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B3k vs Tall Font Russian

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by NelsonNelson, Dec 31, 2012.

  1. NelsonNelson


    Sep 25, 2011
    Which one and why? Go!
  2. bassvirtuoso

    bassvirtuoso My God, it's full of chrome! Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 28, 2006
    One is an OD (B3k) and one is a fuzz (TFR).

    What sound do you need?
  3. NelsonNelson


    Sep 25, 2011
    I wished there was something that did both. I was also eyeballing the blueberry OD.,,
  4. MilkyMcMilkMilk


    Dec 17, 2008
    Dr Scientist The Elements, that goes from overdrive to heavy distortion and what I would call fuzz.
    sounds really good.
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  6. NKUSigEp


    Jun 6, 2006
    Bright, IN
    Neither because my always-on is a Megalith.

    The TFR and the B3K aren't too dissimilar even though one is an OD and the other a fuzz. The TFR is rather polite to my ears and the B3K overlaps a lot of the same ground on higher distortion settings.
  7. DannDubblewe

    DannDubblewe Knob Wrangler

    Apr 3, 2009
  8. Bryan R. Tyler

    Bryan R. Tyler TalkBass: Usurping My Practice Time Since 2002 Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    May 3, 2002
    They're next to each other on my board. Both have the awesome sauce.
  9. Stevosimpson


    Dec 31, 2012
    Winnipeg, MB
    the electro harmonix blogger does both
  10. Bryan R. Tyler

    Bryan R. Tyler TalkBass: Usurping My Practice Time Since 2002 Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    May 3, 2002
    Well, it technically does overdrive and fuzz, but it doesn't do either that well, and it certainly doesn't sound like either the TFR or the B3K.
  11. NelsonNelson


    Sep 25, 2011
    Yeah went with a blueberry as I am not a huge fan of the tingy fake sounding b3k....
  12. NelsonNelson


    Sep 25, 2011
    Want a swell b-tod someday
  13. Epitaph04

    Epitaph04 EBMM Nut

    Jul 5, 2010
    Santa Barbara, CA
  14. spaz21387


    Feb 25, 2008
    Portland oregon
    wounded paw battering ram does both
  15. NoxNoctus

    NoxNoctus The Crushinator

    May 9, 2004
    Annapolis, MD
  16. MSUsousaphone


    Dec 4, 2009
    Lake Charles, La
    Endorsed Artist: Myco Pedals
    I rock the B3K. Love it. But it certainly isn't fat and round...and it's modern (which a lot of old schoolers would call fake). Like it's designed to do (the Vintage will be more.....vintage). Compared to my B-Peg, it's tingy and fake sounding in the same sense a GK amp is tingy and fake sounding to an all tube amp. Not a laughable statement by any means.

    But the Kool-Aids still good, I'm refillin' my cup.
  17. NKUSigEp


    Jun 6, 2006
    Bright, IN
    Glad I'm not the only one who thought that. Nothing against it, it sounded great mixed with other peds but on its own it needed :help:.
  18. JBNeedsBeer

    JBNeedsBeer Supporting Member

    May 13, 2011
    New Brunswick, NJ
    If a Megalith is your always on, everything will sound thin or tiny by comparison. That being said, I wasn't a fan of the B3K either, but am expecting good things out of the vintage model.
  19. NKUSigEp


    Jun 6, 2006
    Bright, IN
    Very true. I did take that into consideration. I'm looking forward to the Vintage too...sounds like they'll be swamped with orders.
  20. Darkglass

    Darkglass Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Dec 10, 2008
    Helsinki, Finland
    Douglas Castro, Founder: darkglass.com
    I think Troy Sanders from Mastodon uses both. Tall Font going into the B3K.

    I designed the Vintage because the B3K is very modern sounding, which works great for some (including me), but not for all.
    We did a teaser last weekend. Hope it's ready to upload soon.

    Regards, Doug.

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