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vurt
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88409 posts since 26 Jan, 2003 from through the looking glass

Post Fri Nov 12, 2021 11:45 am

Aloysius wrote:
Fri Nov 12, 2021 11:02 am
I've got a Big Muff.
ive had several muffs stolen in the past.
which always weirded me out, as there were often far more expensive pedals sat next to them!
robbed by idiots :x

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Aloysius
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35260 posts since 11 Aug, 2008 from another dimension

Post Fri Nov 12, 2021 12:01 pm

Just got mine today. I suddenly realized I could get physical products for a good price instead of always looking for software solutions. I also added a TC Electronic Thunderstorm Flanger, TC Electronic Echobrain, TC Electronic Drip and a Decksaver for my Yamaha ReFace DX. All for just over 200 EUR (€212.90), right to my door step.
Hi-de-Hi!

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vurt
addled muppet weed
88409 posts since 26 Jan, 2003 from through the looking glass

Post Fri Nov 12, 2021 12:05 pm

Aloysius wrote:
Fri Nov 12, 2021 12:01 pm
Just got mine today. I suddenly realized I could get physical products for a good price instead of always looking for software solutions.
and i would still argue, with fuzz most especially, software isnt quite there yet.
it has the distorted side down, but not the unpredictability, battery drain or the breakup as the note fades.
not everyone wants that obviously, the "fuzz" is the main thing, but for me, those bits count 8)

wont comment on the others as ive never used them, other than to say, nice score :tu:
have fun and let us know your thoughts on them all some time :)

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elxsound
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7472 posts since 18 Aug, 2007 from NYC

Post Fri Nov 12, 2021 1:18 pm

Hardware fuzz is f**king amazing. You can get passable results with software, but for me it’s been a different experience playing through fuzz fx.

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Uncle E
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12810 posts since 22 Nov, 2000 from Southern California

Post Fri Nov 12, 2021 7:06 pm

Aloysius wrote:
Fri Nov 12, 2021 11:02 am
I've got a Big Muff.
That’s the word around town.

Scotty
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2398 posts since 23 Dec, 2002

Post Fri Nov 12, 2021 7:34 pm

elxsound wrote:
Fri Nov 12, 2021 1:18 pm
Hardware fuzz is f**king amazing. You can get passable results with software, but for me it’s been a different experience playing through fuzz fx.
I picked up an Ekektron Analog Heat 1 when they were blowing them out and a used Game Changer Plasma Pedal recently. think you are right getting that kind of authentic distortion breakup seems to hard to achieve in software. It may not matter in a mix all that much but I am enjoying the hardware boxes. Perhaps it is just confirmation bias justifying the purchase.

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pekbro
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4454 posts since 29 Sep, 2010 from Maui

Post Fri Nov 12, 2021 9:05 pm

I think I'm gonna go for this JPTRfx fuzz pedal, the Silvermachine...
I like this guys videos, he's a good guitarist imo...
https://youtu.be/tBkrvs1BUWY
Maybe one or two from Fairfield Circuitry as well. I prefer the more exotic stuff I guess.
https://youtu.be/dTrJrUphYrE

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WatchTheGuitar
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9383 posts since 30 Apr, 2019

Post Fri Nov 12, 2021 9:59 pm

That’s (the artist formerly known as) PGS Andy, hes a demo legend and fuelled up many people’s GAS over the years

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pekbro
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4454 posts since 29 Sep, 2010 from Maui

Post Fri Nov 12, 2021 10:05 pm

WatchTheGuitar wrote:
Fri Nov 12, 2021 9:59 pm
That’s (the artist formerly known as) PGS Andy, hes a demo legend and fuelled up many people’s GAS over the years
Ahh, well no doubt. Some of those guys, you have to wonder if they can even play the guitar.
Andy Martin most certainly can :tu:

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vurt
addled muppet weed
88409 posts since 26 Jan, 2003 from through the looking glass

Post Sat Nov 13, 2021 5:52 am

WatchTheGuitar wrote:
Fri Nov 12, 2021 9:59 pm
That’s (the artist formerly known as) PGS Andy, hes a demo legend and fuelled up many people’s GAS over the years
yeah, i kinda hate when he posts a new video. similar to "knobs" it usually costs me hundreds for a five minute video :o

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WatchTheGuitar
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9383 posts since 30 Apr, 2019

Post Sat Nov 13, 2021 5:59 am

vurt wrote:
Sat Nov 13, 2021 5:52 am
"knobs" it usually costs me hundreds for a five minute video :o
Your specialist Only Fans payments are of no interest to me.

tbh he’s so good at making the stuff look good I almost considered buying a sitar guitar even though it’d be about £600 for something I’d probably only use for two or three songs.

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vurt
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88409 posts since 26 Jan, 2003 from through the looking glass

Post Sat Nov 13, 2021 7:17 am

WatchTheGuitar wrote:
Sat Nov 13, 2021 5:59 am
vurt wrote:
Sat Nov 13, 2021 5:52 am
"knobs" it usually costs me hundreds for a five minute video :o
Your specialist Only Fans payments are of no interest to me.
gotta pay for all the gear somehow :shrug:

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pekbro
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4454 posts since 29 Sep, 2010 from Maui

Post Sat Nov 13, 2021 9:34 am

I like the Knobs videos because of his style and sense of humor, not really the music.
He's really good at videography, the sounds mostly sound the same-ish to me. :shrug:

Some more pedals I found on modular grid that I'm liking a lot and "probably" going to get.
Horrothia https://www.horrothia.com/ The chorus in particular is on my list.
Though the rest are as well.

https://www.horrothia.com/type-one

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vurt
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Post Sat Nov 13, 2021 9:48 am

pekbro wrote:
Sat Nov 13, 2021 9:34 am
I like the Knobs videos because of his style and sense of humor, not really the music.
He's really good at videography, the sounds mostly sound the same-ish to me. :shrug:
yeah i get what you mean
although there's few gear vid folk where the music is something id put on to listen to.

exceptions being those that do music separately, demo music often is just simple riffs i guess?

imrae
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1960 posts since 2 Jul, 2010

Post Sat Nov 13, 2021 9:54 am

vurt wrote:
Fri Nov 12, 2021 12:05 pm
and i would still argue, with fuzz most especially, software isnt quite there yet.
it has the distorted side down, but not the unpredictability, battery drain or the breakup as the note fades.
not everyone wants that obviously, the "fuzz" is the main thing, but for me, those bits count 8)
And none of them seem to do the impedence/volume-control thing. Obviously it's impossible to see the impedence of a guitar pickup from a series of voltage values, but it should be possible to simulate the effect on the plugin side with an extra control.

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