Not your mama's fuzz pedal (demeter content)

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  1. jzucker

    jzucker Supporting Member

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    Just picked up a demeter fuzzulator. This thing is a beast. Nails the Eric Johnson tone IMO and sounds fabulous with an overdrive after it. Not as vintagey as the hendrix type fuzzes but gorgeous and sweet and warm and does a credible job on the vintage stuff as well. Look for a video very soon.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qiVC0Z2ts9Y
     
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    Good deal, Demeter has been around quite a while but doesn't get any print time around here. Solid company too.
     
  3. Holliman

    Holliman Triad Abuser

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    Demeter isn't talked about enough around here. His pedals are insane. My fuzzulator is my pride and joy.
     
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    The tremulator is amazing as well. Love that pedal!
     
  5. sstweed

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    What transistors are in the Fuzzulator?
     
  6. jzucker

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    don't know, doesn't matter. It sounds fabulous. I'll leave the engineering to Demeter! ;)
     
  7. sstweed

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    I don't plan on doing any engineering either. I was just curious because I got an Addrock Hism Scism a couple weeks ago and it is the new love of my life. I would have described the Addrock about the same way you do your Demeter. The Addrock has BC-107's in it. Not a very popular tranny for an Si fuzz. Most seem to be BC-108's and sometimes 109's. Just wondering if that is the key or not. Probably not, probably just well engineered pedals. And you are right, they just sound great.
     
  8. jzucker

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    i'll email jim and ask what's in it. :)
     
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    Clipping is by diodes (Ge or LED), not transistors. The fuzzulator is not a fuzz face.
     
  11. Bryan T

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    It sounds like pre-Boogie Santana to my ears. As usual, nice playing.
     
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  13. jzucker

    jzucker Supporting Member

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    the ceriatone 36 is a 4xel84 amp based on the 18 watt amp project but with 4 el84s instead of 2. It's somewhere in between a vox and plexi circuit. Very toneful and gives up the goods at a much more reasonable volume than a real plexi
     
  14. sstweed

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    My bad. I thought (but I am not sure why??) it was a fuzzface type circuit. With clippers maybe it is closer to the Bosstone?? Or is it something even more modern than that?
     
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    i talked to jim today. He doesn't do copies. All his pedals are original designs, not based on anything but his own ideas.
     
  16. jz63

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    excellent clip! What does the pedal sound like with the fuzz turned lower? Is it able to handle chording?
     
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    I will post some more clips with different settings including strat stuff with the vol turned down to demonstrate how it handles chording. It does handle chording with the guitar vol turned down.
     
  18. Windup 43

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    I had a thread about the Fuzzulator about a week or so ago, such a great sounding versatile fuzz.
     
  19. jzucker

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    Fooled around with it tonight with my strat. It cleans up fantastically. Doesn't exactly nail the vintage thing but gives you the vibe but adds some overdrive characteristics and really sings going into a TS9 clone. Stevie meets Jimi for sure. More clips and a detailed video soon.
     

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