Builders! What IS a Meathead?

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Builders! What IS a Meathead?

Post by imguitardan » Mon Sep 05, 2011 4:47 pm

I know. It's a Meathead.

Is it more akin to a Fuzz Face? A MKI.V? Betty White? Just curious is all. :hmm:
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Post by Mr. Min T. Fresh » Mon Sep 05, 2011 5:26 pm

I would say a little Betty White mixed with a pinch of Satan................or a fuzz face
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Post by Funky Druid » Mon Sep 05, 2011 6:09 pm

Fuzz Face, MKI.V, 1966, Super Bee and Meathead - all got similar circuit topology, but with other component values....
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Post by devnulljp » Mon Sep 05, 2011 6:26 pm

AFAIK, early Meathead was a sort of EHX Muff Fuzz
But most of them are sort of Fuzz Face.
Although Dave and Linzi put a little bit of evil in each one too :tu:
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Post by imguitardan » Tue Sep 06, 2011 1:39 am

Thanks guys. I know it's not exactly another fuzz. I'm just curious how close it is to a FF or I.V.
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Post by redeyeflight » Fri Sep 09, 2011 1:33 am

It may well be close to a silicon fuzz face in circuit topology but it sure doesnt sound like any fuzz face ive ever played! Its midrangey, gainy, and evil sounding. What a great pedal! That is...if you need an intense brick wall of doom shoved down your throat. I can think of at least two times ive turned on my meathead dark at a gig and had band members look at me with suprise and then laugh at the rediculousness of the insane fuzz tone!
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Post by stratguy23 » Mon Dec 05, 2011 6:55 am

To my ear, it's a fuzz face that got raped and beat up a lot as a kid, so it generally hates the world. It's super gainy, lots of bass and mids...
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Re: Builders! What IS a Meathead?

Post by jerms » Mon Dec 05, 2011 10:43 am

the muff fuzz is fairly similar to a fuzz face..... and don't forget the italian vox tonebenders! all very similar except for part values.....
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Post by DucRyder » Mon Dec 05, 2011 4:15 pm

I think what everyone is trying to say is...It's the same, yet totally different.
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Post by imguitardan » Tue Dec 06, 2011 2:01 am

Either way, it may be my favorite fuzz.
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