*Preview is mixed with only samples from this pack EXCEPT for drums.
1967 Galanti Guitar: FUZZED OUT!
When I first discovered the Galanti guitar, I was in heaven. It was during the Odd Soul sessions in Los Angeles that I came across one; the thing played like butter! It was so smooth but yet it had a real bite and aggressiveness to it that just inspired so many sessions with Mutemath. Thanks to the co-producer of Odd Soul Julian Raymond, who lent us a number of amazing guitars, amps, and pedals while making that album, I got into discovering the late 60s lesser know Italian brands of guitars, which were knock offs of hard-to-find Fenders and Gibsons of that era. After completing the album, I rushed out and bought myself a 1967 Galanti Grand Prix 3003. This is the guitar featured in this pack, along with a number of fuzz pedals.
The Galanti and a fuzz pedal just go “hand-in-hand”. The Galanti has so much character, especially with gnarly/in-your-face guitar parts, that when you add fuzz to it, the guitar just screams inspiration. You’ll hear it in this pack.
To record these sessions, I used a VOX AC-30 as the amp, along with a basic Shure 57 as a microphone into an 512c API preamp into an UAD Apollo interface.
THE RUSSIAN: My 90s Big Muff has been with me for a long time. It’s the first fuzz pedal I owned (which I bought for bass), and to my ear, it’s how fuzz should sound, especially on bass. Out of all the fuzz pedals I tried at the time, I was the one that my bass reacted best to, in my opinion. It’s beefy and great sustain. With the Galanti, it’s magic. In the pack, there are three different folders: FX, Grooves, and One Shots. The grooves folder contains a slew of riffs at 10 different BPMs and keys signatures; the FX has a number of freaky and exotic sounds to sprinkle in your tracks; and the one-shots folder has three octaves of every note played on the Galanti to build your own patches. The sound of this pack will inspire you to create more beats and write more songs!
JHS MINI FOOT FUZZ: I’ve been a fan of JHS pedals for a long time, and their mini foot fuzz is my favorite fuzz pedal they make. It’s rich in tone, and when combined with the Galanti, it sings. Also in this pack, there are three complete folders of grooves (ranging from 70 to 120 BPM and many different key signatures), one-shots of many chords, and FX.
DIRECT FUZZ: The Beatles’ “Revolution” and Led Zeppelin’s “Black Dog” are two famous songs that have that direct fuzz sound. That’s what I was going for with this portion of the pack, and it’s nasty with the Galanti! Same as with the other fuzz pedals, there are lots of grooves and FX loops in this part of the pack.
VARIETY FUZZ PEDALS: To top off the pack, I recorded a few more loops and FX featuring fuzz pedals in my collection that I love. They are:
- Walrus Audio Janus
- JHS Astro Mess Fuzz
- JHS Pollinator V1
- JHS Crayon
- Maestro Fuzz FZ-1S (1971)
*All the samples in this pack are at 48kHz/24bit rates.
Happy music making!