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Fairfield Circuitry - THE CLUB

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by liveburning274, May 5, 2013.


  1. liveburning274

    liveburning274 Supporting Member

    Mar 25, 2008
    Peoria, IL
    Hey guys...got a FC piece? Show it!

    I have the Barbershop and absolutely love IT! It is the overdrive/preamp for me. No low end loss and works beautifully with active and passive basses.

    image_zps8e2e14ef.
     
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  2. No pics at the moment, but sign me up! I've also got a Barbershop that I love. I made a crazy GAS-driven mistake in selling the first one I had, so this one isn't going anywhere!

    I hear they have a compressor enroute - could be interesting - and I'd love to try one of their fuzz pedals.
     
  3. Vlad5

    Vlad5 Chronic Knob Twiddling Tone Chaser

    Feb 17, 2011
    New England
    Ok, I'll join.
    I have an Unpleasant Surprise that I just can't seem to part with.
    Amazing effect for the high-frequency/high-gain/gated-fuzz thing.
    I parallel blend it with a Tall Font Russian for a rediculous full range wall of fuzz sound.

    Still saving my pennies for a Randy's Revenge v2.
     
  4. liveburning274

    liveburning274 Supporting Member

    Mar 25, 2008
    Peoria, IL
    Let's get the pics rolling and if we get enough, maybe we'll start handing out numbers or something.
     
  5. Basehead

    Basehead Now with even more synthy goodness... Supporting Member

    Jan 3, 2008
    New York NY
    I love my V1 Randy's Revenge...

    2012-04-17_23-00-28_920.

    and the uber-cool sounding Unpleasant Surprise...

    2012-04-17_23-01-09_160.
     
  6. Vlad5

    Vlad5 Chronic Knob Twiddling Tone Chaser

    Feb 17, 2011
    New England
    Things are changing from this, but the Unpleasant Surprise will remain.

    bass+board+130426.
     
  7. liveburning274

    liveburning274 Supporting Member

    Mar 25, 2008
    Peoria, IL
    #1 - Liveburning274
    #2 - Basshead
    #3 - Vlad5

    Let's get some other folks in on this!

    P.S. I am excited about the thought of FC compressor.
     
  8. What, I'm not in until I post a pic? *sigh* I'll try to get one up today!
     
  9. p0k

    p0k I play the bass and design things. Supporting Member

    Feb 6, 2007
    Brockton, MA
    Just ordered a Barbershop...can't wait to try it out!
     
  10. liveburning274

    liveburning274 Supporting Member

    Mar 25, 2008
    Peoria, IL
    ^^^^ You will NOT be disappointed!!^^^^
     
  11. p0k

    p0k I play the bass and design things. Supporting Member

    Feb 6, 2007
    Brockton, MA
    just got my barbershop! messed with it for a few minutes only but sounded great through my Tone Hammer 500. I have a question though, there is a foam pad attached to the bottom of the pedal. If I want to put velcro on there, to I take that off, or put it right on top of it?
     
  12. FretNoMore

    FretNoMore * Cooking with GAS *

    Jan 25, 2002
    The frozen north
    Wondered about that too ... a bit annoying to the next owner maybe when the foam pad is messed up by the velcro?
     
  13. johnk_10

    johnk_10 vintage bass nut Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 16, 2008
    Thousand Oaks, CA
    John K Custom Basses
    IMO, there usually won't be a next owner. ;) the B-shop is a keeper!
     
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  14. FretNoMore

    FretNoMore * Cooking with GAS *

    Jan 25, 2002
    The frozen north
    The jury is still out. :)
     
  15. taurus1

    taurus1

    Sep 13, 2006
    Vancouver B.C.
    if a Barbershop ever pops up on cl I'm grabbing it, it's the only od on my RADAR.
     
  16. mr.mow

    mr.mow

    Feb 11, 2009
    Melbourne
    Endorsing Artist: BBE/G&L Basses
    Thanks to JohnK I'm a convert to the barbershop, lovely pedal (and I'm not a pedal guy).
    Saving my $$ for the four eyes fuzz, really nice organic fuzz.
     
  17. gregmon79

    gregmon79 I did it for the muff... Supporting Member

    Dec 20, 2012
    Chicago IL
    I hope to be part of this club one of these days.
     
  18. p0k

    p0k I play the bass and design things. Supporting Member

    Feb 6, 2007
    Brockton, MA
    I really liked it when practicing with it alone last night. Like other's have said, it just adds something that's hard to pin point, but sounds great. There didn't seem to be any low end loss...could have been but if there was, it wasn't enough for me to notice. I may end up leaving this on all the time and then pushing my Phat Phuk for a boost/extra grit. We'll see how it goes with the band tonight!
     
  19. eeyorebass

    eeyorebass

    Jan 2, 2008
    How does the Barbershop work stacked after other pedals. I really like the sound samples of it alone. I'm also looking for a mild OD to put after some higher gain pedals to smooth them out.

    liveburning, I see you've got the Swollen Pickle before it. How's that sound?

    Thanks,
    Jeremy
     
  20. liveburning274

    liveburning274 Supporting Member

    Mar 25, 2008
    Peoria, IL
    You know you want to ;)

    It stacks VERY well. It did a good job giving a very respectable tone to the Swollen Pickle, but still let all the low end and fuzz through. I have just switched out Pickle of a modded up ODB-3 and it is sound AWESOME together. I was wondering about the B-shop's stacking affects a while back and posted a thread. There were some good ideas that came out from that thread as far as potential pedal combinations. But after exploring it for myself I am very pleased at the results.

    Conclusion: The Barbershop is a forever pedal.
     

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