Is there an obvious and unspoken inspiration for Skreddy Pedals?

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  1. justonwo

    justonwo Supporting Member

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    Yeah, I know many of his pedals are inspired by the Big Muff, but I'm curious if there's a more specific connection. I now have three (well, one is still on order) Skreddys and I'm wondering the history behind them. I apologize if I'm being dense, but I know very little about pedal history.

    1) When the Mayo is described as a "circa 1971" tone, is that implying a triangle BMP? So it's like a triangle Big Muff on steriods?

    2) Pink Flesh - It's like a hybrid of a rams head and a triangle, no?

    3) Lunar Module - Is it a straight-up rams head derivative with some modification?
     
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    How are you on your pink-floyd trivia? [post Syd Barrett]
    Sound-wise, Gilmour uses a graphic eq and a boost? with his big muff for a sort of "ideal studio" version.
     
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    Pink Floyd trivia not so strong. I know the songs well, but no so much the group or their sound.
     
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    I like Skreddy as a person. Have read and spoken to him in forums about pedals and such for a while now. On several forums.

    -ZP
     
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    I'm curious about the lunar module, because I love the lead tones on DSOTM but I know I could get close with a bc108c fuzz.
     
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    Pink Flesh = The Wall era sound

    Mayo = a muffy muffulator (not sure what it is based from)

    Zero = Smashing Pumpkins Muff

    Lunar Module = Dark Side of the Moon overdrivy Fuzz Face sound

    ? Lady = First Guild pedal the Muff is evolved from.

    etc :)
     
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    I think it was just made to capture the sound from the Pumpkins song "Mayonaise".
     
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    That's my understanding as well. I believe Marc actually built a pedal called the "Mayonaise" at one time. Hopefully he'll see this thread and enlighten us.
     
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    the Mayo & Mayonaise=the Siamese Dream era Pumpkins (song: mayonaise).
     
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    No - Fuzz-Face derivative... like the Screw Driver.
     
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    The Lunar Module is not Muff based.

    Mayo, Mayonaise and Zero are inspired by Smashing Pumpkins.
     
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    I think Marc is rather straight forward on what his pedals are based on. It's refreshing instead of having new builder "X" come out with a gooped pedal that he says is original, only to find out it's yet another tube screamer clone.

    Props to Skreddy!
     
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    He has good taste and makes some killer sounding pedals. Not to mention the Floyd graphics are the coolest!
     
  15. justonwo

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    Yeah, that's why I got mine. :)

    But the Pumpkins got their sound somehow. I figured it was based off whatever pedal Corgan is using, which I assume is a BMP.

    So the Lunar Module is a silicon Fuzz Face derivative. Interesting.
     
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    And?
     
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    I honestly have zero interest in any of the Muff-flavored pedals (wait for it), but the Screw Driver I recently borrowed was easily one of the best all-around overdrives I've ever played. I will have one someday - soon I hope!
     
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    Ordered my Pink Flesh in December before Marc retired it...
     
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    Well then what pedal is the Top Fuel based off of?
     
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    A Big Muff.
     

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