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El Rey Effects Billy Jack Fuzz

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by 18eranaRic, Jul 7, 2013.

  1. 18eranaRic

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    El Rey Effects "Billy Jack Fuzz". anybody have any experience with these? it looks interesting! anyway, i just ordered one, I'll let you know what it sounds like when i get it

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  2. 18eranaRic

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    here's the whole namm 2013 board that el rey llc posted on their facebook page today!
    Looks like they dont make the [zombi-cottontail] billy jack fuzz anymore. the newest ones are copper and have a rabbit with horns


    "Controls are as follows:

    Punch - Controls the gate. Leave it low and the sounds will flow, Punch it up and it keeps the sounds nice and tight

    Kick - This controls how much FUZZ you want. Kick it low, Kick it high.

    Tone - It's just that, low to high frequencies.

    Volume - Overall output, Krank it up for MONSTER FUZZ or tweak it down for just a little bit of drive."
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    No experience, but the demo sounded cool, and I'm dying to try a pedal called "More Eggs."
  5. 18eranaRic

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    my billy jack fuzz is "out for delivery" today! im really excited to crank the S out of it and drag low!
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    Heh... I'm guessing Apopka is not near Miami?
  7. JimmyM

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    Oh sure. Only 4 1/2 hours away.

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    The bass demo sounds pretty darn yuck to me. And I DIG gated bass fuzz!
  9. 18eranaRic

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    what in hell are you talking about? #lol
  10. bongomania

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    I was just giving him a friendly kick in the huevos. :)
  11. 18eranaRic

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    haha! my threads always get trashed for some reason! haha
    JimmyM is the most senior member i know and he probably likes the demo just because its done on an ampeg. :D
  12. 18eranaRic

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    just got my billy jack in the mail! omg its pretty awesome...more review to come...
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    ...and after fooling around with it! This thing is AWESOME xINFINITY! it really needs HOT pickups or a clean boost in front of it to get the most effective gate effect. I used a Blackbox XRay in front of it and HOLY SMOKES! Straight from the ric into the pedal into the 18" cab, the gate knob didn't have much audible difference in its sweep, like low and high "punch" sounded the same, but with the XRay boost in front of the Billy Jack, its an AMAZING gate feature! it didnt come with a battery, so i used the 9v input jack, worked fine, bright blue LED! Nice tone, can still hear your bass's tone through a really sweet, and silky fuzz. the fuzz effect covered the whole spectrum smoothly! the gate set right you can get some oscillation type sounds between fretted notes which is exactly my style! I love my new pedal (with the boost* in front)!
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    and PS: it doesnt sound nearly as skinny as on the youtube! this thing is all meat and growls like a civ war big buff. dont judge the vid, just buy one and you'll see!;)
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    Is the gate always on or can you turn it off?
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    crank the gate to the right, all the way up, and the signal goes through. it really has a nice character in the gate AND fuzz, really useable tone and classy, like if Klon made a fuzz:eek:
  17. 18eranaRic

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    Neatly hand built in the USA:
    USES two 2N3904 NPN bipolar junction transistors
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    UPDATE! Ive been playing it non-stop since it came in the mail, just a "smoke" break in there somewhere. I have to say, its absolutely beautiful! the best fuzz i've heard ...ever! the boost in front is just my preference! it sounds great without the boost, its just my preference to give it as much juice as i can lol (i got it to sequel and feedback a little in the high mids!)
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    It can be turned off completely, though more eggs are required.
  20. 18eranaRic

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    everyone's enamored with "more eggs" #haha this is about the billy jack bass fuzz!

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