Stomp Under Foot New Hellephant Review!

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  1. steelerboy329

    steelerboy329 Member

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    My new Hellephant arrived today from Matt and I anxiously plugged it in for a test run. I really wasn't sure what to expect because when I usually get a new pedal from Matt it is some kind of muff.

    Well, this one seemed similar to a fuzz face using two silicon transistors. I've had several different silicon fuzz faces so I had an idea of what to expect. I pugged it in using my Grosh NOS Retro and VSA 15, set the knobs to where I usually set my fuzz faces, and turned it on.

    :drown

    Woah, it's loud! Warning, careful with the volume knob...

    Anyways, I adjusted the volume and started playing. WHAT AN AWESOME SOUNDING FUZZ! It easily does a great soaring lead tone, has plenty of sustain, and seems like it would cut in the mix pretty well (still need to test the third one more). Next I decided to test the cleanup. This is where I usually get turned off by these types of fuzz. I know silicon won't clean up as well as germanium, but I'm not going for that. I want a very usable OD tone that doesn't come out to harsh or that I have to constantly mess with my tone knob on my guitar.

    This excels at this very well. VERY WELL! I turned my volume knob (guitar) down to about 5 and was blown away. No extra tweeting was required. Just a very awesome OD by the turn of a knob. Want to go back into fuzz territory? Just turn the volume knob back up! I have to say this fuzz exceeded my expectations in every possible way. Even the price was right. Do yourself a favor and give one a try.

    I'm off from work for a while so I plan on trying to put some clips together if I figure everything out. Below are the settings I'm currently using.

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    Cool pedal name, too. Thanks for the review.
     
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    Love your SUF reviews.

    Judging by the 9:00 position on the level knob looks like you're not kidding about the volume boost.
     
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    Thank you for the review :) !!!
     
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    I've found that on the SUF Muff's I have, there is a lot of volume on tap as well. Unity is 9' 00 or below! Still, it does give the pedals a lot of boosting range and may even contribute to the superb clarity Matt's builds exibit.

    Thanks for the review, Steelerboy. I like the new design, too.
     
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    Nice review and nice looking pedal, is this SUF's take on the Fuzzface, how does it compare to the Analogman Si FF you have? Thanks
     
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    You increase each time the bank account of Matt He must be glad that you exist :roll
     
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    I don't have the Sun Face anymore, but when I first plugged the Hellephant in and turned it on, it quickly reminded me why I liked it so much. They are similar with the fuzz knob turned up, but they act very differently with the guitar's volume knob. I feel the SUF has a much more usable OD tone than the Sun Face has when you start playing around with that knob.
     
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    Damnit Steelerboy, you're killin me.

    Now I need one.
     
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    Clips please. I don't care if it's a 5 year old playing out of tune, we need them! :D
     
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    ^^^ agree..... clips..... want......!
     

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