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Strictly FUZZ

Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by chrismellotron, May 30, 2013.

  1. la noise

    la noise Supporting Member

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    Trolling right out of the gate in 2018, eh? :huh
    I see you haven't changed your most tried and
    true ways in the New Year. ;)
     
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  2. adamajah

    adamajah Supporting Member

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    that is def the best setting for the Spooky IMO too
     
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  3. la noise

    la noise Supporting Member

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    Why would anyone would take the
    multitude of tones in the ST---the sheer
    range and diversity---and collapse it in
    such a reductionistic way???

    If you can get electrons to dance, juke,
    and jive in all sorts of cool and unique
    ways why force them into a corner and
    limit their variability and mobility? :huh
     
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  4. chankgeez

    chankgeez Member

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    :confused: It's a legitimate question. At least that's the way I use distortion. :dunno

    You don't have to get defensive about it. :console
     
  5. calfzilla

    calfzilla Cynical Hack Silver Supporting Member

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    Sweet! I thought maybe you had “bypassed” a knob or two and came up with some uber aggressive version, like removing the tone stack from a muff.
     
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  6. calfzilla

    calfzilla Cynical Hack Silver Supporting Member

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    :agree
     
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    Oh, it's uber aggressive...
     
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  8. adamajah

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    i said best setting, not only setting. I twiddle those knobs lots ....
     
  9. chankgeez

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    I don't. :oops:

    Obviously, I tried a bunch of different settings and that's the one I always kept coming back to (everything full on). That's where I thought it sounded best. :dunno

    Also, are these people trying to appeal to my :love: of purple (& distortoFUZZes)?

     
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  10. chrismellotron

    chrismellotron Member

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    You won't get refuge here! This is the opium den/crack house of FUZZ!
     
  11. chrismellotron

    chrismellotron Member

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    FUZZ Mutant can do it, easily.
     
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  12. Dandolin

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    Hey, I can vouch that Sir Chankgeez' approach works. :YinYang Also, consider his signal chain (I believe it's there in his profile). That Spooky Tooth with that signal chain is pure genius! :bow

    As for me, I like stranger things (not that Chank doesn't mind ya), and with the Orpheum I was recently privileged to try through the kindness of (non)strangers, through my rig (bigsby'd tele-ish slab w/firebird pups into Vibroluxish cleanishness), the stranger things most definitely came out to play with the volume knob rolled back.

    Set up as close as possible to my other, quite fine thank you very much germanium Orpheum build, and gain/git volume cranked, there were few hairs to divide them tonally. Start tweaking the extras on the Basic Audio and rolling back git volume, though, and suddenly I'm on the other side of a mirror into a *very* dark woods, while with the o. g. Orph. I'm still back in the basement rec room looking for a 12-sided die. :love: That stacked into a NeXt Distortion X had my previously gear-unaware singer writing me neXt-day emails about emotions'n'stuff. Tonight I'm Orpheum-less (an orpheum orphan) but you can bet I'll be rolling the volume back on my Gnarly.... :phones
     
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  13. Birds in Hell

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    I found the Spooky Tooth I briefly owned to be really hissy...unless the fuzz control was all the way up, in which case it quietened right down!

    Perhaps it was trying to tell me something.

    Always wanted to know whether that hiss was normal or if mine was malfunctioning somehow.
     
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    Mine's really hissy too fwiw
     
  15. PlexiFuzz

    PlexiFuzz I know karate. Voodoo, too.

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    Any chance you're playing into a very loud and/or dirty amp? I find that any fuzz with a pre-gain (input gain) style fuzz control gets hissy into a dirty-ish amp unless the fuzz control is maxed.

    And since you get 99% the same sound turning down your guitar volume as turning down that fuzz knob on those type of pedals, I just keep it maxed.
     
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    calfzilla Cynical Hack Silver Supporting Member

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    Didn’t mean that :D I meant uber uber UBER aggressive I guess!
     
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    thx for knowledge drop :bow
     
  18. PlexiFuzz

    PlexiFuzz I know karate. Voodoo, too.

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    ^^^ Ha!

    For what it's worth, I think the PTD bone family of pedals are set up that way, too. At least they respond the same in my setup.
     
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  19. la noise

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    You still lost me at best. ;)
     
  20. chankgeez

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    I'm sorry you feel that way, Dave, I really don't know what to tell you. I'm not trying to upset you.

    You're certainly entitled to your opinions of my posting and my sound clips. There's no hard feelings on my part.
     
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