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Zoom UF-01

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by CHILDISHGAMBINO, Dec 16, 2012.

  1. CHILDISHGAMBINO

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    Does anybody have one? Or experience with on. Seems like a neat pedal. There's one available here for 75 bucks but I haven't had a chance to try it out. Are they bass friendly?
  2. TaySte_2000

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    Buy it, awesome fuzz, very industrial but has some cool features like self oscillation

    Well worth the money analog and true bypass :D
  3. CHILDISHGAMBINO

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    I probably will. I'm torn between buying or a soundblox BEF(non-pro). I know they're completely different but I already have 3 fuzzes and I'm using the a Zoom B3 for filters. So I don't know what I want more. More fuzz or more filter??? I guess the UF-01 is discontinued and I always grab a BEF. Still torn.
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    Yep I think I'll just grab it. I can get a BEF anytime. I haven't seen any other UF-01s around. Hopefully it's still there.
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    It's a revered pedal on Talkbass. I've seen them start at around $70 on eBay, and they usually sell for more - like $100 or $125. So, I think you've found a winner.
  6. gastric

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    I've owned one a couple of different times. Though it's a gated fuzz pedal and well made I never personally found the tone to be to my liking. Note the reso will only function if you drive it with a passive instrument and with no buffered pedals in front.

    I have a few different sound clips on my page here, you'll have to seach for "zoom" to locate them as I apparently didn't reference the product name correctly and consistently. http://cgraham.com/chris/music/sound_clips.htm

    Re-listening to the clips the one where I ran it into my EHX Muff'n sounded pretty awesome, but more distortion than fuzz. So maybe the pedal smooths out when run into a tube amp VS solid-state or an amp sim?

    For synthy gated fuzz there's definitely better pedals. For just general fuzz with some gate or the oscillation it'd seem like a good buy, particularly if you can get one for under $100. Back in they day they were grossly overpriced.
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    I'm not really for looking synthy. I've got an orbit, bluebox and the B3 for that. If it gets some interesting sounds I can't get with those pedals it will be worth it. The store I found it in always has a few weird pedals you don't see around much. Good to know about the reso knob. I don't have an active bass but a run a lot of pedals and 4 or 5 of em' are buffered bypass. Decisions, decisions...
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    I'm not sure what significant additional fun the Zoom will provide over your other stuff, but I'm certainly not trying to talk you out of buying it. :)
  9. CHILDISHGAMBINO

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    I bought it. We shall see. Thanks for the info. I have to feed my son and then I'll make some noises. Never hurts to have another fuzz. :)
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    gastric Professional product tester for hire Supporting Member

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    It's been almost 24 hours. What's your verdict? :)
  11. CHILDISHGAMBINO

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    Zombie response - I really like it. You can dial in a lot of sounds with it from OD to *** was that? Definitely well worth the 75 bucks I paid for it. I don't think I'll ever get rid of it that's for sure. I like running it with a fairly gated setting with the reso knob cranked up pretty high into detune mode on the Boss PS-6 or the detune on the B3. If anyone is thinking about trying one it is a fun pedal and retains low end very well.
  12. TaySte_2000

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    I got another again recently and they are a lot of fun, my guitarist said it was the best fuzz he'd heard me use but to me in the mix (with the current settings) it disappeared which is a bit annoying. But still fun and if you're collecting fuzz's then it's defo worth a spot in a collection.
  13. CHILDISHGAMBINO

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    I mostly play with just a drummer or a keys/controller/drum machine guy so my experiences with how things sound in mix are little different than most I think. Doesn't get lost with those dudes but I could see how it might get lost with some guitars in there. You could always turn it up. :)

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