8-string fuzz

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  1. NorCal_Val

    NorCal_Val SS.org Regular

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    to all my fellow stoner/doom/sludge farmers; what fuzz pedal(s) are
    you using for your 8-string guitars?
    I've found that my normal/go-to fuzz pedals that work with guitars in
    normal(or slightly de-tuned) tuning do not like the low end of the 8.
    Especially with the low string de-tuned to Eb on the M80M.
    The old Tech21 XXL comes closest to working and re-producing the low
    end, but ultimately lacks that roiling/boiling sludge-y cauldron of fuzz tone
    that I'm after.
    Looking forward to hearing your suggestions/approaches to fuzz tone!
    :hbang:
     
  2. TheWarAgainstTime

    TheWarAgainstTime "TWAT" for short

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    Have you considered a bass fuzz? I figure if you're already in that range it may work better with the extreme low notes :shrug:
     
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    NorCal_Val SS.org Regular

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    yeah, that idea has certainly crossed my mind.
     
  4. Baelzebeard

    Baelzebeard Grinder of strings

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    My old Boss FZ-2 is great with my 8's or bass, but that's just the sound I'm shooting for.

    What kind of tone are you trying to emulate?
     
  5. NorCal_Val

    NorCal_Val SS.org Regular

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    Just that fat, grindy doom/sludge/stoner-type fuzz.
    For example, Acid King "Teen Dusthead";
    http://youtu.be/_Q19pah-w1c

    But with an 8-string!
    :lol:
     
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    cult SS.org Regular

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    Have you considered blending your fuzz tone with some regular overdrive/distortion?
    Does the trick for me on lower tunings.
     
  7. NorCal_Val

    NorCal_Val SS.org Regular

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    No, I have not.
    I may give that a try.
     
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    cult SS.org Regular

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    It usually helps the tone retain definition and thump ;)
     
  9. Carl Kolchak

    Carl Kolchak Last of the famous international playboys

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    Try some tone stacking. Run tube screamer in front of the fuzz..
     
  10. NorCal_Val

    NorCal_Val SS.org Regular

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    Solution#1(of 2);
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    Needless to say, it sounds pretty epic.
    :shred:
     
  11. Hachetjoel

    Hachetjoel Ibanez whore Contributor

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    Sorry, gonna need some clips to prove it ;)
     
  12. NorCal_Val

    NorCal_Val SS.org Regular

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    Yeah.
    Working on it.
    I might try recording direct into Logic with the pedals.
    *crosses fingers*
     
  13. Zeno

    Zeno SZ Hunter

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    what I like to do is run my Way Huge Swollen Pickle Mk II into the front of my Peavey Bandit's distortion channel. Personally, I've never liked the way fuzz into a clean amp has sounded, it's always sounded much meaner, more chainsaw like when I use it with an already distorted tone - I simply turn off my Boss SD-1, and turn on the fuzz. Give that a shot?

    And of course, I suggest the swollen pickle, just a fantastic pedal, worth a try at least.
     
  14. Sephael

    Sephael Divine Paradøx Contributor

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    Explore the joys of parallel effects. Two different fuzz, fuzz/distortion or even fuzz/clean. All three combos can make amazing results.
     

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