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Re: Fuzz Bass

Post by A.David.MacKinnon » Mon Apr 23, 2018 6:00 pm

Thanks all. Lots to dig into here.

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Re: Fuzz Bass

Post by losthighway » Mon Apr 23, 2018 7:06 pm

Magnetic Services wrote:
Mon Apr 23, 2018 4:40 pm
And if you're just looking for an excuse to buy a pedal, definitely check out Blackout Effectors' Fix'd Fuzz: http://www.blackouteffectors.com/?page_id=774 -- extremely versatile, with two different fuzz circuits and an overdrive. I have the original Fix'd Fuzz, not the deluxe, but the deluxe just seems to have more features.
I love that pedal on guitar and bass. It does so many sounds from spitty and glitchy to warm and smooth.

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Re: Fuzz Bass

Post by Magnetic Services » Mon Apr 23, 2018 8:32 pm

losthighway wrote:
Mon Apr 23, 2018 7:06 pm
Magnetic Services wrote:
Mon Apr 23, 2018 4:40 pm
And if you're just looking for an excuse to buy a pedal, definitely check out Blackout Effectors' Fix'd Fuzz: http://www.blackouteffectors.com/?page_id=774 -- extremely versatile, with two different fuzz circuits and an overdrive. I have the original Fix'd Fuzz, not the deluxe, but the deluxe just seems to have more features.
I love that pedal on guitar and bass. It does so many sounds from spitty and glitchy to warm and smooth.
Hell yeah. It also makes its way on to drum tracks and vocals from time to time 8)

I recall the manual describing the gnarlier fuzz circuit as "a robot farting" or something similar. Pretty accurate.

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Re: Fuzz Bass

Post by standup » Fri Apr 27, 2018 5:52 am

I use a malekko diabolik pedal in my live rig. Has a clean/fuzz mix to keep the low end.

http://www.bestguitareffects.com/malekk ... or-guitar/

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Re: Fuzz Bass

Post by joninc » Sat Apr 28, 2018 1:13 pm

i sometimes do an aux send to a sansamp classic for distortion/grit.

or DI to UA solo 610 and take the "thru" to an amp with fuzz/distortion pedal to blend to taste.

kinda interested in the EBS valve drive pedal but big $$$ - sigur ros uses em for both bass and guitar.
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Re: Fuzz Bass

Post by ubertar » Sun Apr 29, 2018 3:51 pm

There's also the Os Mutantes thing, where you fuzz each string separately before adding them together (or nowadays, for recording, you could just keep them separate to their own tracks). This avoids the intermodulation distortion that makes fuzz sound muddy. To do that, you need a separate pickup for each string.
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Re: Fuzz Bass

Post by vvv » Sun Apr 29, 2018 5:48 pm

What, you can't play one string per track? :twisted:

I'm actually kinda thinking of Corgan doing that with an ebow on "Drown" from the Singles soundtrack.
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