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FX Doctor: Finally making bass 8-bit fuzz!

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by kubacki, May 4, 2006.


  1. kubacki

    kubacki Guest

    May 24, 2003
    Brunswick, Me
  2. nad

    nad 60 Cycle Humdinger Commercial User

    Sep 22, 2005
    Not Mars
    The Overlord of Nordstrand Pickups
    Wow, that's cheap enough to be purchased for comic relief alone.
     
  3. dumelow

    dumelow

    Feb 8, 2006
    England
    wow i really really really want this

    really
     
  4. thats cool, i was asking the fxdoctor about a bass version last winter, and he said it was in the works, so this must be it...of course, since then i heard what my bass sounds like in 8-bit sound, and it wasn't great...it is a cool pedal though...i dig the sound clips for the guitar version
     
  5. tplyons

    tplyons

    Apr 6, 2003
    Madison, NJ
    Certainly interesting, however, I'm not too sure I like the design.
     
  6. nad

    nad 60 Cycle Humdinger Commercial User

    Sep 22, 2005
    Not Mars
    The Overlord of Nordstrand Pickups
    Too young for the glory days of the ol' NES, eh? ;)
     
  7. tplyons

    tplyons

    Apr 6, 2003
    Madison, NJ
    It may be before my day, but still my favorite system. I play one almost every day.

    I just have bad experiences stepping on those controllers. I've broke two of them :(
     
  8. The BurgerMeister

    The BurgerMeister musician.

    Apr 13, 2006
    Big Bear, CA
    that is very funny.
     
  9. nad

    nad 60 Cycle Humdinger Commercial User

    Sep 22, 2005
    Not Mars
    The Overlord of Nordstrand Pickups
    hahaha, I understand.
     
  10. JanusZarate

    JanusZarate Low End Avenger Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 21, 2006
    San Francisco, CA, USA
    The 8-bit fuzz reminds me of when I first held an NES controller at 3 years old... I remember beating my uncle's high score in Super Mario Bros. :D

    I never had a problem with the controllers. My problem was with the game cartridges. For some silly reason, everyone grew up blowing into the cartridges in some vain attempt to make them work. It's about the same as just re-inserting it, but I guess no one ever got the point of that.

    Even I blew into them. How the heck did that quick-fix idea ever come to exist? :confused:

    Nintendo now has an official t-shirt with a drawing of a kid doing that, with the words "Authorized technician" above... or something like that.

    Regardless, I still own an NES, a beat-up golden copy of the original Zelda, and other treasures like Super Mario Bros. 3.

    Here comes that feeling of nostalgia again...
     
  11. trog

    trog

    Nov 8, 2003
    Scotland
    I always thought it was to blow dust and stuff out.
     
  12. JanusZarate

    JanusZarate Low End Avenger Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 21, 2006
    San Francisco, CA, USA
    I'm not denying that - but it still seems pretty silly since dust shouldn't have much of an impact on those oversized connectors.

    Most people I knew who used to own an NES would blow on a cartridge until they ran out of breath, then they'd curse when it still didn't work :D
     
  13. i was there...i was so happy when game systems started using cds
     
  14. tplyons

    tplyons

    Apr 6, 2003
    Madison, NJ
    Except CD's scratch ;)

    I preferred the cartridges in my SNES.
     
  15. The BurgerMeister

    The BurgerMeister musician.

    Apr 13, 2006
    Big Bear, CA
    you do so much in life. SO much. you say many things, you cause things to happen, you break hearts, you make love, you work, and you play.

    but you do NOT diss the Nintendo Blow.

    EVER.
     
  16. The BurgerMeister

    The BurgerMeister musician.

    Apr 13, 2006
    Big Bear, CA
    it's tried, tested, and true.
     
  17. JanusZarate

    JanusZarate Low End Avenger Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 21, 2006
    San Francisco, CA, USA
    I apologize in advance for what I'm about to pull, but I couldn't resist when I found this:
    Click for my response

    :D

    Now, if you excuse me, I'd like to get back to fixing my SNES and N64 games...

    *begins blowing into cartridges*
     
  18. nad

    nad 60 Cycle Humdinger Commercial User

    Sep 22, 2005
    Not Mars
    The Overlord of Nordstrand Pickups
    This is pretty much the most awesome post I've ever seen at TB, bravo. :D

    PS: Our method was 2-fold: blow into the cartridge, using your shirt for a spit guard, and then do the barely-fits-in-the-slot slam down click method. Oh yeah and I started playing CD-based video games in '92 with the ill-fated TurboGrafx system, haha.
     
  19. phxlbrmpf

    phxlbrmpf

    Dec 27, 2002
    Germany
    Someone ought to make a C64 version, the C64's sound chip blew the NES's out of the water and had some awesome-sounding fuzz bass sounds.
     
  20. JanusZarate

    JanusZarate Low End Avenger Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 21, 2006
    San Francisco, CA, USA
    I've never used a Commodore 64. It vanished before I even knew it existed.

    I think a mod's going to come in here and move this to the off-topic forum any moment now... :p
     

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