Anyone tried the Sola Sound "Cheap Ass Bum Fuzz"

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Anyone tried the Sola Sound "Cheap Ass Bum Fuzz"

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Re: Anyone tried the Sola Sound "Cheap Ass Bum Fuzz"

Post by fuzzjunkie » Sat Jan 19, 2019 4:17 pm

I haven’t tried this iteration, but it’s based on the Tone Bender Jumbo, which I have played. Actually it’s a re-issue of a pedal that Colorsound used to make that was rebranded as a pedal called the B&M fuzz. That’s where the “ BUM”comes from. Same pedal on the inside, different layout and graphics on the outside. They are selling the novelty of the retro look.

The B&M fuzz is just a Tone Bender Jumbo in an orange box with the knobs 3-in-a-row instead of a triangle layout. Both are based off the Big Muff. If you like a Big Muff that’s slightly less compressed and has a slightly less mid scoop in the tone control, but still has a nice beefy bottom end, then you will like this pedal.

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Re: Anyone tried the Sola Sound "Cheap Ass Bum Fuzz"

Post by PJazzmaster » Sun Jan 20, 2019 12:51 pm

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Sat Jan 19, 2019 4:17 pm
I haven’t tried this iteration, but it’s based on the Tone Bender Jumbo, which I have played. Actually it’s a re-issue of a pedal that Colorsound used to make that was rebranded as a pedal called the B&M fuzz. That’s where the “ BUM”comes from. Same pedal on the inside, different layout and graphics on the outside. They are selling the novelty of the retro look.

The B&M fuzz is just a Tone Bender Jumbo in an orange box with the knobs 3-in-a-row instead of a triangle layout. Both are based off the Big Muff. If you like a Big Muff that’s slightly less compressed and has a slightly less mid scoop in the tone control, but still has a nice beefy bottom end, then you will like this pedal.
thanks for that. I am thinking about getting one. I kinda know a bit about the history becuase I once owned a Faustone Fuzz Unit (which I regrettably traded away - actually it was a cool trade at the end of the day but I still miss it from time to time).
The Sola Sound must sound relatively similar to the Faustone (as a B&M Champion Fuzz replica), just with cheaper components vs. the Faustone version, I'm assuming...

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Re: Anyone tried the Sola Sound "Cheap Ass Bum Fuzz"

Post by fuzzjunkie » Sun Jan 20, 2019 1:31 pm

The cheap ass version might have cheaper components, but they also have the fancy DAM version which would be on par to the Faustone. But yeah, they will sound the same, that type of circuit is pretty forgiving of components as long as the transistors have the right gain ratios.

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Post by PJazzmaster » Thu Feb 07, 2019 3:44 pm

I got the blue (cheap) version and it sounds great!
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Re: Anyone tried the Sola Sound "Cheap Ass Bum Fuzz"

Post by fuzzjunkie » Thu Feb 07, 2019 6:32 pm

Looks sharp!

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Re: Anyone tried the Sola Sound "Cheap Ass Bum Fuzz"

Post by spiffy chap » Fri Feb 08, 2019 3:17 am

David Main has mentioned on his forum that the Cheap Ass version is the least noisy. Go dig around on stompboxes uk forum and there’s a thread on it.

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Re: Anyone tried the Sola Sound "Cheap Ass Bum Fuzz"

Post by PJazzmaster » Fri Feb 08, 2019 6:30 am

spiffy chap wrote:
Fri Feb 08, 2019 3:17 am
David Main has mentioned on his forum that the Cheap Ass version is the least noisy. Go dig around on stompboxes uk forum and there’s a thread on it.
Thanks. I will have a look :)

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Re: Anyone tried the Sola Sound "Cheap Ass Bum Fuzz"

Post by PJazzmaster » Fri Feb 08, 2019 6:35 am

fuzzjunkie wrote:
Thu Feb 07, 2019 6:32 pm
Looks sharp!
I think so too 8) but I want to change the knobs to Marshall style, like the expensive version, or maybe Moog style knobs.

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