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Re: The sound of NOFX with THE RAT?

5/5/2000 8:43 PM
Ian Anderson
Re: The sound of NOFX with THE RAT?
For Lagwagon, NUFAN, and most Fat Wreck stuff I'd go with one of those MXR Hot Tubes - I 'think' that's what the schematic I built was - the one that's basically Craig Anderton's tube-sound fuzz, but with added filtering.  
I thought it was a *really* great sounding distortion unit. The only problem mine had was that there was a sort of static fizzing as the note died away, but if you could get rid of that, it would be killer for your application IMO - very cranked-up Marshall sounding to my ears.  
For a change, you could also try a Colorsound overdriver which I rate really highly for some of Lagwagon's fuzzier strummed rhythms like 'Smile' off 'Triple Plaidinum'.  
I also like my Electro Harmonix Hot Tubes overdrive as it's really crunchy for stagework but sucks pretty bad at low volumes - you really need the amp to help you out with this pedal, so add a little of the amp's own gain.  
oops! I'm rambling, anyway, hope this helps a little.  
... Ian

Holger Well I've allready build the MXR-Di... -- 5/8/2000 2:21 PM