Subdecay Blackstar.......sweet*

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  1. Mooncusser

    Mooncusser Member

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    Hey all,

    Man I just picked up a Subdecay Blackstar.
    It is listed as a distortion, but to me sounds like an amp like distortion/ fuzz hybrid.
    I haven't really heard anything like it.
    Picked it up to goose my FR CC2 as Dave Fox suggested and it creates a wild feedback effect (controllable as heck) in this combo.

    On it's own, it sounds to me like cross between a Crunchbox and an old Vox Superfuzz for lack of a better description.

    Anyone else use this pedal, wanna share some thoughts?

    Thaanks and take care,
    Mooncusser
     
  2. hudpucker

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    I returned mine for that very reason.


    It certainly was a quality product though (not dissing it at all).


    YMMV.
     
  3. Mooncusser

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    Hudpucker... I could see that as being confusing.
    It's not to my ears a metal pedal, but with a name like Blackstar Distortion....well, ya know
    :NUTS
    On the Subdecay site, it explains that this pedal is like a Liquid Sunshine but it takes off where the LS ends, with much more gain using mosfets and jfets.

    Really unique and quality pedal though! I haven't had alot of time to play around with it yet, but from what I heard, I cant wait to put it through more applications.

    Take care~
     
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    It is diode free, but I wanted even more bite on the attack, and so I might have preferred if it had a switch to add some diode clipping to get more of a John Petrucci tone. It was oh so close, but the struggle made me switch to a Metal Muff for that sound. But you could even use it for a great Jimmy Page like Tonebender sound too, but I already had pedals to get that sound.
     
  5. Mooncusser

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    Man, you are right...oh so close. Nail on the head concerning the Page tone, to.
    It kind of reminds me of a dimed Laney..............
     

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