Best Fuzz Pedals for Power Chords?

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  1. newfiesig

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    Like the title says, looking for opinions on the best Fuzz pedals for playing power chords. I know same are mushy and best for single notes, while others have more string articulation, etc.

    I should add, using through humbucker of different flavors as well.
     
  2. fiveightandten

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    Earthquaker Fuzz Master General sounds awesome with power chords.

    And the tone knobs shifts from mid heavy to scooped. So you can dial it in for cut or a wall o’ fuzz tone.
     
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    Some fuzz boxes become sentient and explode if you play power chords. Watch out for those.
     
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    The idea of weaponizing fuzz pedals just.....blew my mind. So many thoughts all at once. And not a one very good!
     
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    Fuzz Factory comes to mind first. I've done a lot of tracking big rock guitars with the FF, and I've almost always been happy with the results. Might take a while to dial in a sound that works best, but it's a great little pedal for huge rock tones.
     
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    Friedman Fuzz Fiend
     
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    Skreddy Lunar Module has a bass eq control that makes it work well for chords.
     
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    If you're going for that pop punk spund get a Rat and a Timmy, Sub 41 for days,.... Sum 41.
     
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    I'll be that guy and say they all sound wicked with power chords, just depends on what sound you want!
    Fuzz Faces and Tonebenders can be mushy on lower string power chords, but roll back the volume on your guitar a bit and the mush will go away.

    Really depends on what "fuzz" sound you want.
     
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    That's fair. I am in the process of absorbing YouTube demos now...
     
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    A Big Muff because its so wooly and bassy, it covers up a lot of slop.
     
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    Thorpy FX Fallout Cloud
     
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    Keeley Fuzz Bender. With Bias all the way counter clockwise and bass and treble at 3 and 9 o'clock respectively: a great power chord, rhythm fuzz.
     
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    I use a Wampler Velvet Fuzz, this pedal is crazy versatile. Power Chords sound huge without losing articulation to the notes. You can make the fuzz sound super smooth with distortion behavior or make it super fuzzy without losing tamability. I can get great metal fuzz tones from it and the chords 'chug' really well when I'm palm muting. It pairs well with all pickup types and it's not picky about pedal chain placement. The pedal is all analog and the controls are really responsive. I'm always finding great sounds using this pedal.
     
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    Toneczar OTP Fuzz is really great for chords
     
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    Arctic White.
     
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    Smashing Pumpkins fuzz? Thorpy Fallout/Muffroom Cloud or Deep Trip Land Muffasaurus - muff you can control lows, highs, and tightness

    Page? - Deep Trip Land Page or Amptweaker Tight Fuzz (or Jr) - you can control lows and tightness (and bias with the Deep Trip).
     
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    ThorpyFX Fallout Cloud for sure. That bass knob is super responsive.

    If you want even more gain, maybe something like a Redbearded Honey Badger.
     

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