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Something similar to prunes and custard...does it exist?

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by cnltb, Jul 8, 2016.


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  1. cnltb

    cnltb

    May 28, 2005
    Title says it all...I may not be able to get my hands onto prunes and custard to try easily.
    Are there any pedals out there that are similar?
    Thanks
     
  2. Nunovsky

    Nunovsky

    Sep 4, 2004
    Portugal
    The SA Multiwave Bass Distortion can get you into that territory and the 3leaf You're Doom.
     
  3. BassBrass

    BassBrass

    Jul 6, 2009
    Boston MA
    TECH 21 - RED RIPPER except it doesn't do such organic sounding effects, but the extreme aspects are very similar and Ripper can add lots of extra eq
     
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  4. cnltb

    cnltb

    May 28, 2005
    Thanks!
    I found the SA less organic and the you're doom doesn't seem to do the modulation thing.
    The you're doom is interesting, regardless. :)
     
  5. cnltb

    cnltb

    May 28, 2005
    I'll have a looksee.
    Thanks! :)
     
  6. Fuzz Dog sells a Prunes & Custard PCB if you're inclined to build one. Not sure how accurate it is but all of their circuits have built have been spot on.
     
  7. cnltb

    cnltb

    May 28, 2005
    Thanks for the tip!
    I have actually found a diy kit too, but my soldering skills won't take me far, I guess.


    Aahhh...on looking for fuzzdog I realize that it is this place where I've found the kit( well, i think that's it. :)
    Dirt Dessert - Harmonic Messulator
    But as said above, my soldering is ...I still have a bazz fuzz sitting here that I haven't even attempted to put together. And that's just 5 parts to be soldered onto the pcb, I think.
     
  8. johnk_10

    johnk_10 vintage bass nut Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 16, 2008
    Thousand Oaks, CA
    John K Custom Basses
    I've built a couple of my own. one in a 1590BB and the other in a 1590B. they both sound great.

    PrunesandCustardclone-01.jpg

    PrunesandCustard-01-2.jpg
     
  9. cnltb

    cnltb

    May 28, 2005
    Ah...
    Very nice looking indeed!
    And they are 100% accurate in terms of circuitry?
     
  10. johnk_10

    johnk_10 vintage bass nut Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 16, 2008
    Thousand Oaks, CA
    John K Custom Basses
    yep.

    here's a gut shot of the 1590B one. it also has a relayed true bypass:

    PrunesandCustard-02.jpg
     
  11. dannybuoy

    dannybuoy

    Aug 3, 2005
    England
    You might be the man to ask John! Do you know what the low contour switch does exactly? I have one and could never figure out what it actually does!

    But yeah, Red Ripper or the Multiwave are pretty much the only alternatives!
     
  12. johnk_10

    johnk_10 vintage bass nut Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 16, 2008
    Thousand Oaks, CA
    John K Custom Basses
    it's just a different filter at the output of the circuit:

    P&C-1000.jpg
     
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  13. Raisins are sort of like prunes, but dried cranberries could work as well. As for custard, I don't know too many places outside the Jersey Shore that sells custard, but frozen yogurt could suffice. Ice cream is also readily available in most locations, and is probably more like custard than FY, but a lot of people don't like risking the calories.

    Oh, we're talking effects...:roflmao:
     
  14. TerribleLiar23

    TerribleLiar23 GNSRZRSKNVS Supporting Member

    Oct 11, 2011
    RTP
    This. I've owned both, and this is as close as you can get in my opinion. P&C can get a bit more synthy, but the RR is more versatile for EQing and getting a variety of tones.
     
  15. grillman

    grillman

    Dec 15, 2014
    I thought you were asking for some recipe advice.
    Was about to suggest apricots and chantilly ;)
     
  16. tjmaxxoverdrive

    tjmaxxoverdrive

    Jul 8, 2016
    red ripper is the closest i've seen, but the prunes is definitely worth it. they're only $200 new so not unattainable at all.
     
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  17. shojii

    shojii

    Sep 7, 2011
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  18. ManOnEarth

    ManOnEarth

    Mar 21, 2016
    Darn someone beat me... I was going to suggest figs and flan.
     
  19. gsquare

    gsquare Pedal Breeders' BIGBoardClub#104;CabronitaClub#8 Supporting Member

    Jun 16, 2012
    Peoria, AZ
    Used ones come around every so often, you can almost always sell them for what you paid, I do that a lot to try out a pedal. Of course, the problem is I like so many of them I tend to keep too many ;)
     
  20. foal30

    foal30

    Dec 3, 2007
    New Zealand
    Buy New Zealand Made!
     
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