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Wampler Velvet vs Blackout Effectors Musket

JinX78

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Next pedal will be a fuzz type for my home rig. Playing a LP and strat into a vox pathfinder 15r. One day I will upgrade that to a princeton or somethin but that's it for now. I've done some research and here a lot of positive things about these two specifically for lower volume applications, they seem to emulate a fuzz circuit into an amp or stacked with another pedal rather than being a simple straightforward fuzz.

Has anyone directly compared these two? What did you find as far as strengths/weaknesses?

Are there any other fuzz type pedals that might be a better choice:dunno
 

guitargod2u

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musket is like russian/civil war era muff that has a lpb-1 clone as pre knob to boost it even more. Its little noisy with gain and pre up high but compared to say nyc muff it has way more gain so thats to be expected. Never played the velvet fuzz but i have owned at some time or another both version 1 and version 2 of the musket. It can get real sludgy or real tight depending on where you set the focus knob. With version 2 which is latest the mids knob can produce a mid hump where version 1 can only do flat mids with knob cranked. Unity volume on the musket imo sucks. I think its something like 1-2 o clock at least mine were. No battery option for musket either. If you want good review look it up on gilmourish or kit rae site. It can do floyd easily.
 

Jet Age Eric

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I can't speak to the Wampler, but the Musket absolutely is a standalone fuzz, but it ALSO stacks wonderfully (which is how I use it for live work), and could work as a great high-gain overdrive (very hot Marshall-in-a-Box at low-gain settings). You're probably thinking of the Pre control, which emulates an EH Linear Power Booster going into the Muff circuit. In practice, turning it up or down affects the texture of the fuzz (i.e., how tight/liquid-y vs. open/saggier), but either way there's tons of fuzz if you want it. If I had to have only on fuzz on my board, it'd be the Musket but, again, I haven't played the Wampler; no need to. :) Because of its extensive EQ, the Musket should be fine with your Vox; I know it'll be great with your future Princeton. -E
 

Jet Age Eric

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Just saw GG2U's post--unity depends on how you tweak the fuzz (i.e., if you cut mids and lows, you lose vol., or at least apparent vol.) but his results do seem low for unity; mine's closer to 11, and I cut a fair amount of mids and lows. -E
 

JinX78

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Thanks for the great info guys...Ya I saw the reviews on gilmourish...very positive review on the musket. Are the graphics different on version 1 and 2? The musket sounds like a winner but I want to see comparisons to the Velvet...
 

guitargod2u

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Thanks for the great info guys...Ya I saw the reviews on gilmourish...very positive review on the musket. Are the graphics different on version 1 and 2? The musket sounds like a winner but I want to see comparisons to the Velvet...
besides couple custom ones most version 1's are a mountain. Version 2 is two muskets. also all twosome pedals are version 2.blunderbuss is like a musket but has germainum transistors instead.
 

chankgeez

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No experience with the Wampler, but the Blunderbuss is less smooth, more open sounding and a bit louder than a Musket.
 






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