The StinkBug has spread like a forrest fire into all kinds of genres. Violinists, keyboard players, bass players and of course guitarplayers use their StinkBugs to color their sound. With renowned metal producer Tue Madsen, the StinkBug has found its way into the metal scene.
For years metal guitarists have used TubeScreamers and other overdrive pedals, to tighten their sound, but now they can throw those away. according to Tue Madsen, the StinkBug has a lot more ‘meat’, than anything else, and does the job like he wants it to. He uses the Stinkbug on high and mid gain amps such as: Marshall Super Lead Master Volume, Peavey 5150, Mesa Boogie Rectifier, Randalls a.o. to tighten up the gritty distortion from these amps, and to control the eq, with the StinkBug’s ‘Low’ and ‘High’ knobs.
Here is what he says at his Antfarm website: ‘I would like to also mention some friends of mine who make some outstanding pedals. Emma Electronic have come up with an overdrive pedal to end all tube screamers. Together with my old Marshall Master volume that I got back after living without it for more than a decade, it is pure art! But it also works wonders to all my other amps getting that gain and tone just right. It’s called Stinkbug. Go get it’
Take a look at Tues endless reference list here.