Distortion that verges on Fuzz

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  1. nibus

    nibus Supporting Member

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    So I'm trying to find a really aggressive sounding distortion that verges on the Fuzz territory. I know RAT's can get close, but I'm looking for something with more hair. any suggestions?
     
  2. Rock72

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    I think the Skreddy Screwdriver will take you there
     
  3. Tbone135

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    A Rat will do it, but the new EHX Holy Stain really does a good job of this.
     
  4. Stratman76

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    definitely the Diamond Fireburst. A fine, well-crafted distortion box with a very low noise floor. Likes single coils and buckers as well.
    I would also consider the Keeley Rat
     
  5. Enjoyer

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    Also worthy of mention is the Way Huge Red Llama or the Wren and Cuff version of this circuit, The Red Camel Fuzz-Driver.
     
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    +1 on the Diamond Fireburst!
     
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    I think the Skreddy MAYO is a Fuzz that can be backed down into distortion territory.
     
  8. JUSTJOB

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    Keeley FuzzHead
     
  9. Dale

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    +1 Fuzz Head Also see if a Huckleberry is in there for you.
     
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    How about Analogman's Sunface... You can control the amount of fuzz on tap with a pot on the inside. You can get anything from light OD to full on fuzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.
     
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    Landgraff Mo'D will get you there. For a less expensive alternative, check out the Brown Rabbit or Lovekraft Chupacabra.
     
  12. Avenger

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    The Boss BD-2 might fit your description of aggressive distortion. It starts getting into fuzz at top gain. It is good stock, but I found the tone control to be a little limited. The Keeley modded ones make them a sound a bit better.
     
  13. John H

    John H Silver Supporting Member

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    MI Audio Blues Pro, or Classic Distortion.
     
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    The Hotcake for sure.
     
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    the HBE Big D can do...has a special diode setting that is specifically for this.
     
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    +1 again for the Diamond Fireburst. A great distortion-fuzz with that Diamond EQ tilt, and also a mid-boost that gives a whole other color.

    I'd also suggest a Foxrox ZIM with the right combo of ZIMCards - one for the distortion and another to kick it up a notch.


    cheers,
    Ian
     
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    ZVEX fuzz factory?
     
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    Toneczar Openhaus.

    Mean, HUGE, in your face-ness.
     

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