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Has anyone had a crack at making their own? Results? Easy to do?...
...I thought I'd give it a go.
good luck. they are complicated little shits. :)
just buy some delay pedals instead :)
build me one of these please http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zlfK2tK1wKs
i was going to have a go at one or two of the boss mods on there, but never got around to it.
I don't think I could handle making a whole pedal from scratch
TheSoundOfBastards, he does that sorta thing, will probably even make you one for a price!
just a quickie, dont want to hijack the thread, but can you get a bass pedal to get the Death From Above 1979-ish sound?
...should do the trick.
and where could I get that?
...we just used one for Bass in the studio...a Fender Mustang DI'd straight into the desk, sounded OBSCENE.
thanks, who's "we"?
On our next single, Dilemma...it's not online yet though...
that out then :)
reckon I should go for the Original Sovtek one?
...people I've spoken too seem to like them better than the Electro Harmonix ones and the one we borrowed (thanks Si!) sounded so good that we ended up using it on the bass AND guitars. Our producer, James, vouches for the Sovtek bIG mUFF over the E.H...
you'd really want the green version: the black one and the new EH versions both strip out some of the bass.
Jesse Keeler relied on amp distortion though, so a fuzz won't nail the sound (though still pretty cool in its own right). An overdrive like a Dod 250, or even a SansAmp BDDI or the Behringer copy BDI21 would get you closer.
in mind my bass / amp is quite shit
is a good bet for very little cash.
Insane fuzz without the octave, very Muse like if you turn it on.
cos that makes any amp sound good. Seriously it does. To a degree anyway.
For muffs anyway.
maybe the old big muffs are better when they're US made EH ones, but the one I have is a late 90s one (i think), and it's kind of flimsy considering that they're supposed to be built like a tank and the switch cuts out if you rest your foot on it in just the right place.
Pro Co RATs, Boss DS-1s and ibanez tube screamers are my top distortions, but i doubt any of them will be any good for basses... maybe the RAT would be interesting though.
an 80's Ibanenz chorus pedal.
...maybe in conjunction with A LOT of distortion but that alone won't get you anywhere near Romantic Rights...you might pull off some Sting signature solo shit though...
so to get to a Romantic Right level I'll need that Big Muff?
Our bassist Rory had MXR, Sansamp and Boss preamp pedals at his disposal and the Bug Muff kicked the shit out of everything else. If anything, it BOOSTED the low end by an absolute shitload and fattened the sound infinitely...
in the making- cheers grammar. Am off to slave at coursework now
he only uses that with the natural overdrive of his amp.
NO overdrive/distortion pedals.
the rest is all rack shit
by splitting my bass signal into a generic bass amp, clean and quite "punchy" sounding, and into a shitty 10 watt lead guitar practise amp set to over drive.
the two sounds together just sound so, so lovely
sounds really interesting. Got any recordings of it?
It can't be too difficult to make something along the lines of some of those cheaper Danelectro ones. They're wee plastic pieces of pap. My mum was in a shop the other day asking for a "French Toast" pedal for me and they laughed her out the shop. "We don't carry rubbish like that" is what they told her. Was slightly annoyed though, the "French Toast" is so crappy and amazing, it's going to make me a way better guitarist. I'll then go down to their shop and octave them to death. That'll learn 'em!
i made a feedback looper. it still works..just about, i suck at soldering. makes some mad sounds when there is a delay pedal in the loop :)
A good place to start:
Both carry kits and all the stuffs you need, it's a great way to get into it particularly if like me you're not too clued up on electronics and that.
www.DIYstompboxes.com carries a fuckload of info.
I'd heartily recommend building one, it's ultrasatisfying.
I'll have a go.
im just trying to make the beginners pedal offa diystompbox. managed to make the circuit, but need to solder and add switches and stuff... its good fun though!
what are they like for postage to the UK?
kind of like the idea of making a ts808 clone myself.
i'm such a geek.
any builds from that site that you reccomend?
or from the top one.
building a shred master sounds like a great idea, i'm always put off by the price of second hand ones on ebay, and there's nothing quite like getting out the telecaster and pretending i'm jonny greenwood on a slow day.
from BYOC. If you look under distributors, there should be one in the UK called Vibe-O-Tronic or something.
The distortion + is a good one, it's not too difficult and the circuit's quite moddable.
I'm very tempted by the shredmaster also, despite it's comical 80s metal name!
I bought the Shredder kit a couple of months ago. Arrived earlier than they said it would and I had a great time making it.
Did a small mod for even more gain too.
Easy? If you can weild a soldering iron with any kind of competence, then yet.
I'm always amused by people paying six hundred dollars for old fuzz faces when, ultimately they contain about eight components, two pots and a switch
...that's 'cos they used them old capacitors in the old days, isn't it? They have special magic in them.
I'd endorse what Mr Soundsofbastards says- get some information off some of those sites (I'd go for diystompboxes.com, personally) and get stuck in. I've made and modded loads of stuff thanks to sites like that. Srsly. It's dead easy, and very fun.
The black Box EH one does the trick for my bass. i use a newer version and though I belive the green ones are the real deal, there certaily is a massive amount of fatness in the tone that's for sure, so I wouldn't be too worried if the Russian version proves elusive.
The American silver one seems to suit a guitar tone better.
it seems to be a bit grittier. I would have thought you can probably mod one to be more basscentric by replacing a couple of caps though.
They also look pretty cool, kinda like they're made from a bit of an old Mig21 or something..
I'm beginning to realise he's a little bit smarter than he let's on.
The other day I had a look in the back of my Vox Wah, and thought there's fuck all in this and electrical componants are dirt cheap.