Marcos Coifman wrote:
I'm pretty much sold on getting a Zvex Mastotron, anyone here has it? Sounds pretty sick from what I gather from internet videos. I'm also almost sold on the Wicker Tone Big Muff. In fact, I suppose I should choose. Which one to get first, at least. I'm thinking Mastotron. Although I don't dig all the fine tuning detail such as the impedance knob and the wave knob. I just want a general doom riffage fuzz, not so much into the crazy effects / sputter department. But it has pretty sick tone. The wicker tone muff seems to have that also, albeit differently... like a un-vintage muff. The other one, though, seems like crazy stuff. I hate having to choose from shitty computer speakers, but I definitely will have to order, no way I'll be able to physically compare. Suggestions?
The Mastotron is great. It's rectified alot of the problems that i've found with the Fuzz Factory (still love the FF though), in that you have a tone control and more bass options.
Between the Mastotron and the Muff with Wicker, the Mastotron has more tweakability (and is in some cases even preferable to a Fuzz Factory), whereas the Muff with wicker is a Muff, but with better mids and less scooped-ness. Depends whether you want the Muff type sound or something with a different flavour......FWIW, you're moreso locked into the Muff sound even with the Wicker Muff, whereas you can get some pretty crazy, weird, different and blown out sounds with the Mastotron. You're not as locked into one specific sound. But you'll also have to pay more for the Mastotron.