Recently got my hands on a Brown Dog by CHUNK Systems. The controls are pretty cool as it has separate clean and dirt levels, so you can control exactly how much you want coming from the fuzz circuit and exactly how much of the original clean signal you want. The gate control governs how loud the input signal must be before the fuzz circuit is engaged. Crank it up high and its produces really tight sounds – very clean (unlike like some fuzz pedals that sound fluffy). The drive control changes the character of the fuzz circuit from warm fuzz to square wave synth fuzz.
I’m still messing around with this pedal – all the controls means it takes quite a bit of “twiddling” to dial in the sound you want. Combining it with an octave pedal just sounds ridiculous. Will post some recordings when I have time.
I’m trying to keep my blog up to date with all the things I’m doing – Got a fun gig at B.EAST this thursday with Benny Walker.
Young Gifted And Broke TAKE OVER Laundry Bar MELBOURNE
JUNE 6th @Peace x Amin Payne
JUNE 13th Esther Stephens x Mara TK
JUNE 20th Side Steps Quintet x Tyra Hammond
JUNE 27th Haz Beats x Dandruff Dicky x Tom Scott x ?
Im playing @ Laundry Bar with Esther Stephens this Friday night. Will be getting down with some 90’s R’n’B / Hip Hip.
It’s pretty hard to describe how good this gig was. When they walked on stage, Chris described what we were about to see and hear as a “mix tape”, a journey through an eclectic range of styles and moods. He wasn’t wrong.
I’ve heard one person describe Chris Dave’s approach to drums as “playing a parallel narrative”. This is spot on. Just when he’s made you believe that he has forgotten about the other musicians around him, he crashes back in with unbelievable precision, locking into another incredible groove leaving you scratching your head as to how he can so seamlessly switch between one feel to the next, and operate in two or more different spheres at the same time.
I walked out of there a different person to when I walked in.
Had a great weekend playing in Bendigo with Benny Walker. We were up there doing some shows which included a fundraising event for the Bendigo Blues Festival later this year. Treated like royalty and played to some great crowds – Bendigo is a special town.
I love TI flats. The best string on the market IMO. They sound and feel incredible. I had to say goodbye to my 4 year old strings today after I had a “blow-out”. After 4 years these strings sounded soooo good, so I’m sad to see them go.