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    blueman335
    Mojo's Minions

  • blueman335
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    Re: I give up - whaddaya do?

    Originally posted by Lazarus1140 View Post
    Well, it appears that I overestimated my resolve to quit buying pedals: Since I decided to quit I purchased an Empress Tape Delay...So I ordered a Skreddy Echo...Today I ordered a JHS Muffuletta

    Your resolve and willpower are the stuff legends are made of.

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  • Lazarus1140
    Mojo's Minions

  • Lazarus1140
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    Re: I give up - whaddaya do?

    Well, it appears that I overestimated my resolve to quit buying pedals.

    Since I decided to quit I purchased an Empress Tape Delay. It is whelming which should be somewhere in the middle between overwhelming and underwhelming. It is a little easier to dial in than the Belle Epoch, but except for the benefit of the added tape age and modulation features the sound reminds me of a TC Electronic Nova Delay. It may be more of a feel thing than a sound thing. The demos I've heard all sound better than anything I've been able to produce with my gear.

    So I ordered a Skreddy Echo knowing in advance that it will probably be a tad too dark for my taste. I just want something that sounds good and is simple to operate.

    I'd be better off if I spent more of my dissatisfaction on my shortcomings as a player.

    Today I ordered a JHS Muffuletta since JHS pedals are available with 20% discount from PGS right now. It features JHS's take on five different Muff iterations plus one Muff(ish) fuzz of their own.

    This has bee a Laz Report ... brought to you by Ketel One and left over turkey and sweet potatos.
    Lazarus1140
    Mojo's Minions
    Last edited by Lazarus1140; 11-27-2015, 04:44 PM.

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  • Aku Tonklips
    Senior Member

  • Aku Tonklips
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    Re: I give up - whaddaya do?

    So do I, can't find the gear I'd be happy with though, the solution would be to modify

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  • Lazarus1140
    Mojo's Minions

  • Lazarus1140
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    Re: I give up - whaddaya do?

    Yes, but I have more than enough projects on the table right now. I have overcome the compulsive desire to build/modify/tinker. I just want to play.

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  • Aku Tonklips
    Senior Member

  • Aku Tonklips
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    Re: I give up - whaddaya do?

    You do know that you can build a fuzz pedal that's cheaper and simple to put together, right?

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  • Lazarus1140
    Mojo's Minions

  • Lazarus1140
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    Re: I give up - whaddaya do?

    Originally posted by aleclee View Post
    What tuner are you using?
    TC Electronic PolyTune

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  • aleclee
    Major General GAS

  • aleclee
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    Re: I give up - whaddaya do?

    Originally posted by Lazarus1140 View Post
    On both my boards the fuzz is the first pedal after the tuner and right before the OD, and I tried the reverse order with the P19 and oddly there was very little difference.
    What tuner are you using? Could it be that a buffered tuner is messing with the fuzz on the small board?

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  • jtougas
    Mojo's Minions

  • jtougas
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    Re: I give up - whaddaya do?

    That's what ebay and reverb.com are for...

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  • Lazarus1140
    Mojo's Minions

  • Lazarus1140
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    Re: I give up - whaddaya do?

    or maybe:






    Too bad these seem to be out of production.

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  • jtougas
    Mojo's Minions

  • jtougas
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    Re: I give up - whaddaya do?

    Or maybe?

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  • jtougas
    Mojo's Minions

  • jtougas
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    Re: I give up - whaddaya do?



    Hm?

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  • Securb
    One of Jerry's Kids

  • Securb
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    Re: I give up - whaddaya do?

    Originally posted by Lazarus1140 View Post
    I did read that review and upon rereading am surprised that the author would prefer more high end and more mid-scoop and that he would describe the mid-range as dark and creamy. That is not my experience ... a little darker and creamier would suit me just fine.
    This is the problem with most online reviews, personal preference. I try to be very neutral when I write up a pedal. Maybe it is not giving me a tone I would like but is it working as advertised and delivering something someone would find sonically pleasing. For example if a distortion is overly scooped and compressed I am not going to like it. However, an 80's guy might think it is the Holy Grail. I also try to keep in mind people are going to play a pedal with different guitars and cycle through a few axes and amps. Someone playing a pedal with a Tele and a HotRod is not going to have the same experience I am having with a Les Paul and a Marshall.

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  • jtougas
    Mojo's Minions

  • jtougas
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    I give up - whaddaya do?

    Ah. I didn't look at the Pharaoh - I assumed by the way you were talking about it that was more like a Russian Big Muff.

    My faux pas...

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  • Myaccount876
    Amira-Maker

  • Myaccount876
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    Re: I give up - whaddaya do?

    You can try renting pedals at http://www.pedalgenie.com/

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  • Lazarus1140
    Mojo's Minions

  • Lazarus1140
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    Re: I give up - whaddaya do?

    So is a Pharoah which I know I love.

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