Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by It's Time!, Feb 21, 2012.
I really like the Fuzz Factory, but was wondering what else is out there.
Luck Duck Fridge Buzz:
Will Sledge makes a pretty straight up clone. I have one.
i built 2 of these mammoth factory...just for the giggles...
Wait.... So you can get clones for more expensive than the real thing?!? How awesome. :/
To be fair, the FF clone looks like it's got a bunch of extra features, or it's two in one.
Happens all the time. Just ask ProCo.
ZVEX makes a clone in the far east
Are you referring to this pedal or every single boutique pedal ever?
i have a Fuzz Machine, i bought right before xmas in 2010, vid here:
it works pretty well. i'm not sure if it's "exactly" like a fuzz factory. to me it sounds a bit more "bassy" than my fuzz factory did. but it's similar...it can make noise for sure....
Yea I see the "extra features" as a cap switch, silicon instead of germ, and hand painted. Uhhhhh. Lol
Yeah, this. http://fx.willsledge.com/5KF.html
If I am not mistaken, the Nitrogen 21 is an upgraded clone from France: http://jmb.experience.free.fr/nitrogen21/index-en.html
i've built several for friends with bigger input/output caps, and some transistor swapping (all si, hybrid, etc.). i've never built a straight-up clone because the stock pedal is way too bright IMO.
First, the pedal I linked to costs less than the Vexter Fuzz Factory. I don't know where you got the idea that it costs more.
Second, the OP asked about clones if there was anything else out there. I gave him a link to the first clone I knew, even though it's not an absolutely identical pedal.
Third, a handpainted Zvex will be quite a bit more expensive than $160. It's $300, in fact.
So $160 for a handpainted, handwired, US-made silicon clone doesn't strike me as completely ridiculous. It strikes me, in fact, as a pretty good deal.
And some people might prefer silicon since it's more controllable. And sure the point of the Fuzz Factory has little to do with "control" but there are some people who might like it as a variation or might like to use the same settings all the time even when it's 105 degrees and humid.
And yes, Analog Mike's suggestion of the Vexter is what I would recommend if someone said, "Hey, the Fuzz Factory is $300 and I can't afford that, is there anything like it cheaper." I'd get the Vexter if I just wanted a Fuzz Factory. But that's not what the op asked about.