Fuzz Pedals

Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by Deuce007, Aug 3, 2008.

  1. Deuce007

    Deuce007 Member

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    Hey guys whats every one using for fuzz these days, i dont have one my self but im getting ready to pull the trigger on one, so far i like the Barber and the Frantone Peach fuzz. what other ones should i be looking at as well?

    thanks
     
  2. Mooncusser

    Mooncusser Member

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    Oh, there are SO many good ones my friend.
    Maybe a good way to start would be to find out what fuzz type you are looking for.
    Is there an example of a fuzz tone you prefer over others? Maybe a song and artist?
    Best regards,
    Mass
     
  3. NewarkWilder

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    the peach fuzz is fantastic, but Mass is correct that you have practically unlimited options here... truthfully you'll probably go through some buying/re-selling before you find the one thats just right for you

    but thats normal, dont worry

    (ok, worry a little bit, it gets addictive reeeeal fast :Devil)
     
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    I have a Frantone Peachfuzz and found it to be the best of all I tried. Kind of a one trick pony but very good at the trick.
     
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    i have a barber trifecta, little big muff, and a boss fz-5...

    the boss sucks...the barber end EH lbm are awesome, they are both on my board
     
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    I really like the new Cool Cat Fuzz. Video example on my site.
     
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    Gaspedal Cam and Keely Fuzzhead.
     
  8. yugnat

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    I'm using Nick Greer's Black Fuzz... love it!!!
     
  9. m.z.

    m.z. "Musician" /Gear Hoarder

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    fuzz factory..... very versitile..... weird though. :jo
     
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    cant go wrong with any Skreddy fuzz...
     
  11. Deuce007

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    Thanks guys, i really like old Sabbath type sound
     
  12. Fifthstone

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    I'd suggest starting off with a fuzz face style fuzz. They are generally the most versatile. There are germanium and silicon types. If you like Jimi, these are the fuzzes to get. Dunlop has a new Jimi reissue fuzz, which is supposed to be very good and well made. I have a Fulltone 70 silicon fuzz which is really cool and not much more than the Dunlop if you want to go full boutique. I have a MJM London Fuzz II on order ... psyched. FF fuzzes clean up well with the guitar volume knob and give you lots of different tones this way. My favorite style of fuzz.

    If you like Smashing Pumpkins style wall of fuzz, Big Muff's are the way to go. I've found these style of fuzzes do not clean up as well as fuzz faces with the guitar's volume knob, but they are generally more aggressive than FF style. I have an Electro Harmonix Little Big Muff, which is very inexpensive and surprisingly good.

    Then there's the raspy 60's style fuzz which has more treble content. I've found these don't clean up as well as the FF fuzzes, but are very good at cutting through the mix. I have a Fulltone Soul Bender, which is out of production now. D*A*M makes the 1966, which is expensive and hard to get but a standout in this genre.

    Having said all this, fuzzes can be challenging to dial in and each has their own personality, but ultimately they are rewarding and a sure fire way to stoke your GAS. Enjoy.
     
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    '69 fuzz. Not made anymore, but a great fuzz. I like how it cleans up.
     
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    I've been through many a fuzz box and have finally settled on my Keeley Rat. It's basically an extremely versatile, extremely tweakable fuzz. They're out of production but plenty float through here and e-bay.
     
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    Analogman Sunface. I love mine.
     
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    Lovepedal 200 lbs. is a good one also.
     
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    I have bought and sold a bunch of Fuzz's but the one that's on my board and staying there is the MJM London Fuzz.

    I also love ANY Sweet Sound Fuzz pedals, The Hendrix Fuzzface by Dunlop (hugely underrated IMO), Analongman NKT 275 (with sundial), and of course the Fulltone '69.

    Be ready for a long battle! Fuzz is whole other thing. ...don't forget to get a really good OD pedal to run after the Fuzz.


    -Chris
     
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    Fulltone Octafuzz is pretty incredible. Awesome octave sounds and a fantastic silicon fuzz as well.
     
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    my Top 3 fuzz pedals:

    • Analogman SunLion
    • Foxrox ZIM (w/FF and BM ZIMcards)
    • zvex Fuzz Factory

    So many are worth checking out - but to me, these 3 most of all.


    cheers,
    Ian
     
  20. Deuce007

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    Man thanks again fellas i foresee this fuzz thing being an addiction, i have been listening to quite a few now (alot you have suggested) and they all sound cool!!
     

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