how to get a fuzz sound like cliff Burton?

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by Seriouscat123, Jan 4, 2014.

  1. Seriouscat123

    Seriouscat123 Banned

    Jun 26, 2013
    I have this classic fuzz pedal by dod with fuzz, low, tone , and volume knobs. Also I have a standard p bass any suggestions?
  2. Hamlet7768

    Hamlet7768 Here to chew gum and rock. Still have gum.

    Jun 5, 2011
    To get Cliff's soloing tone, you need a fuzz-wah. Morley made the ones Cliff used, but they don't make them anymore. Check ebay.

    To get the non-wah tone (ie first part of Anesthesia) play around and use your ear. That said you'll get closer with a Muff-type pedal. Bass Big Muff does quite well at that.
  3. FC Bass

    FC Bass Alembic and Mesa/Boogie junkie

    Jun 9, 2006
    Bass - Boss cs 1 - Morley - Big Muff - Amp does the trick.(best for amp is old Mesa tube head - D-180/Bass 400)

    The Morley must be a vintage (Tel-Ray) Power Wah, most versions will work (you only use the Wah section) The newer Morley's don't work well in the above setup.
    For delay/pitchshift (see vid) he used an Ibanez HD1500. You can also use the HD1000 - they sound the same, the HD1500 is switchable.

  4. He actually used the boost function on the Morley power wah boost for that scream .and for kill em all he used the fuzz on the Morley power wah fuzz .check out my YouTube channel for an example . ( argiebass ) is my YouTube channel