Fuzz question from a guitarist.

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by thefloydian, Feb 24, 2014.


  1. thefloydian

    thefloydian

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    Hey, I have just started getting into bass, and I have a question regarding bass fuzz and amp settings. I play a jazz bass-style instrument into an Ampeg B100r. My question is regarding how to set the amp before I run fuzz into it. With guitar I'm used to playing a tube amp, and setting it for a little bit of breakup before turning on the fuzz. Should I do the same thing with my solid state bass amp, or is it better to leave the amp clean?
  2. jasonmitsch

    jasonmitsch

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    Pittsburgh, PA
    IMO solid state breakup is an undesirable sound. I set my solid state amps to be as clear as possible with the gain rarely above 9oclock. I play a passive jazz V and use a SA OFD, and use the eq in the box to get the most from my fuzz tones.
  3. thefloydian

    thefloydian

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    Oct 12, 2012
    Thank you sir. I figured as much, but I don't know anything about bass.
  4. Unemploid

    Unemploid

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    Dec 27, 2011
    i use the mxr bass fuzz deluxe and a ampeg ba115hp.
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