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Carcosa fuzz sounds harsh.

Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by antvas1963, Feb 9, 2019.

  1. songtalk

    songtalk Member

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    The first season was some of the best TV ever made. This fuzz is one of the best fuzzes ever made.

    Coincidence? No.
     
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    That’s what I was waiting for!
     
  3. Tom Von Kramm

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    I almost forgot, did you get the pallid mask with your Carcosa? That seems to help...

    [​IMG]
     
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    WANT
     
  5. antvas1963

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    i moved it to the front of the line before my rat , and that seemed to smooth it out a bit. i set the knobs as you suggested and is sure sounds a lot better. thanks for the help.
     
  6. Tom Von Kramm

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    Excellent! The Carcosa (and its successor the Black Spiral) reward active engagement with the controls, everything interacts with everything else.
     
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    For people mentioning to put the Carcosa first in line, I currently have a Boss LS-2 (to select between two guitars) as my first pedal, going into a Boss TU-3 and then the Carcosa and a bunch of other pedals following. Where should I put the Carcosa successfully in this chain? I suppose I can place it in between the TU-3 and LS-2, but I wouldn't be able to put it first before the LS-2 due to needing two inputs for two guitars. Am I out of luck?
     
  8. Flatscan

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    First means first =).

    Before you sell it, try the following...

    * Put it first.
    * Set you amp's volume at noon or higher.
    * Work your volume knob. The Carcosa does both a great fuzz or a great underfuzz (more drive-like).
    * Fiddle a lot with the controls. Really understand what affects what.

    You likely will end up selling it and end up with a Muff. No pedal is for everyone. Don't sweat it.
     
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  9. lefort_1

    lefort_1 Nuzzled Firmly Betwixt Gold Supporting Member

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    I realize this is WAY too simplified an approach, but

    I've always wondered if someone has ever tried to create an inline pickup-reactance-box that could be placed immediately upstream from a pedal that exhibits 'driver-preference. You know, something that would have a switch so one could vary between a Strat and PAF analog 'sim':
    Strat: about 6.2 kohms in series, 2.-2.5 H inductance, 250kohms to ground and a filter cap in there too.
    HB: about 9.5 kohm in series, 4H inductance, 500kohms to ground and typical filter cap values.

    Hell, it could be made all digital-control/midi-friendly with a couple presets and those new-fangled electronically-variable-resistors and such.
    I bet there are at least a hundred gotta-have-the-latest folks on this site who'd snap them up if the were in a mini-box.
    ....but, probably about 90 of them would be sent back because they made their pedalboard too big.


    ....so, the answer is, build a switcher/looper that can have an arbitrary number of these devices plugged in... that's also give the designer enough room to put all the midi/preset circuitry into it.
     
  10. tobereleased

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    I think you underestimate how much some of us enjoy "ugly" sounds.

    I've been enjoying my Carcosa into a gonkulator for some properly messed up sounds ;)
     
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    That's fair enough. I've always been conservative with fuzz, but when it sounds like the clipping on a Youtube video made with a cheap phone, I'm out! Luckily the Carcosa is versatile enough to suit a whole slew of tastes.
     
  12. songtalk

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    Gimme da cheep fone-tone now!!! :p
     
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    Op, keep the Carcosa, get a Muff to run after it/stacked. this combo sounds great to my ears.
     
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