Tell me about the Black Forest overdrive

Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by kingofrats, Feb 8, 2012.

  1. kingofrats

    kingofrats Member

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    I'm really curious about this pedal and its ability to get fuzzy od tones.

    Not many demos/info out there. Is it a clone of a Colorsound overdrive? what do all the knobs do? (not labeled)
     
  2. ecaace

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    fuzz lows highs
    6 stages of girth volume

    Its based on a colorsound OD with tweaks. For fuzzy tones you have to have the fuzz up to 8-10 otherwise its more of a gritty boost same as the CS. I only use mine for fuzz tones fuzz 10 bass 10 treb 6 girth 6 vol to taste.
     
  3. kingofrats

    kingofrats Member

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    This is interesting, care to expand on the different stages? are they just different gain stages?
     
  4. ecaace

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    Its more of clipping in the girth stages. Postion 1 sounds clear then you get in to the clipping like a fuzz face transistor sort of. Postion 6 gets bottom heavy and dosent play to well with a wah in front of it. But I perfer my wah after the BF anyway.
     
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  5. GlobalCooling

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    Honestly, it's not even an OD pedal. Black Arts themselves call it a fuzz, and that's what it is. I was pretty disappointed when I expected an overdrive.

    It's just a clean boost with the fuzz knob anywhere from 0 to 9, then all the dirt comes from 9 to full on.
     
  6. LowWatt

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    That's pretty much how a coloursound overdriver (what it's based on) works too.
     
  7. pedrozepelim

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    Hope this helps a bit:
     

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