Budget Pedal Test 1: Fuzz, Overdive and Digital Reverb

Quick Jam to show the capabilities of 5 pedals:

These pedals are great value and would be excellent presents or acquisitions for those on tight budgets or anyone looking to start a pedal board.

Recording was made in Reaper using an SM57 going into a LA Audio MLX2 Preamp then into the PC via a Delta 1010 audio interface.

Drums where programmed from scratch using the Billy Cobham Kit from IK Multimedia’s Sampletank.

Processing was applied to drums using two extra buses: 1 with distortion and 1 with heavy compression mixed in.

All guitars where fed into a Bus with Realimit to keep tracks under control.

Master bus uses ReaLimit and two compressors chained to level off the recording in a hopefully subtle way.

The settings for each guitar recorded are below including Bass settings.

The tracks starts with the Demon Tubescreamer.

1.43 – Guitar switches to the Sonicake Fazy Cream Fuzz pedal

2.31 – Guitar switches to the Behringer SF300 Superfuzz pedal

Demon Tubescreamer:

  • EFFECT: TS808 effect and TS9 effect, classic vintage overdrive effect.
  • MATERIAL: made of durable metal material, anti-corrosion, wear resistance, small size.
  • 2 EFFECTS IN 1: perfect upgraded, using the best quality components, close to the original sound as they come.
  • FUNCTION: the tube screamer is a good device to solve the overdrive and distortion problem, designed for guitar and better music performance.
  • CONVENIENT: The tube screamer is compact and portable, convenient to carry out, not occupying much storage space.

Isolated Track 1: Demon Tubescreamer – Settings pictured – Marshall Amp – Fender Telecaster – Open Chord Riff – Slight Reverb

Isolated Track 2: Demon Tubescreamer – Settings pictured – Marshall Amp – Fender Telecaster – Barre Chords – Slight Reverb

 


 

Sonicake Fazy Cream:

  • 100% Analog Circuit takes you from Classic Creamy Fuzz to High Gain Fuzzy Distortion
  • Muff Style Fuzz Sound designed for both Guitar and Bass
  • Wide Tone Control Range from Pitch Dark to Aggressively Blasting
  • True Bypass Footswitch of Guitar Effects Pedal keeps a clean Signal Path

Isolated Track 1: Sonicake Fazy Cream – Power Chords – Slight Reverb

Isolated Track 2: Sonicake Fazy Cream – Octaves – Slight Reverb

Settings:


Behringer SF300 Super Fuzz

  • Recreate the whole variety of famous fuzz tones of the ’60s and ’70s
  • Three different sound modes for classic fuzz, grunge and gain boost
  • Blue status led for effect on/off and battery check
  • Dedicated gain, 2-band eq and level controls for awesome sound shaping

Isolated Track 1: Behringer SF300 Super Fuzz


Behringer DR600 Digital Reverb

  • 2Four-bit high-resolution stereo reverbs including spring, plate, hall, gate, room and modulate
  • Dedicated mode, time, tone and level controls for awesome sound shaping

The settings below are pretty subtle but for this kind of track I wanted the fuzz and overdives to come through.


Guitar Used: Fender Telecaster Mexican Built with Seymour Duncan Bridge Pickup Modification.

Amp Used:

Marshall Valvestate 40V Model 8040:

Settings below for all guitar recordings.

Bass Used:

Harley Benton JB-75MN NA Vintage Series

Bass pedal used:

Caline CP-60 Wine Cellar

This CP-60 captures all the sound of a classic tube bass amp. Featuring: Drive, High and Low Frequency, HF Harmonics,  Mix controls and boasts analog cabinet emulation circuitry. It includes an XLR out for DI (perfect for live shows and pro recording) and parallel 1/4″ to connect those pure, beautiful lows to your stage amp.

Isolated Bass Track: Harley Benton JB-75MN NA Vintage Series + Caline CP-60 Wine Cellar direct into audio interface.