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Title: DOD Buzz Box
Post by: Andy on January 21, 2004, 12:48:05 PM
This may well have been done already, but I am now the proud owner of a Buzz Box! When it arrives anyway.
Title: DOD Buzz Box
Post by: spiderman on January 21, 2004, 01:05:40 PM
i guess it's ok for a collectors item  or whatever but as a pedal, judging by everyone's opinion it's just shit
Title: DOD Buzz Box
Post by: zium on January 21, 2004, 02:45:55 PM
i bought one a few months ago, it's fun to screw around with, but other than that it's useless. I bought mine for 50 euros
Title: DOD Buzz Box
Post by: Anonymous on January 22, 2004, 04:22:00 AM
why buy a buzzbox?? it sucks! get a blue box, its the real thing! :)
Title: DOD Buzz Box
Post by: Anonymous on January 22, 2004, 09:03:58 AM
the buzz box is fun but you can't take credit for anything coolthat it does cause it's just the buzz box doing it's thing (you can get a really good distortion out of it though if you set it right).  The blue box is good but my only complaint is that it's very quiet (at least mine is it could have been damaged over the years) so I have to turn up to get the good sounds but then when I switch it off due to the true bypass (which is really very nice) its really loud.
Title: DOD Buzz Box
Post by: lightbulb on January 22, 2004, 11:14:34 AM
i got a good idea.  buy a boss or a more well known pedal instead of spending a bunch of money for a crappy buzz box that sounds bad.
Title: DOD Buzz Box
Post by: eddie on January 22, 2004, 12:27:55 PM
yeah, dod pedals suck
Title: DOD Buzz Box
Post by: leroy on January 25, 2004, 03:58:20 PM
yeah from what i heard most DOD pedals are not that good.  I think my friend had a Death Metal DOD pedal and he didn't like it much, so he ended up selling it.
Title: DOD Buzz Box
Post by: turnacuss on January 25, 2004, 09:30:30 PM
I used the buzz box the other day to create some hellatious bass noise. success.
Title: DOD Buzz Box
Post by: Anonymous on January 26, 2004, 09:13:42 AM
i got one, finally.  paid nearly $100 for it.  i knew it sucked, which is exactly why i bought it.  i do a lot of harsh noise stuff, and fuckin a, it's absoultely essential to my setup.  you can get some of the sickest and most bizzare frequency changes out of this sucker.  i love it.
Title: DOD Buzz Box
Post by: alnis on January 27, 2004, 12:06:40 PM
DOD pedals suck. When I'm working my chops I want a pedal that really brings out the tone of my 1965 Gibson Les Paul Custom, which I run through a 1971 Marshell Tube amp. It's the only way my riff's sound rock and roll enough. In fact, I only settle for thousand dollar rack effects. Or at the very least, REAL foot pedels like the kind that BOSS makes. Or any other brand of pedal that my cool music friends like.

DOD pedals are just too noisy.
Title: DOD Buzz Box
Post by: turnacuss on January 27, 2004, 12:16:01 PM
Quote from: Anonymous
i got one, finally.  paid nearly $100 for it.  i knew it sucked, which is exactly why i bought it.  i do a lot of harsh noise stuff, and fuckin a, it's absoultely essential to my setup.  you can get some of the sickest and most bizzare frequency changes out of this sucker.  i love it.


Amen dude, the noise i got out of it was amazing.
Title: DOD Buzz Box
Post by: Andy on January 27, 2004, 06:39:12 PM
Exactly. I thought the whole point was for it to sound hideous. DOD pedals aren't bad for the price but the footswitches are shitty.
Title: DOD Buzz Box
Post by: beee on February 01, 2004, 06:19:22 AM
i got mine for 30 $
it's worth 30 $ not 100 $ :)

my setup is guitar -> boss overdrive/distortion os/2 (really nice) -> dod buzz box -> KORG flanger -> amp.

