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Stereo fuzz box

Post by shamann » Mon Aug 04, 2008 10:45 pm

I had a stereo fuzz box made custom by Creepy Fingers Effects (Brad Davis from the band Fu Manchu), thought a few folk here might be interested. It's a modified Scrambler clone, or rather two in one box.

Here's what it looks like:

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Here's what it sounds like:

http://www.sighup.ca/test/stereo_fuzz_beat.mp3
http://www.sighup.ca/test/stereo_fuzz_tune.mp3
http://www.sighup.ca/test/stereo_fuzz_viola.mp3
http://www.sighup.ca/test/serial_fuzz_synthdrone.mp3

I have a longer, wordier version about it on my blog:

http://blog.sighup.ca/2008/08/the-stereo-fuzz/

Really fun thing. Strange, but now that I have a stereo fuzz box, I have this "whew, now I can rest easy" feeling. There ought to be more of these in the world.

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Post by Moog$FooL$ » Mon Aug 04, 2008 11:38 pm

nice.
the orange kinda reminds me of Empress Efx. Trem... only in colour though.
so it's meant as a table top unit then?? not a stomp?

i like the gritty sound on the viola mp3!!! :sb:

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Post by Muff Wiggler » Mon Aug 04, 2008 11:43 pm

shamann loves his tabletop boxes 8)

i'm pretty much with him there, way better than pedals

very very cool steve, thanks for posting this!

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Post by shamann » Mon Aug 04, 2008 11:43 pm

Moog$FooL$ wrote:so it's meant as a table top unit then?? not a stomp
Yes. Didn't have to be, as long as it was fully stereo, but since it was a custom order, I figured I might as well get the switches that worked best for me.

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Post by shamann » Mon Aug 04, 2008 11:49 pm

Muff Wiggler wrote:shamann loves his tabletop boxes 8)
It's true. I have and use several pedals, and if they have the big silver switches (whatever their proper name is) rather than foot/pedal rocker type of switches (like the Boss way) then they aren't so bad.

But since everything I do is on a tabletop, being a button pushing knob twiddler for my live sets rather than playing any instruments, the table-top form factor is much more appealing to me.

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Post by Moog$FooL$ » Mon Aug 04, 2008 11:55 pm

maybe it's an Ontario thing???? :razz:

wait a second.... what am i talking about, i just found a moderately beaten but still working Boss DM 300 with 2 old, like hell Grant Thorcraft combos (Vancouver made) off cl. that delay being a tabletop unit..... :doh:

ah, don't you just love all the different gear available these days??? :party:

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Post by Muff Wiggler » Mon Aug 04, 2008 11:57 pm

steve, what about buying a Hammond 1590 box, two of whatever stombpox you are groovin' on, and a handful of SPST switches?

you could then make your own tabletop stereo fuzz boxes out of just about any small-format pedal.

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Re: Stereo fuzz box

Post by parasitk » Tue Aug 05, 2008 12:18 am

shamann wrote:Here's what it sounds like:
Love that fuzzed beat! The world definitely needs more stereo distortion pedals/boxes!

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Post by shamann » Tue Aug 05, 2008 7:36 am

parasitk wrote:The world definitely needs more stereo distortion pedals/boxes!
I don't think that can be said enough.

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Re: Stereo fuzz box

Post by parasitk » Tue Aug 05, 2008 9:52 am

shamann wrote:
parasitk wrote:The world definitely needs more stereo distortion pedals/boxes!
I don't think that can be said enough.
All together now!

The world definitely needs more stereo distortion pedals/boxes! The world definitely needs more stereo distortion pedals/boxes! The world definitely needs more stereo distortion pedals/boxes! The world definitely needs more stereo distortion pedals/boxes! The world definitely needs more stereo distortion pedals/boxes! The world definitely needs more stereo distortion pedals/boxes! The world definitely needs more stereo distortion pedals/boxes! The world definitely needs more stereo distortion pedals/boxes! The world definitely needs more stereo distortion pedals/boxes! The world definitely needs more stereo distortion pedals/boxes!

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Post by shamann » Tue Aug 05, 2008 1:41 pm

It's like church.

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Post by felix » Wed Aug 06, 2008 1:15 am

et nombre de patris il filio espiritu santi fiat magis stereo fuzz boxes

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Post by Kwote » Wed Aug 06, 2008 3:38 am

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Post by wetterberg » Wed Aug 06, 2008 5:16 am

Kwote wrote:Image

there is now.
nope, that pope doesn't look poncy enough.

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Post by Kwote » Wed Aug 06, 2008 8:44 am

beggars can't be choosers.

i guess a custom one could be had with a shrunk down version of this though

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Post by felix » Wed Aug 06, 2008 11:01 am

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Post by shamann » Fri Aug 15, 2008 1:19 pm

Should anybody be interested in acquiring a stereo fuzz of their very own, Tom at EFM is conducting a stompbox group buy over at KVR and a few of us are trying to drum up interest in a stereo fuzz. On the table so far is a stereo BeeBaa clone, but Tom isn't sure it'll fit in a single enclosure, so a different kind of fuzz circuit can be suggested.

Thread about the sale is over here:

http://www.kvraudio.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=3198515

(sorry for the spamminess, but this will likely be the only time I do such a thing)

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Post by Chuck E. Jesus » Fri Aug 15, 2008 1:42 pm

shamann wrote:Should anybody be interested in acquiring a stereo fuzz of their very own, Tom at EFM is conducting a stompbox group buy over at KVR and a few of us are trying to drum up interest in a stereo fuzz. On the table so far is a stereo BeeBaa clone, but Tom isn't sure it'll fit in a single enclosure, so a different kind of fuzz circuit can be suggested.

Thread about the sale is over here:

http://www.kvraudio.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=3198515

(sorry for the spamminess, but this will likely be the only time I do such a thing)
i've been looking at that, can't say i'd be in the market for a stereo fuzz box at this time (cool idea though)...i checked out some demos on YT, and tbh i'm a little more intrigued by the sound of the Fender Blender, curious if he can make one of those...not sure exactly the difference between the BeeBaa (never even heard of it before that thread) and the Big Muff (besides the treble boost)...but the price sounds good either way, i just didn't want to undermine your and Donovan's interest with the BeeBaa by bringing up the Fender Blender clone, whatever...

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Post by shamann » Fri Aug 15, 2008 1:55 pm

No, no, bring up the Fender Blender by all means.

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