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Woolly Mammoth, Bass Distortion/Overdrive from Zvex.


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Zvex Woolly Mammoth tech. sheet

  • Manufacturer: Zvex
  • Model: Woolly Mammoth
  • Category: Bass Distortions/Overdrives
  • Added in our database on: 01/20/2005

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Zvex Woolly Mammoth user reviews

Average Score:4.1( 4.1/5 based on 7 reviews )
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 1 user review14 %
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iamqman12/16/2011

iamqman's review"Fuzz loaded high price"

Zvex Woolly Mammoth
Zvex effects pedal company has really taken a large portion of the pedal boutique market in on recent years. They've built some of the most highly used and easily recognizable overdrive and effects pedals on the market. One of their most prized in recognizable looks is there handpainted casings on their pedals. The cost is much at their higher price than other pedals because is the hand-painted graphics that are on top of the case. Many of their most commonly use pedals they will offer a version that is cheaper with a non-painted case. This is one of those pedals that has the painted case which has a larger more expensive price attached to it.

UTILIZATION


This pedal has very few features. You have an output control knob, an EQ control knob, pinch control knob, as well as a wool control knob. This is basically a fuzz pedal that has a few more bells and whistles than your average big Muff type size control panel. Overall it doesn't have a load of versatility but it does have a pretty cool sound attached.

SOUND QUALITY


If you like the fuzz pedals on this is a pretty cool sound to get with your bass guitar. If you need that thick saturated wooly fuzz tone this will be a good place to start. However, the price of this pedal is so astronomical I cannot recommend anyone buying the unit. To charge $360 for this pedal is a little bit outrageous, simply because it hasn't painted case and the company has a recognizable name. The tone is good but not for the price.


OVERALL OPINION


Like I said before the pedals are right around $350 new. That is a big steep price for simply one effect coming from a pedal. I probably would not recommend this to anyone simply because it is so expensive and for just getting a simple fuzz tone then there's a lot of cheaper and effective pedals out there on the market than this one.
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James...12/16/2011

James...'s review"Massive walls of fuzz."

Zvex Woolly Mammoth
Basically this is a monstrous hand wired fuzz pedal. I have owned 2 and built 3 or 4 so I'm pretty familair with it and I'm a big fan of the pedal. I'm a big fan of crazy fuzzes and this might be my favorite. THe EQ and output knobs are pretty self explanatory but the EQ is more like a low shelf filter. The wool knob is essentially the gain knob, though it reacts different. And technically the pich knob is a waveform control. It basically voices the fuzz style. It's a simple design for the most part and if you look at the insides you will notice the simple wiring. No wonder this pedal can last almost forever on a battery.

UTILIZATION

This was actually designed for bass, and I have no doubt it works great for that, but I use it for guitar leads that I want to sound well...unique? This is a deceptively simplistic pedal that you can get a lot of use out of if you just mess with the knobs a lot.

SOUND QUALITY

You can do a lot with the mammoth. Turn up the eq and pinch knob and you have your more vintage fuzz hendrix fuzzface sounds. It's actually a really mildly flavored fuzz at these settings, and a nice one at that. However this is the wooly mammoth, and I tend to use the more insane settings. If you lower the EQ and pinch, and pump up the wool knob, you will get a seriously colossal fuzz wall. Leads are massive and sound like they could tear through a someone's face. This is the pedal I turn on for what I call "me time."

OVERALL OPINION

I have owned a lot of insane fuzz pedals during my collectors phases. This is one of the few I don't think I can keep out of my pedalboard. Sometimes I might try a different one for kicks, but usually I come back to the mammoth. I highly recommend it.
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Shamrock04/13/2006

Shamrock's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Zvex Woolly Mammoth
This is an analog fuzz pedal, very original (not at all the kind Big Muff).
Include a volume (outpout), a ketone (EQ), a waveform (pinch) and a gain (Wool).
The decor is done by hand (a little fragile).

USE

It can not be simpler, turn the knobs, listen the result and that's it.

SOUND QUALITY

Keep in mind that the effect is very original. The pedal can be used with a low (of course), but also a guitar.
The quality is undeniable and expected for this type of high-end matétiel.

NOTICE GLOBAL

I use it for 6 months. This effect may seem confusing at first because very original, but it is necessary to learn to control it. A good noise gate is essential. Do not forget that this is a high-end pedal and therefore it really sounds as a head or preamp of equivalent quality. Careful equalization should be considered to master the animal.
The effect is not only what you can hear in Muse (Hysteria) because their bass player uses a very distinctive setting. It is also possible to obtain a very original distortion by adjusting the EQ, Wool and especially the Pinch.
Contrary to what is stated in the previous opinion, there is no loss in level lorsue it engages the pedal.
In short, it's great, expensive, upscale, original, very typical ...
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Ronmo07/01/2012

Ronmo's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Zvex Woolly Mammoth
Fuzz pedal for guitar or bass

UTILIZATION

4 buttons for adjusting the pedal, it takes a little turn the knobs to find the correct sounds to plans to play as often on Zvex products, this can be confusing at first.

SOUND QUALITY

The grain of the pedal is great, lots of character.
The pedal can get an impressive number of fuzz, the fuzz fuzz narrow to fat and fat super powerful.
Held in the grave is really impeccable, which makes sense since this pedal also works for the bass.
Sounds to J.White (White Stripes, Dead Weather), the Black Keys, or for great sounds of the big rock or industrial ... just search, and found!

OVERALL OPINION

This is an excellent Zvex pedal, the quality is indisputable, for against the price hurts, and the handling of the pedal is not easy, even if in return, the wooly mammoth offers a range sonice incredible.
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