fuzzes with high output pups?

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  1. billyg121

    billyg121 Supporting Member

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    can you get a good fuzz tone from medium to high output humbuckers?i have an evolution neck,a tonezone bridge..and another guitar with a hs-2 in it.are there fuzzes that work better with these?
     
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    Fuzz face type pedals don't work as well with higher output pickups. Tonebender style pedals are a better choice in my experience.
     
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    Bryan T Guitar Owner Silver Supporting Member

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    I had issues with a Little Big Muff. Really hot pickups overwhelmed the input. Try before you buy, if possible.
     
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    Zvex Mastotron has dialable input impedance, works for me.
     
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    I have never had a problem with ANY Skreddy (Muff or Fuzz Face) or Analogman (Fuzz Face) with any of my guitars even the one with Suhr Aldrich (17.5!) pickups.
     
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    wingwalker Fuzzy Guitars

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    I think fuzzes and hot pickups work just fine...you might loose some of the ability to clean up as much with say a good Fuzz Face but the tone will still be there...
     
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    try fuzzes that let you set the bias of the fuzz. If possible also the input impedance. The MI Audio fuzzes i know of (The Neo and G.I.) both have a "load" knob that lets you match impedance to the guitar.

    That is the BEST way to be able to use hotter pickups with a fuzz and still get to use the volume control. The Zvex Fuzz Factory also might be a good way to go.

    Other than that, you are going to need to set the "FUZZ" knob down a good deal, so it is important that the volume can give you "make up gain".
    Analogmans SunLion has a bias knob you can adjust on the fly.

    I've had mixed results with hot pickups, but the MI Audio fuzzes seemed most compatible. Also they have more tone-shaping knobs than the most other fuzzes out there, and they are inexpensive, relatively.

    I'd go for the Neo or GI fuzz.
     

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