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Dunlop Hendrix Fuzz JH-F1 vs. Sunface BC108

orogeny

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Have you played both? How close? What are the diffs?

SOUND is all I'm interested in. Board space is a non issue (my fuzz is always OFF the board. . . )

Sunface give you more buzz-saw? Dunlop a bit smoother? This is what I've READ so far. I've also read that you can do a mod on the Dunlop to get more buzz-saw if ya like . . . .

Tell me you have both or have played both. Then tell me the rest!!!
 

Unadan

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I just ordered the JH-F1 after watching a few demos of it vs. the BC108. Based on what I saw the JH-F1 was the one to get. It had a certain over the top "roar" that the BC didn't have. Plus the JH-F1 is handwired to exact specs of Hendrix' fuzz face of that era. I think its likely a better choice as long as you don't mind the footprint and lack of LED/power input. Fuzzes sound better off of 9V batteries anyway.
 

orogeny

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I just ordered the JH-F1 after watching a few demos of it vs. the BC108. Based on what I saw the JH-F1 was the one to get. It had a certain over the top "roar" that the BC didn't have. Plus the JH-F1 is handwired to exact specs of Hendrix' fuzz face of that era. I think its likely a better choice as long as you don't mind the footprint and lack of LED/power input. Fuzzes sound better off of 9V batteries anyway.
I was talking about the SUNFACE bc108. Analogman's pedal. I have not seen or heard any comparison of those two pedals. Is that the bc108 that you are talking about?
 

Unadan

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Oops. My bad. I was referring to the Dunlop 108. Analogman makes mighty great stuff (I have a nkt sunface white dot and a high gain and red coming this week). I've never played the analogman BC108 although I've watched demos of it. I chose the JH-F1 vs. buying the AM version for several reasons: the JH-F1 was a bit cheaper, is still handwired and true bypass. In addition my love of Hendrix gravitated me towards the Dunlop model.
 

Will-

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analogman would be the way to go with this one your likely to get a more authentic tone
 

orogeny

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Oops. My bad. I was referring to the Dunlop 108. Analogman makes mighty great stuff (I have a nkt sunface white dot and a high gain and red coming this week). I've never played the analogman BC108 although I've watched demos of it. I chose the JH-F1 vs. buying the AM version for several reasons: the JH-F1 was a bit cheaper, is still handwired and true bypass. In addition my love of Hendrix gravitated me towards the Dunlop model.
no sweat. i thought you were talking about the dunlop/mxr one. . .

meanwhile, it doesn't seem that too many folks have played both, eh?
 
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How do these compare to our BC108 Sunface?

The circuits are basically the same but the tuning is a little different. These seem to have lower gain transistors so they are not as fuzzy as the sunface. The BC108 sunface is also brighter. This Fuzz Face sounds really nice, quite warm for silicon and gets pretty clean too without getting brittle. It's a fine pedal if you want an original looking silicon Fuzz Face that sounds great.



Have you played both? How close? What are the diffs?

SOUND is all I'm interested in. Board space is a non issue (my fuzz is always OFF the board. . . )

Sunface give you more buzz-saw? Dunlop a bit smoother? This is what I've READ so far. I've also read that you can do a mod on the Dunlop to get more buzz-saw if ya like . . . .

Tell me you have both or have played both. Then tell me the rest!!!
 

fusionbear

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I prefer the Analogman BC108 because it gets me closer to an EJ tone than the JH. Both are great, but for my needs, the Analogman BC108 is it.
 

theanalogdream

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I have the Fuzzface, and really like it. I use it to get early gilmour tones...
I read somewhere that Analogman says this one is a bit darker than his own bc108's, but I'm curious to try both one day!
The Jorge Tripps designed one is great though! for the price especially
 
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JHF1 is a great fuzz. It has that low end that is missing in sunface. If i'm not mistaken, I think that analogman said that he used some design elements of JHF1 and incorporated it into sunface. I think it's about the way biasing is done via trimpots (or he was thinking about it).
All in all, best two fuzzes that i've heard are Sunface NKT275 and JHF1. :aok
 

charmboy

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I haven't tried the analogman bc108 but have a couple of his fuzz pedals (nkt275 sunlion/sunface; peppermint fuzz) and his stuff is just amazing. Having said that, I absolutely love my big blue JH-F1. Since it's so warm, it's a great silicon fuzz for people are used to germanium but want a bit more sizzle.
 

Windup 43

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I had both and liked the Sunface BC108 much better- brighter, fuzzier and overall just more musical sounding than the Dunlop.
 

Windup 43

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when you say fuzzier, do you mean higher gain or more buzzsaw/velcro ???

tell me more!
More gain/more explosive sounding. Buzzsaw/velcro are words I would reserve for something like my Pep. Fuzz, not your typical fuzzface.
 

abnerfm

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Have you played both? How close? What are the diffs?
Yes. The Dunlop is surprisingly good for the money, and it cleans up greatly for a silicon fuzz. The Analogman BC108 is a little bit heavier in the mids, which probably helps in a band context. Hope it helps.
 




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