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tear stained glass
05-01-2004, 09:20 AM
Lately I've been looking at the Aramat Soulpatch fuzz (<a href=http://aramateffects.com/soulpatch target=blank>http://aramateffects.com/soulpatch/</a>), but I want to here what you guys have to say. I'm not sure that it matters or anything, but I have single coil pickups on a semi-hollow body guitar (Ric 360) through a Marshall DSL 401. Also, I'd prefer all of your recommendations to be true bypass...and no multi effects.

Jaggie
05-01-2004, 11:49 AM
Originally posted by tear stained glass
Lately I've been looking at the Aramat Soulpatch fuzz (<a href=http://aramateffects.com/soulpatch target=blank>http://aramateffects.com/soulpatch/</a>), but I want to here what you guys have to say. I'm not sure that it matters or anything, but I have single coil pickups on a semi-hollow body guitar (Ric 360) through a Marshall DSL 401. Also, I'd prefer all of your recommendations to be true bypass...and no multi effects.

Careful with the true bypass. I know everyone hails TB because it prevents tone suckage, but if you have enough TB pedals in your chain then your signal will not be strong enough. Your best bet is actually a pedal with a well designed buffer that won't suck tone itself. Fulltone makes some great pedals this way. As far as the pedal you mention, I've never seen it, but I've heard about it on Harmony Central. I've only played through a US Big Muff and a Boss Hyperfuzz. Fuzz really just isn't for me but will probably work well for you because you'll have a hell of a time getting serious gain through your amp without terrible feedback on your hollowbody. Try out the Big Muff, it's relatively inexpensive and you can get some nice tones out of it. There was another post not that long back about the Creamy Dreamer which some people seemed to like, but is pretty expensive. Also Fulltone (http://www.fulltone.com) makes some nice pedals.