Lookin for smooth fat soft fuzz w/blend (opposite of raunchy)

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  1. Gmork

    Gmork SS.org Regular

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    Lookin for smooth, fat, soft fuzz w/blend (opposite of raunchy) that does not affect clean tone AT ALL.
    ill actually be using with my electric cello.
    Bonus points for small size and low price
     
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    Demiurge Intrepid Jackass

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    EHX Bass Big Muff maybe?
     
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    USMarine75 Plays Authentic ® Contributor

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    cardinal F# Dive Bomber

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    Maybe look at a Fuzzrocious Cat Tail with the clean blend. I've been using a Turbo Rat and think that it's fuzz-like with the gain up, but smoother and more polite than a lot of the true fuzz pedals out there. I use it in the loop of a Boss LS-2 or similar pedal to blend in dry signal, but Fuzzrocious offers an add-on for that in the pedal itself.

    MXR Bass Distortion also is a Rat clone with a clean blend, actually co-designed somehow with the Fuzzrocious guy.
     
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    atracksler SS.org Regular

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    Way huge fat sandwich is noice.
     
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    Soft fuzz? Does that exist?
     
  7. LordIronSpatula

    LordIronSpatula A series of interconnected fortune cookies.

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    The Source Audio Aftershock can do all kinds of stuff. It has a wide variety of distortion engines and very flexible internal routing. You can combine sounds in series or parallel and the clean blend has an adjustable low-pass filter. Their Kingmaker Fuzz and LA Lady Overdrive pedals are basically the same as the Aftershock, just in different colored enclosures and with different pre-loaded sounds. I got my aftershock for $80 on Reverb. Haven't tried it on a bowed instrument yet but I'll make a point of trying on my electric upright bass next time I pull it out.

    I don't know that there are "standard" distortion sounds for cello so it might be good to get something with a lot of options available so you can at least figure out how to get in the ballpark of "the sound in your head."
     
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