year4545 settings - post them here!



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year4545 settings - post them here!

Postby smallsnd/bigsnd » Wed Sep 22, 2010 9:54 pm

i realize that the year4545 (or 2525 if you have one) is not the most intuitive pedal... this thread is for me to post recommended settings, as well as for users to post ones they like --- i would love to see them!

to decipher my organization --
the ... in green means that there are closely related/evolving sounds within 50% of the knob's travel.
if there is not a descriptor under a switch, then it is in the center position.

here are my first 5:

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1 - a good velcro-ey fuzz starting point. lowering the instrument's volume should give less compression and more bass.
2 - similar in some ways to the first, although heavier and more sputtery.
3 - super compressed swell-like attack fuzz which fades in after the initial signal hits the pedal. lower instrument volumes produce weird intermodulation artifacts.
4 - this is an excellent example of how the year4545 acts like a resonant filter/fuzz. turning x will sweep the filter, while turning z determines how much fuzz vs filter-sound you hear. all the way clockwise will produce torn speaker sounds...
5 - this is a neat oscillation/sustain setting where lots of harmonics jump out.

i'll post some video clips for these when i can record them!
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Re: year4545 settings - post them here!

Postby Eric! » Thu Sep 23, 2010 1:00 am

Well I WOULD conjure up some, but someone's got his paws on mine :ilf:

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Re: year4545 settings - post them here!

Postby StudioShutIn » Thu Sep 23, 2010 2:53 pm

Glad to see this thread...I've been curious to see an explanation of some of the sounds the 4545 can get..sometimes when you're just hearing one or two sounds..you don't really get the full idea of what a pedal is capable of....makes me want one of these even more :wha?: :grumpy:
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Postby fuzzmax » Thu Sep 23, 2010 6:26 pm

Hope to hear this soon :hello:
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Re: year4545 settings - post them here!

Postby magiclawnchair » Thu Sep 23, 2010 8:03 pm

i have been meaning to do a vid of this... with a 2525 maybe... :evil: :lol:
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Re: year4545 settings - post them here!

Postby smallsnd/bigsnd » Thu Sep 23, 2010 9:58 pm

magiclawnchair wrote:i have been meaning to do a vid of this... with a 2525 maybe... :evil: :lol:


sure... it's more or less the same minus the Y switch/knob. though in terms of sound it's pretty fucking different...
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Re: year4545 settings - post them here!

Postby smallsnd/bigsnd » Mon Oct 11, 2010 9:11 pm

so i've been using a year4545 on vocals in one song (SM58 > year4545 > RV-5 > fender twin) for mega feedaback and general dinosaur sounds - it rips pretty fucking hardcore if you ask me.

the settings are:

volume - 12-2 o clock
x - around 10-11 o clock
y - around 2-3 o clock
z - just about fully clockwise
xx - up
yy - center
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Re: year4545 settings - post them here!

Postby Wizard » Thu Dec 02, 2010 4:18 am

I'm actually about to take one of these dudes home, Cory asked me to do a demo of it on bass.. so i'm like, puking everywhere due to my stoke-ocity. i'll make sure i try out these settings plus some of my favourites ;]

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Re: year4545 settings - post them here!

Postby smallsnd/bigsnd » Fri Dec 03, 2010 1:33 pm

*pretty nice fuzzy-yet-slightly-stuck-wah sound that would be a good rhythm tone.

x, y switches both set to center.
saturation all the way clockwise.
x set anywhere from fully clockwise to 12 o clock, depending on where you want the filter frequency to be. i was using it around 2 o clock and it was good and upper midrange-y.
y set fully maximum, then back it off ever so slightly. it should be around 5 o clock or so.

now control the saturation with your guitar's volume knob - from 0-6 was the real sweet spot for more fuzzy/heavy overdrive tones, but if you push it all the way up you get an interesting swell-like saturation effect. this will vary depending on how hot your pickups are, though, so change to taste. :thumb:
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Postby smallsnd/bigsnd » Sat Dec 04, 2010 5:20 pm

hazelwould wrote:Aight. Try this:

X/Y switches fully up. Both knobs fully cranked and the saturation knob fully counter clockwise.

Pretty basic fuzz tone w/ a unique texture.
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Re: year4545 settings - post them here!

Postby fuzzmax » Wed Dec 08, 2010 4:27 pm

here is some cool setting!

vol: all the way up
x: all the way down
y: about 2 o'clock
z: all the way up
xx: center
yy: down

almost like an octave sounding device!!!

and with the same settings with the xx down, some glitchiness madness!!
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Re: year4545 settings - post them here!

Postby Derelict78 » Wed Dec 08, 2010 6:04 pm

Eric! wrote:Well I WOULD conjure up some, but someone's got his paws on mine

LOL great minds think alike
I emailed brian about the same thing your having done.
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