Harmonix C9

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  1. hendrik7

    hendrik7 Member

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    Anyone have the C9 yet?

    Not many demos out there.

    Could it be used like the Micro Pog for ambient sounds?

    Thanks!
     
  2. guitarman3001

    guitarman3001 Member

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    I have it. It's a nice complement to the B9. I don't know anything about the Micro Pog but the C9 has the Shimmer and Mellotron settings that are great for ambient sounds.
     
  3. analogmike

    analogmike Gold Supporting Member

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    I tried one at band practice and I loved it!!! I love adding some shimmer under my normal guitar sound, which comes out more as I stop playing. But the buffer in it kills my fuzzes, so I need to put it in an fx loop or true bypass it. the sounds are awesome.
     
  4. Stratobuc

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    When you say the buffer killed your fuzzes, could you please explain? I have run fuzzes after and haven't really noticed a problem. Thanks!
     
  5. analogmike

    analogmike Gold Supporting Member

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    Old style fuzzes like a Fuzzface don't work with buffers in front of them, they won't clean up and they sound shrill. I first noticed it when I could not get a decent sound out of my Astro Tone which is usually not as sensitive as the germanium fuzzes.
     
  6. Stratobuc

    Stratobuc Member

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    The Astro Tone being silicon based?
     
  7. Droptop

    Droptop Supporting Member

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    Like its brother, the B9, it sounds amazing.
     
  8. analogmike

    analogmike Gold Supporting Member

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    Here is the manual from an original 1960's Astro-Tone fuzz. Note what they say about germanium transistors!



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    INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE ASTRO-TONE

    The new Astro-Tone distortion generator is the finest, most flexible, most durable unit of its kind available. One look at the heavy-duty cast housing will tell you that this unit is built to last. The hardest professional use will not affect the Astro-Tone.. The semi-conductors used in the Astro-Tone are all silicon. Many distortion generators still use germanium transistors, not the Astro-Tone. Forget about temperature changes altering the sound quality. Forget about maintenance. Most of all, forget about buying a replacement; you won't need one. This unit will last and sound better than any distortion generator you have heard before.
     

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