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snaredrum

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i don't think i'd dare arrive at a gig with some clingfilm. the drummer would never let it go
 

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My thing with silicon is it's too raspy and spitty usually.

My Analog Man Sun Bender is actually overbiased on the Sun Dial - I like it to be veeeeery smooth. No amount of sputteryness to be found.

Germanium with humbuckers is actually my preference. Dark, warm, and molten thick. Syrupy. When I use fuzz I don't want to hear string separation or do chordal stuff. For me if I kick on my Sun Bender it's totally for that singing lead smooth creamy thing for single line stuff. I want it to have a little edge but nothing that sounds broken. More like just smooth singing sustain. Santana esque.

Big Muffs can be cool - I dig the Sovtek ones though most. A great example of a Big Muff doing that smooth singing tone I love so much is Third Eye Blind's "Never Let You Go". That lead lick in the intro is a great example. It was a Creamy Dreamer - which was a modified Sovtek Muff circuit.
 

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mine is kind of on my chest, kind of in my throat, kind of in my sinuses...


I had to cancel band practice tonight - gig on saturday should be fun - but don't fell deathly ill, just... ill.

well boring!
 

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It totally sucks.

Funny thing about transistors - I have a bunch of fuzzes and very consistently the silicon or silicon/germanium hybrid ones are the smoothest and the two with all germanium are by far the most angry, spitting and gated. Don't underestimate the power of the circuit design!
 

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yeah, i've never had a spitty silicon fuzz. they have a certain top end to them of course, but mine have always been biased well and powered right, so no spittyspatt.
 

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I like my fuzz to be organic, my NK 275 Sunface does a good job. Right now I am running it clean enough to still play 4 note chords (Major 7, excreta) and when I stack it with my RATT (also set up to give a little hair) they both explode. Onto, the other extreme, I also like to get a real spitty strange fuzz. Right now I am using my Fuzz Factory for that, but I will be replacing that with a WTF fuzz from Rockett.

J. Rockett Audio Design WTF Fuzz pedal - YouTube

Hi switch.
Hiya St. Bede !:wave:
 

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Am I the only one who likes to get a strange spitty sounding fuzz going and start to play exotic scales? I thrown in an env filter and some tape delay and pretend I am on a cosmic ride to the mothership.
 

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Am I the only one who likes to get a strange spitty sounding fuzz going and start to play exotic scales? I thrown in an env filter and some tape delay and pretend I am on a cosmic ride to the mothership.
coughGezcough
 

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Hey Switch!

Damn! It's been aaaages since you've lurked here!

I think my entire rig is new from the last time you were here on a regular basis. Ill post pictures when I get home from work.
 

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Hey Switch!

Damn! It's been aaaages since you've lurked here!

I think my entire rig is new from the last time you were here on a regular basis. Ill post pictures when I get home from work.
I hear ya, mine is all new as well
 

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On its way:



one more step foward...

now for the crazy stuff:

I keep thinking, I should figure out if it possible to put a FAMC liquid router on the bottom of my pedal board. I know "is that even reasonable or won't something just blow up, if you do that"?



Liquid Router A16

[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JHWsCYvrJ_o]LR_A16 INTRO - YouTube[/ame]

[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tK0DaGptJKE]LR_A16 Mix Mode Intro - YouTube[/ame]

[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZRatEkMoHrw]Liquid Router - Editor Overview - YouTube[/ame]

I emailed FAMC with a few question about that.

All in all, a crazy idea but if possible the power would be fantastic.

(Feel free to offer your thoughts).
 

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Am I the only one who likes to get a strange spitty sounding fuzz going and start to play exotic scales? I thrown in an env filter and some tape delay and pretend I am on a cosmic ride to the mothership.
Nope! Yesterday I turned on the Hoof, the Zap Machine and the Cusack delay, turned down my volumes a bit (I've added a master volume to my guitar, can't remember if I said) and with some considered (= constant) Bigsby use I sounded just like an old 78 record!

The Hoof is far from perfect but it is ridiculously touch sensitive if you just back off a bit on your guitar volume. And I have yet to find a single pedal that does not sound like it has gone through a dimensional warp and become a completely different entity after being put through the ZM.

I love Earthquaker Devices.
 


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