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Decent Wolly Mammoth Clone? (don't want to build one)

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by Modern Growl, Sep 13, 2012.


  1. Modern Growl

    Modern Growl Supporting Member

    Jun 7, 2005
    NY/NJ Metro Area
    Anyone know of a decent builder of a clone? Looking to get one, but don't really have the paitience to build one myself.
     
  2. Kobaia

    Kobaia

    Oct 29, 2005
    Denton TX
    Disclosures:
    Endorsing Artist: Aguilar Amp Gruv Gear and Mono Cases
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  4. Modern Growl

    Modern Growl Supporting Member

    Jun 7, 2005
    NY/NJ Metro Area
    website? more info? hoping for more then just an email address, ya know?
     
  5. Kobaia

    Kobaia

    Oct 29, 2005
    Denton TX
    Disclosures:
    Endorsing Artist: Aguilar Amp Gruv Gear and Mono Cases
  6. caeman

    caeman The Root Master

    Sep 17, 2008
    Ohio
    Why not an actual Wooly Mammoth?
     
  7. icecycle66

    icecycle66

    Feb 4, 2009
    Arizona
    Because you can buy a Zvex mammoth $250 or a clone for $125. (or build one for $50)
     
  8. Modern Growl

    Modern Growl Supporting Member

    Jun 7, 2005
    NY/NJ Metro Area
    Yeah, the price is pretty nutz for a fuzz pedal.
     
  9. caeman

    caeman The Root Master

    Sep 17, 2008
    Ohio
    Not being a Mammoth owner or interested, I didn't realize how expensive they were. That is a might pricey for a fuzz pedal.
     
  10. Truth +1
     
  11. godblender

    godblender Supporting Member

    Mar 11, 2009
    Michigan
    I bought a WM clone from a dude on I Love Fuzz for $100. It's a spot on recreation sound wise. I can't recall the guys name but he builds all kinds of clones and I'm sure that someone on here will know who I'm referring to.

    ...or just head over there and do a search.
     
  12. Jeff Moote

    Jeff Moote Supporting Member

    Oct 11, 2001
    Beamsville, ON, Canada
    Sending a PM about a few possibilities...
     
  13. jmceachern36

    jmceachern36 Supporting Member

    Nov 13, 2005
    Cambridge MA
    Bumping this thread because I'm looking for one as well.
     
  14. tastychoice

    tastychoice

    Oct 22, 2012
    portland
    Those are super easy to build, especially if you buy the PCB from madbeanpedals.
     
  15. jmceachern36

    jmceachern36 Supporting Member

    Nov 13, 2005
    Cambridge MA
    I might give that a try. I don't see it listed on the site though. Is it under another name?
     
  16. Crater

    Crater

    Oct 12, 2011
    Dallas, TX
    I suspect that Zachary Vex made a deal with mr. MadBean and asked him to stop producing Wooly Mammoth clone PCBs, and I believe Zvex purchased all of Madbean's remaining stock. :ninja:

    It's really a simple fuzz circuit and it doesn't require hard to find "mojo" transistors or any other silliness. It's a derivative of the standard silicon Fuzz Face circuit with a couple of tweaks for bass, and of course a tone control.
     
  17. Except I bought a few of the remaining boards?? You can still get an etched wm PCB in the for sale section of MadBean any day of the week. From what I understand, MadBean has moved away from clones altogether in pursuit of his own designs. He's actually launching his own pedal company in a little while.
     
  18. blubolt

    blubolt

    May 18, 2005
    Turlock, CA
    :rollno: Isn't cloning a pedal a lot like pirating music? :scowl:
     
  19. I got a great Mastrotron clone by John K.. all over the place. And no, I don't think it's like pirating music necessarily: playing a blues chord doesn't make you a pirate, it's too general. A lot of circuits are like that. Some are incredibly specific and highly proprietary.. seems the Mammoth is not one of those. I suppose it's relative. But I'd also think there's a reason they're not IP.. maybe just due to legal/registration fees?
     
  20. What do you think of all the big muff and tube screamer clones on the market? Pretty much every pedal company out there has one of those in their roster.
     
  21. MetroBass

    MetroBass

    Mar 26, 2008
    South of LA
    Disclosures:
    Hatred obscures all distinctions.
    Yea, I wondered what happen to the Sabertooth. I bought two boards and built two, one for me and one for a friend. Gnarly fuzzes to boot. I would not pay $350.00 for that tone + the whole pedal cost about 20 bucks to build.

    I have the Madbean schematic around somewhere if anyone needs it, oh, it's still out there:
    http://madbeanpedals.com/projects/Sabertooth/docs/Sabertooth_ver.4.pdf
     



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