Favorite Fuzzes for Fender Blackface?

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  1. mikeyfam

    mikeyfam Member

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    Curious what your favorite fuzzes with Fender Blackface amps. Something that cuts through the mix live. I've had a Fulltone Tonebender, Analogman BC183, and MXR La Machine. Kept the Analogman so far. It sounds good but hitting the perfect volume/gain combo can be tricky at times. Thanks guys.
     
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  2. BMX

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    I had an Analogman sunface with the nkt chip. Sounded amazing when it was dialed in. But it was too hard to dial in for me at gigs-very touchy. I think a lot of fuzzes are hard to dial in.
     
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    IMHO, the problem is the excessive bass in the pedal's circuit. Fortunately, this can be modded
     
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    Have you checked out the new Supro Fuzz?

     
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  5. Jet Age Eric

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    Any Muff (I use Blackout Effectors Musket, which has awesome tone shaping abilities, but I used to use a '77 op amp without any problems, and have a custom Triangle that's great) and SGFX Rosie (MKII that's perfectly voices and has non-vintage output). -E
     
  6. rummy

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    I love MJM London into Deluxe/Princeton.
     
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    This ^^
     
  8. buzzp

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    It's really different, but I love the Woolly Mammoth fuzz into fender amps. Look at Basic Audio fuzz though! You will definitely find something that will can cut a mix and be easy to control.


    Which version of the London do you have? I've heard tons of good things about the London fuzz in general.
     
  9. RYAN1987M

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    I've tried a Wren & Cuff Tall Font Russian through my Gries 5 - it was truly a thing of beauty, it's as if the two were voiced for one another!
     
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    Love my Keeley Fuzz's - Son of Fuzz or Psi Fuzz into my BF Princeton or Deluxe or Vibrolux Reverb amps
     
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    Muff style fuzzes have always worked well with my blackface DR clone. Much as I love Fuzz Faces I never managed to make them deliver "that sound" through such amps.
     
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    I always have a muff on my board for my originals band.
    I've been using the Hoof for a long time now, and the main amp I've been using is an EB Fullerton 2x10. It's like a vibrolux with switchable Tweedish and Blackfaceish tone stacks.

    The mid shift on it really lets it shine with Fender amps, works awesome as a low gain germainium sounding overdrive as well.

     
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    There is a misconception that just about any fuzz is going to sound right STRAIGHT into a clean BF Fender.

    For me, a Strat straight in is ok sounding. But it still needs a foundation of some other dirt to sound right. I like any of the well known fuzzes before an Archer or Tumnus.

    My personal fave with my BF Deluxe is the MJM London Fuzz. I have the red 2 knob version. Loves BF Fenders.

    I tried just about every single FF out there before I found a used London. The mini FF sounded awful unless you put an OD after.
     
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  14. rummy

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    I'm using the London II, the germanium version. Mine doesn't look anything like the new ones, however. :D

    [​IMG]
     
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    So is that an OLD London? I have what I thought was an old one (2 knob). I think I have seen newer 3 knob Londons as well. Wondering when MJM is going to get back in the game. Great sounding stuff. Some fool sold mine to GC. I got it for $75.
     
  16. RC2

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    I have a 67 BF Super Reverb and so far the best fuzz I've found with it is the Analogman Astrotone. It sits perfect in the mix live.
     
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    I was thinking about getting one of those or a Peppermint Fuzz.
     
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    Ive not found a fuzz that doesnt work in some capacity into any of the blackfaces or clones that Ive owned. Some like to see a Honey Bee OD (or whastever od you prefer) in front of them, others dont need that. Just depends what sound youre going for. I just received a (used) sunface NKT275 and its stellar sounding, although I imagine like a lot of Fuzz Faces, it could get lost in a mix. My Chase Tone blue stardust is a Sililcon FF variant, and can be as cutting (or not) as youll ever need. Just sorta depends what you want?
     
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    I wasn't happy with ANY fuzz pedals into a sparkly clean Fender until I put another low-gain drive pedal in between them.

    I've had good luck with both an Xotic SL Drive and a TC Mojomojo as a darker low-gain base tone for fuzz pedals.

    Example: Seymour Duncan Tweak Fuzz -> TC Mojomojo -> Blues Jr

     
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  20. Black_Label

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    Big Muffs work really well into Fender amps. I like the sound of a Tall Font/Civil War Muff into a clean Fender the best.
     
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