B3k vs Tall Font Russian

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  1. NelsonNelson

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    Which one and why? Go!
  2. bassvirtuoso

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

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    One is an OD (B3k) and one is a fuzz (TFR).

    What sound do you need?
  3. NelsonNelson

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

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

    NKUSigEp Supporting Member

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    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.
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    DannDubblewe Knob Wrangler

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  7. Bryan R. Tyler

    Bryan R. Tyler TalkBass: Usurping My Practice Time Since 2002

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    They're next to each other on my board. Both have the awesome sauce.
  8. Stevosimpson

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    the electro harmonix blogger does both
  9. Bryan R. Tyler

    Bryan R. Tyler TalkBass: Usurping My Practice Time Since 2002

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    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.
  10. NelsonNelson

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    Yeah went with a blueberry as I am not a huge fan of the tingy fake sounding b3k....
  11. NelsonNelson

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    Want a swell b-tod someday
  12. Epitaph04

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    lol.
  13. spaz21387

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    wounded paw battering ram does both
  14. NoxNoctus

    NoxNoctus The Crushinator Supporting Member

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  15. MSUsousaphone

    MSUsousaphone Supporting Member

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    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.
  16. NKUSigEp

    NKUSigEp Supporting Member

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    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:.
  17. JBNeedsBeer

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    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.
  18. NKUSigEp

    NKUSigEp Supporting Member

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    Very true. I did take that into consideration. I'm looking forward to the Vintage too...sounds like they'll be swamped with orders.
  19. Darkglass

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    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.
  20. s_mcsleazy

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    tall font russian

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