Big Muff with some grit...

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  1. nibus

    nibus Supporting Member

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    Not looking for the smooth creamy sound ala the Creme Puff or Mayo.

    I want something vintage sounding with some grit and character.

    Thinking about the MJM Foxey Fuzz for this.

    Any suggestions?
     
  2. HandOfTheHost

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    Man, try an i.c. based one, they're loud and awesome sounding. The Euthymia ICBM is a clone of the i.c. Big Muff.
     
  3. todd richman

    todd richman Senior Member

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    How about a BC-108 loaded Fuzz Face-Hartman comes to mind-check out the clip at the Hartman Electronics site.
     
  4. cbpickin

    cbpickin Tweed Supporting Member Silver Supporting Member

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    The Earthquaker Devices Hoof is right up your alley. I had a Mayo and I think I actually like the Hoof better because it is grittier. The frequencies are great too with a very useable tone knob.
     
  5. LowWatt

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    HOOF!!!

    Trust me. I play a Foxey and I've owned the Hoof and the Mayo and every other Muff under the sun. For a gritty Muff, nothing touches the Hoof. Instead of being all silicon like most, it has two germanium trannies in there to rough it up.

    i swear I wasn't trying to make that sound dirty.

    okay, maybe a little, but it's all true.
     
  6. nibus

    nibus Supporting Member

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    Nice, I'll give the Hoof a try.

    LowWatt - how would you compare the Foxey / Hoof / Mayo together? I have owned a Mayo and currently own a Pink Flesh fyi.
     
  7. AshyLarry

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    The Hoof seems like a real good one, I'd like to try it soon. Also, look into the Baja Tech DaMOAF v2, it is real gritty and sounds a lot like the Hoof (from what I can tell from youtube vids...).
     
  8. LowWatt

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    Mayo is smooth and tight with the most sustain (think Smashing Pumpkins)

    Hoof is rough, with big lows and a grit to it at all times. (think The Black Keys)

    Foxey is a straight ahead Muff. Less sustain than a Mayo, a little rougher (but still smoother than a Hoof) and has more mids than either. (closest to 70s Pink Floyd)

    For tone, I liked the Hoof best, but the Foxey sits in the mix much better with my band. I liked the Mayo a lot, but it was just too smooth and polite for my tastes.
     
  9. iggs

    iggs Member

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    I love my MJM Foxey Fuzz ...

    :dude:dude:dude
     
  10. LowWatt

    LowWatt Member

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    I'm pretty sure mine is going through your old amp iggs.
     
  11. Merelington

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    For gritty fuzz I use a Hartman SFZ...the silicon side with the bias all the way down sounds fantastic!!
     
  12. iggs

    iggs Member

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    Would that be the Bümbox Lead50?!??!?!?!

    Man ... I miss that amp ... damn GAS (and not being rich enough) ... :cry:
     
  13. ungarn

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    ++1 for the HOOF!
     
  14. Tbone135

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    The Holy Stain actually does this pretty well.
     
  15. LowWatt

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    Yep. Great amp, I have no idea why he didn't keep making them. PM sent.
     
  16. Whiskeyrebel

    Whiskeyrebel Supporting Member

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    The Sovtek muffs were pretty raspy I thought.
     

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