Nima from Georgian Waters
Very neat. I can dig it
If it sounds anything like a Meathead/Fuzz O))), sign me up.
I love the unnecessarily large enclosure.
Shit is just better when it’s absurdly large. Like my 6’9” giant self. hahahaha
Also in case some of you guys didn’t know… I love drone/stoner/doom a whole lot. It’s unhealthy.
I really like the Fulltone ‘69. You can find older ones relatively inexpensive.
Please guys, don’t hate me for hating the Big Muff. hahaha. I just never liked them when I had them. Though, I should direct you to the song “Malum” by O’Brother. If I remember correctly that shit is some gnarly Big Muff usage. I just really, really, really love the Musket for all my Muff Fuzz needs. hahaha
So I got a lot of messages and it seems that a lot of people think Big Muffs, Tubescreamers, and DL4s are over-hyped.
The Big Muff can actually be used really well. I’ve heard it plenty of times. I agree though I hate that pedal. Does nothing for me personally. Musket for life. haha
When it comes to the TS, I agree with a few people saying buzzwords like “transparent” and what not are over used. In my experience you get a mid boost and a loss of bass when using them for gain boosting. :shrug: Never been a huge fan. Especially when it comes to putting them in front of high gain amps like every metalcore band that has ever existed.
The DL4 is certainly an INCREDIBLY weak delay. The loop time is rather weak but I think as far as a simple as hell phrase sampler goes it’s not terrible. So I won’t go as far to say they are over-hyped. Most people hate them. hahaha.
I’m really surprised I didn’t get more JHS or Walrus Audio messages. Sure, what Walrus Audio is doing is cool. And their rehousing and actual pedal designs are aesthetically pleasing… However, they really aren’t doing anything new. Andy Othling and a couple other dudes got some Walrus Audio pedals and it seemed like the forum classifieds BLEW UP with people wanting them. Same the the JHS Panther Delay that someone did mention to me. That fucking thing is SO overpriced it’s gross. It’s a nice delay, sure. But I wouldn’t touch more than $300 for something like that. And that is pushing it for me. Aside from my beef with the Panther, JHS seems to just churn out a bunch of clones and I find his pedals are boring and ugly as fuck. :shrug: But everybody and their damn mother were wanting a Sweet Tea, Super Bolt, Morning Glory, or Double-Barrel for a little while…
On to the next thing. How the fuck did explaining how something sounds get so convoluted and stupid?
Basically if you ask someone about a pedal and they really like it you’ll hear words like “rich”, “warm”, “organic”, and “transparent”…
But that doesn’t really make sense… And most pedals sound so different with other amps that all of that is just bullshit. I hate trying to describe how a pedal sounds. If I like it, I like it. hahaha.
This is my buddy Justyn’s board. It’s pretty solid if you ask me. That swirly SHO clone and Musket used to be mine. Some of my favourite pedals I ever owned.
Looking sick, Justyn!
So we all know pedals can go in fads. A company releases a new pedal and three or four common names on the internet start raving and EVERYONE has to get there hands on them. What makes it so easy for people to want to jump on board with these kinds of pedal trends?
Some of them are very legitimate. Strymon started off pretty fast and grew with their hype very easily. Hell, you can’t deny that they make some of the best pedals around… But what about other pedals that really aren’t that special?
I could name some that I think are certainly over-hyped, but I’ll stay out of it. What pedals do you guys think are WAY over-hyped for what they are?