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  • #16
    Yeah but Cliff also does a good disappearing act when Metallica starts riffing (maybe more to do with their production on those early albums). His solos cut because he used a Morley Power Wah Fuzz, one of the harshest fuzz sounds I've ever heard, even before it's paired with a wah! Kind of depends what role you want for bass in the band I guess.
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    • #17
      Nothing wrong with fuzz on bass, but if I were in a heavy metal band, I'd be looking for something in the overdrive or distortion realms. The fuzz might be too loose and huge?

      My favorite pedal in a stoner rock band playing bass was a Wounded Paw Attack Goat. Really nasty powerful dirt sounds that didn't fade away into a mix....which is both good and bad.

      Muffs, muff clones and the ODB-3 will easily get lost.....but I've had some luck with the ODB-3 and a mid focused clean tone. The ODB-3 can sound pretty huge.

      OF course a RAT is always nice, and the distortion on a MXR DI+ is decent for metal.

      Clean blending can help with saving your low end, but eventually I ditched the BS and just ran the pedals straight.
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      • #18
        Cliff "The Good Member of Metallica" Burton used a Russian Muff, if I remember correctly!

        Edit: The below posts are right, they didn't exist yet, but he used a plain Big Muff and a Morley Fuzz Wah


        ODB-3 is still tits.
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        • #19
          http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yH5Ad0_Ajw8&feature=related

          Here's a classic Burton example. Morley PWF on the opening, Muff on the song. Now that you listen to this isolated track, listen to the regular song.
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          • #20
            Wasn't the bassist disappearing act in Metallica largely due to Hetfield dialing in his gear like a ****************ing clown and they buried the bass in the mix of the records?

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            • #21
              Boss FZ-2? One of the BAT pedals?

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              • #22
                Woolly Mammoth


                Beated.
                Or Sanford and Sonny Bluebeard.
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                • #23
                  The mammoth is terrible for the kind of metal he's playing. I would strongly recommend not buying a fuzz pedal if you're doing Swedish DM meets Metallica style metal.

                  That kind of bass tone is traditionally a cranked SVT or an OD pedal. Most bands used the ODB-3 but there are a lot of things out there nowadays that will be better. Other than the ODB-3 definitely look into a Sansamp if he isn't going to be running a real SVT.

                  Fuzz is great for anything downtempo or riffy but would just be a garbled mess on bass at the tempos he'll be playing.
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                  • #24
                    Not to toot my own horn, but I build a pretty cool bass fuzz called the Thunderhorse. Its a fuzz circuit with a clean blend. You can dial in just a tad of fuzz and you get a pretty cool overdriven amp sound, or a ton of fuzz with a little bit of the clean signal to retain a lot of the bass frequencies lost in the fuzz. I'm selling them for $100 so that I can get as many out and as much feedback from players as possible.

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                    • #25
                      Supercollider


                      Sounds immensely bad when recorded.
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                      • #26
                        If only one guitar player I'd be inclined to muff it up. If there's two, just a bit of grit, JUST A BIT. You've got enough problems on your hands dealing with two metal guitarists in one band, be the bigger man and avoid adding to the chaos.
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                        • #27
                          Supercollider


                          This. Or Black arts pharaoh.
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                          Originally Posted by diocide


                          I used to have a brass pick, but I stopped using it. After using it, my fingers would smell like i fingered a Terminator and I just couldn't get past that. I'm a ****************ing weirdo, I know.



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                          • #28
                            This. Or Black arts pharaoh.


                            Ha! I knew you'd chime in with that.
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                            Still want to try one.
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                            • #29
                              Ha! I knew you'd chime in with that.
                              You're the Pharaoh of the Pharaoh.
                              Still want to try one.


                              It has yet to be repalced. Dunwich Nick built a FAC off for me. See how ti holds up to the Pharaoh. Hoping I can give the Pharaoh a break for a bit. Want to try the Black Forest when I get the cash to do so.
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                              Originally Posted by diocide


                              I used to have a brass pick, but I stopped using it. After using it, my fingers would smell like i fingered a Terminator and I just couldn't get past that. I'm a ****************ing weirdo, I know.



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                              http://churchofwolves.bandcamp.com

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                              • #30
                                Not here to say what's better or best. I don't ****************ing know.But I do know this, Jeff from High On Fire uses a Pharaoh, and used it to record the new record. Jonathan from Torche uses one too, also on the new record. Scott from Weezer is using a Pharaoh, and a whole slew of other guys...Including myself.
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