Best Fuzz for humbuckers?

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  1. maydaynyc

    maydaynyc Supporting Member

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    I've never been a big fuzz guy, more an amp distortion and modded TS type of player. But I recently got a Scarab Deluxe that I love and have tried a few others that were ok with single coils but did not feel right with humbuckers. Anyone have some good suggestions for a fuzz pedal that 1. works well with humbuckers and 2. will cut through a rock band mix live?
     
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    You've got imo the best there is. Lord Scarab is a generous god, haha. Others that sound great are the analogman astro fuzz and the colorsound overdriver. Those two are more of a mix between fuzz and overdrive. Imho they sound best in front of a dirty amp. The scarab is the only one I've found that can get a really good fuzz texture with buckets without getting washed out. Ymmv
     
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    maydaynyc Supporting Member

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    I played a germanium analogman sun face and just didn't bond with it, especially with humbuckers. I know it gets great reviews and is supposed to be an excellent fuzz, but it just didn't work for me.
     
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    Try a Tonebender type pedal. Theres a few versions of the circuit and any I've heard sound great with humbuckers.
     
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    I would strongly recommend a Skreddy Hybrid Fuzz Driver for your application. It is very versatile (light overdrive to full on fuzz), was designed for humbuckers, and has a mids knob for getting cut in a band mix. I love mine and use it as my main dirt sound.
     
  6. Sean413

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    Not really a fuzz but it's got a 60's fuzz sound/skreddy hybrid fuzz driver
     
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    Jamming with my fuzz factory today and it sounds damn good with my les paul. But I think it might sound just a bit better and be more versatile with my jaguar.
     
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    +1!

    The Skreddy HFD is my favorite, but I also dig the P19, Lunar Module and Bearfoot Candiru. I play a 2013 SG Standard with stock 57 Classic humbuckers and a tele with a stacked bridge humbucker and mini bucket in the neck.
     
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    Bonamassa Fuzz Face.
     
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    :agreeThe Scarab Deluxe if the best with HB's that I have tried, and I have a bunch of Fuzz pedals.
     
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    Just got a Karma Suture last month. It's a very versatile fuzz and has a good bit of output too.

     
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    Try a MKI Tone Bender. Jimmy Behan makes an excellent and affordable one.
     
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    AnalogMan Sunface/Astrotone, Dunlop Blue Hendrix BC108, Rat, Big Muff, Fulltone 69/70/Soulbender, JMI Tonebender all work well.
     
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    Just bought a Chase Tone Red Stardust Germanium fuzz, it works great with humbuckers and single coils.
     
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    :agree
     
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    Big Muff man.dont look any further
     
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    Any version Big Muff.
     
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    Another vote for the Hybrid Fuzz Driver. Also consider the LMMD and the Fulltone '69. The contour and input controls on the '69 make it easy to dial in for any guitar.
     
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    Don't forget the Rat distortion
     

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