how to get a fuzz sound like cliff Burton?

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  1. Seriouscat123

    Seriouscat123

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    I have this classic fuzz pedal by dod with fuzz, low, tone , and volume knobs. Also I have a standard p bass any suggestions?
  2. Hamlet7768

    Hamlet7768 Here to chew gum and rock. Still have gum. Supporting Member

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    To get Cliff's soloing tone, you need a fuzz-wah. Morley made the ones Cliff used, but they don't make them anymore. Check ebay.

    To get the non-wah tone (ie first part of Anesthesia) play around and use your ear. That said you'll get closer with a Muff-type pedal. Bass Big Muff does quite well at that.
  3. FC Bass

    FC Bass Alembic and Mesa/Boogie junkie Supporting Member

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    Bass - Boss cs 1 - Morley - Big Muff - Amp does the trick.(best for amp is old Mesa tube head - D-180/Bass 400)

    The Morley must be a vintage (Tel-Ray) Power Wah, most versions will work (you only use the Wah section) The newer Morley's don't work well in the above setup.
    For delay/pitchshift (see vid) he used an Ibanez HD1500. You can also use the HD1000 - they sound the same, the HD1500 is switchable.


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