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Wooly Mammoth

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by bogart, Jul 20, 2004.


  1. bogart

    bogart

    Dec 11, 2003
    big bear, ca
    I'm looking into a Z Vex wooly Mammoth. People say they are too much, but I'm looking for something to give me guitar-like tone when I'm playin chords way up on the neck. Will this thing do it. Or will it just get over blown.
     
  2. Tecx

    Tecx Radio Rock Leads To Sterility

    Jun 9, 2002
    Halifax, NS, Canada
    Its a beefy fuzz... So you will not get the guitar sound you are looking for... A Fuzz Factory would do it... So would most other guitar fuzzes... They will thin out yout tone enough...

    Alex

     
  3. I'm really curious about the Wooly Mammoth too.

    I just bougt an EBS Multi Comp and on the "Tubeism" setting, I can get my J-Bass + SVT Classic head to really growl like Timmy C. from Audioslave. Really beefy and tubey.

    I've tried EQ pedals and Boost pedals in search of more dirt at lower volumes but nothing, until now could capture the tone I hear in my head.

    Anybody have opinons on the Zvex Mammoth?
    Is it worth it?
    Does the dirt turn the signal to mud?
    Who can I listen to that uses one?

    Thanks
     
  4. David Wilson

    David Wilson Administrator Staff Member Administrator Supporting Member

    Oct 14, 2002
    Lower Westchester, NY
    chris, did you search? There's been LOTS of discussion on this pedal in the past.

    It's an extreme fuzz, not necessarily to everyones tastes. It's certainly not a 'dirt' pedal - if you mean more grind you should look at overdrive pedals like fulltone, ebs multidrive, barber deep fryer, voodoo labs sparkle drive.
     
  5. Thee

    Thee

    Feb 11, 2004
    San Luis Obispo, CA
  6. Benjamin Strange

    Benjamin Strange Commercial User

    Dec 25, 2002
    New Orleans, LA
    Owner / Tech: Strange Guitarworks
    The Wooly absolutely screams "try before you buy". I love mine, but many bassists HATE it. It's a FUZZ, which most people don't understand - they think it should sound like a distortion which is something completely different. Sounds like what you are looking for is a smoother tone than what the Wooly will give you.
     
  7. SuperSluggard

    SuperSluggard

    Jan 2, 2004
    Strange, how does the Zvex Machine sound on bass? Do you use it in any of your songs?
     
  8. Benjamin Strange

    Benjamin Strange Commercial User

    Dec 25, 2002
    New Orleans, LA
    Owner / Tech: Strange Guitarworks
    I use it alot. It's my secret weapon. It's on The Severing Process, and the last half of Discipline.
     
  9. Tecx

    Tecx Radio Rock Leads To Sterility

    Jun 9, 2002
    Halifax, NS, Canada
    I hate you ben... :D
     
  10. Benjamin Strange

    Benjamin Strange Commercial User

    Dec 25, 2002
    New Orleans, LA
    Owner / Tech: Strange Guitarworks
    The feeling is mutual. :smug: