#1
what kind of pedal(s) would I need to get the same fuzzy overdrive sound as J Mascis from dinosaur jr?
#2
big muff
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Roland Micro Cube
EHX Big Muff
Danelectro Cool Cat Distortion
EHX Nano Small Stone
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Vox V847-A Wah
Radial London Bones
#3
j mascis owns a shed load of different big muffs so i guess like stratmaster2 said get a big muff
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#5
good luck, like this guy said. You can maybe get the fuzzy sound, but i don't think a big muff alone will help you get those insane lead tones and musical squeeling J Mascis is so fond of. That guy is a freakin' animal.
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Valveking 212
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MXR Smart Gate
BYOC E.S.V. Fuzz
BYOC 10 Band EQ
#6
Yeah +1 to a big muff, I'd say a Russian would be the best choice. But you'll need more than that, maybe a tubescreamer to tighten up and boost the sound, or another distortion pedal like a rat to add some dirt and balance out the fuzz. Good luck anyways, getting his sound isn't gonna be easy.
#8
Quote by greenwoodfan93
Yeah +1 to a big muff, I'd say a Russian would be the best choice. But you'll need more than that, maybe a tubescreamer to tighten up and boost the sound, or another distortion pedal like a rat to add some dirt and balance out the fuzz. Good luck anyways, getting his sound isn't gonna be easy.


I'd say the NYC model personally, and J tends to use a bit of Marshall gain behind his Big Muff, so anything that gives you a decent overdrive (TS-9, ProCo Rat, etc) in conjunction with the muff will get you close.

Using a Jazzmaster is also important in the Dinosaur Jr. sound.
#11
Hell, with a rig like that size of anything else really doesn't matter

I would love his rig though *jealous*
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#12
dammit... anything i want to recreate ends up being way too complicated, a couple months ago i asked the same thing about my bloody valentine and might as well have gotten the same answer
#13
Quote by radiohea_d
dammit... anything i want to recreate ends up being way too complicated, a couple months ago i asked the same thing about my bloody valentine and might as well have gotten the same answer


Not, really, to Get J's tone you need a lower gain marshall, some fuzz units, a couple other effects, and a jazzmaster. To get MBV tone, you need a time machine because even Kevin Shields doesn't even remember how he did it.
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Modded Steinberger Spirit (white) (SD-AH/EMG Select)
Modded Steinberger GP-2R (white) (EMG81/60)
Peavey XXL head
Hughes and Kettner Cream Machine
Hughes and Kettner Blues Master
#15
at least you have good taste. j mascis and kevin shields are way better than the most of the crap that gets imitated by UGers. accordingly, their sounds are harder to duplicate than stupid Satriani or meathead METALMUSIK
1972 Fender Mustang
2000 Godin SD
Ampeg J20 Jet
Valveking 212
Barber Burn Unit
MXR Smart Gate
BYOC E.S.V. Fuzz
BYOC 10 Band EQ
#16
Quote by radiohea_d
dammit... anything i want to recreate ends up being way too complicated, a couple months ago i asked the same thing about my bloody valentine and might as well have gotten the same answer






I like your musical taste though .

Admittedly getting a decent MBV tone is near impossible, but you should be able to get something near Dinosaur Jr, don't be too concerned about getting his exact sound, just play around with some fuzz pedals in a low gain British voiced amp and you should get something you like, and reasonably close too his tone.

Though for MBV you'd need a nice reverb, a couple of delays and a few dirt/ fuzz pedals, you'll get something in the general ballpark, but don't try to completely replicate Shields rig! You will kill yourself trying.