Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by chrismellotron, May 30, 2013.
Even still, I think it's my loudest pedal by far.
Trolling right out of the gate in 2018, eh?
I see you haven't changed your most tried and
true ways in the New Year.
that is def the best setting for the Spooky IMO too
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?
It's a legitimate question. At least that's the way I use distortion.
You don't have to get defensive about it.
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.
Oh, it's uber aggressive...
i said best setting, not only setting. I twiddle those knobs lots ....
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.
Also, are these people trying to appeal to my of purple (& distortoFUZZes)?
You won't get refuge here! This is the opium den/crack house of FUZZ!
FUZZ Mutant can do it, easily.
Hey, I can vouch that Sir Chankgeez' approach works. Also, consider his signal chain (I believe it's there in his profile). That Spooky Tooth with that signal chain is pure genius!
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. 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....
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.
Mine's really hissy too fwiw
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.
Didn’t mean that I meant uber uber UBER aggressive I guess!
thx for knowledge drop