May 22nd, 2003, 05:22 PM
Mine is currently not in my rig. sometimes I like it, often times not. Perhaps I am more of a straight ahead distortion guy, but depending on choice of amp/guitar and volume at the time, my use of the soulbender can sometimes stray into kazoo tone territory. I believe Mike Fuller uses his in front of a Marshall head and old 4x12 cab to "tame the fuzz". Should one generally use a fuzz in front of an amp that is already breaking up through a 4x12 cab for that Cream sound? Of course tone being subjective, in the right situation a kazoo lead could be a cool thing, but I'm really trying to avoid it.
May 23rd, 2003, 12:16 AM
.....Should one generally use a fuzz in front of an amp that is already breaking up through a 4x12 cab for that Cream sound?...
yes in general thats the trick. I dont own or use any tonebender types of Fuzz, but I Do like my FUlltone '69 a lot!!! and use it often. but it sounds weak if the amp is clean and not pushing the power tubes. get the amp cooking a bit and the 69 Fuzz sounds fantastic!!
I believe Fuller buil;ds his boxes desinged around vintage gear and nicely cooking power tubes. so you gotta use it that way.
May 24th, 2003, 12:57 PM
...im gettin it too, but only if my signal chain is wah-wahed, univibed, ts808ed, etc. Soulbender sounds best straight into an old tube amp. This is the tone you are looking for...