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mztunes
04-21-2013, 01:20 PM
Looking for a Fuzz Pedal to kick-in for lead/solos. I want to smooth out the top end during the leads.

Current setup:
PRS w/humbuckers
Tube Screamer (for boost) or Timmy (gain at 9:00), but not at the same time.
Into a Marshall (EL34s) amp, set from med to med-hi gain. V30s in the cabs.

Cost is a factor, no more than $200.00
I like the Barber Trifecta, but I'm not sure how it sounds with humbuckers.
JB FuzzFace is cool, but a little too big.
Any suggestions?

chokerjoker4
04-21-2013, 01:28 PM
Mjm Fx London fuzz(germanium), i can only recommend it. I use it with my strat and Es 335, and boy, does it sound great. Especially with a dieing battery.

pfflam
04-21-2013, 01:33 PM
Make your own Fuzz face

but I found the Hoof is a great Fuzz that lets you go dark, or stress the darks - deep and alive, noisy but no too noisy.

But I am serious with the making your own - add a bias knob and you can get noisy or clean - I find silicon to be more conducive to subtleties

Empros
04-21-2013, 01:34 PM
I'm using a Scarab Deluxe for all my leads/solos. Just sounds so good and cuts like nothing else.

mztunes
04-21-2013, 02:16 PM
Make your own Fuzz face

but I found the Hoof is a great Fuzz that lets you go dark, or stress the darks - deep and alive, noisy but no too noisy.

But I am serious with the making your own - add a bias knob and you can get noisy or clean - I find silicon to be more conducive to subtleties

Thanks for the post.
My amp is dark on it's own, so not sure if Hoof would be too dark/mudd.
I have been looking at the BYOC Leeds Fuzz and Large Beaver Fuzz. Could not find any vids using humbuckers.
Any other good Fuzz kits that would work with my setup?

mztunes
04-21-2013, 02:33 PM
I'm using a Scarab Deluxe for all my leads/solos. Just sounds so good and cuts like nothing else.

WOW, haven't heard of this one. Great sounding pedal!
Found this vid (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J70JpHVrVbg) with a LP/humbuggies.
Thanks for telling me about it.

Yonderwanderer
04-21-2013, 02:36 PM
Black Arts Pharaoh is great for both rhythm and lead. You can usually get one used for around $100-110.

tinkercity
04-21-2013, 03:45 PM
PTD Mini Bone is an excellent solo fuzz. Stack it into an overdrive and it's HUGE.
Peace
M.

pfflam
04-21-2013, 04:16 PM
The Hoof doesn't need to be dark, but its tone control is actually useful -which is saying something in the realm of Fuzzes

tnt365
04-21-2013, 04:46 PM
Skreddy P19 is awesome for leads. Not very much hair on the notes though, if that's your thing. The character is more smooth, soaring infinite sustain, stays smooth even when made brighter with the tone knob. With EL34s it really sounds great.

SirGilmour
04-21-2013, 05:01 PM
The P19 or mojohand iron bell. They are great smooth lead fuzzes.

Empros
04-21-2013, 06:51 PM
Thanks for the post.
My amp is dark on it's own, so not sure if Hoof would be too dark/mudd.
I have been looking at the BYOC Leeds Fuzz and Large Beaver Fuzz. Could not find any vids using humbuckers.
Any other good Fuzz kits that would work with my setup?

I built and owned the BYOC Leeds Fuzz kit and while it sounded really cool, I wouldn't recommend it for live playing. If you're playing at home or recording, it's an awesome fuzz that sounds great for leads. But live it just dropped out the mix every time. Maybe it was just my playing. I use Humbuckers as well!

chrismellotron
04-21-2013, 07:02 PM
I have the Hoof and it has tons of output as well. It sits well in a live mix. I play with humbuckers ('57 Classics).

DGTCrazy
04-21-2013, 07:13 PM
I'm using a Scarab Deluxe for all my leads/solos. Just sounds so good and cuts like nothing else.


I just checked that out and it does look/sound great......

farqs
04-21-2013, 07:15 PM
+1 P19. Not sure if a smoother pedal exists!

mztunes
04-21-2013, 08:24 PM
The P19 or mojohand iron bell. They are great smooth lead fuzzes.

Both of those pedals sound great on the utubes. Love the way the iron bell sustains and is very smooth.

Chonny
04-21-2013, 08:33 PM
A Muff.

Blakemore Effects
04-21-2013, 08:36 PM
IC Big Muff with the tone knob bypassed. Life doesn't get any better than that.

Chonny
04-21-2013, 08:55 PM
Id like to see more people do the toneknob bypass.

Mr. Tone
04-21-2013, 09:00 PM
Mjm Fx London fuzz(germanium), i can only recommend it. I use it with my strat and Es 335, and boy, does it sound great. Especially with a dieing battery.


+1 !

Spellbound
04-21-2013, 10:31 PM
+2 london fuzz london fuzz dimed, tremoverb dimed noodling EJ STUFF....... accidentally step on DIMED xotic AC boost ravaging the poor dimed MJM fuzz face into the Dimed 100 watt stack 5 feet from me :eek: = skreeeming EJ tornado siren toans

Blakemore Effects
04-21-2013, 10:49 PM
Id like to see more people do the toneknob bypass.

Definitely. It's such a different sound, and both are totally usable.

Guitarski
04-22-2013, 12:43 AM
For studio use, and just a little oxymoronic, what is the cleanest fuzz?

baggas
04-22-2013, 12:52 AM
Wampler Leviathan - great for leads and rhythm - and it stacks beautifully with just about anything.

Blakemore Effects
04-22-2013, 09:50 AM
For studio use, and just a little oxymoronic, what is the cleanest fuzz?

What is a "clean fuzz?"

Andre357
04-22-2013, 10:04 AM
A lovepedal BBB Fuzz is cool.... Its like a fuzz face and treble booster in the same box...

With the " blend " knob you can dial in how much of the treble booster is in the signal..

So you can realy fine tune it from a wooly, woofy fuzz behemoth to a bright and articulate fuzz and every thing in between,

It makes it so you can tune the fuzz to your giutar, rig and /or room.

Bundy
04-22-2013, 01:06 PM
If you are a muff user the little big muff has nice smooth but cutting top end!