Digital Transmitter / Buffer friendly Fuzz

Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by Zeraus, Jan 26, 2012.

  1. Zeraus

    Zeraus Member

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    Hello there.

    I want to dive into the fuzz world. I have been reading about how some fuzzes react badly to buffers, while others do not.

    My board has a XDS95 Digital Wireless receiver at the first position, with an output impedance of 1.8K Ohm. I believe it puts out a buffered signal.

    If thats true, I need advice to choose a Digital Transmitter / Buffer friendly Fuzz, so I can avoid the common buffer related tone problems.

    Also, I have a RMC3 Wah early on the chain, and I am not sure if the fuzz should go before or after it

    I understand that there are 3 basic families of fuzz: Face, Tonebender and Muff. And that the first two must interact with the guitars volume pot and pickups.

    So, Muff type pedals are my only options? What good choices do I have amongst them? Should it be placed before or after the RMC3?

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Zeraus

    Zeraus Member

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    Sometimes silence is an answer.
    Big Muff it is, I guess.
     
  3. angrytroll

    angrytroll Member

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    you are thinking too deep into this.
     
  4. ZeroChan

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    You're on the right track. Muffs are buffer-friendly. Fuzz faces lose their characteristic cleanup ability with a buffer before it. Likewise with tonebenders, although mine doesn't cleanup very nicely anyway.
     
  5. MartinCliffe

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    Someone makes what's effectively an "un-buffer" pedal... but I can't remember just now who it is. That'd let you use any fuzz in your rig.
     
  6. GuitarBrent

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    How about getting rid of the wireless, then using anything you want to try?
     

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