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Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by Ryan Mohr, Mar 11, 2008.
I didn't see anything about the MXR Blowtorch, have any of you guys tried one out?
Fulltone Bass Driver.. I can't live without it!
More of a synthy fuzz.
Well, I'd say that the Aenima sounds closer to that then it does to a Big Muff or a Fuzz Face. It sounds like a way OVER-cranked Marshall, like one about to blow up.
Do you use it more as an overdrive or a distortion?
MXR Blowtorch kicks all! As for your list, I have an Ibanez PD-7 which rocks my cock off!
Again, the blowtorch is a synthy fuzz which is not what I am looking for.
I'm surprised you don't have a Muff'n or B:Assmaster on there.
You said you wanted 'tubey' sounds. The Muff'n should do that nicely.
The Muff'n is probably a candidate at higher gain, but the the B:Assmaster is a fuzz.
teh distortion on the mxr bass di is top notch IMO.
In my opinion, the controls (esp. the sensitivity control) moves the pedal from a "chainsaw" (distortion) sound to an "angry can of bees" (fuzz) sound.
The 3Xfx Fatman pedal was built around a tube-sounding technology, but with way more gain and boost so as to not sound vintage or overly "tubey." In my opinion it is way more ballsy than a Tubescreamer, Rat, or Big Muff. I can't say, though, that I've played on all of the Rat or Big Muff variations. I'm talking specifically about the original Rat and vintage green Russian Muff.
The Fatman was designed to take out as little bottom end as possible and have as much gain as possible, and to sound as good on bass as it does on guitar. There are some sound clips from forum members, just search for 3Xfx. You can check it out here as well:
The other day, I found an old "MXR Distortion +" I've had packed away for 25 years or more. Anyone ever use this with a Bass...and if so what,s the feedback?
I've used the reissue on bass before. It's nice and gritty, but it loses low end on high gain settings.
Is the rhythm mode more of a distortion or a fuzz in you opinion?
The rhythm mode is definitely a distortion. The lead mode is more of a fuzz. You can actually purchase the 2 effects separately. You can get just a Fatman (distortion only), just a V2 (oscillating fuzz only), or Fatman/V2 (both in 1 pedal).
Thanks Boo...I might try putting it in the loop of my X-blender and playing with the blend to see if I can retain the lows and still get a nice gritty sound out of it...what the heck...
EHX English Muff'n with AX7s instead of the stock AY's
Ive actually been able to get pretty close to the sound of that thing on my POD, but if I went back to singles, the Muff'n is where id start