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RE: OT: Fuzz
I prefer overdrive to fuzz. Of the ones I have owned, the original TS-9
outstanding, I wish I stiil had it. Later, I had an Ibanez UE 300 that had
a TS-9, a compressor, and a chorus box all built in. You can occasionaly
find those today for less than an original TS-9. Wish I still had it. I had
a Klon Centaur that was amazing, everything it was cracked up to be, but it
took up a lot of real estate on my pedal board, so I sold it. wish I still
had it. Are you seeing a trend here? currently I own a fulltone fulldrive
and a distortion pro as well. The fulldrive is great sounding, and very
versatile with the extra footswitchable gain boost. I like the distortion
pro, but I'm not sure if I'll keep it as my taste is less "big hair" and
more "no hair" these days! It is however, an excellent distortion box
capable of major saturation and boucou tweeking. I'm hoping to demo the
TS-808 reissue soon, I hope its good cause I'd like to replace my
pro with something that size and sound. A while back, I had a TS-9 reissue
that Anolog Man modified, which was very good and smooth and creamy
..........wish I still had it
From: Bernhard Wagner [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Friday, June 04, 2004 1:36 PM
Subject: RE: OT: Fuzz
I read in a musician's friend's catalogue about a reissue of the TS808. The
paragraph was really funny, sarcastic, something like "same nutty hardware,
same seasick green colour", ...
I've looked for the text online, found approx. that passage but, alas, not
the same sarcastic paragraph.
Anyhow, my all-time fav IS good ole' Seasick Green. It was the first pedal
got (around 1982) and it's still going strong. It has gathered a few
around it, like the Compression Sustainer CS-2 and the Octave OC-2.
When looping, I like to lay a fat bass line with the OC-2 and then double
that with a CS-2ed and TS808ed unisono.
TS808 / OC-2 / CS-2 (supposed to be played as a loop):
http://nosuch.biz/soundz/explainTheBass03.wav (~ 460K)
More recently, I discovered the "Satch..." distortion on the MPX G2, which
comes along pretty analog...
I should work more on that "beat boxing" (and voice, *blush*), but still,
example for the "Satch..." / OC-2:
http://nosuch.biz/soundz/CaliforniaSun.mp3 (~ 3MB)
(To the new friends from Loopstock 2004! ;-)
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Per Boysen [mailto:email@example.com]
> Sent: Freitag, 4. Juni 2004 10:26
> To: Loopers-Delight@loopers-delight.com
> Subject: Re: OT: Fuzz
> On 2004-06-04, at 01.20, msottilaro wrote:
> > We all love it, right? Of course! Every now and then I yearn for my
> > old Ibanez Tube Screamer.
> Mine is still working. Bought it 1980. Never liked the sound much
> though. Too "hissy" and removes too much bottom for my taste.
> > Thick distorted creamy synth-like tone. Warm and tube like? NOPE.
> > I'm talking solid state. What's your favorite fuzz box to put in
> > front of your looper (or after) and why? Is the line6 modeler any
> > good?
> I really love my Roger Mayer Octavia! It's a perfect sound to trash
> with EDP HalfSpead.
> Sound clip at http://www.looproom.com/audio/edp_strat_01.mp3 (no amp
> used, only Octavia lined into computer)
- RE: OT: Fuzz
- From: "Bernhard Wagner" <firstname.lastname@example.org>