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What exactly is a DAM Meathead?

Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by 12strings, May 21, 2011.

  1. 12strings

    12strings Member

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    Is this a silicon fuzzface clone, muff or something completely original?
     
  2. arem

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    It's loosely based on a Si FF. Quoth David Mains:

    "Yarp its a YAFF. I don't mention the Fuzz Face connection in the description on the site as I'd consider it wrong to do so. As in, if you wanted a true vintage sounding Fuzz Face and bought a Meathead you would not be a happy bunny. The biasing is wide open on the Meathead, its bigger and more modern in its fuzziness than say how a Fuzz Face is biased. I didn't tune the circuit for clean up....some geetars and amps you'll get good clean up but its not in the plan. The Meathead is supposed to break things."
     
  3. 12strings

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    Awesome, thanks arem!!
     
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    Wasn't that the term Archie Bunker used to refer to his son-in-law?
     
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    I think that was "damned meathead."
     
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    One knob, one stomp switch = no thinking = Meathead.
    I remember Archie defining Meathead as "Dead from the neck up."
     
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    It's closer to the Colorsound One Knob Fuzz but that's just a Fuzz Face variant anyways. I really like the Meathead for sludge and doom stuff. It doesn't really do singing, overly smooth stuff like a lot of Fuzz Face clones. I could get it to clean up well with my Strat but that's about it.
     
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    It's cool if you want a lot of bass, I can get it to clean up with Strats as well. It's kind of like a FF with a lot more bass and more modern sounding (as others have said).
     

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