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  • Lovepedal Karl

    The Lovepedal Karl is a unique and truly killer fuzz. Sean is a brilliant guy, and he's heading in a very cool direction.

    Here's my review:

    http://www.harmony-central.com/Effec...l/Karl-01.html
    "One other thing... I think it rips through your clothes when it takes you over...."
    R.J. MacReady, John Carpenter's The Thing


    http://www.myspace.com/PegasusActualMusic
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9dzNCgX0QW0

    http://www.soundclick.com/randymcfarland
    http://www.soundclick.com/randotones

  • #2
    Re: Lovepedal Karl

    At first, I thought you meant Lovetone, but I've never heard of this pedal. I'll look it up. Actually, I just bought a killer new OD/Fuzz pedal....the T.Rex Mudhoney.
    I'm waiting before I write any reviews, since I want to hear it on a bunch of amps and guitars. So far, I really like it. Real fat, real tubey, and when it goes into Fuzz, it has blatty undertones in just the right spots and swells nicely, but still stays focused.
    I'm no expert on fuzz tones, but I tend to prefer the big nasty outta control tones rather than the thin buzzy ones heard in some psychedelic era songs.
    What exactly are the characteristics of silicon vs. germanium?
    Originally posted by Boogie Bill
    I've got 60 guitars...but 49 trumpets is just...INSANITY! WTF!

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    • #3
      Re: Lovepedal Karl

      Germanium tends to be warm, fat, rather sloppy. Tonebenders and early FuzzFaces were germanium. The Fulltone '69 and Soulbender are germ., along with the ZVex Fuzz Factory, Analogman SunFace, and several of the MJM pedals.

      Silicon is tight and more cutting. Silicon can be too harsh if it isn't set up right. The Lovepedal Karl is silicon (yet it still sounds warm with most settings), along with the Fulltone '70, Pedalworx McFuzz Hot, and the MJM London Fuzz II.

      www.lovepedal.com is the website. There are some clips of the Karl that are pretty descriptive.
      "One other thing... I think it rips through your clothes when it takes you over...."
      R.J. MacReady, John Carpenter's The Thing


      http://www.myspace.com/PegasusActualMusic
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9dzNCgX0QW0

      http://www.soundclick.com/randymcfarland
      http://www.soundclick.com/randotones

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      • #4
        Re: Lovepedal Karl

        What do you guys think of the Presecription Electronics Experience pedal? I haven't played one but the description sounds pretty cool... especially the swell. I like the fact that it has seperate switches for Octave, Fuzz, and Swell.

        Any opinions?
        1978 Lefty Gibson Les Paul Custom (C5 bridge, Jazz neck) with Jimmy Page wiring
        1996 Lefty Fender Jazzmaster (w/ SD Antiquity IIs)
        2003 Lefty Taylor 414RCE (Rosewood Limited Edition with Expression System)
        Mesa Boogie Dual Rectifier 3-channel through Marshall 1960A cabinet via THD HotPlate
        Effects: Fulltone Clyde Deluxe Wah, Fulltone DejaVibe, Maxon Rotary Phaser (PH-350), Boss DD6, Boss RC20 LoopStation, BBE Sonic Stomp

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        • #5
          Re: Lovepedal Karl

          I've never played one. EJ uses or used one (no telling what he's got now... he must go through a hundred of these things a year). If you want a good Fuzzface type of tone, and that's all, then I'd check out Fulltone '69, Proanalog Scary Face, MJM London Fuzz I and II, Pedalworx McFuzz and AnalogMan SunFace. The Karl has the swell type of thing going on, but its probably different sounding from the Prescription.
          "One other thing... I think it rips through your clothes when it takes you over...."
          R.J. MacReady, John Carpenter's The Thing


          http://www.myspace.com/PegasusActualMusic
          http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9dzNCgX0QW0

          http://www.soundclick.com/randymcfarland
          http://www.soundclick.com/randotones

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          • #6
            Re: Lovepedal Karl

            I was never a fan of fuzz tones before, but after owning the Fulltone 69 and this new Mudhoney, I have to say, they've found a place in my sound.

            Last night, I amazed myself with the tones I was getting out of the T.Rex Mudhoney.
            That pedal is friggin awesome! You can use it as a standard OD boost, or turn your signal into the sonic equivalent of a wall of mud rolling down the side of a mountain.
            That's how I'd describe it.
            Originally posted by Boogie Bill
            I've got 60 guitars...but 49 trumpets is just...INSANITY! WTF!

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            • #7
              Re: Lovepedal Karl

              Yeah, gearjoneser, those fuzz pedals ought to sound great with the plexi settings on your ecstacy. The class a setting might be even fatter. Is that what you use?
              "One other thing... I think it rips through your clothes when it takes you over...."
              R.J. MacReady, John Carpenter's The Thing


              http://www.myspace.com/PegasusActualMusic
              http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9dzNCgX0QW0

              http://www.soundclick.com/randymcfarland
              http://www.soundclick.com/randotones

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