Fuzz then OD or OD then Fuzz

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  1. JVania

    JVania Member

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    Obviously it's about what sounds best, but is there a rule of thumb for this? Everything I have read says Distortion/Dirt and never mentions OD vs Fuzz. Let me know duders and duderettes.

    -John
     
  2. poolshark

    poolshark Supporting Member

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    I run OD -> fuzz. Try it out for yourself, though - might discover something interesting.
     
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    Eskimo_Joe Rocker, roller, way out of controller Supporting Member

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    I run fuzz then OD. The reason I do it like that is because it seems like the fuzz like to be as close to the beginning of the chain as possible for maximum dynamics.
     
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    Fuzz->OD for me.
     
  5. IAE

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    all depends what you wana do,either fuzz up the overdrive or overdrive the fuzz.
    personally i overdrive fuzz pedals with boosts,other fuzz and distortion.
     
  6. RDM

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    fuzzzzzzz -> odddddddddd
     
  7. amphead777

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    One more time fuzz then OD, and or cookin' amp. SWEET
     
  8. improv4

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    fuzz likes non buffered pedal before it if any. Otherwise, first in line. Of course lucky for us, there are no rules. If you use the guitar volume to interact with fuzz, then this is where the placement becomes an issue.
    have fun!
     
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    fuzz --> OD
     
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    Fuzz into OD. For reasons given, it lets me control the fuzz from my guitar volume, which is the best I way to get the sweet spot, the rythm sound, the "American Woman" from the same fuzz...
    When OD is first it overwhelms the fuzz in my experience and you mostly ONLY get the AW sound. Also, the OD can even out the fuzz when after, so and if set to low gain, using the tone control gives tonal options for your fuzz sound.

    Gotta be the RIGHT fuzz, paired with the RIGHT OD though.
     

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