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Fuzz help!

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by jaglove2011, Jan 9, 2012.


  1. jaglove2011

    jaglove2011

    Sep 10, 2011
    I'm a rookie bassist looking for some fuzz and not crazy about the few big brand pedals I tried at the local shop! For starters I really like that BRMC sound if that helps?
    I did do a good deal of searches befor popping the question.
    My short list.
    Grey Stache
    TAFM
    Lo-Tone
    Bluebeard
    Oxide

    What do you guys think?
     
  2. rratajski

    rratajski Commercial User

    Jul 1, 2008
    Mount Laurel, NJ
    Builder for FUZZROCIOUS PEDALS
    Bluebeard may be a little too doomy/heavy for his tone. TAFM and oxide may be a little too gated for a majority of their stuff.
     
  3. eyeballkid

    eyeballkid Supporting Member

    Jul 19, 2009
    i actually THINK that alot of his sound is from a Tube Screamer and something else.. but not fuzz. I thought there was a thread I was subscribed to that covered it.. but I cant find it.

    edit...
    i found a forum that list his gear as :

    "So. First of all Rob is using 2x Ampeg Svt-II 300W tube amp with 2x 8x10 cabinets.
    Somewhere i saw that he is using:

    Electro Harmonix Tube Zipper, tube screamer,boss dd3 ,voodoo axe, Big muff, Boss DS1, Boss metalzone""

    and it looks like this:
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  4. vegas532

    vegas532 Supporting Member

    Nov 10, 2006
    Pensacola, FL.
    Rob's fuzz was a Roger Mayer Voodoo-Bass in the earlier days, and he's currently running a pair of Vintage FX Colordrives (aka "Rob's Black Pedals"). Out of the fuzzes you listed, I'd hit Ry up on a Stache. They're all good choices, but the stronger midrange voice and adjustability of the Stache is going to get you closer to the ballpark.
     
  5. TAFM it does it all and a gate is a mod on that pedal.
     
  6. eyeballkid

    eyeballkid Supporting Member

    Jul 19, 2009
    Vegas is a fanboy in the KNOW... on everything!!! trust vegas.
     
  7. vegas532

    vegas532 Supporting Member

    Nov 10, 2006
    Pensacola, FL.
    Eh, I get around.

    :bag:
     
  8. rratajski

    rratajski Commercial User

    Jul 1, 2008
    Mount Laurel, NJ
    Builder for FUZZROCIOUS PEDALS
    Gasp! I thought I was the only one!
     
  9. vegas532

    vegas532 Supporting Member

    Nov 10, 2006
    Pensacola, FL.
    We get around, then. :D
     
  10. jaglove2011

    jaglove2011

    Sep 10, 2011
    Thanks for your replay! I own the Colordrive and OD by Vintage FX!
    I bought them used here on TB for a great price and I am happy with them but since I am not running them through a big tube rig it's just not the same but they are cool.

    So that makes me think a dedicated fuzz like the Stache which is top of my list will get me some fun tone to play around with.
     
  11. Rawrrbass

    Rawrrbass

    Mar 19, 2011
    Denver, CO
    Pick up a Stache, you wont regret it!
     
  12. Laurent

    Laurent Supporting Member

    May 21, 2008
    Napa, California
    +1
     
  13. jaglove2011

    jaglove2011

    Sep 10, 2011
    Ok Ok.... I spoke with Ryan and will get on the Stache list! Now what add on's? Come you Stachers don't leave me hangin.
     
  14. spaz21387

    spaz21387

    Feb 25, 2008
    Portland oregon
    check out the way huge swollen pickle. you have to mess with the internal trim pots to really get a good sound out of the pickle though.
     

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