Its really fun to switch them all. Os2 dist to the max, heavy on buzz box to the max, and you get constat buzzing noise, so you can fuck with it using flanger. The sound is just amazing if you also turn the amp distortion on, it sounds like a moving tank from ww2 :D
Title: DOD Buzz Box
Post by: turnacuss on February 02, 2004, 10:53:26 PM
i have a dod grunge box right now, and that gets some sweet feedback. oh how i yearn to run that and the buzz box together.
Title: DOD Buzz Box
Post by: Kurva on February 03, 2004, 07:26:45 AM
has the buzz box got something to do with buzzo? :))))))))
Title: DOD Buzz Box
Post by: beee on February 03, 2004, 03:40:03 PM
yes, its supposed to sound like charmicarmicat, the producer copied mxr blue box (which buzzo used) and combined it with grunge pedal in one box (thats what i heard)
Title: DOD Buzz Box
Post by: bUcKsAtAn on February 09, 2004, 09:01:02 PM
can you buy the pedal in chain guitar/musical equipment stores, or would i have to order from DOD or a catalog?
Title: DOD Buzz Box
Post by: Anonymous on February 10, 2004, 12:42:15 AM
it s no longer being made,
you have to find it ebay or stuff like that
Title: DOD Buzz Box
Post by: beee on February 10, 2004, 12:43:35 AM
forgot to login :<
Title: DOD Buzz Box
Post by: Kurva on February 10, 2004, 06:47:11 AM
well fuck buzzbox then :)
and: do you want to sound like buzz? (and everybody else who owns that :))

muhahahah
Title: DOD Buzz Box
Post by: beee on February 10, 2004, 09:58:54 AM
actually it doesnt sound like buzz, it doesnt sound even like the charmicarmicat :) it sounds like shit but you can make constant noise to operate on, so its fun.
it works fine when you sing threw buzzbox hehe just plug in your mic and scream or sth.

btw:
check out my 2 homemade videos, they're sick
http://www.pawel54.jasna.tarnow.pl/krzywa_jazda.avi      <--- really sick please dont download it :)
http://www.pawel54.jasna.tarnow.pl/prozac.avi

tell me what do they sound like ? (i mean bands)
Title: DOD Buzz Box
Post by: turnacuss on February 11, 2004, 09:19:13 PM
DOD Buzz box and DOD grunge..... wow, what a combo
Title: DOD Buzz Box
Post by: beee on March 07, 2004, 03:58:00 AM
mine broke just now,
it works but the bypass doesnt work so i cant play clean,
any tips ???
Title: DOD Buzz Box
Post by: hermaphrobaby on March 07, 2004, 03:02:29 PM
I have a rat and it sounds pretty buzzish
Title: DOD Buzz Box
Post by: alnis on March 07, 2004, 09:20:47 PM
I've heard the Buzz uses the Rat pedel, but a recent post said that he only had three pedels at the GAMH, and all of them were Boss's. Hmmm....
Title: DOD Buzz Box
Post by: beee on March 08, 2004, 12:47:41 AM
buzz used rat long time ago
Title: DOD Buzz Box
Post by: zium on March 08, 2004, 07:16:08 AM
Quote from: beee54
buzz used rat long time ago


those were good times  (http://www.addiction.nl/lode/vbulletin/images/smilies/dance.gif)
Title: DOD Buzz Box
Post by: FartLips on April 07, 2004, 01:55:46 PM
a couple things on the DOD buzz box.  yes it was created on the influence of buzz osborne but buzz had nothing to do with it.  that was in an article in some guitar mag interviewing buzz.  he had one and he said it sucked.  he did use it on the noise track on stoner witch(i forget the name)  the other thing is be careful with the buzz box.  it creates squarewaves.  soundwaves naturally slope so the speaker gradually pushes in and out.  with a squarewave, its telling the speaker to instantly be in one place and then in another with no gradual movement.  that can be REALLY  bad for the speaker.  you will blow your shit up.  and it hails satan.
Title: DOD Buzz Box
Post by: Green Honey on April 07, 2004, 02:38:35 PM
Quote from: emptyhanded
a couple things on the DOD buzz box.  yes it was created on the influence of buzz osborne but buzz had nothing to do with it.  that was in an article in some guitar mag interviewing buzz.  he had one and he said it sucked.  he did use it on the noise track on stoner witch(i forget the name)  the other thing is be careful with the buzz box.  it creates squarewaves.  soundwaves naturally slope so the speaker gradually pushes in and out.  with a squarewave, its telling the speaker to instantly be in one place and then in another with no gradual movement.  that can be REALLY  bad for the speaker.  you will blow your shit up.  and it hails satan.


