The SECRET to those glassy Strat clean tones....

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  1. sinasl1

    sinasl1 Supporting Member

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    could be a FUZZ? :) OK many of you TGP peeps know this.. but for those that don't-

     
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    Fantastic- thanks for sharing that.
    I would have liked to hear you use the middle pickup a bit as well, since that's my favorite pickup on a Strat :D
     
  3. rollyfoster

    rollyfoster Silver Supporting Member

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    You gots a treble bleed in that guitar?
     
  4. Cody

    Cody Well, look who’s undead! Silver Supporting Member

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    Super cool - never knew about that!

    :aok
     
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    soundchaser59 Silver Supporting Member

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    Whoooda thunk it? Actually I may have done something similar just by accident. Sounds great.
     
  6. FuzzyAce

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    Thanks for posting Pete.
    Getting those cleans is one of the reasons I love a good germanium Fuzz Face. They can be finicky at times but the overall payoff is worth it.
     
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    You don't need one with a fuzz face or similar, it'll clean up real well as Pete showed there. Although I do like treble bleed circuits too, have them in a handful of guitars and they work well with ODs like a ts9 for example
     
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    bobmc Supporting Member

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    So unbelievably counter intuitive for me. My first pedal was a fuzz (of dubious origin) and it and my guitar were always dimed. I sounded really, really, really awful and have avoided fuzz pedals like a bad prom date. Now, off to Reverb.com...
     
  9. rollyfoster

    rollyfoster Silver Supporting Member

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    Yeah, I’m just wondering because sometimes a treble bleed doesn’t work well when rolling down with a fuzz but I guess that’s dependent on the bleed circuit used and/or the pedal. Some may work better than others.
     
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    Laurence Silver Supporting Member

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    Nothing new, but nice to see.
     
  11. FuzzyAce

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    you're right, depends on the pickups and circuit values. I've had good luck with them and fuzzes, sometimes the taper can be a bit more abrupt though.
     
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    Woah, awesome tip. Sounds great!
     
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    Another great video - info and playing.
     
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    JackD Gold Supporting Member

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    Yes, I have tried this and it WORKS!!
     
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    Sounds awesome!

    Does it have to be a germanium fuzz? That one is a little pricey.
     
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    Lotis Silver Supporting Member

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    So that IS cool. But you can get the same thing from a good compressor dialed in correctly.
     
  17. daveS

    daveS lefty dude on hiatus Gold Supporting Member

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    Very interesting and notable find about the germanium + start combo. I think back in the day guys like Hendrix really squeezed as much as they could out of one pedal just simply because there wasn't a plethora of pedals to choose from like we have today. The results defined a tone for generations. Great post!
     
  18. I Am Misery

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    ?? are you sure about that?

    actually, maybe that's kind of what the fuzz is doing if you feed it a low signal? a blunt sort of compression?
     
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    Thanks! I'll have to try that tomorrow when I can crank the Strat.

    Now how to do this with a RAT! Because what thread can be complete without rooting for the RAT? ;)



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    I love a good germanium fuzz.
     
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