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Is it weird if i get a bit of octave up out of my big-box fulltone '69?

Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by vanguard, Mar 2, 2012.

  1. vanguard

    vanguard Member

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    just in the jimi-region (around fret 12 on the high strings). it sounds really good, like a great fuzz-face, but there are some upper-harmonics in that area that really sound like a smidge of octave. they sound good, just not something i've noticed in other FF's.

    i've gotta decide whether to return it ASAP, problem is i don't want to if it's supposed to sound like this - i really like it overall.

    owners of '69's: do you notice this phenomenon when playing, particularly on the neck pup with the guitar volume rolled back a touch? thanks!
     
  2. JohnRegular

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    A lot of fuzzes give nice overtones. I wouldn't worry, enjoy it!
     
  3. vanguard

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    thanks.

    but it seems if it is, in fact, an octave happening, that would be indicative of a badly-biased (or some other issue) pedal. i paid for a fully-working one, so that's what i want to make sure i have.
     
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    It means you have an extra good one. Badly biased doesn't give you octave, it gives you gating and sputteriness.
     
  5. vanguard

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    so THE skreddy wouldn't worry about it? (seriously, that's not sarcastic)
     
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    I've got an old '69 pedal that has a pretty noticeable octave. It disappears in a band situation tho. If it sounds good, don't worry about it...
     
  7. vanguard

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    sounds like i'm good. thanks guys!
     
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    scolfax Supporting Member

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    My Joe Bonomassa Fuzz Face does this too - I love it! Seems to occur after it's been played through a bit first. I suspect something needs to warm up.
     

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