Why was the Hellbilly discontinued?

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  1. 50Cal

    50Cal Member

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    Was there any warning that this was going to happen?
     
  2. jpagey

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    I think it was supposed to be a limited edition, but I am not 100%. You see them on TGP Emporium from time to time. It was a nice pedal. Lovepedal has been making a pedal called "BBB" for a few years. It is more expensive but will do the Hellbilly thing and more. Gainster has clips of his, but I think he calls it the "BadMoFo". The BBB is one of the most versatile pedals I own.
     
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    Gents,

    I'd really love to check out the Hellbilly too. Hopefully I'll catch one somewhere. Clips sound good!!
     
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    Can the BBB do that non-sustainy, gritty thing that the Hellbilly does really well? I love that, my only complaint about the Hellbilly is that it's a bit on the low-fi side with the EQ knob.
     
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    I'm playing mine right now. I played them side to side and felt the BBB did everything the HB did, and more. My BBB has more range and the tone "feels" warmer. But Sean can tailor the BBB anyway you want. I have had 3 and they sounded different depending on what the owner wanted. Give me a song example of the tone you are asking about. I am using a Strat with lil '59's in neck and bridge and stacked strat in the middle into my Songworks LL and cab, set semi-clean.
     
  6. Don Rusk

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    The Hellbilly is/was a McFuzz 'lite/mini' ;) (smaller box and regular AC tap)
     
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    The Hellbilly wasn't ever planned as a permanent product. We were pretty much playing it by ear. The discontinuation was kind of sudden, but I respect Bob's wishes. I would happily keep selling them forever, but it wasn't my call. Having said that, on my end the door is always open for another project between us.
     
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    I got a McFuzz yesterday, and while it does do a great fuzz (and overdrive at lower gain) sound, the hellbilly's tone knob seemed to do a lot more than the McFuzz does. I wish I had my hellbilly back to do a little A/B'ing. Sucks to be at the point where you gotta sell 'em to buy 'em. Oh well...

    By the way, running the RC booster into the McFuzz sounds really really great. So luckily it doesn't have to be first in the chain (though there is a bit of squeal with my vox v848 when the fuzz is maxed.

    Oh yeah, this thread is about the hellbilly -sorry :eek: . Cool pedal!
     
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    thanks brad, you know what i mean?
    aldo....
    i'm gonna ask bob to call ya.
     
  10. Don Rusk

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    Yeah it is different than the McFuzz - I belive Bob said publicly that it was less germ and more sili,,,, and yeah even if it was the same tone control it would have a different effect, but thats about all the light I have t o shed...
     
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    Jpagey-

    I totally agree. I had both the Hellbilly and the BBB and found that the BBB could cover the HB's territory and much much more. It stayed.
     
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    Is this also what happened to the Squeeze Factor? Someone said they wanted one but they aren't at Tone Factor anymore.
     
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    I can understand it. I don't think it was too widely know (beyond FX forums) that this was effectively a Pedalworx pedal. You could almost liken it to Zvex marketing the SHO under a different brandname.
     
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    I'm really sad to hear that the Hellbilly is discontinued. I love mine and considered picking up another one for my second pedalboard. Regarding the BBB, I'm sure it sounds good but I've never liked any of the lovepedal pedals so I'm hesitant to try one. Everyone else seems to like them, though.
     

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