Any Fuzz That Can Go Anywhere?

d-b

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Are there any Fuzz pedals that don't care where they are in the chain? I am very curious about the Fuzz Factory...
 

jaywalker

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Double that.
I tried a few last month but they did not like my buffers.
I have more buffers than the birmingham curling team.
 

radcliff

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Fuzz Factory really likes to be first.

The Fulltone '69 didn't care too much about being third.
 

Lyle Caldwell

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So if I place this in-line before my fuzz it will operate as if it were first in the chain? Do I have to switch the toggle when I switch single to bucker guitars?
You don't have to, but it can allow you to more precisely tailor the reaction of the fuzz circuit. But you can certainly "mismatch" if you like the sound.
 

IAE

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tbh,it dont really matter where fuzz is providing theres no buffers before it.
after it is fine, obviously.
 

JUSTJOB

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Keeley FuzzHead will go anywhere in your chain and work great, although, cleanup is a little better when placed before a buffer.
 

TheGrooveking

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Check out the CArl Martin THe FUzz it's a killer unit and it's eq allows you to really tweak your tone.

THeGRooveking
 

John Phillips

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Boss FZ-2 Hyper Fuzz.

Don't discount it unless you've tried it - it's excellent. It's also immune to placement issues as far as I could tell.

I'd guess the Zoom UltraFuzz would be too.
 

John Phillips

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Immune to placement issues? Definitely not, if you want to use the self-oscillating capabilities of the pedal. First after the guitar is where it needed to be in my rig...
Interesting! I didn't know that... thanks :).

I've never actually played one with my own rig so I hadn't experimented with placement. Looks like it might be closer to a Fuzz Factory than I thought ;).
 

sandman

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Interesting! I didn't know that... thanks :).

I've never actually played one with my own rig so I hadn't experimented with placement. Looks like it might be closer to a Fuzz Factory than I thought ;).
What I like about the UF is it's so damn midrangey for a fuzz. Rolling off the tone control adds some mid-honk actually! Add a contour(or was it called color?) knob in equasion - it acts like a separate tone control that only affects gain - and you've got yrself a damn versatile fuzz that cuts great live
and doubles as light OD and sort of distortion. Gate and oscillation come as welcome bonuses.

Ultra Fuzz doesn't clean up with guitar vol anyway so unless you're using oscillation it doesn't really matter where is it in the chain. May have to double check this, mine's second in the chain right after the Huckleberry...

John, did you like the way it sounded when you tried one?
 




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