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Fuzz in Strange by Built to Spill?

enocaster

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I'm pretty sure that's Sam Coomes playing his distorted "roxicord" (mystery keyboard/fuzz setup he keeps hidden in a wood box). Sam isn't in the band, but has played keys on some of their stuff. Awesome song.
 

coldfingaz

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Man, that is such a great tune. I haven't kept up with a lot of their newer stuff, but was way into them back then & saw them a few times. Love that tune & just the tones overall on Ancient Melodies. Martsch is a helluva writer.
 

Jet Age Eric

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Yup. I think I read Sam's RC is dying (dead?), but Sam's also awesome on a Strat.

Some glitchy pedals might get you there; I think Catalinbread has one and maybe Dr. Scientist? Others make 'em, too. -E

PS If you like this sound and great tunes, Sam's band Quasi (him and his ex, Sleatter-Kinney's Janet Weiss on drums and vocals) is generally awesome. "Featuring: Birds" is particularly wonderful.

I'm pretty sure that's Sam Coomes playing his distorted "roxicord" (mystery keyboard/fuzz setup he keeps hidden in a wood box). Sam isn't in the band, but has played keys on some of their stuff. Awesome song.
 

codetocontra

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I always heard a Muff. Have I been wrong? I saw them live, couldn't get a great look at the board.

Great band, btw. Got to meet Doug as well, super nice guy.
 

King Rat

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I got that exact sound with the fuzzy crap channel in a MXR double shot distortion. i wasnt looking for it but it was spot on.
 

Jet Age Eric

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I interviewed Doug for TapeOp and we had a lovely chat. Went to see him when they came to town and went backstage before the show to say "hi." Unfortunately, I was REALLY high when I got there (this was a long time ago) and I didn't know the entire band had grown beards. I was TOTALLY freaked out by the beards and was a complete moron as a result. They were all super cool nonetheless, and I left before I could do too much damage. I was too embarrassed to go back after the set. :( -E


I always heard a Muff. Have I been wrong? I saw them live, couldn't get a great look at the board.

Great band, btw. Got to meet Doug as well, super nice guy.
 

your name here

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Last time I saw them do this tune, Doug used a Fuzz Face into a blackface Bassman.... They were touring for Ancient Melodies at the time...
 

Jet Age Eric

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It totally makes sense that they'd use some fuzz live, but there's no way that's not Sam on the recording (famous last words). -E
 
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Zzzzzzzombie ThreadddddddD...

The new Green Russian Big Muff, along with my always on stuff like a little compression, delay, vibe, verb, nailed it. So yes The Muff.
 




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