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Buying a fuzz (or two...) tonight, help a brotha out...

Which fuzz(es) am I getting tonight?

  • Voodoo Lab Superfuzz

  • Blackout Effectors Musket Fuzz

  • Devi Ever Hyperion

  • Deep Trip Kryptone

  • Fulltone Ultimate Octave

  • MI Audio Neo Fuzz

  • MJM Brit Bender


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Braunzo

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It's been a long time since I've actually played a fuzz, but the more and more I listen to classic (and some modern records) I crave that sound in my arsenal. I've been in love with fuzz users like Mick Ronson, Jimmy Page, Josh Homme, David Gilmour, Billy Corgan (at least on record...), Robin Finck, Trent Reznor, and all those guys. I know Finck and Reznor are all about the chaotic stuff, but I don't think I have much use for an uncontrollable pedal... But here's what I've been looking at the most. Depending on the price, I may be snagging two of these up tonight. I want some polls going down and if you feel like it, tell me why you chose the pedal you did...

This will be great.
 

-DC/AC-

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I'd say you're describing two different fuzz sounds with the artist you listed. I'm not familar with Finck or Reznor, so I can't comment on those types of sounds.

For starters, I would recommend a Big Muff fuzz. You listed the Musket Fuzz, which I've heard great things about. I'd also suggest the EQ Devices Hoof fuzz. It seems to get a lot of love around here. I personally use a Skreddy Mayo, but good luck finding one of those for under $300...

As far as Tonebender style fuzzes go I would strongly recommend the Throbak Stone Bender. I had one for awhile and it does what it describes very well, but that sound wasn't something I really needed so I got rid of it.
 

Braunzo

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For starters, I would recommend a Big Muff fuzz. You listed the Musket Fuzz, which I've heard great things about. I'd also suggest the EQ Devices Hoof fuzz. It seems to get a lot of love around here. I personally use a Skreddy Mayo, but good luck finding one of those for under $300....
I'm looking at them this way... I know I could probably find a use for a Tonebender. The other fuzzes I listed either have awesome EQ options (Superfuzz, Musket Fuzz) or just intrigue me for no reason other than I think it's something I could use. With the exception of the Devi Ever, I have no interest in a Big Muff style fuzz without more tonal options (I can't deal with mid-cut... I just can't. Need to have my mids on tap).
 

-DC/AC-

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I'm looking at them this way... I know I could probably find a use for a Tonebender. The other fuzzes I listed either have awesome EQ options (Superfuzz, Musket Fuzz) or just intrigue me for no reason other than I think it's something I could use. With the exception of the Devi Ever, I have no interest in a Big Muff style fuzz without more tonal options (I can't deal with mid-cut... I just can't. Need to have my mids on tap).
Fair enough. The Musket would be a good choice then. Also the Skreddy Pig Mine has more mids than a traditional Big Muff and it gives you the option to have flat or boosted mids.
 

chinstrap

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If you can get one, the Muff Diver Finale by Diceworks is crazy flexible, all manner of BM sounds and more, one of the few pedals that really live up to the hype.
 

Dica3

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I have been loving my deep trip kryptone,Great sounds available. It is versatile, it can easily be set up to cut through a dense mix and the bias control is wickedly effective for dialing in strange gated decay or very solid sustain on the extremes of the dial. Not quite sure how replica accurate the sound is to a real vox tonebender but I don't care because it kills and does exactly what I want it to. Not too expensive compared to some(although I think the most expensive on your poll) good luck on your search.
 
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Braunzo

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Another reason I kind of pick on these pedals is because I may be using that return policy that a lot of people provide... I don't want to do a lot of small builder stuff (to start out with anyways) for that reason.
 

Kaji13

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It's been a long time since I've actually played a fuzz, but the more and more I listen to classic (and some modern records) I crave that sound in my arsenal. I've been in love with fuzz users like Mick Ronson, Jimmy Page, Josh Homme, David Gilmour, Billy Corgan (at least on record...), Robin Finck, Trent Reznor, and all those guys. I know Finck and Reznor are all about the chaotic stuff, but I don't think I have much use for an uncontrollable pedal... But here's what I've been looking at the most. Depending on the price, I may be snagging two of these up tonight. I want some polls going down and if you feel like it, tell me why you chose the pedal you did...

This will be great.
Go for the Devi Hyperion. It has settings that are standard and Big-Muff/classic fuzz like, as well as chaotic Reznor stuff. It's quite versatile if you are willing to work with your guitar's volume knob. The Musket Fuzz is also AWESOME.
 

Steven

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You should check out the Keeler Kick. Its kind of expensive (around 250 USD) but its the best fuzz I ever had ( and I have had almost all of them...). Its very twakable and capable of everything from polite to all out mayham.
 

jfromel

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Another reason I kind of pick on these pedals is because I may be using that return policy that a lot of people provide... I don't want to do a lot of small builder stuff (to start out with anyways) for that reason.
Many "Small builders", myself included are interested in Tone and Customer service before profit. Perhaps that is why I am a small builder. I have only been asked for a refund once and it was given upon return of the pedal.

Dont be shy of small builders, if they don't have a return policy that you are ok with then start a conversaion with them if you are interested in their stuff.

Support the "Small Builders" and they will support you.

If the "Small Builder" has been building for a while and has a good name you will most likely be able to sell at break should you want to sell in the future.

John
 

whateverdude

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i voted for the mjm britbender think i had two choices...:roll but i would go with the musket fuzz, that should keep you busy for a while....
 

mattpas

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Many "Small builders", myself included are interested in Tone and Customer service before profit. Perhaps that is why I am a small builder. I have only been asked for a refund once and it was given upon return of the pedal.

Dont be shy of small builders, if they don't have a return policy that you are ok with then start a conversaion with them if you are interested in their stuff.

Support the "Small Builders" and they will support you.

If the "Small Builder" has been building for a while and has a good name you will most likely be able to sell at break should you want to sell in the future.

John
I completely agree.
 

Braunzo

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At the time I looked at the poll last night, the Fulltone Ultimate Octave and the Musket were tied, I did a coin flip from there. The Fulltone won, BUT out of the two who are smaller builders, do either of you make a Tonebender? I'm looking for a hybrid of Gilmour's sustain and Mick Ronson's tone with the ability to clean up with the volume knob. Any takers?
 

jarder

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I voted Musket, but also would like to write in about the Earthquaker Devices Tonereaper for a tonebender type fuzz. It is similar to the Britbender and a bit cheaper.
 

Braunzo

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Went ahead and ordered a Musket Fuzz as well... The Fulltone Ultimate Octave was backordered for a week and they were really cool about it, so it's still on standby.
 




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