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Fulltone 69'ers where are your bias and contour knobs

screamingduck

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I've been having a hard time getting a good sound out of my Fulltone 69 pedal. I'm playing a Tele and/or Strat -both single coils of course- into a Super Reverb. I'm not having alot of luck finding a thick fuzz sound and was wondering where you single coilers are setting your bias and contour knobs for best result.
 

sampleinajar

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Mine are:

Bias: between 9-12
Contour: between 12-3

Don't forget to play with the internal trimmer. Makes a huge difference.

The /70 will do a much thicker fuzz sound - a good Germanium fuzz face (liek the '69) isn't necessarily fuzzy and works best (imo) driving a partially breaking up tube amp. YMMV, etc.....

Good luck-

Steve
 

JRC4558Dude

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I tried out a '69 pedal a number of times and never liked it. I only found out there was an internal trimmer you could adjust after it was discontinued. D'oh!
 

screamingduck

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I think I want something will more of a "wall of sound" fuzz. I tried the 70 pedal but wasn't crazy about it. Maybe I should try a Barber Trifecta...
 

4styx

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I finally got it to sound good,Bias@ 4:30,Contour@8:30and Fuzz@between 12 and 2:00.Works for me!
 

Funkis

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I think I want something will more of a "wall of sound" fuzz. I tried the 70 pedal but wasn't crazy about it. Maybe I should try a Barber Trifecta...
You shoud look at Frantone´s fuzz pedals .they are really neat to. Great for a Wall of fuzz.
Check out, Peach fuzz and the Sweet.
 

jmp

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Bias: Full UP
Contour: Full DOWN

This replicates the "stock" non-adjustable Fuzz Face values.

For "wall of fuzz" I'd go with some sort of Big Muff design.
 

screamingduck

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I'm going to try out some of the suggestions. I'm still thinking I might need to go silicon or Bigg Muff-type.
 

Jungleman

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I keep the Bias is at 9, Contour at 12. I've had the pedal for 8-9 years, once in a while I tweak the controls a bit.

I've had good results boosting the '69 with an overdrive. FD2, Banzai Fireball 2, BJF LGW, they all work nicely with the '69.
 

Jam119

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I think I want something will more of a "wall of sound" fuzz. I tried the 70 pedal but wasn't crazy about it. Maybe I should try a Barber Trifecta...
I have had a '69 for over a year and while it was the closest fuzz to what i heard in my head for my tone - it was always a bear to dial in... I recently got the trifecta and immediately knew it was a winner... From Hendrix to Pumpkins - It's all in there...
 

ECase

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I love my '69, and I go with Fulltone's "Stock Fuzz Face" sound -- full clockwise and full counter -- and I have recently returned the internal trim pot to the factory setting. I like the wall of sound that verges into "something's broken" sound...
 

screamingduck

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Thanks again for all the great suggestions. I'm digging the "Stock Fuzz Face" sound the best although there are a couple of other sweet spots I was able to find. By running the 69 into my OCD I found my "fuzz wall of sound" I was looking for as well. Very heavy chords and single note bends that go on forever, plus double stops that just wail and moan the blues.
I had gotten away from my 69 as I am generally a low gain player but every once in a while it's nice to hit them with a "Fuzz bomb" just to make sure they are paying attention!:RoCkIn
 

tres

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what kind of tonal variations are people getting when they play with the internal trimmer? I've never messed with it, but I've always loved the way it sounds stock.
 

PedalFreak

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Vol: 12-1 o'clock
bias: 1-3 o'clock
contour: 10-12 o'clock
fuzz: 3 o'clock - all the way up depending what I want

I base the bias off of where I have the fuzz. When the fuzz is at 3 o'clock the bias is at 3. The higher the fuzz goes up the lower the bias goes. So if I have the fuzz knob dimed, I have the bias around 1 o'clock. I use 95% single coil guitars too.
 

screamingduck

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More great suggestions! Thanks to everyone. I've tried each of these settings and they each have a certain something to them that I was missing until now.
 




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