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Melvins Distortion

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by Albini_Fan, Jun 20, 2003.


  1. Albini_Fan

    Albini_Fan Banned

    Jan 26, 2003
    Beneath Below
    My friends wants me to play bass for thier Melvins cover band, but my big muff dosn't sound good while playing Melvins stuff. Any suggestions?

    (Preferably the one they used on Night Goat)
     
  2. Tecx

    Tecx Radio Rock Leads To Sterility

    Jun 9, 2002
    Halifax, NS, Canada
    Ok... here we go...

    MRX Blue Box
    DOD Buzz Box
    or a really nasty fuzz: ie. - RM SP1

    I think he used a modified blue box like king buzzo...

    cheers

    Alex
     
  3. Albini_Fan

    Albini_Fan Banned

    Jan 26, 2003
    Beneath Below
    In what way is King Buzzo's blue box modified?
     
  4. Tecx

    Tecx Radio Rock Leads To Sterility

    Jun 9, 2002
    Halifax, NS, Canada
    Well actualy the DOD buzz box (which I own) is suposed to be a copy of the blue box modification. Basicaly it randomly selects the octave it is producing...

    here is a discription:

    One of DOD's noise-only pedals. 4 knobs, Heavy (Bass, 2 octaves down), Buzz (Distortion), Thrust (Level), Saw (Treble). This is similar to MXRs blue box but with more balls. The Buzzbox rips, farts, screeches, swirls, spatters, chugs, cuts out like a stopping motorbike, buzzes, does syth tones, dual octaves, mess, sizzle, whine. What more could a noisehead want! Even the president of DOD wondered why anyone would want such a pedal.



     
  5. You have to ask...?!

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  6. Albini_Fan

    Albini_Fan Banned

    Jan 26, 2003
    Beneath Below
    Would the MXR M-80 come anywhere close to the sound? I want to get something from guitar center, because I have credit there. I could pick up a bass grunge off ebay for cheap, probably, but I need the pedal this weekend. The only things that my guitar center has that seem remotley useable are:

    Digitech Bass Driver
    Boss ODB-3
    MXR M-80

    Now, I'd like a 7-band EQ because my combo dosn't have one, but the MXR's pre amp dosn't even have that so it seems useless for the $$$ as I'd only be buying it for the distortion. I guess I could get it now, and use it's noise-gate and EQ infront (behind? Going bass/m-80/disto/amp. Would this work to help shape the disto box's sound?) of another distortion box when I get one. Is this a bad idea? Is the M-80 worth it for distortion alone?

    I'm only considering the M-80 because reviews say it has that heavy, chainsaw, off the wall distortion. And for the Melvins, I can't say that's far from what I want.