NPD: FuzzHugger Doom Bloom

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  1. Ruiner

    Ruiner Member

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    Been waiting for this to get built for a month. Can't wait to get home and plug it in! Hope it sounds as good as it looks!!

    6 knobs:
    Level
    Open
    Body
    High
    Head
    Bloom

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    UPDATED WITH CLIP:

    Finally have a demo of the Doom Bloom. Sorry for the poor playing (only been playing guitar for 8 months) but you can get the idea of the tone.

    I call it Doom Zeppelin

    [SOUNDCLOUD]https://soundcloud.com/ruiner-6/doom-zepplin-doom-bloom-demo[/SOUNDCLOUD]
     
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  2. krr149

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    I've been eyeing these lustfully but haven't been able to get too much info on one. Can't wait to hear your impressions!
     
  3. chankgeez

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    That looks gorgeous. I'm sure it sounds even better than it looks.
     
  4. la noise

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    Wow..... :dude

    Been loving my Algal Bloom. Can you do clips?? :huh
     
  5. Ruiner

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    Sure can, headed to Costa Rica on Friday so it may be hard to squeeze in before then but i'll try. If not, i'll definitely do it when i get back and post it here with an update.
     
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    Pretty brutal looking.

    I'm interested.
     
  7. Castle Frank

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    Can't wait for the update!
    It Looks killer
     
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  8. Ev O)))

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    DOOM BLOOM! WUT.
    Cant wait to here what's different from the algal. Love that pedal.
     
  9. splatt

    splatt david torn / splattercell Gold Supporting Member

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    a lot more low-end, ┬┐no?
     
  10. Ruiner

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    The Doom Bloom reimagines Algal Bloom with new controls, more lows, more
    fuzz, bite, mass and more available headroom. It's stupid with lows and menace!
    Designed to hold together and retain clarity with lower tunings.

    Controls:
    - Bloom is Bloom...it's fuzz+gain+definition. It increases gain and note separation.
    Rather than going mushy or washy, it holds together pretty nicely when cranked. I
    think it holds up well with lower tuning because of this.
    - Head is headroom. As you turn it right, it becomes less clipped, but also louder
    and more open (favoring transistor fuzz over clipping diodes). So while turning
    right reduces how clipped it is, it also increases mass. So it does some big
    thunderous chords. Really works with big menacing chords...it lets you get this
    full-spectrum mass attack that's pretty cool.
    - Body (Body and High work together). Body shifts a huge amount of lows in/out of
    your sound...but leaves your highs totally in tact. (Unlike Tone controls that make
    you choose either [bassy and dark] OR [bright and thin]). Body also adjusts
    fuzziness.
    - High lets you then control your highs, separate from Body. Set your lows and
    fuzziness where you want it, then adjust your highs.
    - Open is a switch, adjusting clipping and transistor biasing...it adds/removes
    extra clipping and compression. It controls texture, lets you choose whether you
    want crunch with just-a-hint of gate, or whether you want things wide-open. The
    Headroom knob works regardless, but this switch is kind of a pre-shaper control
    that's pretty effective in getting clipping where you want it.
     
  11. la noise

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    I might just have to have one of these. :banana
     
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    niassist Garage Rock Star Supporting Member

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    Well, I'm not sure how it sounds, but it's definitely winning in the looks category!!!
     
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    Beautiful design! I always liked the sound of Algal Bloom.
     
  15. lux_interior

    lux_interior Member

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    It looks very interesting, but am I the only one who sees a potential problem with reading knob descriptions? And since they are quite a lot & more complicated than the usual vol-tone-gain, I'd say this info is pretty important...
     
  16. chankgeez

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    Once you already know what they are, how often do you "read" them?
     
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    I'd like to be able to "read" them at any moment I would want to, & for any adjustment reason I could come across. And since there are six of them, I see this as a requirement, thank you very much.
     
  18. chankgeez

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    OK, fair enough, I guess?

    I just feel that most people, after having spent some time with a pedal, would know what they want from the knobs.

    Granted, I understand there's a learning curve during which you'd wanna know which knob's which. I keep a flashlight handy.
     
  19. Ruiner

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    All the knobs are labeled and are very readable which is more than I can say for a lot of pedals out there!
     
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    that's super dope.
     

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