Strictly FUZZ

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

  1. basicaudio

    basicaudio Member

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    Ha! Cool. Sure does drone.
    I ran the circuit into the red
    and was a bit hesitant to go
    into Oscillation but I'm ok
    with it now after hearing that clip.
     
  2. anxiousmofo

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    Trying to figure out how I ever missed hearing Sungrazer until now. I think I'm in love.

     
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  3. urQuill

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    Excellent Italian Greyhound, Shellac’s fourth album. 2007? It’s the sounds you got but also the use of space. I’m always arguing for space in bands and on recordings ... very hard with some players.

    ... customs notice on a Pirk? Where might you be, roughly? John is awesome with shipments to Canada. Deep fairness. Probably the same for anywhere ... I love him for that, on top of everything else.
     
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  4. chankgeez

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    o_O
     
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  5. Tom Von Kramm

    Tom Von Kramm Gold Supporting Member

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    This is awesome.
     
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  6. urQuill

    urQuill Supporting Member

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    quoting glitches, is what. yup.
     
  7. anxiousmofo

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    I enthusiastically agree!
     
  8. Moody Tuner

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    That demo didn’t really sound like shellac to me at all: it sounded like a distorted Les Paul. Just my ears.

    I didn’t come here to debate those tones though, but to say that I get a good shellac vibe running the Black Spiral through a bridge single coil pickup with the tone knob maxed on the guitar. The Black gives that very cutting high end, that I hear in shellac guitars. The Black allows your picking attack to be defined and doesn’t muffle up your clean tone like other fuzzes do. To me, those are the characteristics: Treble presence, strong guitar attack and likely lower gain dialed up than what our ears perceive on those recordings.
     
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  9. fitzo

    fitzo Greybeard Silver Supporting Member

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    summora allora'd be a real nice thang...
     
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    Never listened to Shellac before. Again a great new music discovery thanks to SF. I think I first heard HP in it's full glory on Pyramid Electric Co. Also lots of space to enjoy.
    I am in Europe and I have to pay some 30% of different taxes and ****.




    I percieve and use Percolator as a distortion more than as a fuzz. With exactly the same characteristics as you describe the Black Spiral. I would just add a big dynamic explodability. Now you got me gasing for Black Spiral.
     
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    cbm Silver Supporting Member

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    BA Bye-Bias is great for this.
     
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    Fuzz Mutant demo!



    This fuzz is really beautiful and unlike any other fuzz I've played in many ways. Electrical slithering crumble. Just one setting where I mess with guitar volume and tone and playing dynamics! I use very low output pickups and I find it sounds best when the fuzz really starts to grind and churn which for me tends to happen with the fuzz fairly high. The pallete of tones inside twisting knobs and changing playing dynamics is wild. Another @basicaudio fuzz I think everyone should try!
     
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  14. XeMeme

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    :( Got my Dizzy Tone OC44YJ today and it is having issues - the signal is weak when engaged and keeps cutting out. The battery was unclipped upon arrival and I'm guessing it may have damaged something, although I can't see any evidence of damage.

    EDIT: I've tried 3 batteries, different chords, and 2 guitars.

    2nd EDIT: I went in the back started pressing on the connections and got it working. I would probably still like a professional to take a look at it, but at least I could explore it a bit.
     
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  15. johnetone

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    **** man. That stinks.
     
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  16. urQuill

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    I think the OC44 is a pretty delicate thing. I had a great Java Boost a thousand years ago, but sold it, and was on the hunt for another ... they had either an OC44 or a CV7005 in them, typically, and I found one with an OC44 on Reverb for a pretty fair price, which didn't make sense at first. But it looked funny, the transistor was not sitting on the little pad on the pcb, it was down, and you could see the printing. Usually it's up, on the pad, and you can't see the printing. Turns out, an owner previous to the current seller had most likely bent the tranny down so that the printing on the tranny was visible, it being a selling point and all that. The current seller hadn't had it long, and was letting it go at a really fair price because it was very noisy. The Java Boost is typically a pretty quiet boost - the one I had years ago, I could hardly tell it was on, until, of course, I played something, and then it was AWESOME - so I sent a note to Keeley about it. They told me that it was sitting wrong and had probably been messed with, and the glass inside those old OC44s can easily crack if they are not handled carefully, and if it cracks it can get noisy or work intermittently or quit altogether.

    I hope it's a loose connection somewhere other than the transistor, but ... maybe take a look at that? I was able to get the JB sent in for a stop at Keeley on its way to me, and it was cracked. Didn't cost that much, and they managed to find another OC44 for it and ... once again, IT'S AWESOME

    so I hope you get your Dizzy Tone working well because no doubt IT'LL BE AWESOME 'cause OC44s are wicked when they work.

    (I have an older Swart boost with an OC44, too, and ... can you guess?
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    . . . . AWESOME

    oh yes yes it is)
     
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    shikawkee The One True King

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    I had an OC44 Dizzy that was glorious (v.4 I think? Or was it v.2??) but sold it in search for the Holy Grail.

    Perhaps the grail was within my grasp and didn't recognize it. Perhaps that's what happened with the true grail? Alas, plenty o' fuzz chalice's to peruse in the interim. Life, and fuzz, persists and endures.

    Good morn from overcast and damp Old Blighty. Heh.
     
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  18. PlexiFuzz

    PlexiFuzz I know karate. Voodoo, too.

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    So, an update on this one. It's a göddamn beast!

    And that finish, which I took to be purple sparkle, is actually all bubbled and blistered. Like it was forged in the fires of hell. Which is what it sounds like.
     
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    I have had my Ronno Bender and Hartman Crystal Valve for sale. A guy wanted to come to try them out. Luckily he didn't offer to buy either one. Bullet dodged.
     
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    Still learning new things with my Shigeharu. After having opened it up and having turned the internal trimpot fuzz gate the whole way up, I can now dime my DOD FX-51 into the front of it. And it cuts out SO CLEAN IT'S INSANE. Diming that trimpot has created a hiss free 2 gain pedal chain of my dreams. The repeats in my delay pedal have never been so clear, and dirty, at the same time (in the best way). OH, DUDE THIS PEDAL.
     
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