attack goat/supercollider/bass big muff - not a typical vs. thread

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by ihateusernames, Jan 6, 2009.

  1. ihateusernames


    Jun 26, 2006
    I like all of these pedals based on clips posted here and the bassfuzz site. My question to users, plain and simple - do you feel the Attack Goat and Supercollider have a sound difference that warrants the price difference and wait time?

    I'm ready for a fuzz pedal, but also plan to add another $150 overdrive, pedalboard, and new amp this year and want to make sure I'm not spending more than I need to!
  2. kevteop


    Feb 12, 2008
    York, UK
    If you want a Muff-y fuzz for bass then just get the BBM, you can't go wrong.

    But if you are seriously considering Muff-a-likes from boutique builders, give the Pickle Pie B some consideration. I'm not sure what the production delay is for those right now (it was about two months when I bought one earlier this year) but it's a well-designed pedal - you can either have lots of low end in your fuzz, or make it fizzier and blend in some clean signal to preserve your low end, and both approaches produce good sounds.
  3. just get the bass big muff. it is really versatile. you can always add more fuzz later but the BBM will make you VERY happy in the meantime.
  4. Nyarlathotep

    Nyarlathotep Inactive

    Feb 5, 2006
    West Coast of Canada
    I know nothing.....


    Well, about the BBM (sounds dirty for some reason...), but I do know that the AG is an octave up type fuzz (or something similar). Very sizzly IME. The Supercollider seems to be more a "wall of sound" crush you to a pulp type thing.
  5. The BurgerMeister

    The BurgerMeister musician.

    Apr 13, 2006
    Big Bear, CA
    very good descriptions, Mr. Tulip. very good.:)
  6. I cant wait until Earthbound takes more orders for the supercollider, I need one :p
  7. Nyarlathotep

    Nyarlathotep Inactive

    Feb 5, 2006
    West Coast of Canada
    I do try you know.... :D
  8. Swimming Bird

    Swimming Bird

    Apr 18, 2006
    Wheaton MD
    However, if one were looking for a Muff-type fuzz...

    DOD Bass Grunge

    I tried the BBM recently, and my old DOD Bass Grunge still crushes it.
  9. I guess that pretty close for the Supercollider - but I've found it depends on what signal you feed the SC.
    If you run an EQ pedal with LOTS of highs and mids, the SC will behave a fair bit differently, as the mid, tone and depth controls will seem to have a lot more versatility.
    But of course no matter how you set the SC, it'll always sustain for days.....


  10. lotsolowend


    Aug 23, 2006
    Nederland, Tx
    attack goat and bass muff sound completely different to my ears (but ive never owned a BBM)

    the attack goat in my rig with my settings has a very synthy type sound when used solo but in a band context it feels like it gets more subtle and smooth

    this is the only attack goat recording i have, but i might as well plug my band :p
    used the goat on all the main riffs
  11. Nyarlathotep

    Nyarlathotep Inactive

    Feb 5, 2006
    West Coast of Canada
    It is so tempting to try out the SC. The beast one. Just to make some NOISE!!!!!!
  12. ihateusernames


    Jun 26, 2006
    Well, I sent a message to get onto the Supercollider waiting list - in the meantime, guess I'll order up a BBM....
  13. CliffD

    CliffD Supporting Member

    Jan 27, 2008
    There's a waiting list for the supercolliders now?
  14. He's not taking orders right now the last time I talked to him. I didnt know there was a list persay..
  15. I was not interested in another fuzz until I listend to the sound clips for the beast. I must have one.
  16. phatbass30


    Dec 24, 2006
    Bangkok, Thailand
    Groove is in the heart!!!
    i love my Supercollider (small version with mid knob). since i started collecting and selling pedals, its the only one left from that era. totally different sounding than the attack goat. my mini SC is more muff-ish and has plenty of huge low end balls!!! i had an attack goat for few days, its good but not my cup of tea. sold it right away, too synthy for me.
  17. dannybuoy


    Aug 3, 2005
    Don't hold your breath for a Supercollider. I'm still waiting for mine that was supposed to be shipped by Halloween and the guy isn't replying to emails...
  18. whoatherechunk


    Apr 4, 2008
    yea. i don't what mark's deal is. i know that he's a one man operation but i dont like it when they promise dates....take your money....yata yata yata.....and dont reply. bs in my opinion. I HAVE A SUPERCOLLIDER AND ABSOLUTELY LOVE IT.......but when customer service fails....i feel differently about the pedal.
  19. dannybuoy


    Aug 3, 2005
    At least I have a MkI original to play with still!
  20. I tell you what, the Bluebeard sounds great