Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by jzucker, Dec 18, 2009.
All I can say is WOW. Bridges the gap between vintage fuzz and modern overdrive. Just stunning.
Well I ordered one back in October. I guess in a couple of years (if I'm lucky) I'll be able to appreciate it as well.
Yeah same here...apparently I'M the crazy one because i had the balls to email him a year in asking for an update...
....but to be fair his stuff is top notch.
So you got it!
Awe, Treat her nice, she was always good to me.
I'm glad your enjoying it. Let me know what you think of the SD9 when you get it. Mine should be here soon. Oh yea, I ended up trading my Replica for the Empress. I'm pretty stoked about that one.
and that's supposed to improve your standing?
Jack, can you describe the sound how The Gypsy comapares to The Red Fuzz.
the red fuzz is a more traditional fuzz face whereas the gypsy has some overdrive character to it. At least that's the way I hear it.
How does it compare to the Keeley Fuzzhead and Skreddy Screw Driver?
I was just getting comfortable with my Dunlop JH Fuzz and now I see this. Anyone every compare the two?
Thanks Jack, I have both on order from Kevin
haven't tried the dunlop, skreddy or keeley. I just emailed kevin to see if he makes a germanium fuzz. Anyone know?
That would be interesting to see, since the Gypsy is a hybrid GE/SI. Maybe Kevin could do the Fuzz Child in all Germanium.
Since he checks in on TGP every now and then maybe he will chime in.
You don't hear much about the Fuzz Child btw? it would be cool if someone that has one post their thoughts, the webpage description indicates NPN Silicon on the Fuzz Child, but maybe he would do a custom all Germanium version.
Jack you should check out the Mista Fuzz by Cats Eye Pedals. I use that for my Hendrix germanium and the Roger Mayer Axis for a silicon. EJ Strat + 100JH = pure bliss
i heard back from kevin that castles made of sand was a silicon fuzz. He says the gypsy nails that so I guess I'll play around with that with lower fuzz settings. Maybe I need a custom dual gypsy fuzz! He does make a germanium fuzz (the fuzzoid)
Roger Mayer Axis nails it.
Yup, the RM Classic and Axis nail most Jimi studio and live fuzz tones. add the dunlop si for the late period live stuff and you're covered.The KR fuzzes, while good, don't cop any Jimi tones IMO, whether Randy Hansen uses The Fuzz or not. The Fuzz, a pedal I helped do 2 months R&D on, back and forth many times, but since he uses a certain tranny, they are only going to sound like what they are.
I just got this pedal after a wait, (2 years!) and am just "visiting" it now...
The thing is, I waited and waited, now I'm playing bass...not guitar, but it sounds pretty great on bass too!
My initial impressions are that it has a really tight bottom-end, and really smooth top. It has both a si and ge vibe to it, and I think solves the problems that those fuzzes have with its hybrid design. It was definately voiced with great care and precision. It is also flawless in operation, very quiet, with smooth and usable sweeps on the knobs. The fuzz control is almost like a mix control. It is so smmoth and quiet, it's like having a Neve channel strip of fuzztone. I don't really hear the "overdrive" component, other than a great fuzz will clean up well, and this delivers in that area, but fuzz is clearer than an overdrive; fuzz doesn't roll off top end when you turn down.
that you carl? if so. . . welcome back. . . . if not. . . .
is the classic ge and the axis silicon?