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Bassists! How do you like to blend your 'fuzz' with 'clean'?

A What is this... 'blend' word?! All fuzz or all clean! I am extreme and definite with my sound. I don't want no weak-ass clean safety net...
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B I gotta have a little bit of clean in there - at least for the dynamics and clarity, though it's mainly fuzz.
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42%
C Half and half; the two sounds mix together to make one glorious solid tone!
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13%
D A cool fuzz edge to the sound - so the overall tone is mainly clean, but with some attitude.
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10%
E I put 'clean' through one channel, and 'fuzz' through the other... It's up to someone else to balance it...
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Yo! Bass player! Vote here...

Postby D-Rainger » Sat Feb 28, 2015 11:30 am

Bass players seem to like a 'blend' control on a fuzz pedal.
If you assume though that your fuzz - while being a full-on distortion - has plenty of big low-end already, speaking generally, how do you like to mix the dry sound with the effected?

(mini bass fuzz question)
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Postby coldbrightsunlight » Sat Feb 28, 2015 3:04 pm

While I like any combo because sometimes the blend thing is cool, I prefer a fuzz that sounds great on bass with no blend, no fiddling around, just fuzzz.
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Postby Pepe » Sat Feb 28, 2015 3:48 pm

It depends on the situation. I have no overall preference. But a blend knob is a good thing!
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Postby AxAxSxS » Sat Feb 28, 2015 3:57 pm

A What is this... 'blend' word?! All fuzz or all clean! I am extreme and definite with my sound. I don't want no weak-ass clean safety net...
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44%
B I gotta have a little bit of clean in there - at least for the dynamics and clarity, though it's mainly fuzz.
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22%
C Half and half; the two sounds mix together to make one glorious solid tone!
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D A cool fuzz edge to the sound - so the overall tone is mainly clean, but with some attitude.
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22%
E I put 'clean' through one channel, and 'fuzz' through the other... It's up to someone else to balance it...
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Postby kbit » Sat Feb 28, 2015 5:20 pm

monkeydancer wrote:While I like any combo because sometimes the blend thing is cool, I prefer a fuzz that sounds great on bass with no blend, no fiddling around, just fuzzz.


I agree with this; however blends can be cool to allow delays or other effects before the fuzz have more clarity.

If you implement a blend, I cant stress how much better seperate wet and dry volume controls are compared to a single mix knob. Like, infintely better. It helps dialing in more precise levels to the rest of your gear.
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Postby D-Rainger » Sat Feb 28, 2015 5:35 pm

kbithecrowing wrote:
monkeydancer wrote:While I like any combo because sometimes the blend thing is cool, I prefer a fuzz that sounds great on bass with no blend, no fiddling around, just fuzzz.


I agree with this; however blends can be cool to allow delays or other effects before the fuzz have more clarity.

If you implement a blend, I cant stress how much better seperate wet and dry volume controls are compared to a single mix knob. Like, infintely better. It helps dialing in more precise levels to the rest of your gear.


I can really imagine that!
I'm actually considering adding a 'blend' switch....! All fuzz, or some fuzz with some clean - a non-adjustable mix, pre-determined by yourselves by voting! I think this pedal might do some fun new stuff - which will help distract you from a blend mix different to your usual...
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Postby neonblack » Sat Feb 28, 2015 6:19 pm

I actually like that idea. I enjoy some limitations. Keeps me from endlessly tweaking. That's what I found appealing about my Accountant and that DBA Reverb.

I would do just enough clean for dynamics/low end retention. Maybe not quite a 50/50 blend. I definitely prefer the dirt to be at the forefront. I don't like the background fuzz sound but that's just my opinion.
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Postby darthbatman » Sat Feb 28, 2015 6:25 pm

I'm the one percent that didn't vote
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I don't have a fuzz with clean blend but if I did I think I'd hover around 12 o'clock
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Postby coldbrightsunlight » Sun Mar 01, 2015 6:15 am

D-Rainger wrote:
kbithecrowing wrote:
monkeydancer wrote:While I like any combo because sometimes the blend thing is cool, I prefer a fuzz that sounds great on bass with no blend, no fiddling around, just fuzzz.


I agree with this; however blends can be cool to allow delays or other effects before the fuzz have more clarity.

If you implement a blend, I cant stress how much better seperate wet and dry volume controls are compared to a single mix knob. Like, infintely better. It helps dialing in more precise levels to the rest of your gear.


I can really imagine that!
I'm actually considering adding a 'blend' switch....! All fuzz, or some fuzz with some clean - a non-adjustable mix, pre-determined by yourselves by voting! I think this pedal might do some fun new stuff - which will help distract you from a blend mix different to your usual...

That sounds like it could be a cool way to do it without giving the pedal too many knobs to deal.
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Postby aen » Mon Mar 02, 2015 10:42 am

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Postby jrmy » Tue Mar 17, 2015 8:10 pm

I LIKE TO BLEND MY FUZZ WITH MORE FUZZ.

I'm not even joking. Parallel fuzz, man. Wooly + crunchy. Gated + overdriven. Whatever. Just as long as it's dirt + dirt.
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Postby Achtane » Tue Mar 17, 2015 10:13 pm

kbithecrowing wrote:
monkeydancer wrote:While I like any combo because sometimes the blend thing is cool, I prefer a fuzz that sounds great on bass with no blend, no fiddling around, just fuzzz.


I agree with this; however blends can be cool to allow delays or other effects before the fuzz have more clarity.

If you implement a blend, I cant stress how much better seperate wet and dry volume controls are compared to a single mix knob. Like, infintely better. It helps dialing in more precise levels to the rest of your gear.
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Postby Jwar » Fri Apr 03, 2015 4:45 pm

I think people are fooling themselves or perceiving having low end if they don't want a blended pedal. Now a clean blend doesn't have to be a must. But a mix circuit that blends the two together IMO is a must for a bass player. A lot of pedals, especially fuzz, lack low end retention without some kind of blend in them. Especially when using active electronics.


Oh and I used to feel the same way. That is until I spent thousands of dollars on every damn fuzz on the market and came to the realization that my bass doesn't sound like a bass without it.
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Postby Turkish » Fri Apr 03, 2015 6:30 pm

I won't buy a fuzz for bass anymore without separate wet and dry knobs. Especially tuning down to B and trying to keep up with an Orange TH100 and 5150 in stereo . I've had some very highly regarded fuzzes vanish into the mix and end up on my guitar board. Megalith and Magnetar are 2 boxes that don't need a blend but other than that I haven't experienced anything that'll hold up.

And as far as the dry level...I just feather this in until I hear low end in a live mix. I want as much fuzz as I can get. I run a Creepy Fingers Superfuzz with a dry knob and its barely engaged. Just enough.

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Postby John » Mon Aug 10, 2015 9:36 am

Crossovers, dude.
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