OctaFuzz Jams [SM Fuzz Octave Fuzz, Mythos Argo plus Bass & Drums]

Published 17 Nov 2021

A little bit of octave fuzz jam fun as we try out small band shows

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Welcome to the show! A little departure for us… Regular viewers will know that we’re experimenting with demonstrating guitar sounds in a small band context. This video is a couple of jams from our preliminary tests. It’s not a complete video per se; moreover it's there just to see what you lovely people think and let us know if you want more of this stuff.
We appreciate that only a small percentage of guitar players actually play in bands -– we would dearly love to encourage more to do so – so we’ll take your lead!

Massive thanks to Dougie Mussard for being such a wonderful human and bashing the tubs for us.

How did we record this?
The drums are mic’d in the Glyn Johns method (using Neumann TLM102 as the overheads), plus an extra snare mic (Beyerdynamic M201) underneath. The bass is DI’d via an Ampeg SVT DI, the guitar cabs are mic’d as usual (Austrian Audio OC18), plus our stereo room mics (AKGC414XL). It’s spill city in the room in terms of the mics and we kinda love that.
Everything hits our UA Apollo interfaces for recording and I mixed it (Mick here) using Universal Audio Luna.

Erm, what happened to the Nobels? As all our regular viewers will know, it’s //always// a cable. And it was. So no Nobels. And it wasn’t turned on anyway. Doh.

Enjoy the video!

Pedals & stuff in this episode…

• TheGigRig Three2One

• SM Fuzz Octave Fuzz

Mythos Argo
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Source Audio Collider Delay & Reverb
UK & Europe:

• TheGigRig QMX4

• TheGigRig Humdinger

• BASS RIG. Ampeg SVT DI hitting a Union Tube & Transistor LAB compressor into a Mesa 50:50 stereo power amp into a couple of 112 guitar cabs.

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Interesting bits and go-to sections…
0:00 Hello, what’s all this?
1:12 Jam 1 – Mick guitar
7:56 Jam 2 – Dan guitar

Guitars in this episode:
Fender American Vintage ’62 Stratocaster – Mick’s video here:

Fender Custom Shop ’63 Telecaster – Dan’s video here:

Lakland Skyline Michael Tobias
No longer made

Amps in this episode
• Matchless HC30 & ESD212 cab
• Two-Rock Classic Reverb Signature & 212 cab
• Mesa 50:50 stereo power amp and 2 x Zilla Custom 112 (the bass rig)

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