Between Fuzz & Overdrive Pedal

Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by SimonChimp TimeMaster, Jul 20, 2019.

  1. SimonChimp TimeMaster

    SimonChimp TimeMaster Member

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    Wound up buying a Vick Audio Overdriver, (thanks to your recommendation!)
    I’ll let u know what I think..

    I’m starting to have too many similar drive pedals, and I need something different and interesting,
    Every time I buy a fuzz, I wind up dumping it.

    Hopefully it’ll fit the bill,I think what I need is to explore some interesting guitars too,
    maybe a dano or something raunchy like a Japanese pawn shop special.
    .open up some new tones for some inspiration
     
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  2. axdxm

    axdxm Supporting Member

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  3. buzzard blues bird

    buzzard blues bird Member

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    I hear the Fulltone catalyst does exactly what your looking for.
     
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  4. Jess 1971

    Jess 1971 Supporting Member

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    Skreddy Screwdriver sounds like it will fit the bill perfectly.
     
  5. Somanytoys

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    Some good suggestions. The SS/BS Mini is one I'd like to get. I have a few of the others mentioned, and while nice, they may or may not be quite what you're after.

    Another interesting option is the Mad Professor Amber or Golden Cello. They're both similar in that they blend fuzz and distortion into a cool tone, with a gain knob for intensity, volume and tone knobs. The Golden Cello also includes a knob for the level of a delay.
     
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  6. SimonChimp TimeMaster

    SimonChimp TimeMaster Member

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    Everything those guys make look cool, the Team Awesome too..
     
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    openbar Silver Supporting Member

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    What you just wrote could be an advertisement for the Red Llama.
     
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    These are budget dependent but I personally find a lot of crossover/similarity between my fave fuzz (2005 AM white dot NKT 275 SunFace) and a Cornish SS-3
     
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    Here are all the pedals I've played or still play that fill the OD/fuzz gap :
    Skreddy Screwdriver : overdrive with a fuzzy halo
    ProCo Rat : versatile distortion pedal from light OD to almost angry fuzz
    Fulltone PlimSoul : great tones too but less easy to dial
    Keeley Fuzz Head : A very controllable fuzz that can even provide excellent clean tones ! My all time favourite !
     
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    I'd check out the Black Cat OD-1 (the old freddy fuzz)

    It's a Overdrive that goes into distortion/fuzz territory and cleans up, uncompressed, jangly and bright etc.
     
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    I like the idea of a fuzz but never like the sound that comes out when I use one. To me, the Rat with the gain up around 1:00 sounds more like what I'm wanting for that type of thing, so a big +1 from me to all the Rat suggestions.
     
  13. mabinogeon

    mabinogeon A really hoopy frood. Silver Supporting Member

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    RAT. Cheap and covers the range.

    I have a Way Huge Fat Sandwich, and I love it - but for ease of use, the RAT wins.
     
  14. Skreddy

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    The Hybrid Fuzz Driver is not only about the sparkle; it's all about how you set the knobs. Five knobs will get you to a lot of places. Jus sayin. It can be clean, low-gain, medium-gain, or high-gain. Similar tones are available in the less-expensive Hybrid Overdrive, which lacks a bit of the vintage graininess (has a clearer sounding and more modern input stage, which I think is actually great) and the more extreme high-gain settings but is super versatile nonetheless and features a slightly more powerful high-cut control than its big brother, which a few folks found too bright even at minimum on its tone setting.
     
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    ^^^

    I would consider Skreddy for sure.
    Also I have no personal experience but the chase Bliss brothers pedal seems like it would be worth looking into...
     
  16. sickboy79

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    Skreddy Screwdriver and Hybrid Fuzz Driver.
     
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  17. SimonChimp TimeMaster

    SimonChimp TimeMaster Member

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    I just bid on this, thanks
     
  18. jimijimmyjeffy

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    I would not consider overdrives with more distortion to be fuzzes. Fuzzes are transistor machines, essentially. Many, many real fuzzes do wonderful overdrive tones, when dialed that way. Too many for me to contemplate.

    So, if it were me, I'd look into great fuzzes generally, and then into which of them clean up well with giggable EQ. A fuzzface with an EQ makes a good overdrive.
     
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  19. Circuit Wizard

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    Hi Marc, I hope I'm not overstepping here by asking, can you please share a schematic of the HFD? For educational, non-commercial purposes, of course. Thanks.
     
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    Lovepedal White Dragon.
     

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