Bright sounding Germanium Fuzzface?

Roe

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What is the best brightest sounding Ge FF you are aware of?

I need something that works with P90s, PAFs and plexis that can cut thru the mix (or at least not disappear completely)

I'm not looking for Si FFs, thanks
 

CEFlint

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MojoHand Crosstown is a Germanium/Silicon hybrid. Maybe not what you're wanting, but it'll do what you're asking. Great sounding fuzz with many guitar/amp combinations.
 

L0ki

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:agree

The tone knob on the Crosstown will brighten it up a whole lot.
The Body knob will get you plenty of Ge wool or smooth it out, depending on what you want.
It'll clean up with the guitar Vol knob, too.
 
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The Dunlop Jimi Hendrix Fuzz Face is pretty bright IMO. The Chase Tone Fuzz Face replica I have is a bit brighter than my Dunlop red fuzz face also. The Chase Tone is my favorite fuzz pedal that i have hands down.
 

HughesP

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Earth Quaker Devices Dream Crusher is a great, bright ge fuzz face. LOVE that pedal with humbuckers and p-90s.
 

e-flat

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Are you trying to find something that keeps the fat low end of a Fuzz Face, but with more "cut" in the highs? Or would you like something with less low end ?

A two transistor Vox Tonebender style fuzz would be an option if you want less bass and a brighter tone.... More mid focused IMO. The circuit is very similar to a Fuzz Face, but input & output cap values are brought way down resulting in a less wooly low end. I liked this type of circuit a lot when I used to play an SG with PAF type pickups... I love a Fuzz Face for low output single coils though.
 

Lolaviola

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Are you trying to find something that keeps the fat low end of a Fuzz Face, but with more "cut" in the highs? Or would you like something with less low end ?

A two transistor Vox Tonebender style fuzz would be an option if you want less bass and a brighter tone.... More mid focused IMO. The circuit is very similar to a Fuzz Face, but input & output cap values are brought way down resulting in a less wooly low end. I liked this type of circuit a lot when I used to play an SG with PAF type pickups... I love a Fuzz Face for low output single coils though.
Yeah. A Tonebender mk 1.5
 

2061X

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The Sunface with either the TI/UK or the high gain white dot NKT275 transistors is quite bright.

However, I tend to like the much darker red dot NKT275 Sunface better with my SG with '57 pickups ... YMMV
 

4styx

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If you have an OD kicking around ,stack it(guitar>low gain OD>FF). Heresy I know,but it works great for what you're after.
 

Roe

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Are you trying to find something that keeps the fat low end of a Fuzz Face, but with more "cut" in the highs? Or would you like something with less low end ?

A two transistor Vox Tonebender style fuzz would be an option if you want less bass and a brighter tone.... More mid focused IMO. The circuit is very similar to a Fuzz Face, but input & output cap values are brought way down resulting in a less wooly low end. I liked this type of circuit a lot when I used to play an SG with PAF type pickups... I love a Fuzz Face for low output single coils though.
actually, I prefer less bass, or cleaner bass, than a typical fuzz face. I will try to see if I can check out the tonebender - is this the mk 1.5?

EDIT: I see it's 1.5 - thanks
 
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