Fuzz pedal for that 'rolled back volume' sound ?

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  1. VegaBaby

    VegaBaby Member

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    ...without actually rolling back the guitar's volume ?

    That's the thing everyone tests when it comes to Fuzz pedals...does it sound sweet when the guitar's volume is rolled back. It's also a very often used sound in itself (think Hendrix).

    Now, is there actually a Fuzz pedal which does that tone without rolling back the volume, just by itself ?

    Wouldn't it be cool if Fuzz pedals had an input trimmer so you can mimmick that effect straight from the get go ?

    Maybe I'm alone on this, but I'd really like to hear that sweet overdriven, slighly grainy tone by design.
     
  2. LSGoCards7

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    AM Sunface has a feature where you can simulate rolling the volume knob back.
     
  3. wingwalker

    wingwalker Fuzzy Guitars

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    YEP!

    There is an internal trimmer on Sunface pedals for just that...if you like the sound of the pedal with the fuzz full up but your guitars volume on 8, roll the trimmer back to 8 and now you can max the guitars volume out and it's just like being on 8!

    It's really a great feature.
     
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    fuzzface. b a m .
     
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    just from watching videos the one that seems amazing is an mjm london
     
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  7. VegaBaby

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    Yeah...I've been interested in that one since some time, but there are hardly any clips available and no chance to test one in person and I think he stopped making them :(
     
  8. Hugh DaMann

    Hugh DaMann Silver Supporting Member

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    This is the purpose of a Skreddy Screw Driver. Great tone!
     
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    Agreed.
     
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    Adam Zaiger Gold Supporting Member

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    And so much more.....:rockin
     
  12. amphead777

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    What you want is a BJF Pink Purple Fuzz.
     
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    Analogman Sunface will get you there and offer you a ride back.

    also a Throbak Overdrive Boost will work great.
     
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    I also brifly had an addrock geranium that was very understated. Low gain ge fuzz goodness.
     
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    Fuzz Head does it pretty well.
     
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    Would this work if you built into into a Crybaby style enclosure, maybe with a portion of the circuit to mimic the resistance and inductance of a pickup, and the treadle connected to a 250K or 500K pot? That way you could set it anywhere in your chain because the interaction between the souce impedance, volume control and the fuzz circuit would all be self-contained. The only thing you would miss from having a fuzz being the first item downstream of the guitar is if it interacts differently on dual-pickup settings vs single-pickup settings.
     

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