more", and I couldn't agree more.

    Thanks again Steve,

    Edward/Thor
     
  2. Lizard Leg

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    Thor,

    Glad you like your Blue Tail! If you have any questions, let me know.

    Steve
     
  3. Bassomatic

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    A great pedal and a great company to do biz with.

    Mine's back for a paint job and I'm missed it at the gig this weekend.
     
  4. Lizard Leg

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    Bassomatic - thanks! Speaking of your BT - I just got done with it and once it goes through a final test the final labels will be applied. It should be back out to you on Thursday.
     
  5. Thor

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    Hey Basso,

    You still loving the BT? Did you get some special graphics on yours? (would love to see some photos). Mine is here to stay - it stays on at all times now. I can't express how much I love this pedal!

    I think that I am going to have to go with a flying dragon for my guitar rig now...

    Cheers,

    Edward
     
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    If I'm plugged in, it's on.

    Love it - "more me" pedal, no?
     
  7. Lizard Leg

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    Bassomatic - Supersized.

    What do you get when you cross a Blue Tail and McDonalds?

    You, just more.
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