FF: Hendrix vs. Bonamassa...

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  1. gregc

    gregc Member

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    I'm gonna spring for one. Played em both? What say yee?
    Thanks,
     
  2. blackba

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    I didn't even know they had a Bonamassa fuzz face, not sure how long its been out.

    As to your question, are you looking for a Silicon Fuzz face or a Germanium? The Hendrix is Silicon and the Bonamassa is germanium....
     
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    blackba has the biggest distinction.
     
  4. gregc

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    Yea, I'd love to 'back to back' them. Could be tough though. Clips of both sound really good~
     
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    Get em both! (and test to see what you prefer)

    Silicon vs Germanium

    The Hendrix is warm for silicon and will not be affected by temperature - it has more treble, bite, sizzle and aggression than germanium/the Bonamassa - best $ deal going on a Fuzz Face IMO for around $130 new.

    The Bonamassa is fat wooly warm germanium Fuzz - (typically germanium can be affected by temperature - not sure if this one will).
    It has less noise than most Fuzzes and hangs with more expensive ones - impressive.

    Both are very nice Fuzz Faces. I seem to prefer germanium.

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  6. stratpaulguy86

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    Are you mainly a single coil or humbucker player? The Bonamassa was designed around humbuckers and I've heard a few single coil players have trouble bonding with it. I have a Hendrix Fuzzface and it smokes with either my Strat or Les Paul. I got it for like $90 used?
     
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    I primarily use all my Fuzzes with a 62 strat reissue and the Joe B. is as good as any in my experience.

    The Hendrix is my favorite silicon and I've seen it on the boards of KWS, Johnny Lang and Mato Nanji.
     
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    Please tell me you had all of these on at the same time.... :dude
     
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    I wanr something that can go 'over the top' effect-wise. The Hendrix is tempting~
     
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    Of course I did! lol

    mosquitos!
     
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    Sweet, don't you mean fuzzquitos?
     
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    Just have to try them cause fuzzes are: guitar, amp, tube, and very speaker dependent; it's the "very sweet" vs. "sounds like arsse" thing.
     
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    I should buy 2 and return one..... or keep both. I'll sleep on it.... maybe wait for the EJ.... just to confuse things more~ I'm thinking the EJ might be tween the JB & JH.
     
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    Fulltone '69 MKII was the winner after all~
     
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    :drool:drool:drool
     
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    Wow. I knew the Bonamassa was designed to tarnish but that was really fast. Looks like a 1940's penny!
     
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    There is a You Tube video with the standard Dunlop Fuzz Face and the Hendricks version and I can't tell the difference in sound.
     

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