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essential pedals for stoner rock/ fuzz rock / doom

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by MacPark, Sep 18, 2016.

  1. I am a guy who has never really used pedals. I just always plugged in and played. I am curious what people think are some essential pedals for stoner, fuzz and doom styles of music.

    I want to be able to get a "bigger" bass sound when needed as well am interested in playing around with some new sounds.

    cheers guys
  2. Blu bro

    Blu bro

    Mar 1, 2012
    obvious answer is a loud fuzz. I would start off with a Swollen Pickle as they are pretty cheap and get crazy loud.

    Apart from fuzz maybe a reverb or delay would be my thoughts.

    I used to jam in a stoner/doom/atmospheric kinda band and Fuzz was one of my only pedals and I didn't really need too much more.
  3. veryvery


    May 23, 2016
    I second reverb.
  4. dannybuoy


    Aug 3, 2005
    Reverb might not be a good recommendation, unless you are looking to add atmosphere to quiet breakdowns, or create a huge wall of incoherent droning fuzz.

    I would say essentials are:

    - Overdrive: Something that can cover vintage tubey tones to something a bit gnarlier... a Blueberry, Agro, or VT Bass for example.

    - Fuzz: For when you need to take things up a level. I love my Team Awesome Fuzz Machine for it's ability to sound warm, organic and touch responsive, yet still sounding like a melting amplifier and not sacrificing any low end.

    - Phaser / Chorus / Delay - Something to add a bit of trippiness every now and then. I favour an MXR Phase 90, although I would go for the new Phase 95.

    - Filter / Wah: Just listen to Dragonaut by Sleep. Hotone Bass Press or Dunlop Mini Bass wahs are good compact options. Source Audio Manta will give you TONS of filter options as well as phasers.
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  5. NoxNoctus

    NoxNoctus The Crushinator

    May 9, 2004
    Annapolis, MD
    You must not listen to enough stoner doom rock :p
  6. RedJag


    Mar 2, 2016
    Check out this demo of the Earthquaker Cloven Hoof Fuzz. Works great on Bass and Guitar.

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  7. man I am so sold on that thing.
  8. Shovel


    Jun 4, 2013
    I mainly use my nano bass big muff (you'll hear a lot of complaints about this pedal but i love mine) and dunlop bass wah for stuff like that, occasionally phase but not often. I'm looking to get a milder overdrive at some point, but so far that hasn't been necessary.
  9. alexgauss


    Sep 6, 2016
    Definitely green big muff type pedal will suit for stoner or doom. Also some super fuzz type fuzz will be cool. And I would give a try boss hm-2 for doom stuff.
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  10. dannybuoy


    Aug 3, 2005
    It's what I listen to most! There are tons of different styles but most of what I would call stoner rock is mostly heavy riffing without the atmospheric or drone elements.
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  11. Blaargh


    Apr 4, 2016
    An Earthquaker Devices Acapulco Gold is a great doom fuzz, gets the vibe of Sunn Model T heads which are the classic doom head. Fuzz, wah, phaser I'd say are key. Maybe a reverb, and I like to use octavers and harmonisers to create a larger wall of sound effect with heavy fuzzes. Bare minimum for me is a Thunderbird through a Digitech Bad Monkey (TS style overdrive with a 2 band eq) and a bass muff (deluxe for me, the blend is useful but that's an easy mod to the standard one).
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  12. thanks guys, alot of talk about fuzz and wah, what phaser is good on bass? I have a ehx bad stone for my guitar, any good on bass?
  13. RedJag


    Mar 2, 2016
    Have you tried it? I used to use my small stone with my bass all the time. Worked well.
  14. torza


    Sep 20, 2005
    Agro is a good bet. It can get gnarly enough while still retaining lows and definition.

    For fuzz, Pickle Pie B is unsurpassed for doom. So heavy and thick
  15. gfen


    Aug 21, 2014
    lehigh valley
    stayed at a holiday inn, once...
    An overdrive and/or a fuzz, and a wah.
  16. Matt Dean

    Matt Dean Supporting Member

    Jan 2, 2007
    SF (North) Bay Area
    I'm playing in a stoner space doom band with this board. Only thing missing is the EQD dispatch master which will soon be making an appearance. The pedals that are the stoniest are the Eau Claire Thunder, ODB, the Xero and the Bad Stone.

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  17. RedJag


    Mar 2, 2016
    Here's a clip of me playing a Muse riff through it. Not stoner/doom, obviously, but a pretty fuzzy tone with lots of definition still. Only pedal used is Cloven Hoof

  18. Born to Bass

    Born to Bass

    Jun 17, 2016
    buy a vintage proco RAT(or reissue. but not a 2) :D its all you will ever need as far as distortion/fuzz

  19. I'm been a big fan of Black Art Toneworks pedals. This one is nice.
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  20. RickyT


    May 29, 2015
    Dee Why
    SmallSound/BigSound Team Awesome! Fuzz Machine or Buzzzzz

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