Fortin Grind Inbound, Mid Boost?

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  1. oakentower

    oakentower SS.org Regular

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    Finally took the plunge and ordered a Fortin Grind. After years of searching for the perfect boost for a high gain amp I'm confidently hoping the Grind will deliver. I know there's a lot of low end cut to tighten things up, would anyone say there's additional EQ'ing going on, especially in the Mids?
     
  2. HeHasTheJazzHands

    HeHasTheJazzHands greg rulz ok

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    From what I've read, It's a high-pass filter up to a certain point, and everything else above that point is boosted. Like, a very broard frequency range.
     
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    I've ordered the new Airis Effects Savage Drive.
    Hoping for the same thing you ordered the Grind for.
    Won't get mine until mid January goes.
    Tell us how the Grind is when you get it.
     
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  4. oakentower

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    I totally will, also will try to record a clip.
     
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    actually I don't think there's any boost at all, it's a filter set for certain frequencies

    that said it makes really tubby amps sound amazing but I'm wondering if you can't do the same exact damn thing with a good eq pedal


    VALVESTATE


    The part where he turns it on and off really gives you an idea what it does
     
  6. FitRocker33

    FitRocker33 My tone is tighter than my hamstrings

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    I have a grind. I also have a maxon TS9. The grind cuts a lot of low end and has a ton of clean boost dB but It’s very transparent. Be prepared to re-EQ your amp to get the most out of it. Ironically it sounds the best when I set my amp to sound loose lol. The maxon adds a mid hump as well as boost but plays nicely with my unchanged amp settings. They are different sounding enough that having both is worth it.
     
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    Having to set your amp to looser settings makes sense. Mike designed it to mostly be used with darker flubbier amps like dual rectos.
     
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    makecamera SS.org Regular

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    There's some really good info about Grind EQ curves here:

    https://forum.fractalaudio.com/threads/fortin-grind.142263/

    Even though it's for the Axe-Fx, I was able to leverage this information to roughly dial in my Boss GE-7 to get the desired results. Now I use it in front of my signal chain instead of my Maxon OD808 and it does wonders for the downtuned, extended range stuff.

    Plague Scythe Studios on YouTube also has a wealth of information on Grind/33 Eq.
     
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    Ok I'm a dumb bitch there is 20 dB of boost for the Grind and 22 on the 33
     
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    My rig can be pretty tubby sounding, I use a 4X12 with Swamp Thangs and V30's(which somewhat tighten things up) and a vintage Ampeg V4/Randall Diavlo
     
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    HeHasTheJazzHands greg rulz ok

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    I can see it doing interesting things with the V4, but might be kinda overkill with the Diavlo? Since it's a pretty dry sounding amp.
     
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    Asphyxia SS.org Regular

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    I got my Savage drive. Haven't been able to dial it in the way I like.
    Its easy to get a ultra modern Djenty sound out of it.
    I don't like that sound though.
    So far my Seymour Duncan 805 is still my go to.
    The 805 gives a drop off the low end better.
    Which the tight metal pro needs, being based off the 5150.
    I'm sure I could just adjust my EQ.
    Would probably just make it sound like my 805 though, so whats the point.
    I think the Savage just doesn't play well with my Tight Metal Pro TBH.
    Its seems like a case of to much of a good thing.
     
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    Interesting, as I've found the TMP a bit light on bass with my setup. Cuts very well in a band situation though.

    I use the MXR M77 with it and use the 100hz knob to dial in how much low end boost or cut I want, which probably functions similarly to the bass control on the 805.
     
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    So I just went back to try some new things.
    Put the Savage into a MXR fullbore metal. That pedal has no low end and sounds like a fizz machine.
    The Savage made it sound pretty good.
    Next I put the signal chain as follows quitar>Savage>805>ISP Decimator>TMP>Quilter mini head. With a MXR ten band EQ in the effects loop of the tight metal.
    The 805 tames down the problems I was having with the Savage.
    This shit sounds brutal!
    Even added in a little gain of the Savage.
    I was bummed out earlier. I wanted a Savage for quite awhile and it just wasn't working.
    I got some more tweaking to do, but the Savage is in the game!
    Now I really want to see what it would do out front of and HM2.
     
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    Think Mike would get offended if I ordered one...
    without all the goofy graphics?
     
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    I don't think that's even an option.
     
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    Great pedal. Got two of these :D HNGD! It might sound like it cuts a lot of low end when you are playing by yourself but in the context of a mix or band it makes you sit in the right spot.
     
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