OK...Got the KR Gypsy Fuzz.

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  1. Mooncusser

    Mooncusser Member

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    Hey guys,

    I FINALLY got the KR Gypsy Fuzz pedal.
    I have got to say that for the music I play it is unreal.
    I could see why some people might think it is dark.
    I think it would sound dark in a Fender, but Kevin Randall said that he had a Plexi in mind when he voiced it.
    I play a strat w/ CS'69's through a plexi.
    My fuzz chasing is over.
    It really is a unique fuzz, with a unique voice.
    I would still recommend havinig a quality GE fuzz on hand for Jimi's early 60's stuff, but for the later periods of Jimi, game over.
    At least for me.
    Any Gypsy Fuzz users want to chime in here for tweakage info, as it is still new to me.
    Best regards,
    Mass
     
  2. Melodic Dreamer

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    Awe man, I love mine. It ended my search for any type of fuzz sound. I love how well it cleans up! It's just an awesome pedal. It works so well with the volume knob on the guitar. Another thing is, Kevin is such a great guy to work with. All I can say is my GF isn't going anywhere.
     
  3. Mooncusser

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    +1 on that!
    Now I want a doubler and megavibe..:rotflmao
    It never ends..........................
    Peace,
    Mass
     
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    I have a Doubler, it's great, if not a little dark (but I'm still experimenting with vol & fuzz settings. I think the brighter octave comes out most if you have guitar volume rolled back, vol up 3/4 of the way and fuzz 1/4-1/2 of the way up.... If the guitar sound is a bit more muted, the octave is more distinct and separated from the guitar sound... The fuzz is crazy, I love the ring mod sounds, try an envelope filter in front of it... would be cool for Cars songs....
     
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    Thaks for that..I can't wait to get one someday. I am currently using the Fulltone Octafuzz for that application, but would prefer a Doubler.
    Peace,
    Mass
     
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    The Prescription is also a really cool unit, as you have fuzz, switchable octave and volume swells... a worthy foe i just didn't check out...
     
  7. Mooncusser

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    This is for you then my friend: Fatback did an awesome video clip demo of that pedal.

    Check it out here:
    http://theguitarhub.com/forums/showthread.php?t=267

    Take care,
    Mass
     
  8. nashvillesteve

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    Caught that... my wealthy alternate universe counterpart has both of them and is currently very happy... Great clip, thanks! Just thought I would toss that one out there as well for someone wanting an octavia, though the Doubler fits the bill nicely, that one has some great options and sounds pretty nice (read: mean).

    Doubler clip I made...
     
  9. jero

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    In what way does it differ from an 'average' silicon fuzz face clone? :YinYang
     
  10. stratovarius

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    It is sweeter and smoother sounding - it sounds more like a germanium fuzz.
     
  11. Mooncusser

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    so how would this baby sound through a bassman?
     
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    killer! :cool:
     
  14. Mooncusser

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    Oh man,

    That would sound like..........:drool

    I think it would mate up with a bassman incredibly well.

    Take care,
    Mass
     
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    how about through an el84 amp? I play an Orange AD30.
     
  16. Mooncusser

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    That would be interesting........................................
    Brandon, you want to chime in here?
    I had an EL-84 amp, but before I got the GF.
    I sold my EL-84 amp and bought a 1959 SLP.
    I don't really know because the EL-84 amps have so much break up on their own, and the GF is so in the way of that type of dynamic.
    Let some EL-84 owners respond to this one.....
    I'll get some to if they don't because that is an interesting question.
    Peace,
    Mass
     
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    I'll let you know when I get mine. I ordered it about two weeks ago and I will try it with my Roccaforte Custom 18 and a Marshall 1965B 4x10. The Rocca sounds more Plexi than most El 84 amps I have had so it should sound good.
     
  18. EXP

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    never tried the GF with EL-84's, i did with Tungsol 5881's(early 59 Bassman RI) and it was punchy and sweet.
     
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    I just got mine yesterday and I like it! It sounds like Hendrix to me with my Rocca 18. Great Pedal, I love when you turn it up and it just feeds back. Nothing more fun than pretending to be Jimi doing the Star Spangled Banner even if it is in my basement and not Woodstock!
     

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