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Too many effects. Choosing which to keep is so hard.

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by Tony Flow MMMM, Feb 11, 2013.


  1. Tony Flow MMMM

    Tony Flow MMMM

    Dec 4, 2012
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    I have 3 fuzzes alone! Fuzzes are very hard to pick on. IMO they all sound great. In their own ways. However chance I ever use 1 fuzz is slim much less 3.

    What do I do?

    The bass big muff is VERY versatile. Also too much. There's too many sounds I like and it takes up quite a bit of room. The wooly really only does one sound but man it does it GREAT. The swollen pickle is in a class of its own.


    Ahhhh
     
  2. I always find myself in the same situation...
    A lot of pedals to fit in one board... so, I got another board...
     
  3. Swift713

    Swift713

    Dec 4, 2006
    Florence, Ma
    I played with a guitar player last year who used to bring a couple of pedals from his vast arsenal to jam. It was different every week.
     
  4. Musicman1901

    Musicman1901 Supporting Member

    Jun 1, 2012
    Rochester, NY
    Ditch the muff first as its the biggest most cumbersome one. The wooly is the most unique as its a gated fuzz so it really cant be emulated by the other two. Between the mammoth and the pickle you should be able to cover your fuzz needs! I'm in the exact same boat as you. I have a tonebender, centurion, and a mastotron and it's time to ditch one of them for space!
     
  5. nad

    nad 60 Cycle Humdinger Commercial User

    Sep 22, 2005
    Not Mars
    The Overlord of Nordstrand Pickups
    I have three B:Assmasters.

    My problems are different.
     
  6. Musicman1901

    Musicman1901 Supporting Member

    Jun 1, 2012
    Rochester, NY
    Hahahaha
     
  7. Floyd Eye

    Floyd Eye Banned

    Feb 21, 2010
    St. Louis
    Why ditch any of them? Variety is the spice of life.
     
  8. Musicman1901

    Musicman1901 Supporting Member

    Jun 1, 2012
    Rochester, NY
    If your not strapped for space I couldn't agree more. But if your board is suffering and you need space you gotta do what you gotta do
     
  9. Get a bigger board for sure... :hyper:
     
  10. vegas532

    vegas532

    Nov 10, 2006
    Pensacola, FL.
    Admitting there's a problem is the first step to recovery. ;)
     
  11. nad

    nad 60 Cycle Humdinger Commercial User

    Sep 22, 2005
    Not Mars
    The Overlord of Nordstrand Pickups
    Oh yeah. I almost bought a fourth earlier today. Best part was tonight when my wife saw that there were two identical B:Assmasters:

    "What could you possibly need TWO of those for?!"
    "Yeah. I bought a third one last week."

    She just laughed at me. I think she's starting to understand my insanity. Perhaps, she too, is joining the fray... :oops:
     
  12. vondran

    vondran

    May 13, 2012
    Keep all three, but have only one on the pedal board at a time. Honestly, we hear the difference but the audiance at a gig wouldn't notice if you had one or three. So, keep the pedal board simple and rotate them occasionally to change things up for you.
     
  13. johnk_10

    johnk_10 vintage bass nut Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 16, 2008
    Thousand Oaks, CA
    John K Custom Basses
    I wish that I only had three ;) ( I have around 85 different dirt pedals now :eek:. the biggest problem is, I like ALL of them).
     
  14. Laurent

    Laurent Supporting Member

    May 21, 2008
    Napa, California
    I've gone through 200 pedals in the last 3 years having as many as 45 at once.
    I'm in recovery with "only" 30 or so!
     
  15. Tony Flow MMMM

    Tony Flow MMMM

    Dec 4, 2012
    I'm actually keeping the big muff and selling the other two, it can do ANYTGING from over drive> fuzz> distortion, the others can't
     
  16. crapusername

    crapusername

    Sep 26, 2005
    North Kent.UK
    endorsing artist: Dean guitars, Marshall , Rotosound strings
    Keep them all mwahahahaha
    ;)
     

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