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Thinking of ditching the Distressor for a Fatso
Old 20th March 2010
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Thinking of ditching the Distressor for a Fatso

Most of the time I use the distressor for bass, more than anything else. I really want something that would have some kind of tape effect so I could drive my preamp's output of recorded el heavy guitars & bass to add some of that tape like coolness & bring them more upfront without making it sound compressed & muffled. Will the Fatso do this for me or I'm gonna kick myself for letting the Distressor go?
Old 20th March 2010
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I dig the fatso, but I would not let my distressors go in favor of one. I would really miss the flexibility of the Distressor.
Old 20th March 2010
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+1 for keeping the Distressor. I'm a big fan of the FATSO Jr but it's not a magic box.
Old 21st March 2010
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Honestly I can live without the versatility if I can have a box that does what I'm asking for really well. If there is anything in the market that nails it I'll be a happy camper.
Old 23rd March 2010
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Not a fan of Distressors. Nice name though!
Old 23rd March 2010
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I'll give up my Distressors when they're pried from my cold dead hands.

Having said THAT, I *do* want a UBK Fatso also though.
Old 23rd March 2010
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Ubk fatso + Disteressor = overkill no ?
Old 23rd March 2010
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Ubk fatso + Disteressor = overkill no ?
NO!
Old 23rd March 2010
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Good lord no!! Both is like having 2 girlfriends that do whatever you ask.
Old 23rd March 2010
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I have a pair of distressors and the fatso and wouldnt give up either.They are both great units.
Old 23rd March 2010
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Both is like having 2 girlfriends that do whatever you ask.
LOL.
Old 23rd March 2010
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Ubk fatso + Disteressor = overkill no ?
No, I have 2 el8's and 1 ubk fatso. I use both el8's in almost every mix, and at least one channel of the fatso in every mix (very often I'll use both). The Fatso went from a buss comp to a real winner on vox and bass for me with the UBK mod. It also KILLS on drum buss when it (meaning one of the several compression options) works.
Old 23rd March 2010
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OK, that's great, but nobody answered my question yet. Can you slam metal guitars into the Fatso & bring them more upfront without sounding too compressed & killing the space feel? The Distressor does this well for a bass, but I can't stand what it does to guitars.
Old 23rd March 2010
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Good lord no!! Both is like having 2 girlfriends that do whatever you ask.
I agree, but I'm not interested a girlfriend named Fatso.
Old 24th March 2010
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never sell gear, just add to the pile!!
Old 24th March 2010
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Can you slam metal guitars into the Fatso & bring them more upfront without sounding too compressed & killing the space feel? .
Yup.
Old 24th March 2010
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fat girls say thank you
Old 25th March 2010
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What does eveyone think about a Fasto vs a nice opto tube compressor for warming up digital stuff. Any preferences?
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