Beastie Boys "Gratitude" fuzz?

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  1. TeleKing

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    I'm not a bass player by trade. Guitar player, but play and record bass. I'm looking for a great bass fuzz/distortion I can use for recording.

    What nails the Gratitude tone? Appreciate any comments.
     
  2. andrew

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    I'm at work at the moment so I can't look it up for you, but google Juan Alderete's effects website/blog. He did a short video segment on the exact pedal MCA used.
     
  3. MilkyMcMilkMilk

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    I believe he used a Univox Superfuzz on Gratitude.
     
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  6. andrew

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    Juan also demoed a Univox Superfuzz in one of his Fuzz Wars segments. Not sure which one. In any case, you're sure to find some great fuzz suggestions at pedalsandeffects.com
     
  9. bigchiefbc

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    Yeah, Gratitude and Sabotage were both old-school Univox Superfuzzes. There are quite a few clones that are in production nowadays.
     
  10. andrew

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    What are some popular examples?
     
  11. vegas532

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    If you want a dead on clone, the Wattson FY-6 is the only way to go!
     
  12. fasto

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    I used to have the DNA Bass Dragger pedal and nailed the Gratitude tone with it ... but i kind of regret selling this rare pedal to someone in NYC who just broke his DNA pedal during a studio recording process, but i was glad i could help him out.

    I´m currently building a Univox Superfuzz clone based on the schematic-layout of Mike Livesley (2008).

    Also good results with the (new) MXR Bass Fuzz Deluxe (going into Tech21 VT Bass).

    RIP MCA, he inspired me on so many levels: love his tone, his bass-lines, his rap-voice, his attitude ...
     
  13. Backstreets

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    I would imagine the smallsound/bigsound Super Puzzle pedal would be a good modern Superfuzz variant, but I've yet to try one so I can't say for sure. Might be worth a look though. Anyone tried one of these, and know how it compares to an old Univox/Unicord Superfuzz?
     

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