Sorry for the poor playing. This is my first stab at playing and exploring the sound of the Bluebird Fuzz pedal so I was totally winging it. I was trying to demonstrate the tone of the pedal in a more “extreme” setting such as a cranked and slightly overdriven tube halfstack with a detuned humbucking guitar. There are several much nicer and versatile demos of the pedal in normal settings. But nobody has dived right into glitchy ear fatiguing drones and whatnot, so I might as well take it there.
American Standard Tele w/ Duncan P-Rail Bridge pickup(HB setting) tuned D standard and then drop C with EB Not Even Slinky strings(12-52)
Henretta Engineering Bluebird Fuzz. Internal Trimpot maxed out and dip switch to ON.
Orange Rockerverb 100 MKI w/ KT88’s (Drive channel, volume cranked to 10, EQ all at 5, gain at 3) I tried to voice it bland and mild in the EQ and low in the gain range to mimmick the kind of sound you’d get out of the average vintage non master volume amp like a Plexi, OR, Model T, etc… Cranked to 10 of course.
Emperor 4x12 w/ Vintage 30’s
Recorded with my Zoom Q3HD camera set to normal quality. The microphones are quite nice. So any cool out of control torn speaker sounding insanity is actually coming from the rig and not just some shitty mics that can’t handle it.
For you collectors(or players of sweet vintage gear.) My bassist is selling his mint Boss PH-1r. It’s an earlier “silver screw” model where the font sets the P under the S in Phaser. Made in Japan. Comes with box and pamphlets. $200 OBO, shoot me a message.
I replaced the bulk of my pedalboard with an M9 nearly two years ago and haven’t looked back and recently found myself selling it to my bassist so that I could step up to the M13. I may need to dork out and do a full on review and rundown on why I love these pedals so gad damn much.
For now I’ll focus on the M5. M9 and M13 users like myself may scoff at it’s tiny limited layout. But lets not forget that this single pedal has nothing that can quite compete with it for size, price and purpose. It is THE perfect swiss army knife pedal for all the purists in denial to using anything but individual effect pedals.
It’s got just about any effect in there you could possibly want. Most of which(maybe not all the yellows/gain based tones) sound as good or better than the competing single effects. Stereo operation, tap tempo(with the option to change note values!) and the ability to use an expression pedal to control ANY AND ALL parameters on any effect. 25 presets can be scrolled through or you can use MIDI with it. For $200? Give me a break, a DD-7 is $170 and in the delay department alone can’t even try to hold up to the M5.
If you like effects and are skeptical to multi-effect units or don’t feel like you use them enough to justify an M9 or M13. The M5 will corrupt you if you give it a chance.