Buzzaround Recommendations?

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  1. sab2208

    sab2208 Supporting Member

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    I'm looking to try some Buzzaround type pedals (clones and/or inspired). What recommendations does everyone have?

    It must be able to run on an adapter. I see that some only run on batteries, but that won't work for my needs.

    So far I know about these:

    Klinger Buzz Fuzz II (builder isn't responsive)
    Skinpimp Buzzaround (does this work with an adapter?)
    British Pedal Company Buzzaround (sounds meh from the demos)
    Arcane Analog Rasputin (en route)
    MJM King Buzz (en route)
    Mojo Hand FX Buzzaround (en route)
    Wilson Uber Fubar (en route)
     
  2. cbm

    cbm Silver Supporting Member

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  3. DarnWeight

    DarnWeight Member

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    If you're up for DIY-ing one, guitarpcb do a kit called the Fuzzy Bee, which is a Buzzaround circuit with an on-board charge pump, so it'll play well with a standard centre-negative 9V DC supply. I built one for a friend just before Christmas, and had a hard time when it came to giving it away!

    I think a Master volume is good to have with a Buzzaround, too...there are some great sounds you'll only get by running it very loud, otherwise. It was easy to add one to a kit build like mine, but if you're looking for a pre-built clone, it might be something to keep in mind.
     
  4. roblues

    roblues Woof!

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    Add to your list: Trombetta. Behan.
     
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    ChampReverb Silver Supporting Member

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    The EQD Sound Shank fuzz is Buzzaround-based and had a couple of limited runs so you may be able to find one used.

    This demo made by a TGP member made me hunt one down:



    -bEn r.
     
  7. guitar29

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    ARC Effects Crimson King. Killer pedal.
     
  8. Trotter

    Trotter Supporting Member

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    ^^ the Sound Shank is a killer fuzz!
     
  9. t-rey

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    I love my Sound Shank...never tried another buzzaround though.
     

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