The Day my Muff left my board ...

Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by Axeaholic, Sep 1, 2008.

  1. Axeaholic

    Axeaholic Supporting Member

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    So it's been a while now I've been playing around my board and like all of you, I've been on my personal tonequest to see what was my thing vs ... the artists I idolize ...

    And as pedals have come and gone I've always kept my Big Muff around, but as the '' final '' board started taking shape ... I progressively became aware of my love for low gain transparent pedals and my increasing distate for pedals that just send everything to gain-kingdom-come.

    Maybe it was reflection on my playing, as a player who listens to allot of Sonic Youth, Explosions in the sky, Kings of Conveniance, Boards of Canada, Stereolab etc ... etc ...

    I realized I was using the Muff less and less ... even some of my '' Gilmour '' tone admiration spilled over into the Cornish G-2 and it's more of a lite Muff tone with a taste of Germanium OD ...

    So eventually the Muff came off all together and in comes a Marshall Bluesbreaker to play with my Reeves Custom Amp

    Next thing you know I have a board full of lite OD's and Delay pedals, and gone is my taste for 90's Disto ...

    Anyone here go through the same process ? I noticed going through the Pedal-board thread, few of you actually use Muffs !
     
  2. Axeaholic

    Axeaholic Supporting Member

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    Btw the new board looks like this ( will post pics soon once I geta good camera ! )

    Fender '69 Strat -}

    Cornish G-2 -} Analogman NKT-275 Sunface -} Analogman BC-108 Sunface -} Durham Sex-Drive -} Klon Centaur -} Colorsound Overdriver -} Keeley BD-2 -} Analogman Compressor -} Voodoo Micro-Vibe -} Keeley AD-9 -} Empress Super Delay -}

    -} Reeves Custom 50 / Marshall Bluesbreaker
     
  3. Dog Boy

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    It moves in a circle....
    I'm currently going thu a "lose the ODs in favor of Fuzz's" cycle.
    Only thing for certain is that Reeve's will serve you well in the pedal dept! Everything sounds great thru it.
     
  4. benjammin

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    The muff left my board the day I cut my hair and stopped wearing black all the time :)
     
  5. sleepingtiger

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    My Big Muff is the only distortion/OD on my board. With a Road King II, I can get just about any natural distortion I want, but for that smooth, ultra-compressed liquid tone, the BM is the only thing that works for me.

    Tony
    PS - I'm 51 & while I have cut my hair, I still wear mostly black, hehe!:eek:
     
  6. Ben C.

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    It's not a process, it's a cycle.
     

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