Joined: 20 Aug 2004 Posts: 441 Location: Lehigh Valley
Posted: Mon Jun 07, 2010 6:16 am Post subject: Re: distortion/Fuzz/Overdrive
I have been craving some dirt in my tone... I was listening to the show you played Godfrey Daniels. What overdrive/distortion/fuzz were you using during 7+5?
Hi Ben, the distortion at that gig was my old Vox Tone Bender.
That would be a germanium fuzz box generically, if you were wanting to differentiate it along the overdrive/distortion/fuzz lines.
Germanium fuzz. . .
Normally I would prefer either turning up the amp or using an overdrive pedal like the Hao Sole Pressure (cheap!!) with the amp turned up a little, but that place was too tiny to turn the amp up!!!
I'm not the "pedal guy", so don't take the above examples as recommendations against anything else, that's just some stuff that works for me, my string gauges, pickups, the way I set my amps, my touch, taste, budget, etc.
I've had the Vox forever, I couldn't afford one if I had to but it today. They're 'collectable' now. . . *sigh* . ..
Joined: 19 Feb 2005 Posts: 66 Location: Portland, OR
Posted: Mon Jun 07, 2010 7:09 pm Post subject:
I was guessing it had to be a pedal of some variety. I was looking at your set-up from that show and it looked like you were running a bandmaster (or a bassman) and some other amp. I looked like the folks in that venue would've been turned to dust if you kicked one of those amps into a place where the "hair" on each note was THAT unkempt.
As a side note, what was the other amp in the stereo set-up?
I usually play at slightly louder than bedroom volumes and am looking for some sparkly fuzz (not a video game sounding totally clipped fuzz)... I'll look into tone bender "sound-alike."
Anybody have a time tested and mother approved suggestion.
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