Yeah, it's a fuzz plain and simple. I've tried a few others since I had my Bumble, thinking, "This is so close to exactly what I want, I must be able to get exactly what I want!!"
The only thing I don't like about the Bumble is the bass boost that comes with cranking the **** out of the fuzz level with the tone fully counterclockwise. I can live with it though (just drop the low frequency EQ knob on my Sterling). The overall tone is exactly what I want for bass... it adds a roar, rather than a fizz. If you want the sound of tiny ball bearings frying in hot oil, this may not be the right fuzz for you (although you can get that sound when you dime the tone control). I like this for adding a layer of wool beneath my clean tone (thanks to the separate clean volume knob). I can keep all of my clean punch and girth, and then bleed in just the right amount of furry nastiness.
Bottom line, I love this pedal.
Oh, the graphics are cheeseball... it's a clear plastic sticker with the design printed on it slapped on the box. Tacky! But the case is wicked solid, and I guess the whole sticker thing plays into that "boutique effect" aesthetic. Me, I prefer paint.
Bottom line, I still love this pedal. It sounds really, really good.
Originally Posted by Altemo
I'd play a flaming, bacon wrapped raccoon if it felt and sounded good.
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