Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by chrismellotron, May 30, 2013.
preceded by paul with his Velocitine, i think.
So, I've not spent a lot of time in the deep (expensive) end of the fuzz pool except for my DAM stuff. When Paul canceled the list and my place went away, I decided I had to check out PTD. Anyway, ended up with a BettaBone (a BMGT and a Kush in a single box). Wow, this thing is DEEP. First off, it really doesn't like active electronics (the Renaissance guitar I wrote up elsewhere). It's not bad, it just doesn't do many of the tricks its known for. Secondly, I just get lost moving between settings, then forgetting how I got there before-that's a LOT of knobs and switches, and while the instructions are somewhat helpful, I'd love to know what Mood and Bore are actually doing?
It's especially funny that the Nebula came out this week, too. So now I've got a Spaceman in the mail (neatest PCBs ever done) and a PTD in the basement (goop poured all over things like a blood bath). Just seems ironic!
Oooooh, look what came today (well yesterday, but I forgot to post yesterday)! Won't have a chance to get into it until this weekend.
I have to admit I'm pretty excited about taking this one home tonight. I've been wanting to explore the Tone Machine branch of the fuzz family tree for a while now. Hopefully, I'll have @basicaudio 's version soon, as well.
jEXT fOXX by misa posted Jul 12, 2018 at 12:31 PM
the goop in a PTD is useful to those of us whose fuzzes get banged around regularly by baggage mishandlers & other varied sources of heavy travel- & gig-orientated irritations/dangers.
also, it's not real goop, and can be quickly removed:
just ask paul.
Right. It's a rubber conformal coating, and not a "traditional" "goop."
I realized it was more than cosmetic when I realized how carefully the wires were tacked down and so on. Still, it LOOKS like a black bat was massacred in there. Just a different approach and I'm not dissing Paul, more amused than anything. It IS good to know it can be removed if the time ever comes to need to repair or replace a part.
Has anyone ever built a "Fuzz in a Bottle"?
It has since been rehoused, but I had a multi-fuzz in an upside down cake pan.
Bathtub 1.0 by DBBlues posted Aug 9, 2015 at 12:04 PM
swipe left for video 2, ifya wanna.
I dont have one lying around...
I "do" have one lying around will have to fire it up, I seem to remember it smoothish in straight fuzz mode... (I keep it in a mode with huge descending random arps for a special effect in one song...)
Sniff em if you got em...!
I hear ya! maybe I could re-house one...? will consider...
looking for a proper fuzz face but.... that sounds pretty cool on its own merit!!
had my hopes up for this one... but then saw the copper ge one, only 10 were made? if thats the one youre talking about....
Ah, maybe I misinterpreted the “coarse” element. I was thinking you meant thick and wooly, lava lamp-bloom. I’ll have to pull out the FF7 to see if it does what you’re talking about.
The Roto would still be good, but maybe a Sunbender MK 1.5? You can turn the bias down on that and it seems like it’s what you’re going for. @splatt has some good examples of that somewhere. It’s basically a FF (or the other way around...)
not fuzzy, just ampy, but #3 of the series of vignettes started above.
et, c’est tout!
alles klar, alles gute.
I decided to drown work-related sorrows in germanium earlier this evening. The "buzz-off" in question incorporated random noodling played through an ARC Crimson King, Super Electric Buzzaround, and Stephen Douglas Green Shadow. Much like different versions of the Big Muff circuit, each of these Buzzaround variants has a distinct character.
ARC's take is probably the brightest of the three, Super Electric occupies the middle ground in terms of treble content, and the Green Ghost almost sounds dark enough to be a Dizzy Tone. The Stephen Douglas timbre control definitely has a taper that differs from the other two.
Saturation levels are comparable with all units, though the Green Ghost seems a bit more gainy overall. The Crimson King has the lowest noise floor of the bunch, but the Green Ghost somehow sounds the most gated. Super Electric rules the roost in terms of available output on tap.
The next fuzzy shootout will involve comparing the Black Arts Toneworks Son of Pharoah germanium mode with the same assortment of Buzzarounds.
I’m really looking forward to hearing what you think about the Jext Foxx! That’s a great looking boxx too!
These sound fantastic.
Compared it to my original and it nails it and then some.
More versatile I feel.
Right now digging it with the gain low tone high octave on.
The ptd minibone gtx has a 6 position rotary tone selector as well, along with socketed tranny for position 2. Position 1 is preset with si or ge depending on switch position.
That tigerstripe maple neck looks so good... Is it a V-shape or what? Really into those guitars, lots of personality.
Damn, so much to catch up on. Great clips by everyone so far!