Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by chrismellotron, May 30, 2013.
Love that guitar! And you can never go wrong with PTD. Cool to see the master "figuring things out"
Really killer riff, @splatt ! I love when you tap the strings with your right hand and let all that harmonic fuzzy madness ring out. Where do you have the input/output filters and gain set on the Velo there?
A little shootout between the two new JHS/EHX modded Muff's and the Wren and Cuff Pickle Pie Hella B. 'Cause I was bored this morning but need to get back to work in the studio now so:
Zvex Machine & Lovepedal Karl come to mind.
I diy'd a triple fuzz a while back on a 3/4" piece of tag board. Easy build and sounded pretty nice.
Through Zero Fuzz
Thanks on the ZVex!!
Karl, darling devil, bullnose and monkey fist are all variants, but I wasn’t sure if any other “major” manufacturers had one in the regular lineup.
I had a strange experience today playing my DBA Harmonic Transformer. So, we all know that having a buffer before a fuzz can mess your sound up, usually making things brighter and thinner. But having buffers after Fuzz shouldn't make any difference. Right?! But today, I realized my Harmonic Transformer sounded very muddy with buffered pedals behind it! It sounds very crisp (and totally awesome) when it's the only pedal plugged in, and sounds great in all 4 modes. When it was in front of my Klones and Boss pedals, only the brightest, mid-scooped mode sounded good, the rest was mud.
I've noticed slight differences with post Fuzz buffers before, but never anything nearly this extreme. Some kind of impedance mismatch issue perhaps?
I'm no expert, but yes, I think high output impedance could be a culprit....
IG is a fun place for that, i think!
i did some more, today; i showed an insane pitch-bending exercise towards a very elusive goal. ha!
Fuzz people help me out, looking hard at both buzzarounds and or tonebender mk I. Looking for more wild hair here. Is there major differences between these 2 variations and what builders should i be looking at? TIA!
Hmmmm...best TB mk. 1 I've heard is Faceless FX Marquis. For Buzzy's there's Super Electric, Monsterpiece, Ghost Effects, Stephen Douglas, Faceless FX Reverse Buzzy...I own all of them and they're all terrific. Just depends on your budget.
Are the response characteristics/sounds different between the 2 diff or similiar? Again TIA!
thanks! was only just getting to figuring out that riff.
will check the input/output caps.
set to Ge.
reverse phase, plenty of feedback (gate on, bias-"gating" very much in use), feedback quasi-tuned to an octave+5th above-the-root.
i think input cap was on 4, output cap on 2 or 3.
bright switch off.
neck pickup, slight tone roll-off.
Between TB and Buzzy? Big difference IMO. Buzzy is more thick cutting and gated (slightly). TB is cutting and edgy. Generally. And TB is less compressed. Two different animals. Buzzy might have more bottom end too depending on builder/version. BTW-What the hell is TIA?
i dig 'em both, but own 2 MkI's (and counting), but no buzzarounds (though the Pigdog fuzzbound tempts me); to each their own!
my favorite MkI's are facelessfx Marquis, Ghost Effects 2065, PigDog Loony; apparently, @analogmike is working on his 1st MkI right now.
i love the feel, sensitivity and sometimes greasy, gatey riiiip of a great MkI; super-expressive.
Marquis for MKI for sure... killer build and great guy.
Didn't know Mike had one in the works! That's gonna be something else...
Thanks In Advance!
Here's the FUBÄR with expression pedal madness... Not necessarily fit for human ears, but hey you asked! @wrightdude's track with the Fuzzbear is better for showing the more musical side of this circuit. Hah