Best cheap fuzz?

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  1. cloudnine

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    Aside from the Little Big Muff, what cheap fuzzes are out there that sound good and maybe have true bypass? Preferably not a Fuzz Face unless it has a lot of gain.
     
  2. Structo

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    Haven't tried one but I bought their custom delay and isn't bad.
    The Classic Fuzztown is their version. True bypass.
    They also have the '70s DRIVE BLENDER
    http://www.artecsound.com/effect/index.html

    This is where I bought it. Most are around $40-45 and seem like pretty decent pedals.
    Of course they don't have a swirly paint job and you don't have to wait three months for it so it may not appeal to those here.....
    Fast delivery.
    http://stores.ebay.com/GUITAR-FUEL-PERFORMANCE-PRODUCTS_Effect-Pedals_W0QQcolZ4QQdirZ1QQfsubZ21149578QQftidZ2QQtZkm
     
  3. Bonenut

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    Best fuzz for cheap is the Hartman Silicon Fuzz $125.
     
  4. Pedro58

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    If you're willing to spend the time, the do-it-yourself fuzzes are a good deal. There are lots of them out there.
     
  5. bloodlemons

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    For cheaper than a LBM, though? The Moen Fuzz Moo is surprisingly good. I like the Dano French Toast, but that is probably not for everyday application. The new Bass Big Muff Pi pretty much nails the green Sovtek BMP tone, and it's only $76... I haven't tried it, but a lot of people seem to like the new Dano fuzz as well.
     
  6. cloudnine

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    Fuzz Face copy? What's it sound like? Sank you.
     
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    Used SD Tweakfuzz
     
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    Stress FX Ram Head Clone. True Bypass, quality parts and Jim is a great guy to deal with!. Oh yeah, it sounds killer too! I got mine off of ebay direct from Jim for $86.00 shipped. Can't go wrong IMO!
     
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    The EH Little Big Muff is a nice high gain fuzz. Inexpensive and toneful. Not my fave among my fuzzes, but an excellent bang for the buck choice.
     
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    i've never tried one of these but for that price that sounds like that could be the best fuzz for under $100 bucks :banana
     
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    I think it is! I liked it better than a certain other Ram Head Clone that went for triple that new and is now going for well over $500.00 since it has been discontinued! It really comes close to my vintage EHX Ram Head when A/B'd.

    I haven't seen any on ebay lately, but they do pop up in the Emporium from time to time.

    I prefer my Vintage EHX Ram Head, Pink Flesh and Hoof, but for $86.00 the Stress FX Ram Head Clone is truly a steal!
     
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    i dont know what your definition of cheap is. cheap for one person can be expensive for another.
    but check out byoc fuzz face clone. you can even buy them pre-made at some places.
     
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    I favour the discontinued Jimi Hendrix Systems Classic Fuzz JH-2s..
    Still have it on my board.. :cool:
     
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    used tweak fuzz is a lot of fun for under $50
     
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    Look for used BYOC fuzzes...I've seen them for $50. I've got a MKII and its a fantastic pedal that I wouldn't replace with anything. The kits are around $100 and with a little patience and some solder you can put it together pretty easily...The best part s that they are small, about the size of a Boss tuner. Those fuzz faces and Big Muffs are HUGE.

    Assembling pedals is addictive so what happens is a lot of people put together a bunch and then sell them off to make more which is great. They really are as boutique as a pedal can get for the money. I've tested mine againts a 'boutique' version my friend bought for $200 and mine sounded better....(YMMV IMO)
     
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    I JUST got this and am Loving it. There was a write-up in the last Guitar Player about it and I knew right away I needed to try it out.

    MAN..it is a Fuzz face, rehoused in a smaller (NICE) box, and has a switchable buffer for being able to handle a wah in front of the fuzz. Works GREAT. Like the reviewer I also found I just plain liked it better with the buffer engaged so I leave it on all the time.

    Have only had it a few days, but it sounds REALLY authentic, excellent tone, nice interaction with guitar.
    I think the model is M173 (can get confusing...I asked a local dealer if they had the MXR Classic 108 fuzz" and he thought I was asking about a M108 (whatever box that is)..
     
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    :agree
     
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    I'm quite happy with my Boss FZ-3. It's a muff-like fuzz, but different than a muff. Sounds great, does a sweet "Dear Mr. Fantasy" type tone. And it's a boss pedal!

    Bought mine for 75 off the emporium
     

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