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Title: DOD Buzz Box
Post by: Green Honey on April 07, 2004, 02:40:15 PM
Quote from: emptyhanded
a couple things on the DOD buzz box.  yes it was created on the influence of buzz osborne but buzz had nothing to do with it.  that was in an article in some guitar mag interviewing buzz.  he had one and he said it sucked.  he did use it on the noise track on stoner witch(i forget the name)  the other thing is be careful with the buzz box.  it creates squarewaves.  soundwaves naturally slope so the speaker gradually pushes in and out.  with a squarewave, its telling the speaker to instantly be in one place and then in another with no gradual movement.  that can be REALLY  bad for the speaker.  you will blow your shit up.  and it hails satan.


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Title: DOD Buzz Box
Post by: FartLips on April 07, 2004, 02:46:58 PM
sorry too much kerouac in my diet.
Title: DOD Buzz Box
Post by: Kurva on April 07, 2004, 03:16:29 PM
Quote from: Green Honey
Quote from: emptyhanded
a couple things on the DOD buzz box.  yes it was created on the influence of buzz osborne but buzz had nothing to do with it.  that was in an article in some guitar mag interviewing buzz.  he had one and he said it sucked.  he did use it on the noise track on stoner witch(i forget the name)  the other thing is be careful with the buzz box.  it creates squarewaves.  soundwaves naturally slope so the speaker gradually pushes in and out.  with a squarewave, its telling the speaker to instantly be in one place and then in another with no gradual movement.  that can be REALLY  bad for the speaker.  you will blow your shit up.  and it hails satan.


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you said it brother  8)
Title: DOD Buzz Box
Post by: Jess on April 07, 2004, 03:17:01 PM
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hey who let the english teacher in here?
Title: DOD Buzz Box
Post by: Green Honey on April 07, 2004, 03:20:47 PM
Quote from: emptyhanded
hey who let the english teacher in here?


Quiet, you!
Title: DOD Buzz Box
Post by: FartLips on April 07, 2004, 03:22:55 PM
Quote from: Green Honey
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hey who let the english teacher in here?


Quiet, you!
better watch out, ludlow.  or its a ruler across the knuckles.yeooch!
Title: DOD Buzz Box
Post by: Green Honey on April 07, 2004, 03:32:17 PM
:lol:
Title: DOD Buzz Box
Post by: mobmob on April 08, 2004, 07:46:47 AM
buzzbox is great for what it does - vile noise. you can't get that out of the
blue-box alone. btw, dod pedals aren't that bad... well, a few of them, the
analog delays and a few of the old american series are unbelievably
cheap and very good soundquality-wise. and you won't find a better
analog delay in that price-range. some people say it's the poor mans ad9.
what i really hate is boss, most of the pedals i tried or bought sounded
cold, clanky and noisy - especialy distortion, good thing these times are
over.
Title: DOD Buzz Box
Post by: Jess on April 08, 2004, 08:43:54 AM
i got a boss ds-1 distortion box and i agree it's not the best sound i've heard out of a box.  at least i didn't pay for it.
Title: DOD Buzz Box
Post by: beee on April 08, 2004, 01:44:42 PM
Quote from: emptyhanded
it creates squarewaves.  soundwaves naturally slope so the speaker gradually pushes in and out.  with a squarewave, its telling the speaker to instantly be in one place and then in another with no gradual movement.  that can be REALLY  bad for the speaker.  you will blow your shit up.  and it hails satan.
Wow thanks for the info. Where did you find about that?
Title: DOD Buzz Box
Post by: anti~vermin on April 08, 2004, 03:51:10 PM
squarewaves my ass!!
lmfao!
ive never heard of such a thing.
Title: DOD Buzz Box
Post by: LouiLoomis on April 08, 2004, 05:50:00 PM
It's true. Depending on how deep the squarewave you're working with is, your speaker can be easily be damaged.
Title: DOD Buzz Box
Post by: FartLips on April 08, 2004, 08:23:09 PM
Quote from: beee54
Quote from: emptyhanded
it creates squarewaves.  soundwaves naturally slope so the speaker gradually pushes in and out.  with a squarewave, its telling the speaker to instantly be in one place and then in another with no gradual movement.  that can be REALLY  bad for the speaker.  you will blow your shit up.  and it hails satan.
Wow thanks for the info. Where did you find about that?
this info came in the manual with the box. a friend of mine bought it new.
Title: DOD Buzz Box
Post by: beee on April 09, 2004, 08:49:00 AM
so if you turn heavy knob clockwise you get more squarewaves ?
Title: DOD Buzz Box
Post by: FartLips on April 09, 2004, 05:39:17 PM
i think its all three that you go ten on and bad things happen.  on a side note,  kurt cobain would use half-dead batteries in his effects to make interesting noises, but i would use an adapter with a half or three-fourths voltage required.  this worked on old DOD's. i don't know if it worked on anything else.
Title: DOD Buzz Box
Post by: beee on April 10, 2004, 04:53:22 AM
overdrive distortion by boss sounds really good is the battery is dying. I've recorded a song like that :)
Title: DOD Buzz Box
Post by: Kurva on April 10, 2004, 07:51:23 AM
lets hear it :)
Title: DOD Buzz Box
Post by: beee on April 10, 2004, 10:09:49 AM
i can post it tuesday...
Title: DOD Buzz Box
Post by: mobmob on April 13, 2004, 03:40:51 AM
Quote from: emptyhanded
i think its all three that you go ten on and bad things happen.  on a side note,  kurt cobain would use half-dead batteries in his effects to make interesting noises, but i would use an adapter with a half or three-fourths voltage required.  this worked on old DOD's. i don't know if it worked on anything else.

