Greasebox GB-83

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Re: Greasebox GB-83

Post by alanbass1 » Sat Apr 06, 2013 9:32 am

I got my GB-83 on Thursday and have been playing around on my normal amps at low volume getting used to her. Plugged it into my Champion 600 this morning, which is loaded with a 6K6 so I can crank it without upsetting the missus, and all I can say is....wow. The guitar/pedal/amp came alive and the sound is incredible. Looking forward to my next gig so I can crank her through my Kingsley Deluxe 30................
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Re: Greasebox GB-83

Post by T.Glaze » Mon Nov 04, 2013 10:07 pm

just spent an hour with my gb-83,
pedal kicks ass!
t
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Post by Jim Goad » Thu Nov 14, 2013 3:31 pm

Spent a lot of time with the GB-83 over the last couple of days & I'm really loving it now.

At low volume it only seemed to work well with single coils - lovely dirty boost with Garagey swagger. Sounded too muddy with humbuckers until I cranked the volume. The last 10th of the dial is where it's at! Grit, grease & tons of body. Took it to rehearsal on Tuesday to let rip with a loud amp & it thunders. The only pedal I've found that can compete with a Sonic Titan's output & articulation at full tilt. I'm astounded by how it interacts very differently depending on the guitar / amp setup.

Here's a clip from rehearsal with 1991 Gibson Explorer - Greasebox - Orange OR120 into an Engl 4x12

https://soundcloud.com/jimmylikesfuzz/g ... sal-rec-12
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Re: Greasebox GB-83

Post by Fuzzz » Thu Nov 14, 2013 9:00 pm

That sounds awesome Jim! :freakout: I need to check out more of your stuff.

The GB83 is a great pedal and I thought it was kind of like an extra greasy Titan. Really wish I still had mine..
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Post by daCod » Thu Nov 14, 2013 9:03 pm

now i want one after hearing that :crackjam: nice work mang!!!
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Post by The Captain » Thu Nov 14, 2013 11:15 pm

Jim Goad wrote:Here's a clip from rehearsal...

https://soundcloud.com/jimmylikesfuzz/g ... sal-rec-12
Wow! :shocked: That sounds fucking killer, man! Right on the money there. I still have much love the that circuit but I do think I fucked up in the way I presented it. It ain't no bedroom player for one and you really have to dig into the thing to get results. A tickler it is not.

Results, you has them. :trippn:
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Post by Jim Goad » Fri Nov 15, 2013 2:00 pm

Cheers. Good ol trusty 4-track, cassette recording!
Yeah, you really have to let it rip & push the amp's input for the GB-83 to shine. I think I had the sustain backed off ever so slightly & the amp was clean but right on the edge of break up.
New Grimpen Mire material is going to have big globs of grease all over :badlove:
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Re: Greasebox GB-83

Post by T.Glaze » Tue Oct 06, 2015 4:57 pm

used my GB-83 at rehearsal last night, sounded killer!
les paul jr. > GB-83 > tex ef86 combo
thanks,
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Post by 1bottlerocket » Thu Oct 08, 2015 10:34 pm

Jim Goad wrote:Cheers. Good ol trusty 4-track, cassette recording!
Yeah, you really have to let it rip & push the amp's input for the GB-83 to shine. :badlove:
Yes to this. Try it through a high power tweed twin. :party:
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Post by mjkk » Wed Dec 30, 2015 10:04 pm

I've had my gb 83 since they first came out and it is the only fuzz/ distortion box is use now. The straight fyre yo!!!
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