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HBE UFO Ultimate Fuzz Octave SOUNDCLIPS

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by Mark Olson, Apr 7, 2009.

  1. Mark Olson

    Mark Olson Inactive

    Mar 19, 2008
    Got this a little while ago, about time I do some quick soundclips. Bass is just a stock SX P/J shortscale purple sparkly girl bass. First is with the fuzz maxed on vintage mode for a thick fuzz sound:


    Next is with the fuzz at noon for a halfway crunchy fuzz:


    And then, even with the fuzz maxed, you can clean up pretty far for a dark fuzzy overdrive-like tone:


    and then of course you'll want to hear the octave on it so here's with the octave engaged:


    Check it out, let me know what you think!
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    I'm likin' it. Especially the first track.
  3. lowbass68


    Feb 3, 2008
    Thanks, now I have GAS for another fuzz. :help:
  4. Valerus


    Aug 4, 2005
    Austin, Texas
    sounds pretty epic :D
  5. octave mode sounds pretty jimiriffic!
  6. 4StringsEnough


    Mar 9, 2008
    Fantastic! GAAASSSSS!!!! :help:
  7. Sounds great! Thanks for the clips.
  8. rratajski

    rratajski Commercial User

    Jul 1, 2008
    Mount Laurel, NJ
    HBEUFO2 sounds like a g****r and a bass playing the octave below. Wowzers! Nice!!!
  9. Mark Olson

    Mark Olson Inactive

    Mar 19, 2008
    Thanks for the feedback guys. I really like this pedal, it's my new favorite pedal. Brought it to a gig and left it on the whole night, it can get really clean with your volume knob if you have the fuzz at noon, and the tone is really warm and kind of fat. You wouldn't normally expect an octave fuzz to be so versatile. Also, like I said before in a different thread this is supposedly a Foxx Tone Machine clone... I had my suspicions that my Prescription Electronics Experience pedal was based on that too, but now the least I can say is that the UFO and Experience are different animals. The UFO cleans up much more musically, and the UFO has a different polarity ground, so the UFO requires isolated outputs on a daisy chain where the Experience is fine with most other pedals. So there's definitely a new T. Rex Fuel Tank Jr. on my horizon.
  10. Joe Gress

    Joe Gress

    Dec 22, 2005
    Pueblo, CO
    I really liked the octave clip.
  11. Mark Olson

    Mark Olson Inactive

    Mar 19, 2008
    I really like the octave on this pedal, it's not as clear on the low notes as the one on the Prescription Electronics Experience pedal I've got, but I think it has the most "pleasing" tone out of all the fuzz octaves I've tried.

    I also really like how meaty the fuzz can get like in the first clip. The bass I was playing had really dead light gauge strings that were lacking that roundwound bite at the time I recorded the clips. That fuzz can really growl and thicken things up.
  12. cabbage


    Aug 16, 2009
    anyone knows if the UFO works well wit a stingray?
  13. Mark Olson

    Mark Olson Inactive

    Mar 19, 2008
    Hmm, that's hard to say. Unfortunately I don't have an active bass to try this pedal out with (I only play passive instruments). Supposedly the UFO is a clone of the old Foxx Tone Machine, which, being a vintage fuzz, probably wasn't designed with active instruments or having buffers in front of it in mind, which means there's a chance it might not play well with an active bass or a bass with active EQ or any other buffers in front of it. But I have no way of being certain of one way or the other... sorry I can't be of more help!
  14. Basstovsky

    Basstovsky Stuck on those 4-strings Supporting Member

    Feb 29, 2008
    Awesome, been looking for clips of this beast! Oddly enough my search for an octave fuzz began after hearing a guitarist playing a Foxx Tone Machine, and I definitely love the sound. This is definitely next on my list, been looking for something to replace my ancient, falling apart, rewired-too-many-times Sovtek Big Muff.

    The reverse polarity is unfortunate, I guess I'll have to run it on battery or an extra wall wart.
  15. theavondon


    May 11, 2009
    I love how everybody's first destination with fuzz is "Gratitude". It sure is mine.

    FYI, my Tone Machine clone works well with actives, so no worries there. It does kinda get crazy if you boost the lows, but that's just due to the insane amount of fuzz.

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