Tone Factor, Huckleberry & 442 Analog Filter (demos)

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  1. fatback

    fatback Member

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    The Tone Factor, Huckleberry is a very versatile fuzz. It can go from light grit boost, to fuzz-face, to muff territory. The tone knob is one of the most dramatic I've come accross. Maxed out it provides plenty of cut and rolled back it really plumps up the sound.

    Huckle-buck
    http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-6692042757765090132

    hitting the Huckleberry highway
    http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-4223073747822805639


    442 Analog Filter - The return of an old friend, only better!
    http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-5931104397784134601
    strat

    http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=2793020552635022946
    Breedlove, passport. electric- acoustic with a bit of the Cusak Tilt-o-Whirl trem.

    http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=4141805785428582211
    Grosh, baritone

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    I dig that purple and candy-apple green paint!
    :D
     
  2. Phil M

    Phil M Supporting Member

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    Love Tonefactor!

    When the Huckleberry came out, I had just bought me a Lovepedal Brown Dragon (germs).and I thought the descriptions sounded similar. Have you had a chance to compare Dragons and Huckleberries? I can get an idea from the clip, but I'd rather hear from someone who's used both.
     
  3. granite

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    Could anyone compare the TF Analog Filter to the Emma Discumbobulator? I have the Emma on the way, but was curious if the two pedals cover the same ground sonically? I'd assume, maybe wrongly, that the Emma does more. Anyone played both?
     
  4. ausguitarman

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    Love my Huckleberry. Versatile is an understatement.

    I've been on a fuzz search for years and it's now over.

    This knocked a Fuzz Head and a Sun Face off my board.

    Best $119 bucks I ever spent.
     
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    I've got a Huck on my board too, dig it. I have been tempted to give the AF a try, but I'll have to do it in secret or my longtime best friend, the vintage MXR Envelope Filter, will get upset.
     
  6. sroux

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    Kickass demos!

    I love the hell out of my Huckleberry!!
    I knew within minutes of plugging into it for the first time, that my fuzz quest was over.

    It really blends the best of the Fuzz Face and Big Muff.

    One day I will get one of the Analouge Filters. Got a few other FX in line right now.

    Again...great stuff!

    Shawn
     
  7. tayste_2000

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    I can only describe these on bass, the EMMA does more since it can do both up and down but it just doesn't have that mojo you want from a filter it seems to be just touching the edge of a really great filter but not going over it so it's quite frustrating as you can hear it getting really really close to an amazingly funky sound but just not quite making it.

    The 442 is an interesting animal its the only filter I've found with more than 1-2 settings as seen in the clips there are loads of sounds not just funky and not quite triggering the envelope and its very touch sensative.

    I'd say when you get your EMMA and if it doesn't meet your requirements then order a 442 but the two sound very different so generally if you like the emma you won't like the TF and vice versa. IMHO of course :angel

    Hope this helps

    P.S. these soundclips sound great
     
  8. Sid

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    John,
    I thank you for the numerous demos that you have done.Your clips are what have been missing from the boutique effect pedal community.
    These clips have helped me decide what to buy and what not....thanks again..:BEER
     
  9. Tweeker

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    I owned the EMMA and liked it very much, but currently use the 442. The EMMA is designed to be more versatile and I do miss the up/down filter and attack controls, but I agree that the 442 has the mojo that the EMMA lacks. It's just more musical to my ears.
     
  10. retro

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    I agree...a great benefit to us. Builders should be giving you these if they are not already.
     
  11. themusicboxstudios

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    alright ... you made me want the huckleberry ... i love your videos.

    btw, what are you playing out of on all of these videos? Princeton reverb right?
     
  12. daphil_1

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    In my experience, I found the analogue filter nice but quite subtle – didn’t get quite as over the top and crazy as I was looking for. Just my two cents.
     
  13. fatback

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    I just added the last two 442 filter vids; acoustic and baritone.

    cheers.
    ;)
     
  14. vgm

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    Recently purchased and received the 442 Analog Filter and it's sounding great. I find the volume controls on my LP need to be turned all the way up to get the best affect out of the pedal. Well worth the money IMHO. :AOK
     
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    Fatback- you have no idea how much money you have 'made' me spend this year. Good job! Now I must get a Huckleberry. Any plans to demo a TF Nebula?
     
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    There's a Nebula on the way to him as I type. :)
     
  17. fatback

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    new (and improved) with old (and a bit of mold)...
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  18. themusicboxstudios

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    well ... you did it fatback ... i just ordered a huckleberry.

    keep this up and builders will start sending you stuff for free!
     

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