with all the tonebender talk these days...

re-animator

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I sold my fulltone soulbender a while back (still kickin myself :jo) and i've really been missin that tone... soooooo versatile, and so good at nailing some of my favorite page tones, but I got rid of it because I felt like having 3 fuzzes in my rig would just be ridiculous :NUTS.


But I do currently have a fuzzface pedal in my rig (silicon), and as I recall, the tonebender circuit isn't quite different from a treble booster into a fuzzface circuit. I am currently without a treble booster (I get stupid when i sell pedals), but i've been jonesin to get one back in my setup to pair with my BoR.


Now what i'm wondering is to save pedalboard real-estate, would running a treble booster like say the analogman beano boost into my silicon fuzzface yield a tonebender-like snarl?? I know AM puts the treble booster after the fuzzface in his sunface circuit, but I think that's a different type of sound.


Any fuzz experts or treble booster + fuzzface users on the prowl??
 

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bump?? I think the first time I heard this was from Marc from skreddy talking about the skrewdriver (which i may end up just breaking down and buying)...
 
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I sold my fulltone soulbender a while back (still kickin myself :jo) and i've really been missin that tone... soooooo versatile, and so good at nailing some of my favorite page tones, but I got rid of it because I felt like having 3 fuzzes in my rig would just be ridiculous :NUTS.


But I do currently have a fuzzface pedal in my rig (silicon), and as I recall, the tonebender circuit isn't quite different from a treble booster into a fuzzface circuit. I am currently without a treble booster (I get stupid when i sell pedals), but i've been jonesin to get one back in my setup to pair with my BoR.


Now what i'm wondering is to save pedalboard real-estate, would running a treble booster like say the analogman beano boost into my silicon fuzzface yield a tonebender-like snarl?? I know AM puts the treble booster after the fuzzface in his sunface circuit, but I think that's a different type of sound.


Any fuzz experts or treble booster + fuzzface users on the prowl??

load the fuzz flavors on, buddy...no shame! ;)
I run a zvex fuzz probe, fulltone 69', and soul-bender, AND a roger mayer octavia. 4 different flavors...4 fantastic boxes!

and yes...I have run treble boosters...or even just eq's or * the zvex super-duper* (also on my board) with a fuzz face circuit, and it does get pretty well tone-bender-ish. still kinda more bottomy though. and I always run the booster after the fuzz face....putting things before the fuzz face (besides a wha...ala JH) generally mucks things up...you never know though...test..test..test. good luck:hiP
 

jb1911

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Lovepedal BBB07 will do the FF, MKII and treble booster and do it better than most single purpose pedals.
 

gravy

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+1 on the BBB07 !! . got mine on the emporium for christmas so still honeymooning but hellagoodness so far.
 

s.r.v.

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how good are you with a soldering iron? :D seriously, if you want to start pedal building its a great project
 

gaspedals.net

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Now what i'm wondering is to save pedalboard real-estate, would running a treble booster like say the analogman beano boost into my silicon fuzzface yield a tonebender-like snarl??

It may yield some interesting / usable tones but it wont sound like a tonebender. Mainly because the tonebender uses lower gain transistors - something people often don't realize when building one. Its the key to getting a good bender build because it will get overly noisy and lose clarity with ff values - Ive heard many that were mis-biased for the same reason. Of course there are several versions of the TB and even within one version I have seen some pretty big differences in hfe. Hope that helps. Peace-Jayson
 

re-animator

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quite interesting... i'm a volume-knob whore too... so varying gain levels is sort of my bag. I'm trying to avoid adding another tonebender to my rig because other than having 3 fuzzes.... 6-7 dirt pedals is just ridiculous :)
 

blackjack davey

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I tend to place an EQ after and Fuzz boxes and found that with some creative tweaking I can cover a wide variety of tones out of boxes that shouldn't be making them. For example, I can get my NYC Muff to come pretty close to my SoulBender and vice versa.
 




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