Children of Cthulhu

A fuzz box that looks like H.P Lovecraft’s remote control.

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Post by jimi_dylan » Fri Feb 05, 2010 1:14 am

I too just picked up and tried out my OC71 Fleshhead. Nyarlathotep is its name. I am very happy with this pedal. I was a bit blown away by how much ground this pedal covers. Nyarlathotep goes from a 1966 waspy sound to a fuzz-face type timbre but with a crystal clear and more punishing bass. I cranked my amp and Nyarla all the way, and it actually scared me. People say this all the time as hyperbole, but I thought I might blow up my amp and thus ruin a Fargen MiniPlex MKII. The sound it produces at this volume is the heaviest I have ever gotten. It rumbles like a bass through a stack and I was worried that my 1X12 speaker would not be able to take it. I play a strat with a very weak bridge pickup and this thing punished me. I love the sound at this volume.

Dave, could the Fleshhead actually blow up my amp? I am in all seriousness scared for my amp to play the Fleshhead through it at this volume--but I really want to.
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Post by Hiwatt Bob » Fri Feb 05, 2010 3:33 am

jimi_dylan wrote:I too just picked up and tried out my OC71 Fleshhead. Nyarlathotep is its name. I am very happy with this pedal. I was a bit blown away by how much ground this pedal covers. Nyarlathotep goes from a 1966 waspy sound to a fuzz-face type timbre but with a crystal clear and more punishing bass. I cranked my amp and Nyarla all the way, and it actually scared me. People say this all the time as hyperbole, but I thought I might blow up my amp and thus ruin a Fargen MiniPlex MKII. The sound it produces at this volume is the heaviest I have ever gotten. It rumbles like a bass through a stack and I was worried that my 1X12 speaker would not be able to take it. I play a strat with a very weak bridge pickup and this thing punished me. I love the sound at this volume.

Dave, could the Fleshhead actually blow up my amp? I am in all seriousness scared for my amp to play the Fleshhead through it at this volume--but I really want to.
sounds like you need a hiwatt. :0)
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Post by grygrx » Fri Feb 05, 2010 3:41 am

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Post by jimi_dylan » Fri Feb 05, 2010 5:07 am

c'mon, somebody give me serious answer: can a fuzz pedal actually blow up an amp?
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Post by jimi_dylan » Fri Feb 05, 2010 5:25 am

Good! 'cause I'm going to run this thing full on! Apparently, the sound of this pedal achieved its intended psychological effect, at least on me. I didn't know how a pedal could damage an amp, but this thing is sounds so wicked I figured that I better ask you guys before I soon enough found out!
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Post by Brazilian » Fri Feb 05, 2010 9:44 am

jimi_dylan wrote:Interesting reviews. One question: Can it do doom?
I think you now have the answer to your earlier post JD.... :wink2:
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Post by jimi_dylan » Fri Feb 05, 2010 2:31 pm

Agreed!
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Post by pigeontoe » Fri Feb 05, 2010 6:50 pm

Yog-Sothoth can do doom.
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Post by innerflight » Wed Apr 24, 2013 8:45 pm

Just discovered this thread, didnt know about these pedals, great story behind them and they sound and look killer. where are they now i wonder. didnt read through all the thread so might have missed any vids. are there any vid clips on here?
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