Best fuzz for Black Sabbath tones? (the first album)

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  1. 73171

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    Any ideas?
     
  2. carlygtr56

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    It's not a fuzz.
    It's a treble booster.
     
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    I like the D*A*M red rooster for that sound.
     
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    I also had the BSM RM Metal, which absolutely nailed paranoid tones.
     
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    I know it's a treble booster for Sab, but I've been getting good results emulating the Fairies Wear Boots tone with a PE Yardbox.
     
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    I'm a huge Iommi / Sabbath fan, and I use a Catalinbread SCOD (yes, I know, it's an overdrive not a treble booster or a fuzz) into a Marshall style amp for that tone.

    Definitely the closest thing I've heard short of actually smacking a cranked Orange/Laney stack with a treble booster.

    V
     
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    This was one of my revelations when I got my Element 32 treble booster; Iommi tone just popped out, effortlessly.

    /rick
     
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    1st album is a stock Rangemaster. Wasn't till the 2nd album that the Rangemaster was modified.
     
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    That is incorrect according to Vintage Tone Project. To quote from the description....

    "The Dark 1971 One of a Kind Collectors Pedal is a specially modded Range Voodoo pedal designed to perfectly replicate the sound of Toni Iommi's specially tweaked Dallas Arbiter Rangemaster used on Sabbath's first album."
     
  13. JLee

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    According to Iommi, the Rangemaster wasn't modified until after the recording of the self titled album. SG with P90s(Strat on Wicked World), Laney Supergroup, Rangemaster and a Colorsound Wah. Kind of odd that VTP named the pedal the "1971". He's off a year there...:rolleyes:
     
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    There regular range voodoo sounded better to me then the 1971 soundclips.
     
  15. 56_Special

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    How did Iommi ever get such a big low end using a stock treble booster?
     
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    Probably the combination of using mainly a neck humbucker and .08 gauge strings with everything else mentioned above.

    The Tonefactor Hellbilly is great for all Sabbath era sounds, if you can find one.
     
  17. teleblaster

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    He probally had his treble boost modified to his guitar pickups alot of people overlook that factor:jo
     
  18. JLee

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    I don't find Iommi's tone all that low end heavy. I think Geezer's responsible for that more than Iommi.
     
  19. Masa

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    +1, if you're talking about the early tone.
     
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    I would not say that it is low end heavy, but a stock Rangemaster will chop off all the low end.
     

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