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Fuzz question from a guitarist.

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

  1. thefloydian


    Oct 12, 2012
    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


    May 28, 2008
    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


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


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