FUZZ!! which bands need it??

Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by Sid, Jul 26, 2006.


  1. Sid

    Sid Member

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    What kinda fuzz would/do you use for a particular type of band or music??

    Hendrix
    Jeff Beck
    Grunge
    ??
    :D
     
  2. todd richman

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    Early Zep

    The Black Crowes-fuzz face all over SHAMC and Amorica and Marc Ford is now using the Pro Analog MkII Tone Bender replica

    The Black Keys-lo-fi fuzz tones abound(Check out Rubber Factory)
     
  3. Sid

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    nice keep em coming....

    always wanted to know more about fuzzes
     
  4. Sid

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    if u had to choose between the big muff the lil big muff and the double muff....which one wld u choose for which kinda band?
     
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    Pro Analog Mk II Tone Bender replica is the best-sounding fuzz, for my applications, I've ever heard.
     
  6. cameron

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    Well, you COULD use any fuzz you like for those types of music. If you want to be as "authentic" as possible in recreating the sounds from the classic albums you'd use Fuzz Face, Tone Bender and Big Muff styles, respectively.
     
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    dont forget the pumpkins and the big muffs

    also mudhoney and the big muff

    so what fuzz nails the Crowes tones? Analogman sunface? Fulltone '69 or '70? others??? do ya need to play with the volume rolled back or full out and adjust the fuzz to be a bit cleaner than typical Hendrix fare??
     
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    In the broadest sense:
    Hendrix = Fuzz Face
    Beck = Sola Tone Bender
    Grunge = Big Muff or Distortion pedal like Boss DS-1
     
  10. Serious Poo

    Serious Poo Armchair Rocket Scientist Graffiti Existentialist Gold Supporting Member

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    I haven't seen these genres mentioned yet:

    Gothic - any, as long as it sounds creepy and wierd. Drenched in reverb or delay even better. ;-)
    Industrial - heavily EQ'd guitar and bass fuzzes, Z Vex Fuzz Factory & Woolly Mammoth pedals, Effector 13 and Death By Audio pedals, Big Muffs
    Shoegazer / Brit Pop - Lovetone Big Cheese, EH & Boss fuzzes
     
  11. Jacobpaul81

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    Kevin Shields of My Bloody Valentine always had Marshall Scredmaster on his board.

    Also, the Fannies seemed to like the Rat's: RAT and Turbo Rat
     
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    Serious Poo Armchair Rocket Scientist Graffiti Existentialist Gold Supporting Member

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    Definately. Great catch.
     
  13. Sid

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    wow so does everyone have 2-3 flavours of fuzz on their boards?:D
     
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    Not everybody, but if only you can have one.
    Different flavours of fuzz , yummy :drool
     
  15. Sid

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    so what does the sybil do..what kind is it???

    so what fuzz do u guys use...anything to cover more than one need
     
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    I Use a Hotcake cranked to do that shoegazer type distortion/fuzz tone

    I also have a Vox Tonebender clone (The phoenix custom electronics lady stardust) to get a vintage germanium vibe

    I want to pick up a Barge Concepts BB jr. cause the Bee Baa that it's based off of was the prime fuzz tone of Radio Birdman, who had some bad--s fuzz tones.
     
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    hmm interesting...i really like the sybil....maybe get the big muff too:dude
     
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    I have 3

    Brontoboost- Goes from vintage low gain fuzzface to rangemaster. Great for rhythm or soloboosting. It is a two stage pedal so there is a lot you can do with it. I never leave home without this one.

    Si Hellbilly Custom("Laroosco Fuzz")- This one pickss up where the Brontoboost leaves off. It's a single stage fuzz but has the potential for tons of gain. It covers the Jimi fuzzface sounds and can also do a pretty convincing Jimmy Page depending on wwhere you set the tone control.

    NVN Easyface Custom- This is like a supercharged Fuzzface. This pedal doesn't leave the house much these days because it don't want anything to happen to it.

    You can never have too much fuzz IMO
     
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    Sybil's nothing like any fuzz I've owned. You can get typical fuzztones, but you can also get nice treble-boosted overdrive sounds from the germanium side. When you run both the silicon and the ge sides in series (parallel's also an option for more subtle tones) it's like plugging two fuzzes together- howling feedback, sputtery crackles, all kinds of crazy stuff. Killer pedal and Joe Wolf's (mr. retroman) a real pleasure to deal with.

    Mike Fuller makes some nice fuzzes based on the old designs. Nothing revolutionary, but good solid pedals w/top-notch components. The 70s & '69 pedals pretty much nail the 'late' & 'early' Hendrix fuzztones, while the Soulbender's great for the British Invasion Beck/Page Yardbirds/Zepelin fuzztones. It's easy to pick up Fulltone pedals cheap on the second hand market. I've had a used Soulbender on my board for a few years - hard to get a bad sound out of it..
     
  20. Gary Ladd

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    Joe is a GREAT guy to deal with and the Sybil has replaced every fuzz I used to own except one, my D*A*M DragN'Fly...

    I got my Sybil custom painted since I really don't think I could stomach looking down at the Pepto Bismo Pink...

    IMHO the Sybil should be more of a Custom paintjob anyways, perhaps a burst ;)

    :dude
     

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