Black Arts Toneworks Black Sheep Fuzz

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by MarshallLaw, Feb 8, 2018.

  1. i know BAT's Pharaoh is popular here, but this one looks really cool too. I like this demo more than what I've heard from the Pharaoh.
     
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  2. SunnBass

    SunnBass All these blankets saved my life.

    Aug 31, 2010
    Columbia, Mo
    I have also been super interested in this for a while now.
    But there is only this one demo. :(
     
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  3. I've been hunting for a fuzz again lately, and I think I've pretty much settled on an EQD Hoof, but since the Pharaoh is so popular here and seems somewhat similar to the Hoof, I wanted to check it out. Then I came across the Black Sheep and I'm getting indecisive again. Wish I could just buy them all!
     
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  4. I like the tonality of the Black Sheep, too.

    If I'm not mistaken, it's based on the Roland BeeBaa — but like everything BAT does it seems, I bet the circuit's been tweaked to let more low end through.

    Pharaoh is the same dealio on the lows, a muff-based circuit that's been massaged to bring the thunder.

    Would love to try them all as well...
     
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  5. we tigers

    we tigers

    Oct 28, 2010
    the Netherlands
    Mike Eginton of Earthless uses one and you see and hear it in their recent Rig Rundown for Premier Guitar.
     
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  6. Lammchop93

    Lammchop93 Supporting Member

    Feb 4, 2007
    Louisville, KY
    I just bought a black sheep this week. Here's a comparison I put together of it and my Sarcophagus

     
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  7. SunnBass

    SunnBass All these blankets saved my life.

    Aug 31, 2010
    Columbia, Mo
    Soooo...I assume by the classifieds link in your signature that the Black Sheep won?
     
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  8. Lammchop93

    Lammchop93 Supporting Member

    Feb 4, 2007
    Louisville, KY
    Yes haha .I love both, and want to keep both, but I could use the money.

    The black sheep is smoother and less gated, and it just works for my situation better
     
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  9. johnk_10

    johnk_10 vintage bass nut Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 16, 2008
    Washington, Utah
    John K Custom Basses
    it's basically a BeeBaa fuzz with 4 way rotary switch that selects of 4 input capacitor values to dictate how much low end enters the circuit. i have one and i dig it.
     
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  10. Lammchop93

    Lammchop93 Supporting Member

    Feb 4, 2007
    Louisville, KY
    In
    Not sure about you, but I feel like the top depth selector has a nice mid range bump, but I can't hear a difference between the bottom 3 .at least on bass...
     
  11. gregmon79

    gregmon79 Supporting Member

    Dec 20, 2012
    Chicago IL
    Built by Ryan made me a clone a couple years back. I’ve since traded it off. But I really liked it. It has really nice low end response and was pretty good in a live mix. So imo it’s a winner overall. Not perfect. But good. There were only 2 positions I found usable though. I can’t remeber which was which. I just decided to move on from the beebaa sound. Otherwise I’d still have it.
     
  12. johnk_10

    johnk_10 vintage bass nut Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 16, 2008
    Washington, Utah
    John K Custom Basses
    i hear a difference on the bottom 3 but it's subtle.
     
  13. P-oddz

    P-oddz

    Apr 7, 2009
    Milwaukee, WI
    I also built a clone of this one. I agree with JohnK, the difference is subtle on the selector switch.
     
  14. johnk_10

    johnk_10 vintage bass nut Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 16, 2008
    Washington, Utah
    John K Custom Basses
    i also made a clone of one and added a little more top end to it, since i found my clone to be a bit too dark.
     
  15. I recently picked up an EQD Hoof Reaper, which is currently scratching all of my fuzz itches. But I know I will eventually want something else, and the Black Sheep is still high on that list.