Best new Fuzz for mid sixties stuff?

Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by AbstractLunatic, Aug 6, 2005.

  1. AbstractLunatic

    AbstractLunatic Member

    Messages:
    4,597
    Joined:
    Apr 13, 2005
    Location:
    Denver
    Sorry if I'm beating a dead horse. The other current fuzz threads didn't seem appropriate for this exact question.

    Who is making a fuzz pedal nowadays that captures that "highs in the mid sixties/Electric Prunes/I Can't get no Satisfaction" grind that also works well with a RMC Picture Wah?

    Thanks
     
  2. Rollo Timbre

    Rollo Timbre Member

    Messages:
    375
    Joined:
    May 6, 2005
    Location:
    Kirkwood, IL
    First one to come to mind is the D*A*M 1966 fuzz. It's a great fuzz for capturing some of those old tones, including the fuzz bass on the Beatles "Think For Yourself".:AOK
     
  3. cubba65

    cubba65 Member

    Messages:
    544
    Joined:
    Oct 23, 2003
    Location:
    Queens, NY
    DITTO!
     
  4. JLee

    JLee Supporting Member

    Messages:
    2,255
    Joined:
    Nov 23, 2004
    The D*A*M pedals are awesome. I own the MKII and it's so dead on, it's almost disgusting. The Euthymia GE Crucible is also great at getting 60's Garage tones on steroids.
     
  5. AbstractLunatic

    AbstractLunatic Member

    Messages:
    4,597
    Joined:
    Apr 13, 2005
    Location:
    Denver
    The soundclips for those sound really good.

    Anyone else with an option for me?
     
  6. AbstractLunatic

    AbstractLunatic Member

    Messages:
    4,597
    Joined:
    Apr 13, 2005
    Location:
    Denver
    So no other Fuzz pedals you guys suggest I try except for the obvious ones and the D*A*M pedals?
     
  7. mojoslide

    mojoslide Member

    Messages:
    1,094
    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2005
    Location:
    Upstate, NY
    I'd suggest the Analogman Sun Face as it does that mid sixties germanium fuzz sound perfectly. With the Sundial you also get some extra options too - so it sounds like a sixties fuzz but better. Also look into the Maestro Fuzz pedal (or whatever it is) I haven't used it but supposedly it gets that Stones fuzz sound. Also with the Analogman Sun Face using the Sundial you can tune in that splatting fuzz sound too.
     
  8. pacomc79

    pacomc79 Member

    Messages:
    1,517
    Joined:
    Jul 9, 2005
    Location:
    Atlanta, Ga
    +1 Analogman also sells a new version called the Sun Lion with a boost on one side that sounds amazing.
     
  9. e-flat

    e-flat Supporting Member

    Messages:
    1,517
    Joined:
    Aug 3, 2004
    Location:
    Washington State
    I'd agree with the D*A*M 1966 recommendations 110%. Its the perfect fuzz for copping many of the raspy fuzz tones from that era with a distinctly British kind of vibe. Mine has Mullard OC76s and it has a great "rip" to it that just oozes psychedelia.
    When I think of the Electric Prunes or "Satisfaction", though, I tend to think of a sound a little closer to the old Maestro Fuzzes of old which are a bit more raspy and buzzy than my DAM 66 if memory serves correctly. Dunno who makes a pedal like that...Used to be a fella who hung around the Music Toyz forum called SouthPhoenixDave who made a Mosrite clone and some other similar types. Maybe drop him a line.
     
  10. khudson

    khudson Member

    Messages:
    306
    Joined:
    Aug 27, 2004
    Location:
    North Carolina
    Also, look into the Pro Analog Scaryface. I use this pedal exclusively for vintage fuzz tones.
     
  11. Surfinreverb

    Surfinreverb Guest

    Check out the Fuzzbrite by Ashbass.....listed under Mosrite on E-bay. It's an excellent $95 clone of the original Mosrites that are selling for $3-400. I have one and the sound is great!
     
  12. stratovarius

    stratovarius Supporting Member

    Messages:
    9,024
    Joined:
    Aug 25, 2005
    Location:
    Colorado Springs
    :eek: WTF!!!

    The last thing I want from a fuzz is to sound like Satisfaction.
     
  13. Bob Sweet

    Bob Sweet Member

    Messages:
    902
    Joined:
    Feb 21, 2005
    Location:
    Florida
    I have that fuzz right here in front of me. It's called the Cart-Rite. It is as good as any Mosrite I have tried. Great for those Davie Allan biker songs, dead on for Ina-godda-da-vida and many Ventures songs that used the Mosrite Fuzzrite. I don't know if he made any other than this one. But he's still over there from time to time (MusicToyz board). You might want to talk to him before going else where. There is a guy (already mentioned) on eBay that makes a clone of the Mosrite and it sounds good, but not as authentic as the Cart-Rite. But that could be due to the fact that the eBay guy uses a CD player plugged into the fuzz with guitar playing on it. Which by it's very nature would send too hot a signal to get a good idea what it would sound like with a guitar plugged directly into it. But from what I can tell, it sounds like it would like the Mosrite and the price is very good.
     
  14. Moe45673

    Moe45673 Member

    Messages:
    5,349
    Joined:
    Jul 5, 2005
    Location:
    Toronto, Canada
    Would all these fuzzes be good to do "spirit in the sky"?
     
  15. Bob Sweet

    Bob Sweet Member

    Messages:
    902
    Joined:
    Feb 21, 2005
    Location:
    Florida
    I would think the Mosrite style fuzz would get you in the ballpark.
    A fuzzface won't do it, nor would a tonebender clone.
     

Share This Page