yes, that's what i do with my rat, i don't know why but it sounds better.
Title: DOD Buzz Box
Post by: FartLips on April 23, 2004, 06:19:48 PM
GW: One fallout of success is having products named after you. Buzz, weren't you a consultant on a foot pedal design that used your name?
KIM: It wasn't the DOD Grunge Pedal, was it? Have you seen that? The inside of the accompanying booklet says: "How to get the Melvins sound; how to get the Accused sound." I bought the thing, not to use it, but simply as a souvenir.
GW: I remember you saying, "Great, I just bought a pedal to make me sound like me."
ALL: [laugh]
BUZZ: It's called the Buzz Box, and it is put out by DOD. I had nothing to do with it. I mean, does my guitar really sound that bad? [laughs] The guys at DOD are kind of crazy; I have to give them credit for that. A guy there was always bugging me at shows about how we got the sound on the Eggnog record. I used this thin called a Blue Box, an octave divider from the early Seventies. So this guy says, "I want to design a pedal; we'll call it the Buzz Box and get that sound out of it." But it wasn't so much that he wanted to do an endorsement or anything. I think he just likes the sound of it. So he came to one of our shows an looked inside the Blue Box. He kind of duplicated it and combine it with the Grunge Pedal in a new pedal. I have to admire DOD for putting out something that insane. Yes, the Buzz Box is totally worthless. It sounds like a vacuum cleaner. [laughs]
I ended up using it on a few noise things on Stoner Witch, but the record that we used it on most was one that came out before Stoner Witch called Prick, a total noise crap record we did strictly for the weirdness factor. Complete and utter nonsense, at total joke. We've taken a lot of shit for it, too. It came out in August. I would say it has no redeeming social value whatsoever and is easily the stupidest record we've ever done. There's something to be said for that.



found this at the melvins shack with help from green honey.  gw is guitar world and kim kim thayll of soundgarden.   thx green honey.
Title: DOD Buzz Box
Post by: anaconda on April 24, 2004, 11:34:48 AM
Quote from: Buzz
Yes, the Buzz Box is totally worthless. It sounds like a vacuum cleaner. [laughs] I ended up using it on a few noise things on Stoner Witch, but the record that we used it on most was one that came out before Stoner Witch called Prick, a total noise crap record we did strictly for the weirdness factor. Complete and utter nonsense, at total joke. We've taken a lot of shit for it, too. It came out in August. I would say it has no redeeming social value whatsoever and is easily the stupidest record we've ever done. There's something to be said for that.



It's nice to see Buzz finally come clean about Prick,
now if we could only get him to admit as much about COD  8)
Title: Re: DOD Buzz Box
Post by: vince furnier on March 06, 2018, 06:04:11 AM
I scored a Buzz Box on fleaBay and it is fuckin sweet!!!! hate on it all you want SUCKAAAAHZ!!! it's the real deal.   :D
Title: Re: DOD Buzz Box
Post by: blacksanta on March 15, 2018, 10:42:58 AM
My old High School garage band had one back in the mid-90's. It's the tits when hooked up with a drum machine and a delay. Edit: Also, nice 14 year-old thread bump!